The Shift starts there. We cannot hope to move from polarity to unity with requirements and conditions filling our minds. The shift does not happen in our minds, it is happening in our hearts.
Once you become clear on your intent, it gets easier to see which emotions and actions serve you. The indicator for you is which feel good and which doesn't.
There is no other who can tell you that - it is up to you alone and known by you alone.
As the clarity of who you are becomes closer and closer to truth - there will be only strength in your convictions. Trust that and feel the power of you, watch as your light grows ever stronger. That is love and it is what you are.
Regardless of what it looks like, love is always true. Love is identified by what it feels like, not what it looks like. We are love and stand as its source. We’ve been searching for it everywhere but the one place it exists. It begins in our own heart.
Love does not show up in our lives when someone else says “I love you”. Love is what we are. It exists because we do. To recognize it in this very dense third dimension, filled with contrast and polarity, can be a challenge.
Start with you. These beliefs, attitudes, expectations, requirements and judgments are ideas we hold about ourselves. It is time to let them go. They are firmly rooted in right, wrong, good and bad. There is none of that in love. It’s all love. You are worthy, deserving and uniquely suited to love. You are the perfect expression of love in physical form.
Feel wondrous about yourself! Appreciate your own magnificence! There is no reason to wait to love you. The time is today. Love yourself now!
You don’t need to look or act a certain way before you can love yourself. You don’t need to do a certain thing in order to prove that you love yourself. Just love yourself. Without condition.
Once you accept who you are, the rest is easy. There is no one harder on yourself than you. Listen to the way you talk to yourself – would you speak those words aloud to someone else? I think not.
Accept yourself without condition and go one step further – celebrate yourself. Give yourself the gift of appreciation. You, who understand deeply every part of yourself, are divine. You have no imperfections. In a world of infinite possibilities you are merely one of them.
You have your own way of looking, being, acting and speaking. They are uniquely yours. You always do what you believe is the best thing to do in every situation. It is.
How things turn out and are received by others has more to do with what the “others” believe about themselves than you. It always comes back to you.
Love who you are today without any reservation. You stand without requirements. Right now – you are perfection. Right now – you are love. It is ok to love yourself.
Be the shift. It starts with you. It begins within. Don’t wait for your lover or family or friends or country to love you first. There are no standards to comply to. You have met and exceeded them all. It is time to believe your most cherished secret – that you are good and you are capable of achieving your wildest dreams and that you are loved.
You are. There is no one more perfect than you. There is no one more deserving of love than you. You are loved beyond your greatest imaginings.
This shift takes place in our hearts. Love yourself without any hesitation at all. Just begin, right now, to say “yes”!
This is the Shift of the Ages. The world that awaits you is beautiful beyond description and it’s available right now. Be the Shift. Just love yourself.
Love is divine. The divinity spoken of is not reserved for the love of a god or a child, but for all expressions. Understand that once love is recognized, there are an infinite number of ways for it to be felt and shared. There are connections that are spiritual, some that are mental, those that are emotional and others that are physical. All are love.
We have put labels on love; defined love as “good” or “bad”, real or otherwise. In truth, love exists in all moments. It is the recognition of that love in each facet of life that propels us towards unity.
Labels are separators, and as long as they exist, oneness does not. All is love. That wild sexual encounter, quiet walk in the park, gentle hug, inspired dance, passionate conversation, angry outburst and helping hand are each physical manifestations of love; each very different, yes, but with the same “value”.
Love cannot be quantified, I do not love one of my children more that the other. I love each of my children. I do not love one of my siblings more than the other. I love my siblings. It is the same with each of my friends, all of my bosses, and every one of you. I love you all the same.
Love is like air. It surrounds us. We breathe it in and out and expect it to always be there. You don’t wake up each day hoping you’ll get enough air. You wake up and breathe it in. It sustains you.
Love surrounds you. It is equally available. It does not increase its power if you are rich or beautiful or lucky or of a certain race or religion or age. Love is an equally potent force for all of us. Whether it manifests as hundreds of friends or just one, it is the same.
How much you are loved is not indicated by numbers of any sort. You are loved. Like the air, there is no place you can look and not see love.
The trick is to recognize it. It’s like that saying, “If you want to hide something, put it in plain site.” Love is right in front of you, every moment of each day.
This does not mean you will enjoy each moment, vision or person equally. You do not have to open your arms and hug them all. You will laugh with some of us, yell at some of us, dance with some of us, disagree with some of us and make love with some of us. You will feel closer to some than others. These are specifics of relationships, not degrees of love.
Love is truth. It is you. It is me. It is us. You have come here now to actualize the love that you have always been. You are here to realize your very essence.
There is no better time than now to love. I have a lifetime of stories I have shared and re-lived up until now, that don’t serve the love that I am. They serve only to separate. I have believed that in order to understand me, you had to hear all of my sadness. Like a badge, I wore them and spoke of each mistreatment dramatically and effectively. What they had in common was someone to blame that was not me. I am putting my badges away and you know, I feel a whole lot better.
