One of my favorite phrases in Practice has always been: “I love you exactly as you are and I will help you be any way you want to be.” I’ve returned to this mentoring statement recently as a specific and tangible way to practice Unconditional Love. Whether recording it, listening to it, or having it arise in the moment, I find my practice assisted by this phrase.
What I’ve been noticing is that Unconditional Love for the human takes away all ammunition from egocentric karmic conditioning/self-hate. “I love you exactly as you are” allows every circumstance and personal characteristic to remain the same, even when not meeting the standards of ego. “I will help you be any way you want to be” opens the door to possibility and to Life’s compassion, wisdom and guidance.
Offering this reassurance allows me to move away from the position of that which needs to be saved and into the position of that which can save. Receiving it allows me to feel absolutely supported as I make that shift. Turning away from the voices of egocentric karmic conditioning/self-hate and toward Unconditional Love allows for the space where offering and receiving are one.