LOVE IS THE SUBJECT
What does LOVE have to do with anything?!? EVERYTHING! When you think with love, you feel love. When you speak from love, you receive love. When you feel from love, you attract love. And what greater feeling is there than love? Is there such thing….?
In modern society it seems that we are often dealing with two extremes.
On the one hand, people throw around the words “I love you” without necessarily even feeling what those words mean. Those words have become a mere parting remark on par with “good-bye” or “talk to ya later”. Of course, it’s a great gesture, however, it’s just that, a gesture. Rather, why not get the biggest bang for the buck? For when we “feel love” we are actually gifting others as well as ourselves: After all, love is life’s ultimate treasure!
So why do we say “I love you” almost on rotary? Perhaps the reason lies in the fact that many of us don’t even know how to receive love. Often our hearts have been wounded — commonly stemming from childhood — due to comments we internalized, scenarios we witnessed, or situations we experienced. As such, our body’s built-in defense mechanisms sprung to attention and actually blocked us! Having a wall around our heart to “protect” us from being hurt, is still a wall. Thus, this “protective shield” also rejects love, the very feeling our defenses choose to protect.
Or perhaps the reason lies in the fact that we aren’t actually feeling love the way we can and should be. Many of us are functioning off automatic pilot. We are not even conscious of the thoughts we are thinking. Yet we allow those thoughts to control our actions, reactions, and words we speak! Suddenly the magnitude of the words “I love you” is lost to mere formalities. Well, what happens if we reversed that? What happens if we become aware of thoughts and actually choose what thoughts to think? Wouldn’t it make sense then that our subsequent feelings would be ones we enjoy experiencing? Perhaps then we would experience the feeling of love, actually ENJOY what we feel, and MEAN what we say. Definitely adds value to these three powerful words: I LOVE YOU.
Alternatively – or, in addition – our energies pick up the energies from others so we sense their lack of sincerity with the rotary “I love you” expression. Rather, than being received as a heart-felt gesture, it is taken only as a grain of salt. Sometimes, due to its detected lack of sincerity, it’s even perceived as an actual insult. It may even turn people off!
So, what’s the solution?! Say it when you feel it. Take notice of your heart and your feelings. Commit to express love to yourself and to all things you appreciate. Look into a mirror and actually say “I love you” AND feel it. Not having an easy time bringing out the feeling? That’s fine. It may just take practice. So, close your eyes, go deep into your heart, and allow the thoughts of someone, something or a situation bring out that excitable love energy from within. Do these things often, for when we feel love (regardless of who or what it is for) we are then able to truly express it. And when others feel our love, they receive it, and feel cherished.
On the other hand, many of us often hold back from saying “I love you“ even to those we actually do love. Why? Well, society teaches us that only “couples” love one another; individuals can only ‘love’ one person; and true love exists only between humans. None of that is true. Love is universal and we, in fact, have an unlimited supply of love within each of us. It is actually healthy to love multiple people, males, females, Mother Earth, the Universe, Father Sky, animals, nature, objects, bugs, and even your “enemies”! We are all One, we are all connected, and if we allow ourselves to connect with our Truth, we realize the love we have for one another. What we express does return. This, coupled with the Law of Attraction, ensures that by conveying our love, we also receive love. Expressing love from the heart whether for ourselves and/or for others actually builds up our overall love quotient and initiates more love to come our way, and thus share with others. It truly is a circle of love, and one that is win-win for all.
So if you love someone or something TELL THEM. When it comes from the heart, it lifts their spirits, your spirits and ignites something wonderful within all. Embrace your power, feel your love, and share it freely. After all, love is the gift that keeps on giving.
Love Life. Love Yourself. Love Others. Love Your Body. Live BodyPROUD!