We often have no problem finding love in our hearts for others. It's a wonderful feeling to offer your love to others. It spreads outwards and expands your essence into the world, without boundaries.
We are usually taught from an early age to love our family members and then that extends to friends of the family.
As we grow we learn comparison and judgment and if it's not given healthy direction it can turn into self-loathing.
We are told that to put ourselves first over others is selfish and inconsiderate. We pile up our own personal baggage through years of low self esteem and worth.
Then we turn outward to others in search of love so that we have a place to put our love upon, rather than it sitting stagnant within you.
As we age we realize that love has to be given to self first. You cannot offer love to others unless your own essence is already filled with it for you. Then you can offer it freely to the world.
Then it's not this needy feeling where you don't feel valued or validated unless you have constant feedback from others showing or telling you how special you are.
That's why it feels fleeting. It's just fanfare. It's not love. It has no substance or energy once given. It just dissipates and you're left with this feeling of emptiness. And so you go looking again for that backup.
But when you learn to love and honor your own heart first, then you're not dependent on another to reinforce it. You innately know you are love and light itself and will never be extinguished.
Then you are better able to step into the world with your own energy essence and shine love all over the world.
Happy Tuesday, Love-Lights! May this day serve you well.
Love and Blessings, Dallas.