Standing in My Truth

My message on Friday was about treating others with love and compassion when the dynamics of a relationship change.
But it is equally important that we treat ourselves with the same love and compassion.

We deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

We owe it to ourselves to see if there is anywhere in our lives where we are just “going along to get along.” When we find ourselves in situations and relationships that no longer serve us, and may even be taking our power away from us, we must be the ones to say “this and no further.” We do this with love and compassion, but in the recognition that we are the beloved of God, and only deserve the best.

It doesn’t matter who it is–family, friend, business associate. As we recognize our worth, we become empowered to stand in our truth, and know that we are loved and supported by the Universe. What I know is that life is lived from the inside out. As we accept only the best for ourselves, we attract only the best to us and for us.

We deserve all the Good that Life has for us. When we refuse to settle for less, honoring and respecting ourselves, people and situations in our lives will do the same.

P. S.: A Course in Miracles reminds us that “God Himself would be incomplete without me.” As the essence, expression and experience of Spirit (God, the Universe, our Higher Power), how can we settle for anything less than the best? Today I choose only love and respect. Won’t you join me?

About revjerryt

I offer spiritual counseling around healing issues related to relationships (with our Higher Power, ourselves and family), coming out (regardless of sexual orientation), and other concerns. I am a Religious Science / New Thought Minister living in the San Diego area, and senior minister of Joyful Living Spiritual Center, meeting at the Days Hotel (543 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley/San Diego) in the East Wing Meeting Room on the second floor. Learn more at Other services include weddings, holy unions, baby blessings, baptisms, and memorial services. Learn more about me, and my book, at I am also the founder of the LGBTQ Spiritual Summit, bringing members of the gay and lesbian community together with leaders of various religious denominations and spiritual traditions, in order to start the conversation about healing. Learn more at
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