A Loving Reminder…
Happy Valentine’s Day! It is a snowy one here in Colorado, but luckily there is plenty of warmth inside my home. I am blessed with a very loving husband and my two awesome, very loving boxer pups 🙂 We are staying warm together by the fire tonight with no big plans for the holiday. This presence is enough.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I’ve written it off as a Hallmark holiday that promotes the purchase of unneeded things. I think more than anything that it makes a large percentage of single people feel bad about their situation, arising sadness about being alone, about lost loves or lack of love.
But for the most part I’ve disliked this holiday because I believe that love should be celebrated every day of the year — not on just a specific calendar day 🙂
This year I feel somewhat differently. While I have not rushed out to purchase anything, nor received overly priced roses or chocolates, I am feeling appreciative of this day.
My perspective has shifted in one that sees this day as a reminder to stop and tell those special people in your life that you love them — whether it be a significant other, parent, sibling, child, friend, or endo sister….
Life is busy and it is easy to get swept up in day to day practices without stopping to say — I love you. I am thinking about you. These messages are simple, but important — for it reminds us that we are loved.
When I fell upon dark days in the past, recurring thoughts resonated in my mind — Nobody loves me. I am alone. No one cares. This deep feeling of being alone and unloved sent hurt right to my heart, to my soul existence. I mean isn’t the whole purpose of life to love and be loved?
Recognizing an Eternal, Unspoken Love
I realize now that during these times when I felt like I was truly alone, that no one cared, that my life was not worth anything — that I was wrong.
No matter how bad things get, there is always hope, because ultimately there is a divine entity or energy that loves me (and you) — something that knows, that cares.
I am reading an awesome book right now called Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander. It is a story of a neurosurgeon who gets E Coli Bacteria Meningitis and falls into a coma for seven days, and his brain is pretty much “dead”. His book describes the near death experience that follows.
He describes an encounter with an energy source that is overflowing with love. One he immediately recognizes even though his existence is one outside of his human body. This divine source knows him and understands him in a very deep way.
A clear message Dr. Alexander states in his book is this –
None of us are ever unloved. Each and every one of us is deeply known and cared for by a Creator who cherishes us beyond any ability we have to comprehend. That knowledge must no longer remain a secret.
Whether it is really true or not, I appreciate his account of this afterlife he experienced as it is yet another reminder of an unspoken love that is always there — even though it is silent.
I think that in order to recognize and truly feel this love, we must fall silent too. For when we spend time to reconnect, we can feel this love deep inside. This love is unyielding. This love is enough.
Have you stopped to listen?
On the Positive Side?
I am thinking that the love flowing through me may be a positive side effect from my liver cleansing this past weekend, LOL. Not sure. Perhaps it is hearing someone else’s account of this divine love that is beyond the everyday existence on Earth that’s helped me become more aware of this unspoken love all around — all the time.
Or perhaps it is this holiday, which has brought to light the appreciation of the love in my life — of which the most important is the love that I’ve gained for myself.
I think knowing that there is something more, a divine love that is everlasting, that understands each of us, that understands our pain and our struggles really helps when times are tough. This silent love is always there. Perhaps at times, we must fall silent and step outside our broken shells to really experience it.
For my endo sisters — I pray today that you have found this love too and that you have found a moment of peace today. Please, please know that You Are Loved.
While there is a silent love all around, I know that it helps to hear this too — so do not forget to tell those in your life that you love them — for the truth is — life is short — there may not be a tomorrow.
Much, much love to you on this calender day of love and everyday thereafter….