Friday, 17 May 2013

The Word of the Week - Opening to Love

When you embark upon changing the way that you think, there is one prerequisite that needs to be in place before you can really see a lasting change in your perception of the world.  In order to embrace the new, you first have to be willing to let go of the old.  This means you cannot fill a cup that is already full and what is required is a total system reboot of your mind.  Wiping clean your old definitions and meanings that have been built up through your life experiences in love.
The outside media would have you concentrate on the romantic element of love, but rarely show you how to sustain love once the heady stages of a relationship begins to change into something more meaningful. 
I am having to go back to the drawing board to question and understand what it really means to love? More importantly, how can I love myself enough to be able to love someone else?  I found myself looking to a passage in the Bible, which states:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
I Corinthians  13:4
This is where I begin my journey to love; a reminder that love in its truest form is the most powerful force of the Universe.  I ask myself, how am I patient? Do I practice forgiveness? Can I trust what I say and do, and are my thoughts coming from the basis of love?  I had to admit that I really did not know love at all, but, I am willing to explore this issue and to delve deep within, to find the answers as to how I can learn to love myself and others unconditionally.
I invite you to look at what love means to you, moreover ask yourself the question" how much love do I shower upon myself that helps me create the FEELING of love?"  Is your self-talk kind, do you give yourself wonderful treats appreciating who you are?  Can you even tell yourself "I love you?"
If we are willing to look at our own individual fears to love and heal the pain of our past, we can embark upon a wondrous journey to knowing, honouring and most of all loving ourselves deeply.
So just for today, give yourself a healthy dose of self-love by saying or doing something wonderful for YOU.  For those who are not in the space to say something loving let me say this to you,
 "You are beautiful and loved. Thank you, for YOUR light blesses the world today."
Nameste and have a great weekend.

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