On your Earth plane respect is defined as a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc., and should be treated in an appropriate way.
Some of you may not fully understand this because no one in your life has demonstrated, pursued it or, perhaps, you have seen it and believe it unattainable for yourself. Remember, my dearest child, it starts within. If you show respect to yourself, you will begin to see qualities in others that deserve it in kind. Earn your own respect and others will begin to show you the respect you feel you deserve. ~ Creator
From Jennifer Farley, The Creator Writings
We must love ourselves to recognize the love in another - To be aware of the love that is there - first we must be aware or notice the love & good that we are. That recognition of love attracts more love & the snowball effect can begin. As we focus on anything with love we cause it to grow & grow & grow.
As it grows within us it will be mirrored back to us more & more in what is around us as a reflection of what is within.