To be creative requires an audience; without appreciation, the creative product is always unfinished. God, the creator, sees us and we see Him. It is an important analogy. One can’t love God if one does not love oneself. He created us and our destiny. If we reject His will for us, we reject Him. Love of God begins with an embrace of ourselves where we are right now, whether full of joy or despondent. But He is also our audience as we live and create our lives. The universe loves and embraces us when we love and embrace it back.