40 Days of Love – Day12

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 12

There are more fake gurus and false teachers in this world than the number of stars in the visible universe. Don’t confuse power-driven, self-centered people with true mentors. A genuine spiritual master will not direct your attention to himself or herself and will not expect absolute obedience or utter admiration from you, but instead will help you to appreciate and admire your inner self. True mentors are as transparent as glass. They let the light of God pass through them.“* 


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

Our Lent Booklet invites us today to release seeking approval from others and embrace courage to be who we truly are in our essence.

Most spiritual teachers embody freedom from conventional good behaviour. Jesus threw tables in the temple to make a point. Similar to Jesus, Shams de Tabrizi, Rumi’s less famous teacher, was infamous for being vocal about his opinions, stood up for the wronged, and was also killed by those who did not understand him. Guru Nanak, faced many challenges on the road of creating a new mystical tradition called Sikhism. 

When we please others we betray ourselves by making others’ happiness more important than our own. Seeking approval from others shows lack of faith in ourselves and in God’s indwelling Spirit. In fear of loneliness and helplessness, we look for allies in others often at the cost of our own integrity.

Today, as we release the limitation of approval and the underlying fear, we turn within and recognize our uniqueness and oneness with the Divine Presence. The more we embrace ourselves, the less lonely we feel, and the more we can trust our inner guiding Light.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Mark Twain

Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.
Louise Hay

Shut your eyes so the heart may become your eye, and with that vision look upon another world. If you can step away from your need for self-approval, all that you do, top to bottom, will be approved.

Today we affirm: :I embrace myself and I approve of myself just as I am.

Note : My writing is based on the book “40 Rules of Love” by by Elif Shafak (See more about the book here (click)  ( 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)