I once saw a book entitled You Are The World. I didn’t even read the book, the entire message was right there in the title.
Think about this: What you do, all that you do, you do for you and for your own universe. Think about then when you, for example, are watering the plants for your neighbor who is on vacation, or cleaning up a mess that someone else has made. Or when you’re hurting someone or someone is hurting you.
If what so many sources say is true — that everything outside of ourselves is a projection/reflection of what is inside of ourseves, even the other people who are out there, then EVERYTHING that we do affects our own specific universe, the one that we have created for ourselves in this specific lifetime focus, for the purpose of expanding our own spiritual growth. That it all appears to be outside of ourselves is that great illusion that sages and mystics have spoken of through all of the eons.
The instruction “Love yourself” takes on a very strong significance now. Loving whatever is outside of us IS loving ourselves, benefitting ourselves in profound ways, creating the experiences that our lives present to us. And the information/teaching that we can manifest what we want our worlds to be through creating the feelings of it inside of ourselves as if it already exists, makes a lot of sense. And the energy weaving through all of it is Love.