I know it may sound trite, bur we really do have to sell ourselves on the product before we can sell it to others. This really is a variation on the theme of “as you believe, so it shall be given to you.”
I learned my lesson many years ago when I joined Amway. I tried and tried and tried to sell a bottle of detergent to my mother in law but she just wasn’t open to it at all! So I went to my diamond and asked him what to do. And his words were “Sell yourself on the product first. When you really believe in it, it will sell itself!” So I went home and practiced what he said and after a month i realized what a great little product it was! The next day my mother in law came to see my wife and as she walked in she saw a bottle of LOC on the shelf and asked me ” What’s that?” To which I replied “That’s great stuff!” And she said, “Ill take a bottle!” Well, floor me! Lol! It was true, all I had to do was believe in my heart (as opposed to my head) in the product!
So what product is the most important in all of our lives, the one we need to believe in, to sell? Why, ourselves of course! If we don’t believe in ourselves, then nobody else will! “To the level of our belief it will be returned to us!” if we truly believe in ourselves, then it will be returned multiplied. If we don’,t then it wont! Those are the choices we face.
So how do you sell yourself to yourself? Look at your qualities, not your faults. You are a special soul, unique in the whole universe. And that is just the start! Lol! You have talents, attributes and Love to share with yourself and others too. Each one of us is made of common elements and special elements. It is the special elements that make you unique and very valuable to your self and society at large. Some ladies have said to me, “But I’m only a mother!” Only a mother! The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world, if she educates her children properly! A mother is the first educator of the children, that is why it is so important to educate the girls (even above the boys – boys can catch up on there education in adulthood, girls can’t because they become mothers, a 24/7 job!)
So don’t denigrate your skills! Never criticize your current station, but do it to the best of your abilities! And that is the secret of life – do everything as if it is important, because it is important!” It may not be important in the eyes of politicians and rich people, but it is tremendously important in the eyes of God! If we don’t do the work, who is going to do it? All the “unimportant work” is work for God! All the so called important work is really just “work for man and money!”
So work to find your true BEingness. Within that lays your life and your work for God/Love/Life. Because, what is our primary purpose in life? To help create a divine civilization! Raising good children to Be good adults is one of the most important tasks in the world! If we raise rotten children, what will be the effect on the world? To lower the overall standard of civilization within the world! If we raise good children what will the effect be?To raise the overall standard of civilization in the world! No one is ever just a mother, or just a father! Ever! We, all parents (well, most are parents), are all part of the creation of divine civilization!
When my first son was born and I was alone for him for the first time a few minutes after his birth, I looked at that little soul and realized that I had been given a blank whiteboard to write on. I promised to make his life better than mine was and would be. At that stage I was an atheist and living on the physical plane only. It took me many years to grow into the spiritual plane, but I did my best to raise him better than I had (I had no spiritual values taught to me as a child – I was an artist raised in the army! Square peg, round hole! The armies solution was to BASH the square peg into the round hole! Luckily, I survived that. Lol!) and I tried to teach him about love and respect. Something must have rubbed off, because he raised to be a good boy and a good man. Of course with experience I learned a few tricks (as we all do) and raising the second and third sons was a lot easier!
But today I have three good sons, all adults and all trying to find their part in creating a divine civilization. And I have four grandchildren and the process is carrying on down through the generations. We don’t only educate our children. We teach them how to teach their own children! And they will improve on the job we did, if they are good people! So a mother is a mother to at least two generations! And that is why we have to be the very best we can. We live day to day, but the results of that life are continued on down through time – through our children as adults and onto our grandchildren too.
How can you do the best job possible? Believe in yourself! Be not filled with fear, doubt, worry and uncertainty! Be filled with knowledge, truth and hope and pass that onto your children! And you’ll find that you pass these qualities onto other adults, outside the family circle. You don’t often get feedback on how well you are doing in this area, but once in a while you’ll get a feedback. Accept it and know that you have just seen the tip of the iceberg, about how a big group of people feel about you!
Love, yes LOVE yourself, wholly and unconditionally. It’s a pretty hard thing to start in this world of nay-sayers, negatives and knockers! But once you do start, you will see that even God Loves Himself first and foremost! If he didn’t, how could He love us? We are made in the image of God. We have every power except one (the power of creation) so how can we ever be small, weak and insignificant? We can only do that by not Loving ourselves, by locking ourselves away from the light of Love in a closed room. To enlighten the room we need to pull open the curtains and let the light flood in. And a step towards this is to Love ourselves wholly and unconditionally and to connect with the spiritual source of the universe! To Love God, I Am. the Holy spirit, the source of All Love, we need to start at home and learn to love ourselves first. This is the way of the spiritual path, no matter which spiritual path you are following! The closer the path gets to the source, the less the space between the paths until there is no different paths but only Love!
You are the product of Love, the end product of your life should be Love(a divine civilization), so sell yourself to Love first!
love and peace,