Contemplation Day18

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 18

If you want to change the way others treat you, you should first change the way you treat yourself. Unless you learn to love yourself, fully and sincerely, there is no way you can be loved. Once you achieve that stage, however, be thankful for every thorn that others might throw at you. It is a sign that you will soon be showered in roses.“* 


Today I remember that  My authentic identity is love itself

With age showing up as little pains in the body, I can relate more to the fear of illnesses. I am also someone who is energetic, I consider myself physically strong and capable.  So, as soon as I get tired sooner than expected or I notice that it takes longer to bounce back form an illness, I find myself being worried.

Today’s affirmation reminded me that often my physical challenges are psychosomatic or reminders of something that is out of alignment within myself. So, by reminding myself that my true nature is Love and Health, so I need to find the reason behind my not feeling well or feeling tired or having an illness.

The above ties in nicely with today’s Rule which says “you should first change the way you treat yourself.” I notice that by taking better care of myself, noticing my being’s needs, taking the time and effort to rest and dwell in the Loving embrace of the Divine in meditation, and prioritising my life that way,  mean that I treat myself more lovingly. It is time to watch how I treat myself more closely!

What did you discover by contemplation on this rule and Lent reading?

in Loving and with many Blessings,
Rev Kudlik

Please note that though I may use ‘him’ or ‘his’ pronouns to talk about God/the Divine, it is only because the English language does not have a gender neutral pronoun. ‘They’ sounds odd to me to use and ‘it’ sounds lifeless. 

Source of heart picture, click