Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Want To Tell You That You Are Loved.

I want to tell you that you are loved. These words came to mind tonight and I wanted to share this with you. But even as I open my mouth to say them, it immediately comes to mind that no matter how many times someone may tell you this, they will continually ring hollow until you hear them being spoken inside of you in your own voice. At the very least, though, I hope these words will encourage you or bring a smile to your face on a rainy winters day.

There is nothing that you have to do in order to be more lovely or lovable.

There is no shame too great that cannot be gently stripped away by the comforting hands of love.

Love will go to any length or depth necessary to meet your pain, sit with it, and heal it.

There are many reasons why you may have trouble believing that you are loved. Perhaps you grew up believing that boundless love was available to you, but maybe there were "ifs" and stipulations attached. Maybe you tried to fit into someone else's idea of what you must do to be loved, but after trying and trying you simply found that you do not fit into that plan.

But there is indeed nothing that can separate us from Love, because we are Love.

I want to tell you that you are Love. I believe that each of us are made of it. Love is as much a part of us, and even more I believe, than oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, etc. We are inseparable from Love.

I believe that each us is a unique, wonderful expression of Love born into this world, and part of our purpose, if not most of it, is to learn and to grow and for Love to come to know itself more fully through relationship with those in our lives as well as ourselves.

Love weaves through and transcends religion, belief, colour and gender. It is ever-expanding.

The journey of realizing Love need not be about running around to and fro, frantically searching for it. It can begin in the silence, in that space where you stop and give Love's voice space to be heard. It is your voice.