The term “acceptance” echoes loudly, presenting an inviting gateway to spiritual liberation. Today, let’s delve into the world of acceptance, what it means, and how it can transform our lives. Our primary focus will be on accepting ourselves completely, exactly where we are, and exactly as we are.
Bentinho describes non-acceptance as a veil, an illusion that makes us feel disconnected from our divine essence, from God, from Source, or whatever term you prefer for that indescribable omnipresent energy. This veil, this illusion of separation, is what fosters suffering, drama, stress, fear, and anxiety. The path to dissolve this veil lies in radical acceptance of self, complete and without condition.
Acceptance isn’t a state to be reached, but rather a continuous practice of acknowledging and embracing every part of us, even those aspects we perceive as flawed. To accept ourselves, we need to accept our imperfections, our emotions, our reactions, and all the things we’ve done wrong or perceived as wrong.
The revolutionary part of acceptance is in understanding that even if we can’t fully accept ourselves, we can start by accepting our non-acceptance. You see, God’s love, the love of the universe, accepts non-acceptance. It does not exclude or judge; it embraces all, even our perceived flaws and faults.
Acceptance allows us to open up to God’s love, the kind of love that is always accessible, no matter what’s going on in our lives. It opens our hearts and our minds, allowing us to recognize that we are part of the fabric of existence itself, woven intricately with love, grace, and compassion.
The process of acceptance may sometimes seem messy and imperfect, and that’s okay. We are human, after all. But remember, acceptance isn’t about becoming someone else; it’s about acknowledging and embracing who you are. And paradoxically, through this acknowledgement and embrace, we begin to realize our inherent perfection.
Acceptance doesn’t mean that you suddenly become passive or that you stop advocating for yourself or striving for growth. Instead, it allows you to meet life with a heart full of compassion and an acceptance that does not exclude any aspect of your experience. It’s about accepting yourself, just as you are, in this very moment. Even your inability to accept or forgive can be accepted.
In conclusion, the journey towards acceptance begins within. So, take some time today to sit or lie down quietly, place a hand on your heart, and let the love of the universe flow through you, accepting yourself as you are. This radical acceptance will not only open the door to God’s love but also lead to the end of self-judgment.