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You are Worthy!

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If you listened to the Creative Mondays podcast a couple weeks ago, you know I write under my pen name, Camille Wylde. And this is the persona most know me under. I do this for a reason – mainly to protect my privacy and that of my family’s.

That being said, under my real name, I have blogged for a long time sharing my feelings and my growth as a woman. I have facilitated women’s groups for almost 20 years (Did I just reveal that?) Ok, I started at 13 (this is when I giggle).

I am a Reiki Master/Teacher and have taught students Reiki and Spirituality all over the world. Through my own studies as a Science of Mind practitioner and teacher in addition to my Reiki studies and women’s spirituality studies, I have discovered that women (and men) are hungry to find the perfect relationship with another whether it be what is called a soul mate, twin flame, or simply the love of their life.

But through it all, I have discovered that the first and foremost important relationship is that with the self. There is such a connection to hearts, souls, and spirits that, without a loving relationship with ourselves, it is next to impossible to have and maintain loving relationships with others.

There was a movie that came out years ago called What the *Bleep* Do We Know? that explored this connection. Marlee Matlin was the focused star of the movie, and her exploration into the connection with herself and others became the driving force for her self-discovery of the wonderment of loving ourselves.

Through loving ourselves, we can love others and change our lives.

This doesn’t happen overnight and is a long lived journey, to be sure. It is one that I struggle with myself. I believe that this is also a piece of our humanity that constantly strives to understand our connection with each other, the world, and Universal Law. It is a belief that all of the world religions teach.

As a practicing Buddhist, my entire spiritual practice is based upon self-love. Buddha teaches us that “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” and that “You can travel around the world to search for someone more lovable than yourself, and yet that person is never to be found.” In other words, until you love yourself, you cannot love another and will not find that one perfect person to love. You are that one perfect person.

Jesus teaches that we are to love our neighbors as ourselves. He also teaches that we are to treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves. When I think of these words and teachings, and as I watch people treat others without respect and love, I realize that they do not love themselves. Wow! If we do not love ourselves, what does that say about how we love others?

I am not here to pass judgment because I do the same myself. I am merely here to offer what I observe and to offer that, as humans in this world desiring to find love, we need to start within before looking without.

This is the ageless quest – finding love. First find it within. You are worthy!

Camille Wylde

Camille is a poet, author, and artist with two books coming out soon. She leads women’s empowerment workshops and retreats focused on improving body image and teaching women to embrace their own beauty and sensuality. While the body of her work is in erotica and romance, she focuses on the strength of women and their inner voices. Kind hearted and loving, her motivation in writing and art is the beauty of women – all women!

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