I love Gandhi’s quote, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. This idea is the key to ending your suffering and coming into a space of Love inside of yourself.

But how do we actually do it?! Hearing a lofty ideal and the reality of making an internal shift seem a million miles apart sometimes. It can feel frustrating, overwhelming, daunting or even impossible.

When I was frustrated or impatient as a child, my dad used to say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” I hated hearing him say that. What did Rome have to do with anything? Besides, what did that even mean? Now, thankfully, I get it. If you have a vision you want to accomplish, you have to be willing to take the steps, one step at a time.

If you have a vision of a more Loving life, first you have become the Love that you are seeking – to literally be that Love in every cell of your own body and on every level of your Being. To do this, each idea, each step you make on this journey must become internalized as your own inner experience. It isn’t as hard as it sounds. All you have to do is have a mental grasp of it, and then breathe it in until you can feel happening it in your body.

The next step is becoming the Love.

Picture your source of Loving the way a child might draw the sun, a big circle with many rays shining out in every direction. Now, label the sun ‘Love’, and label one of the rays ‘me’. If you are a ray of light emanating out from the sun, where does the sun stop and the ray start? There is no distinct separation; the Love is simply emanating Love-light. So, you come from a vast source of Love, and you are made out of that Love.

On the Being level, you already are the Love! You are a Divine emanation of source’s Loving. Your very essence is Loving.

If you’ve ever felt unloved, you can let that feeling go, right here, right now. The truth is that you have always been loved because you are Love. Now, you simply have to experience that Love in order to come into alignment with your true nature as a Being of Love and light.

Sometimes I hear, “But I’ve tried loving myself, and it’s so hard!” If you have ever felt like that, I encourage you to drop the ‘trying’ and simply Be. Remember, you can’t separate the ray from the sun – you are literally made out of Love. Once you claim your Loving essence, all you have to do is breathe Love down into every last little cell of your body, until you become the Love in every fiber of your Being.

Claim that you come from a Loving source, and that you are made out of that source. Then breathe in your own Loving essence daily. You will soon be overflowing with Loving and radiating your light with joy.

Many Blessings of Joy and Vibrant Freedom

Action Step ~ Claim your own Loving essence.

Declaration: “I am sourced from Loving. My essence is Loving. I am Love.”

Additional Support: Listen to this mp3 on Being Love. This is a 9-minute closed-eye process; please refrain from driving while listening.