40 Days of Love – Day1

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Introduction to 40 Days of Lent – From Release to Embrace

Rule 1

How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame swelled inside us. If we see God as full of Love and compassion, so are we.“* 


Today, we are releasing shame and embracing God’s Love for us. 

Our Lent Booklet Invites us today – on Ash Wednesday – to release and let go of shame.

Shame makes as believe that we are unworthy of love, care and belonging. The stronger we believe that we are shameful because of our mistakes, the more we fall into the trap of shame and guilt. As a result, we feel more and more unworthy and separated from the Source of Great Love, God/the Divine Presence. It also keeps us from fully being vulnerable and connecting with others at deeper levels. On this first day of Lent, we can seek to heal our self-judgments and grow in our capacity for self-love. 

We all have a spark of the Divine within ourselves. We can create a spiritual practice that deepens our connectedness to the Divine. As we show ourselves self-compassion we rebuild our relationship with ourselves and builds our faith in our wholeness and our divine identity. .

When we see ourselves through the lenses of shame, we believe that God/the Divine Presence has deserted us in our hour of need. God/the Divine Presence cannot repair this ‘mistaken thought’, we do that by allowing ourselves to be loved. We can choose to embrace ourselves by saying: “I have made mistakes, I am human. I accept myself as I am, with all my mistakes. I am loved.”

Today, I invite you to contemplate on the Rule No1 and the quote below. Let me know how practicing releasing shame worked for you. 

The Water said to the dirty one, “Come here.” The dirty one said, “I am too ashamed.” The water replied, “How will your shame be washed away without me? (source)

Today we affirm: I embrace my Divine nature with compassion and love

Note : My writing is based on the book “40 Rules of Love” by by Elif Shafak and The Lent booklet by Unity.org 

Personally, I think it is important to find the True meaning behind the word ‘LOVE’,  understand it and experience it as a Spiritual Quality inherently within us. 

I am going to walk this 40-day Lenten journey contemplating on the True meaning of Love, Divine Love, Spiritual Love for me by experimenting with the 40 rules and quotes from the Lent Booklet. Every day, between 

the 14th of February and the 28th of March 2024,

I will post a ‘rule’ from the book ’40 rules of Love’ and an a release idea from the book ’40 days of Let go, Let God – Lent 2024′ by Unity.org. Then, we will contemplate on it and share about it in the UNITY EUROPE Facebook Group (CLICK HERE).

Download the LENT BOOKLET @this link 2024 Lent English 

Let’s walk this journey together!

Join me by …

either reading the daily blogposts I create – SEE THEM HERE (CLICK) – or joining the FACEBOOK GROUP (CLICK) where I am going to share my writings and daily contemplative questions. I will also post a short video/audio material on the daily posts. (click on the buttons below to join)