My dear friends, we love you so very much,
Today, we wish to speak to you about self-appreciation, for in appreciating the good within, you also appreciate the light of God within. In appreciating yourself in even the smallest way, you acknowledge the love that sources creation. If you love God, dear ones, you must include yourselves in the equation because you are born from that love, sustained by that love, and co-creating with that love. You unleash Divine love into the world with every good, kind, loving, appreciative, generous, playful, humorous, creative, or beautiful thought, word, or deed.
You, dear ones, are the lightworkers. You are adding light—through the smallest emanations of love— to the world every day. You are doing and being good in ways both great and small. It is time to drop the illusion of false humility, time to stop focusing on your so-called flaws, and time to own and appreciate how you allow the Divine light to shine.
When you wake up in the morning, acknowledge yourself. “I have chosen to come back to earth for another day. What a brave soul am I!” When you look around your home, can you appreciate the countless little expressions of love you see all around you? Perhaps there’s a stone on your desk that reminds you of a vacation. That, dear ones, is a touchstone of love. Can you appreciate the fact that you appreciate something so small?
As you feel the goodness of your morning shower, can you acknowledge the fact that you are loving the warm water and appreciating its flow? You are sending a ripple of love into the world with even this tiny thought. As you inhale the steam from your coffee and feel its warmth, can you acknowledge the fact that you are appreciating, and therefore blessing, the thousands of souls who dedicate their lives to giving you this moment? You care. You are feeling a vibration of love. That matters.
Self-acknowledgment is far from arrogance. You are not putting yourself above another. You are not saying you are the only one on earth who makes the best cup of coffee! You are not in any way diminishing another by acknowledging your own light, goodness, and gifts. In fact, the more you notice and acknowledge all the love you emanate, the more easily you will see others doing the same, for what you focus upon, you get more of.
Not a single one of you said before this lifetime, “I will come to suffer to prove my worthiness. I will try to make up for my flaws. I will work hard to convince people that I am good and loving on the inside.”
You have never fallen short in the eyes of the Divine. A loving parent would never tell their child struggling at a prestigious but difficult school, “What a mess you are! Why don’t you do better? Show me that you have earned my affection by being perfect!” A loving parent would acknowledge the child for their choice and willingness to learn even in a tough situation. A loving parent would acknowledge the child’s capabilities, resourcefulness, and ability to succeed. Likewise, your loving creator sends you a steady stream of support and acknowledgment.
When you appreciate and acknowledge yourselves, you are in agreement with the Divine’s perspective of you. When you criticize yourself, you are disagreeing with the Divine. God says, “You are perfect even as you grow into more.” If you stood before God (and you do every day), would you say, “I disagree! I am not perfect! I know more than you do, God, about me, and clearly I am flawed.” Beloved souls, God is right on this one! Surrender to love. Acknowledge your own light. Turn the cheek and look away from your flaws as soon as you notice them and acknowledge your ability to shine even more brightly. In this vibration of love, you receive natural urges and impulses to grow beyond your so-called flaws, as surely as a plant that is given good soil and water will grow.
We would love for you to take a few minutes a day (if not so many more!) to appreciate yourself in any and all ways that you can. Acknowledge yourself for incarnating on this earth to be part of a massive and pivotal change in the paradigm of human reality. Appreciate the fact that you get up and go to a job, have coffee with friends, or spend time in silent peace because all that you enjoy contributes to the vibration of love. Appreciate yourself for seeking a greater love. You would not be reading our words here if you were not. Appreciate the way you gently helped a stranger, made time for a friend, or prayed for a world situation. A thousand times a day, if not countless more, you strengthen the vibration of love on the planet.
Dear ones, true self-appreciation is never arrogant. It does not put you above others. It is simply and beautifully an acknowledgment of the Divine spark within. Every loving word, thought, or deed comes from the One Love. When you appreciate yourself, you appreciate God. When you appreciate the love within you, you appreciate the love within all. As you focus on love, you attract more love. As you focus on your good, you attract others who will, too. Can you imagine? You can appreciate your talent so much that others enjoy it as well. You can appreciate your ability to do a job so well you attract clients who love your work, too. You can appreciate your loving heart so much that, without effort, you draw unto you a loving partner who will do the same.
You can’t just think appreciative thoughts. You have to sit and truly feel appreciation for yourself. For some of you, this will come easily. For others, you might have to take time, try out different self-appreciative thoughts, and feel each one until you truly “dial into” the feeling of it. It feels good, dear ones. It feels joyful to love yourself and appreciate yourself. It feels innocent and natural when you truly tune into this vibration.
You can be as a child, dear ones, and view yourself through the eyes of love, appreciation, and wonder. In so doing, you will emanate love, attract love, and be the light that you truly are upon this earth.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
— The Angels
My dear friends, we love you so very much,