Can you imagine a table loaded up with love and yet you remain starving?
I’ve considered this on a week where HARMONY was our Word of the Week, and all of the messages I kept reading referred back to LOVE as the secret sauce for harmony.
When I am out of sorts with myself, I’m learning to check my love levels. Since Costa Rica, my first step is to check out how well I’m loving ME (or not). Because I’ve learned that I will only attract what I emanate.
Harmony is when there’s unity of thought and feeling – and fear is always the great divider.
Fear’s leading line is, “What if…” and leads down the rabbit trail of negative possibilities.
That’s when I need to go and sit in Mom-Mom’s chair, and talk to myself.
Taking that five minute (or more) time-out is just what I need to get back to unity between my soul and spirit, and it always ends with a little love note to myself.
“I love you Brenda.”
When was the last time you said those words out loud to yourself?
Picture yourself, through all of the many stages of your life: The chubby toddler, the acne-stained teen; the insecure but tough-looking college student or the polished (but anxious as hell) professional.
With each mental image, let love well up inside of you. You’ll find floods of empathy and compassion, tenderness and grace rise up.
Then let those loving feelings wash over you.
Some tears may spill out of your eyes. That’s okay. It’s your angels washing your heart from the wounds accrued over time.
After that good, cleansing cry, you may find that where there was discord, harmony now resides in your heart. And you’re ready to face life again, because YOU’VE got your own back.
The table of love is a feast that is always set before us. May we all choose to partake!
I talk a bit more on this (and just wish I had put some better lipstick on), but you’ll forgive the momentary lapse of aesthetics in the new Word of the Week reveal:
Looking at life with fresh eyes is how I’m going to approach creativity this week.
After all, if I keep doing the SAME thing, I’ll get the same results.
I want new stuff! How about you?
Oh, and let’s GIVE THANKS for all the wonderful stuff we already have. I hope you and yours enjoy a marvelous Thanksgiving holiday, seated at a table where the feast is LOVE.