Love: The Strongest Energy in the Universe
How do you summarize Love? Love means so many different things to different people. And there are many different types of love: romantic love, friendship love, family love, neighborly love, and self-love. Some of us allow ourselves to experience it, some of us try to hide from it, some of us don’t want to admit we feel it, some of us long for it, and some of us chase it. But the truth is, all of us NEED it. It is essential to our lives. Love is to humans what water is to plants.
It’s known that babies need love. They need physical contact, a caring and receptive parent/caregiver to respond to their needs. They need to be touched, cuddled, soothed and cradled. If babies don’t receive this, they can develop “Failure to Thrive” (a medical diagnosis) where they stop growing, and can even die.
So, at what age is love no longer important? Never. We all need love, like we need oxygen to breathe. It’s imperative to our survival. I’m not referring to romantic love, but the love we give to ourselves, to others, and ultimately to our planet.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve experienced in my work as a professional medium is that people in the spirit world are always sending messages of love to their family and friends here on the earth plane. Spirit people always talk about how their love still exists, how they remain connected to their family and friends through the love they feel and the love they share. Yes, LOVE is how they continue to be connected with us. It is the strongest current in the universe and it’s an unbreakable cord that binds us together eternally.
So what exactly is love? I think it’s many things. It’s a feeling, an energy, a gravitational pull, an invisible cord…connecting us together through time and space. Einstein said, “energy cannot be destroyed”, and the same is true for love. Love can never be destroyed. Love is energy.
“Love is what we’re born with, fear is what we’ve learned here”.
Love is the most vital, life sustaining and uplifting experience we can have. But it can also be our greatest tragedy. So what happens to us when we experience so much pain and loss around love? We build walls around our hearts in an effort to protect ourselves from further, anticipated pain. We push people and opportunities away from us. We become angry, bitter, lonely and resentful. Sometimes we hurt others because we are hurting.
We’ve all experienced the shadow side of love to one degree or another. We’ve all experienced loss, pain, rejection and heartache. Sometimes we never even saw it coming. Or sometimes we were forced to live with someone who could never give us the love we were born and created to receive. Love can be devastating.
We can never control all of life’s circumstances. We cannot control what other people do. We cannot change the past. However, we are always at choice on how we treat ourselves, and others. We can relearn how to love ourselves and how to love others.
Love forces us to grow. To shed our old skins, to transform ourselves into the people we were meant to be. And it starts with us. It starts with how we treat ourselves. How we view ourselves. How we talk to ourselves. And how we love ourselves. It’s about stepping out of the fear based energy of negativity and willingly moving into the spirit of love. It requires us to remain there, even if it’s uncomfortable, even if we have doubts, even if we feel vulnerable.
Love is what will deliver us to a better life, to a healthier frame of mind. When our energy changes, our life circumstances will change. When we grow, new opportunities and new people will enter our lives. As we courageously step out of fear and into love, everything changes.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson
So, how will you move from fear to love today? How will you begin to make the changes you need to make internally so that your external world will reflect who you really are?
It takes courage to allow love back into our heart, mind and spirit. It takes bravery to mend a broken heart and to be willing and vulnerable enough to try again. And it takes grace to move toward self-love. Sometimes, the hardest person to forgive is ourselves.
However, change starts with one step, one prayer, one affirmation, or one new thought. Healing is always possible and a new life can be created. It’s up to each of us, because at any time, we can begin to heal and change our lives…through the power of love.