Happy Valentine’s Day
Are You Prepared For Love?
Love, the expression of love and the acceptance of love, doesn’t happen by accident.
The way we express love and accept love is often more a reflection of how we were raised than an indicator of our true, inner capabilities to give and receive love.
So if you want to change your experience of love, not only through that special someone, but through all your relationships, as well, you must prepare yourself for love.
Prepare Yourself to Be Loved
People, even that special someone, can attempt to share their love and esteem for you through words, deeds, and gestures all day. But unless you have prepared yourself to accept their gifts of love, you won’t recognize what they do, say, or give to you as love.
You must expand your capacity to recognize and accept love. So I ask you, what helps put you in a receptive space?
Do you need to reflect and possibly forgive yourself for something that can open a space for others to give to you? Do you need to make amends with another so you feel deserving of love from others? Do you need to care for yourself in some way so you will recognize caring gestures from another?
Prepare Yourself to Love
Loving others can be challenging. It’s easy to feel loving when the other person is behaving in a pleasing manner or is meeting expectations.
But people and situations are inherently imperfect. Can you express love to someone when they aren’t meeting your expectations; when they’re late, or make mistakes, or seem distracted?
I’m not advocating accepting inappropriate behavior. I’m talking about when someone is different; when they express different opinions, or make different life choices than you, or than you would want for them.
If you are not feeling like you’re getting the love you want in your life, it may be time to look at what is getting in the way.
When the process of loving and being loved seems to go awry, it could be seen as an invitation to consider Love more closely. We clear and set the table to enjoy dinner, why not prepare for loving events too?
If your day of love wasn’t everything you hoped it would be, and you would like a little one-on-one support to explore how to create and tend a deeper space to experience love contact me for a no-charge, introductory session designed to look at what gets in the way of experiencing the love you want, and how to remove any blocks to that love. Call me at 541-488-1678 and ask to schedule your own introductory session.
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