By Judith Pennington
Last New Year’s Eve, I did what I do
best: I retired to my meditation room, picked up pen and paper, and
asked to be given what I most needed to hear and know. Spirit was
gracious, as always, with its kindly insights. Words came quickly and I
scribbled across the page, "Beautiful
is the dawning of mankind’s love for itself, for this marks the
beginning of a new way of relating to self, the world and God."
Nothing is more important than self-love,
this writing said, for self-love carries Light into the darkest corners
of the world to begin healing one and all. The light of self-love
emanates from us and touches All That Is, lifting and encircling each
with the essence of Light, the vibration of Love from which all is made
and to which all belong.
Back in 1987, when my meditative writings
began, I was taught that self-love is the "carrier of the Light"; this
is why the soul must kindle self-love at the earliest stage of our
journey in conscious evolution. As we know intuitively and science is
now proving, looking through the eyes of love enables us to see clearly
and without distortion.
My New Year’s Eve writing elaborates on
this theme in imagery that uplifts and inspires deeper than ordinary
words. May you experience the healing currents of love that flowed into
me with this teaching.
"(God’s love) is the food, the fuel, that
gives and sustains life in its highest form: a trickle of gold becalming
the body-mind into the stillness of the silence and its inner voice, a
droplet of water patterning the liquid mind into which it sings its way
Not a one or two find this self-becoming
a thing of truth and beauty, but one and all, for the heart knows its
true self has spoken in this becoming and the mind listens to what comes
and is known and heard. The body gleans healing and the spirit soars.
Let this be thy presence and revel in it daily, allowing the imprint to
form itself within thee and emanate from thee like the warm light of a
lantern burning strongly in a stormy night. No event or thing may burn
it out or cause it to flicker, for it swells from within and cannot be
extinguished except by the fire–the greater Light–which gives it life.
There is naught to fear, then, from anything outside of thee, dear one,
as long as this current flows into the body-mind and is accepted as the
life force that it is.
Hold out this cup of love to self, first,
and look within it to determine what stands in the way of self-love.
Is it an old belief or pattern of
behavior seeking correction? Is it the thoughts and beliefs of another?
Is it still yet the unfulfilled hopes and dreams thought to be
Let these questions reverberate through
the cup of water and see what causes the ripples of disturbance. Then
correct these, that the waters may be stilled and the deeper thoughts
and urges of higher mind are heard more clearly and recognized as
When these truths are heard and known to
come from within and beyond self, in the essence of the All That Is, the
flow of love strengthens and a current of joy springs from deeply within
to fill self and the world with love, peace and healing. Only when the
cup of love within self is full may it sustain All That Is. First, fill
the cup with self-love. Then offer it to all who are empty of God. Word,
thought and deed are thus innervated and become beacons of Light.
Q: How does this relate to the body which
does not heal, even in this Light?
A. Beloved, see that healing comes daily
and is rejected by the body-mind not open to it. Receive the healing, by
desire and readiness, and be transformed.
Q: What stands in the way of this?
A. The belief that only through
difficulty and pain can one grow and be healed. This is not so. Pain
lies in resistance to the healing energies flowing in all things and
available to each. Without resistance there is no pain. Erase old
beliefs with the deliberate cessation of these patterns of mind. Affirm
other ways of thinking and being. Tell the body-mind that it is healed
and whole and needs only the life-current of God to accomplish this.
Seek these healing currents in meditation. When the body tenses, allow
the affirmation to re-school it to its healed state of being.
Q: Do we not grow through pain and
difficulty, which enable us to learn?
A. There is a higher way to learn: by
drawing upon the higher consciousness and its universal principles of
health and wholeness. Hearing the inner voice of Light and following its
guidance allows us to navigate our lives into perfection. There is no
obstacle to perfection but the unbelief in it. Follow your belief in
goodness and beauty to this perfection and be enlightened by it along
the way. Hear it, speak it, share it. Be healed by it. For it is in you
and is you and more, still, the Father in All That Is. Commune with the
Light through the power of this belief and your love for the Father.
Watch the changes in thy life as each encumbrance, each old pattern, is
released and the cup of water fills with liquid gold and becomes still
for the wellspring of gold that is the voice of God.
Any disturbance in the surface of the
water in the cup of life is caused by the absence of self-love. Regain
self-love and spiritual mastery, and be healed entirely of any defect in
body, mind and spirit.
For this is the Father’s promise and His
way. Enable others to see it clearly as these lessons in Truth are given
to thee–painlessly–for the listening and willingness to hear.
So it has been. So it will always be,
when the remembrance is present and the meditation time is retained as a
food for the being.
Let this be thy first service, thy first
feast of the new year, and let it take precedence over all else.
For it is All Else and All There Is.