Unencumbered, I am free to love without condition. I am ok, not in spite of my past or because of what’s happened, but just because. There is no room in my life now for blame. The past is not real, it cannot be touched. What I can touch is this cat by my side, this pen in my hand and the snow outside my window. What I have is right now. I watch my beautiful son eat his leftover birthday cake for breakfast (a questionable family tradition), and hear his adorable brother laughing and count my many blessings. This is the world I have created and it is perfect. It’s a bit messy, sometimes it sort of stinks, but always it is life; my expression of the love that I am and that’s ok. Actually, it’s magnificent.
Today let’s let go of our propensity to label people and to judge levels and kinds of love or life. Let’s give up judgment altogether.
Our moment to love is here and no one is better equipped to love yourself than you. There’s no room for judgment in one such as you. You are a being of light and source runs through every part of you. There is nothing left to do but love. It is what you are.
Love is not compliance, or obedience or submission. Relationships are full of all three. There is a difference between doing something because you are afraid and doing something from love. It is difficult to illustrate the difference in our actions alone because it is not the actions that define the love. It is the feeling beneath them.
The truth about love – that it is everywhere, that we can access it without anyone else in the room, is a challenge. This way of thought is not one we are familiar with.
I hope you’ll stay with me here as I have some ideas to offer you that are not what we’ve been fed all along. The reason I offer them here is so that ultimately we can adopt a strategy for living and loving that lasts. Not just for a moment or a weekend or a few short months – forever.
I want us to feel always empowered, always loved, and always love. My deepest wish for us is constant joy. This is not dispensed to us from an all powerful source, but it springs from us.
It’s like tying your shoes. Having tied shoes is something you took for granted as a toddler. Every day, some adult in charge, tied your shoes. If they became untied and loose, you could trip and fall. Although you may have been able to get back up again, you could not prevent another fall because you could not tie your own shoes!
Until you learned. It wasn’t easy. It felt clumsy and often they came undone anyway. Daily, sometimes hourly practice changed all that. One day they didn’t get loose and you didn’t trip at all. A few days later you stopped thinking about your shoes. You just skipped through your days, unafraid.
We all have different approaches. One of my sons just ties them once. Not once a day, or once a week, but once – period. He hates tying his shoes and enjoys the freedom of never thinking about it beyond that moment when he brings them home from the store. It works.
So, let’s skip through our days, unafraid. Let’s lose our dependence on some “other” to love us and create a feeling of worth in ourselves. Let’s access our very essence, and love ourselves. That way, no matter whom else is around, we are ok. We can feel good, joyful even. We can take pleasure in the wonder of us, in the fact that we breathe and think and communicate and create. Let’s enjoy ourselves without dependence on another to create that possibility.
Happiness, joy, love – it’s all a choice. It is not something we have to ask for, it is the expression of our very nature. We are powerful, playful, loving beings. We are here now, by choice, to “shift the vibe” from polarity to unity. This really is who you are; you are a unique form of creative energy who came to do this wonderful thing. You are here to love.
Your understanding and willingness for the role is breathtaking. You are seeking to learn. You are looking to evolve. Your unique gift is necessary. We all need what you are.
You stand without need of improvement. You require nothing else to be of value. You are beautiful, strong, compassionate and perfect. You can hear these words again and again or never again – they are truth.
Speak them to yourself. When you fall, get up and lovingly tie your own shoes and join us as we skip through life with our own shoes firmly tied. We are smiling and strong and waiting for you.
We know who you are without words. When our eyes meet, you tell us.
You are love.
You are a divine spark of love and sometimes you meet one and erupt into a magnificent fire – other times, regardless of how many attempts, there is barely a flame. The conditions weren’t right or other choices were made. This does not mean that the conditions can’t change, they may. Another day or another lifetime and that connection can be re-kindled to create anew.
It’s all choice, yours and theirs. It’s all love, eternally love. You don’t have to wait to find yourself any longer. Just notice the love that you are and once you peek out from behind your dark glasses, you will feast on your own magnificence. You will see love everywhere you look because YOU are reflected in everything you see and YOU ARE LOVE.
You are simply, purely, and absolutely – love. You were created as perfect as perfect could be. It is ok to see yourself as perfect. You are. You do not have to brag or boast or shout or convince others of your greatness. Just be. They will know.
If there is ever to be a shift in our collective hearts, it has to begin here, in your single heart; for we operate as one and each thread in this fabric of creation is woven together perfectly for maximum strength and beauty.
It all matters. Every thought that runs through you can support you. Notice what depletes you and on faith alone, let it go.
Love supports you. Every time. You, who have lived through all that has happened, are love. You are perfect. You have been waiting for someone to believe in; you are here.
You are here, to experience yourself. In order to do that, you relate to me, to your family, to your neighbors, to your friends, to your lovers. In these relationships, you will feel every possibility; pain, pleasure, fear, sadness, joy, fun, challenge, hope.
Sometimes it is you who will initiate the dialogue/event, sometimes it is the “other” who starts things up. It doesn’t matter where or how it begins, what matters is how you experience it. You will define what it means, for YOU. This life is YOU, experiencing yourself.