Check Yourself! Love Yourself!

Wow~ it’s November already!

Although this has been a bumpy year for me filled with ups and downs (well more like epic crashes and heroic climbs) I don’t want to neglect this moment to do some self-reflection and evaluation on my 2018 goal.  Furthermore, I wanted to remind all of you to do the same!

Have you been focusing on the goal that you set for yourself at the beginning of the year?  How close have you come to achieving it?  What have you learned in the process?  In what way have you developed yourself on the road towards your goal?  How have you fallen short?

This is the practice of evaluating ourselves well so that we can do the 5th and final step of Brain Education: Brain Mastering.

Brain Mastering is about setting a concrete goal in order to manifest our greatest self in daily life, and then working toward it with continuous self-checking and refinement, giving birth to new choices and new actions, again and again, until we achieve our goal.  What happens in this process is Self-Transformation, Life-Transformation and World-Transformation.

Ilchi Lee so often says that what this world needs is human beings who have developed their brains into problem-solving brains.  Then we can really do “Earth Management.”

What does this Earth need?  There can be many answers ~ I encourage you to find your own!  One thing I felt it needed was more love, so I made my 2018 goal to “Love from my Soul – all people in all situations.”

I definitely did NOT achieve that goal yet! Hahaha.  Well, maybe moments of it, but I can hardly say that I am satisfied.  However, that does not mean that this is cause to be disappointed with myself or to blame myself.  This is an opportunity to learn something.

I have definitely learned a lot about myself this year, and I can say with certainty that it’s been a year of great awakenings and clarity in regards to the things inside of me that are blocking that love.  The more I I have been able to look at those things square in the eye, with courage, the less power they have had over me, and the more I feel a great brightness within illuminating on deeper and deeper levels.

This year I spent a lot of time facing: guilt, shame, humiliation, pride, the feeling of lack, desire for recognition, and desire for safety.  These are major players in the game that my ego plays with me.  After identifying all of them, I felt more clarity, more peace and it made space inside to welcome: positive thinking, abundance, the power to give energy to myself, the ability to let go …all of which have lead to a bigger love in my heart.  Not a particular kind of love, just love of self, love of beingness.

And so perfectly, I was recently introduced to the Korean pop band and their international hit song: Love Yourself.  It’s so very sweet ~ have you heard it? I will post the video with subtitles here so that you can understand it’s sweet message 🙂 And the coolest part is that these singers took courses at the Global Cyber University, founded by Ilchi Lee, where they all studied Brain Education.  It’s nice to see them spreading good information on a global scale!!

In conclusion, I want to say:

Let’s never give up seeing ourselves, picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off and heading towards our goals again again, no matter how difficult life might be, mastering our brains one step at a time.

Let’s love ourselves, all of ourselves, so that we can truly love others with our Souls.  So that we can truly fill this world with Love ~

Let’s spend the remaining month and a half of this year with determination to achieve what we set out to accomplish! It’s never too late!!  Best wishes to all~~~~~~~

4 Thoughts.

  1. Thanks for sharing your recent journey Danielle It is always insightful and comforting. I am reading the same book and find it most helpful. Also facing with heightened and painful awareness the blocks to self- love you describe. I wonder if they are archetypes that are universal but we each come through a different door to face them.
    The clarity of awareness is achingly crystal clear but I still get caught in judgement and that is like quicksand. Need to stop “trying” but not sure how. Seems subtle to me and exists at the edge of my consciousness. I am waiting for the. ‘Aha”:))

    • Hi Charlene. The key is to stay with the feeling, not the thoughts. Even when you find yourself in judgement, try to feel the feeling of judgement in your body and stay present with that feeling, until it dissolves. Not easy….but eventually it works 🙂 . This is “watching”!

  2. I feel bad to admit that I am really this far behind in your blog I read your posts when I get the email notifications, but In order for me to really read sit, read, contemplate, and reflect that always seems to happen when I am back at work on the ocean in my happy place!

    As for setting a goal for yourself at the beginning of the year, I have found that setting a theme word of the year, rather than a New Year’s Resolution is what works best for me. My resolutions seem to dissolve by March, but my word is something I can check in on and work at throughout the year and often times each year’s words are connected. As for answering your question, what does the Earth need? Love, I agree with you…. Be the change you want to see in the world. My word for 2017 was “Love” and I also discovered I had some “blockage” when it came to love. I realized you cannot give love unless you get love and I learned and am learning how to open my heart to love. As for NOT achieving goals, after a sense of fulfillment in 2017, my word for 2018 was “compass” for direction and all year I struggled, I just felt lost… and I finally came to the conclusion I could not find direction because I did not allow myself time to be grounded first… so thus 2019 “Breath” for centeredness…. A work in progress right!…. Oh, how wonderful it is to dive back into your blog. Thank you!

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