The transgender journey is really about acceptance, both your acceptance of yourself and others acceptance of you. The second one is a gauge to let you know how you are doing on the first one. Being self-loving is not the same thing as being self-serving or self-centered. In fact they are totally different.
How can this be? Very simply, we are one. There is only One self… The Self. By accepting and loving your self you are in fact accepting and loving all selves. Don’t worry it does not mean you are approving of the self that murders or rapes. You are just accepting them for who they are with a knowing that they are one possibility. Right and wrong are just human concepts. We are each an expression of the whole, a slice of a very large pie. Love it all!!
I ask that you contemplate this reality. You are you and I am me and we are One! Being transgender is just one expression of the whole and even this has a multitude of expressions just as being a heterosexual white male does. Don’t let appearances fool you either. Just because you may see a woman, they may see a man or you may read them as gay and they identify as pansexual. You may think of them as a nice person, when they have done horrible things no one knows about thus thinking of themselves as a monster. Love it all.
What it comes down to is Mind. You’ve heard the expressions “never mind” or “I don’t mind”. This is precisely so! We exist in mind. The material world we experience is a projection of this mind. (read Butterflies are Free to Fly by Stephen Davis and see the Holographic Universe video series for more on this) So the acceptance is about accepting what the mind has created and making it all OK. Some would call this forgiveness, so forgive it all. None of it is “real”, so don’t worry there are no Ultimate consequences only temporary consequences to our actions. Karma is real in the world of matter, so yes your actions do matter. (Pun intended)
If this blog confuses you then no worries, it confused me at first too. Be curious and inquisitive. The answer to your question is there… under that spot you prefer not to look. Don’t be afraid, it is OK to peek in there. You may be surprised at the wonder you find. I am.
Love n Light,
Sequoia Elisabeth :-)