Tomas and Jan in Venice
Tomas and Jan in Venice

Loyalty to Self


Start a new chapter in your journal called Loyalty to Self. Visit this lesson for the next 6 days and write a new keyword, sentence and answers to the regrouping questions. At the end, write a paragraph or two of what you have learned about your Loyalty to Self.


Cleanse and ask your guidance for a keyword for what you can gain from this facet.

Keyword Sentence

Now put this keyword into a sentence. Write it in your journal.


“Peace means loyalty to self…And loyalty to one’s self means never a gap between thought, speech, act.”

Ruth Beebe Hill author The Mystic Warrior

Write down any impressions.


Many of us are taught to be loyal to our family, or our country, or our church or our favorite sports team. We are not taught to be loyal to ourselves. Yet, if we are not loyal to ourselves first, we cannot be loyal to anything else.

You come into this world alone and you go out alone. This means you leave everything that belongs to Planet Earth behind when you make your transition: all your material possessions, your family and your friends. All you take with you is your state of consciousness.

Therefore, it is important to be loyal to yourself first, that is, your state of consciousness. No one can breathe for you, no one can eat for you, no one can change your state of consciousness for you. It is up to you.

You cannot give what you do not have. You cannot lend $10 if you do not have $10. You cannot love someone unless you love yourself first. You and you alone can raise your state of consciousness.

Often society wants to dictate with rules and regulations. These are important so we respect each other’s boundaries. They are guidelines that are necessary for survival. They are just a means to an end not an end in themselves. Our main goal is to raise our state of consciousness while we are here on Planet Earth.

Being loyal to yourself is like putting your own mask on first, like the airlines say. Otherwise, you may become a liability for others.

It all comes down to who you are doing it for!

We’re not talking about being selfish, me first, me second and me third. We’re saying you can’t be of service to others until you are of service to yourself first. You cannot heal others until you heal yourself first. You cannot help others understand what you do not understand yourself. In Module 3, Facet 1, we talk about Loyalty in more detail.


What was your training as a child about being loyal to yourself?

How does it feel to be loyal to yourself first?


What did you learn about your keyword?

Did you accomplish your goal set at the beginning of this facet?

What would you do differently?

What was your highlight?


You Are Worthy of Self-Loyalty

To be 100% worthy, you must believe and know you are worth it. Live each day in such a way that you are being your best self. How much is your self-worth to you? I hope your answer is everything. Marianne Williamson wrote a wonderful poem (used in Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech) that begins:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Marrianne Williamson Course in Miracles

Very few of us fulfill our true potential in all areas of our life. One reason is we lack loyalty to ourselves.

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