How do I love thee – let me count the ways…..
Wow, true love. Enduring love. Love that happens without judgment. The forever love.
How often does that happen? It can happen! I know people! Really. Just the other day… oh, wait they are divorced now. Okay, so it happens occasionally. I have that kind of love. Even though we parted after 5 years and came back together 26 years later and after 8 years we haven’t killed each other, yet. That’s an accomplishment, right? Just kidding. I am blessed to have found, after 26 years of kissing many frogs, to have been reunited with my king. Most days he treats me like a queen. Some days I am the servant girl. It all works out.
What about when it didn’t happen? How many times have you had your heart broken because you extended it out in all good faith, loaned it or completely gave it way, only to have the person stomp on it, treat it like a piece of garbage or completely dismiss it?
How If you are 9, the chances are slim unless you are from an abusive home.
But, if you are 50, the chances are really high beginning with your first “true love” in elementary school, to the first crush, the first kiss, the prom, the guy at work, the person you met at the bus station, the married man who didn’t tell you he was married, etc… the list goes on and on. Wow – that was depressing! Quickly moving on…
Now, have many times have you been in relationship then saw something prettier, shinier, richer, more interesting – and the guy was on the losing end of the deal?
Okay, so the women’s side of the list was longer and more dramatic. So, sue me – I’m a woman and it really is all about us, right? We are, after all the weaker sex, right? So fragile, to be protected and guided by the elbow in the right direction because we can’t find it on our own.
Sorry, I got dramatic again. And, I admit that I tend to ramble.
I’ll try to keep it to a minimum and let you get through this article without any damage.
Okay my loves. This is the jest of it; No one can hurt you. Really. Think about it. We are infinite beings with infinite consciousness, infinite strength, and infinite possibilities.
How many women have you known that have raised their children without a husband? How many women have you known that have battled cancer, addictions, mental health and it only makes them stronger? We are very resilient creatures.
God created us with a purpose. The purpose was to be conscious. Are you conscious? Are you at the whim of other people’s reactions, judgments, intentions? Or are you of strong conviction to yourself?
“This above all: to thine own self be true”. Okay, so the rest of the script wasn’t that interesting, but those 9 words are very prophetic, aren’t they?
Gather yourself up. Take stock on who you are, where you have been, where you are going. Don’t just be satisfied with existing everyday.
Get up in the morning; greet your relatives that live with you. Look in the mirror and greet the most beautiful, beloved being of light that you have ever been blessed to see. Go outside and greet your relatives that live outside your home during the day – in your gardens, in your neighborhood. Greet the sun and thank him for all that he does to heal you and assist you in seeing those things that are in plain sight but that you dismiss or ignore. At night, go outside and greet the moon and thank her for providing light at night so that you can see through the darkness and see those things that others might try to hide from you. Greet those relatives who live outside your home that only come out at night.
Unconditional love – you are the only being on the planet or in the universe that can love you unconditionally… well, except Creator and the mother. But, you know what I mean.
Celebrate yourself. Walk tall, proud and with confidence that you are an infinite being of light created to shine! They should be busy loving and honoring themselves. And, it’s a special blessing when you can come together with another infinite being and share that light. Everyone else is just here for your company and entertainment. Love them as you would love yourself; hopefully, without judgment and without conditions. Another important quote “First, do no harm”….