By Shanta Gabriel
We are drawing on the compassionate and timeless wisdom of The Gabriel Messages to provide insight and inspiration that we can apply every day of our lives.
For this week’s issue, the first message in The Gabriel Message Book and Cards helps us remember that we are here to bring Heaven to Earth by honoring and respecting ourselves first.
The Gabriel Message Card for this week
Gently and With Love, Honor Yourself.
When I received this message from Archangel Gabriel in the early 1990s, I had no idea what honoring myself meant.
I was raised in a military family, and that patriarchal system had no room for honoring of the feminine. They had many strict rules that I rebelled against when I was there. Ironically, when I was no longer in that system, I found that I had adopted those same rules as my inner voice! I became a hard taskmaster, requiring perfection for myself. I was merciless when I failed to achieve that status…which was always. This caused me to continuously feel I was not good enough.
It was becoming painfully obvious by the time I was 50 that being hard on myself was not helping. After all, if I had not whipped myself into enlightenment by that time, it was clearly not going to work. It was only after a collapse of all the structures of my life in the tumultuous year of 1999 that I began to discover the power of having compassion for myself.
The Angels said to me, “Allow yourself to be enfolded in Wings of Pure Love.” It was so sweet sounding, and I had a very great need by that time to open my heart and be blessed. When I surrendered to the Higher Power working through me, I found to my surprise that allowing myself to receive the Light of Divine Love was the most nourishing thing I had ever done.
I was always one to give others kindness and compassion. Giving myself what I would give to others turned into a new experience for me. I found that Compassion is a Force of very high-frequency energy that could empower me on new levels.
In fact, Compassion led me to actually loving myself in a true and honest way. I have heard that the love we give ourselves is healing our connection to Nature. This seems so important to me. We are meant to be a true blended being, bridging Heaven and Earth by bringing our most expansive connection to Source into our physical bodies to blend with our most human selves. In this way, everyone will live in harmony within themselves and with all life on the planet. This idea so inspires me and answers many questions about how to bring about a peaceful and thriving co-existence on Earth.
This honoring of myself expanded my field of consciousness and created a greater connection to my Higher Self. It enabled me to hear the true, sweet and authentic voice of my inner guidance showing me new ways to live that honored who I am as well as the deepest Truth of my Soul. And from this place I can, gently and with love, honor myself as well as all of life.
Thank you for helping me to remember how important it is to love and honor myself. May I bring more Compassion and Respect into every interaction within me. Encourage my heart to soften and be loving to myself first, so I may bring this open heart into every situation with others.
Thank you for showing me how Nature is responding to my new ability to love myself more in every moment. As I use Nature to demonstrate true nourishment and flow of Divine Light, help me to expand these connections in greater ways within me.
With all that I do, I ask to be a blended being, bringing Heaven to Earth through me. Allow me to receive more Love, more Wisdom, more Communion with Divine Light throughout my physical, mental and emotional bodies at all times.
In all that I do, may I serve to be a greater presence of Love and Honoring on this planet so that all may know this truth within themselves. And so it is.
March 4, 2018