“It is in the different relationship of one aspect of creation with all the rest that the difference you so prize as your uniqueness exists. And only there. Only in relationship are you uniquely you. Only relationship exists. For Love is relationship. (A Course of Love, 32.1)”
Affirmation: “Only in relationship do I come into my own.”
1 – Relationships
We exist and live in a world of relationship, not only with our deepest Self but with all others. And “others” includes nature as well. We are not alone in any sense of the word.
2 – Why Isolate?
Why do we so often want to isolate ourselves? This is actually the sheerest folly, even for introverts. All of us need to reach o ut in some fashion, and when we do reach out, we come into the full expanse of our powers. We give and we receive. We are part of the whole, the All, part of God.
3 – Ego
We prize our uniqueness, but if this uniqueness is an ego-mind aspect, we are led astray. The persona that we show is an ego-oriented self, and it remains the personal self, not the Self.
4 – Abide in Love
We are meant to abide in Love, and Love is of God. Only this much will satisfy us. We deserve better than what an egoic notion of our self could provide. God would wish more for us.
5 – More
Let us find that more today.
I would focus only on my uniqueness as a function of what God has given me. I would not seek a self-image, a persona, that is informed by the ego. And this will mean that I cast aside egotistical ideas about my physical appearance.
So many of us focus on the external. Help us today to focus on the internal, the uniqueness that only God can give.