The only way we can finally clear whatever is blocking us is by taking a leap of faith to try again – to run the risk of getting hurt again.
The only way we can finally heal ourselves is by having the courage to get back up
and begin again.
Try again. Open yourself up for rejection again.
That’s how one fully gets over past hurts that have blocked one’s heart.
Healing isn’t dependent on someone else’s acceptance of you.
Healing is dependent on your decision to believe and hope again.
That’s the only way you’ll know your heart is back on fire.
Love is like water. It has to flow.
Many times we get terrified of love. Of our own feelings. We’re scared that the rush would overwhelm us and break the dam that holds us safe together.
The truth is, it’s safe to love.
Love only becomes overbearing when we block its natural flow. When we really wanna embrace someone but instead we choose to turn our back on them. When we really wanna forgive and liberate our heart but we choose to face more daggers instead. When we really wanna look someone in the eyes and melt into them but instead we avert our gaze, we pretend like we don’t care.
Love only hurts us when we’re blocked. When love cannot flow smoothly into all our crevices; into all the cracks that are hurting, lonely, afraid. Love has to run free. Love has to take the shape of our own Body. Soul. Mind. In fact, it’s love that has shaped this earth and everything that we see.
Love connects us. We’re here only because of love. Love is only here because of us. Love. Love. There’s nothing else to do but to love.
Love has to be expressed. Love demands to be expressed. Everywhere we look. Everywhere we go. Where there is light. Where there is none. Love has to find a way. Love has to stay.
Let love flow through you. Let it bathe you. Let it purify you. Love. Don’t be afraid to love. Let love change you.
*We can only grow in the most profound ways through love.
Sometimes we let our need for labels limit how we live and experience love.
Shouldn’t it be enough that we are loved by each single creation in its/her/his own special way?
Let’s open ourselves to receive the kind of love we’re given. Give what we can in return as well.
Accept the love that is given to you, in whatever shape or form it appears. Temper your tendency to control it, to put a leash around it, to hang a name tag on it. Let it guide you in exploring yourself, in expanding your perspective on what is possible, on what is real.
Life can get tough, but the Universe doesn’t leave us alone in our journey. The Universe understands that while we need to go through our own path to learn what we set out to learn and accomplish, we also need not forget who we really are.
In my life, I’ve always had those beings who remind of me of my natural tenderness – humans, animals, nature,. Tthey hold my hand, smile at me, persistently ask me to play and have fun, to sit and relax, to listen to my heart. Many times, I’ve learned to build up a shell around my heart as a way of protecting myself, and many times when the need for it subsides, these beings always do their work of breaking it up either piece-by-piece or in one blow.
It took a while for me to connect the dots and see the meaning in these relationships, and the presence of these beings in my life. Many times I’ve thought how undeserving I was of their love. But maybe, my human mind just can’t fathom the unconditionality of pure love. And maybe we are also part of this pure love even though it’s difficult to feel that way in our human form with all our complexities and struggles.
Nevertheless I am thankful beyond words can express. The Universe has always been unfailing in sending me all the help and love that I need.
It depends on our commitment
to expand our capacity to feel
how the world unfolds.
Richness surrounds us, and can never contain itself
we just need to open ourselves fully
to participate in this spontaneous
yet orchestrated overflow.
*An ode to my feisty, tender feline friend, Cool-aid; who has melted my heart back to its normal state. She reminded me that we only really have what’s in our heart. The rest are illusory.
When it seems as though life wants to break us down – the truth is, life wants us to break free. To crack open. To release our grip from the edge. To let go of the only thing that has supported our existence so far – the illusion of control.
When it feels like life has grabbed all that’s left of us and we end up feeling powerless to stand up again and proceed – life is actually just teaching us how to trust, how to open our hearts fully and how to accept more help, more grace, more love.
When you’re hurting, don’t cave inside yourself. Keep your heart open. Let love and light fill you in.
You’ll heal only in your vulnerability.
Let the Universe plant a seed where there’s a hole or a sore spot. Let that seed grow with you in light and love. Let it guide you towards the direction of your expansion and your highest joy. Let the plant, the tree keep you grounded.
Let it transform you. Let it reveal your inherent strength and beauty.
Integrate the pain and transmute it. Rise up.
I had this epiphany one time when I was playing with my 6 year old poodle-terrier, Munchkin. Words cannot explain the feelings his presence stirs up in me. I know I love him because my heart expands even with just the thought of him. I am amazed by all that he is, how he behaves, how he lives his life and how he enjoys his surroundings.
To most people, he is just another dog. He can’t do much and he can even be annoying at times. All he wants to do is play. They dismiss him as something irrelevant, sometimes even less than an object. It’s as if he doesn’t even exist or as if he doesn’t have his own character.
But to me he is my angel. He is my ball of sunshine. The Universe has sent him to accompany me in this life journey. He grounds me. He reminds of who I really am and what life really is. He is consistent with his love for me and his lust for life. He embodies life in its rawest form – full of positivity and light.
It could be a dog like Munchkin, or it could be a plant, it could be a person, it could be a life situation, it could be a responsibility, it could be a challenge, it could be an opportunity, it could be a skill or a hobby, it could be a memory
…it could be anything, really, that can serve as love wrapped in a form of its own.
What makes us blessed is the act of unwrapping our present that’s already there, that’s always been there. In fact, we never run out of presents to open. 😉
There are times when I just couldn’t make sense of a challenging situation. I couldn’t rationalize my way through it to arrive at a logical approach/perspective and I couldn’t seem to unearth the lesson/s it has for me either. These instances make me feel all tied up.
In hindsight, though, when it happens it could only mean any of these (or all) three things:
The lesson/s are not meant for us but for the other person/s involved. We are merely an instrument in his/her/their expansion.
I could even recall getting a clairaudient advice, “Drop it off. It’s none of your business. Leave it to us.”
The situation doesn’t make sense to us because it hasn’t come full circle yet. We need more patience and faith to let events unfold.
When I say faith, I mean “blind faith”. Only that kind of faith can carry us through situations like this. No one can tell how long it’s gonna take before the dust settles, or what will happen next, so we must have the tenacity to be there for the long haul.
We need to learn how to be compassionate and love unconditionally.
Sometimes things just won’t make sense to our rational, human mind. When this happens, we must go check in with our heart.
It’s gonna take how long as it needs to take. There are no shortcuts. Wanting to get from A to B without taking our time to grieve and lick our wounds will only hold us back from moving forward.
There would be times when we feel like we’re moving forward but we’re actually just running in place, like a hamster in a wheel.
Our wounds, our aching heart will haunt us and pull us back until we have no choice but to get down and dirty – and do the actual healing work. Sometimes it even has to come to a point of health crisis or some sort of major life overhaul before we wake up to our senses.
It’s gonna take us to as far as we need to go just so we can go back to ourselves. It will require us to give and accept as much as we need to in order to become whole again.