Self hatred arises due to the ‘mind’s judgment’ of its own resume … its history and tendencies which the false self [body-mind-identity] has. Much of this judgment-hatred is beneath the view of ‘conscious awareness’ and manifests as a kind of unseen warfare ‘with’ itself, which in turn manifests as various physical consequences, ‘most obvious’ through one’s health but also through the circumstances the false self experiences.
The tendency to illustrate victimhood prevails while one ‘sleeps’ deeply to WHO they Really Are, and this fosters the entire drama-illusion keeping it very much ‘alive’ and active as the movie of one’s life they believe is reality.
Self love initially uses the same ‘resume’ delusion to place attention on the ‘good points’, and possible good points that can be developed through such activities as self improvement. In both cases it is a phantom that is being judged or improved … a ‘ghost’ that has no real existence, and as a result neither the self hatred or self love is ‘real’.
SELF LOVE simply ‘IS’. It has never ‘not’ been … IT has no levels or degrees – IT is ABSOLUTE’. IT is another name for the ONE SELF YOU Really Are. IT only needs to be revealed and for this - ‘dissolving the conditioning’ [attachments, expectations and identifications] that seems to veil this ‘one and only’ Truth, is the pathless-path.
As a result, the unconditional love that is often spoken of is ‘never’ UNCONDITIONED since conditioning ‘is’ the mask worn by the sleeping SELF while it lingers in the Grand Dream.
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BOOKS by John McIntosh