See with your heart

Happy Valentine’s Day to

all of you!

May this be the day we look beyond our differences, close our eyes to anger, fear, frustration, and see with our hearts.

When we use this “sight” we see that we are all One. There is no separation. Period. We must care for each other. We must care for the precious earth that sustains us. We must care for ourselves.

Make this day, a radical day for LOVE. A love that is beyond cards, flowers, and yes, even chocolate.

Close your eyes and invite a deep love into your heart. Feel the warmth. Let it travel down into your belly.

Bring the warmth and the light with you. Breathe deeply and know that you are worthy of your true love and care. Β Start there. Now, extend that out to the first person you see. Keep it going.

Brene’ Brown calls us to have a strong back, a soft front, and a wild heart.

Take a few minutes and gift yourself with her words and thoughts.

https://onbeing.org/programs/brene-brown-strong-back-soft-front-wild-heart-feb2018/

 

 

 

The big Love day

 

heart rocks

We have arrived.

Hallmark is happy. Restaurants all around the world are happy. Godiva, Gertrude Hawk, and Hershey are happy.

And you?

Are you happy?

Have you thought about, worked on, and let in some love of self this week?

Are you ready to meet this day with an open heart and hands ready to receive love – first from yourself?

Go to the mirror now. Look into your own eyes and say, ” Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you.”

Yes, I am totally inviting you to actually stop reading and go do it. Seriously.

Wait. Let me suggest one more thing: take a deep breath first.

Calmly approach the mirror and meet your own gaze. (no judging your hair, wrinkles, teeth, etc.) If the negative self talk starts, just thank it for checking in and tell it to go away for now. (repeat as necessary!)

Take a moment to just be there. Take another deep breath.

Now say it. “Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you.”

Don’t worry if you feel fake, don’t mean it, laugh, cry, or anything in between.

It matters. It is essential. It will change the world.

Seriously.

 

Even though…

Even though you have 10 or more pounds to lose.

Even though you are still not sure what you want to be when you grow up.

Even though you don’t make enough money.

Even though you are never good enough.

Even though you make mistakes.

Even though you can’t see the forest for the trees.

Even though you snapped at your loved one this morning.

Even though you can’t keep up with the Jones’ or don’t want to.

Even though you fail, mess up, and trip over your own feet.

Even though you are afraid you will be alone.

Even though you hurt, get hurt, or avoid hurt.

Even though you live in denial.

Even though life is not always a bowl of cherries.

Even though you keep making the same mistakes over and over again.

Yes, Even though, these things and so much more…

you are worthy of love, being loved, and most of all, loving yourself.

Ask anyone who loves you: partner, friend, child, pet – and really listen. I am positive they have been trying to tell you (about your loveableness) and get you to believe them for a long, long time.

Now your job is to work on letting it in – deeply, fully, and completely.

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Signs of Love

The woods were beautiful over the weekend. In order to practice self- care and to grow in self-love I am working on doing things just for me, just because.

At one point I stopped to take in the beauty and when I looked down I saw a heart shadow at my feet.

I love signs and metaphors.

Of course we can interpret anything for our own gain (and why not?). For me this was a sign I was on the right track – the right track to the right love.

I was blessed during that hour with three natural images of hearts in nature. I am happy to share them with you and would welcome any you might want to share with me.

no part of nature was harmed in the taking of these photos. πŸ™‚

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