3. Who are you?
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3. Who are you?

Who or what are you, really?

I have written elsewhere:

Judaism teaches that your soul is “a spark (Hebrew: nitzotz) of the divine” — a tiny portion of the actual stuff of God. It is, as it were, a living fire. If you were to see it as it is, you wouldn’t be able to look at it for more than a split second, it’s so bright.

Your soul is more brilliant than this.

This is the real you. A welder’s torch is so bright, the welder must wear a mask to protect his or her eyes. Your soul is more brilliant than that. Jesus said, “You are the light of the world,” and this is what he meant.

You deserve to be in awe of yourself.

Let's take a closer look at that "light of the world" remark. Matthew 5:14-16:

14“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

It is a good exercise to spend time in silence, contemplating the divine fire that is the real you, letting yourself admire it and be grateful for it, and brainstorming about all the good things you can do.

If no one else loves you, you've got to love yourself. Sometimes, that will be all you have to go on. Self-love is the fuel for all improvement in your life. It's the gas in your tank.

I cannot stress enough how crucial self-love is. People who have been welcomed into pleasant circumstances — face problems just like anyone else. It's crucial that they love themselves, to overcome and be healed of those difficulties; and be aware, it is only through the energies of the divine fire, that this happens. How much more important is it, for those who are in less-pleasant circumstances and are seeking better lives for ourselves, to love ourselves also! To get on your feet, you will face many, many difficulties. It is your love for yourself, coming from the divine fire, that will let you overcome.

God continuously meets all your needs. The divine fire, the life of God that is within you, provides. You can love yourself; you can be whole. You can have enough and be enough. Right use of what God provides — beginning with the divine fire and the material blessings you have now, will actually bring about your having more than enough, and being more than enough; which is the means for God's love to reach out through you, to bless others.

And that is how humanity advances.

You are part of, you are an agent of, God Most High.

So is everyone else; but we need to focus on you.

God is creative. You are creative. We're all creating, all the time.

The question is, what are you creating?