Kirk: Alana, would you like to introduce the first step?
Alana: Oh boy, yes. Alana is now getting excited. We get to talk of love. Yes? Well the first step is the principle of love. Now you may say, “Love? What is love?” Many beings, in many different times, have tried to put the concept of love into words. Therefore, we have poetry and creations of beauty. When you look at the essence of love, your senses become invoked. They become awakened. So the principles of love are a place within you.
Many beings look outside of themselves for love. They say, “Love must be around this corner, it must be under this rock, it must be in this town or this city. Let me keep on my journey. Let me keep looking for love.” Well, dear ones, guess what? The secret to love is that it is in you. It is not something that you go find. It is not something outside of yourself. It is within you. Okay?
Love is not a thing that you can necessarily touch. It is not something that you necessarily will know. It is not something that you will necessarily feel. When you go to what love is, it just is! You must go into your being, and there you will find that love is a reservoir of light within you. When you find this reservoir through intention—through intending it to be there—you will feel it. Yes, then you will know it. Yes, you will find it. But it first must come from your intention to go inside of yourself and to accept that love is there. Love just is. Accept love, and it will exist for you.
Now, so many people say, “I want love in my life. I must go find it. I really want love in my life. Yes, I can feel that love is in my heart, but now that I know that it is in my heart, let me go find it outside of myself.” Well this is great, but you must know yourself first before the outer world will mirror true love back to you. This is why self-love is the first grand step of creation. When you truly are able to love yourself, you will find that your ability to manifest—to create benevolence, to trust, and all other possibilities—will come from this self-love.
But you might say, “Okay, you’re talking about all of this love stuff, Alana, but how do I really love myself? How do I do that? Is there an action to this? How do I love myself so I will find this reservoir of love?” Well, guess what? You begin by being it. Now you may say, “How do I be it?” Sandy-being sometimes laughs and says, “How do I be love?” Well, guess what? You be it by getting to know yourself.
How about having a passionate love affair with yourself? I’m not meaning that it is sexual. Well, it can be...