There is a mistaken notion upon your planet, that love hurts. Love never hurts dear ones! Love heals! Love transforms! Love uplifts! Love makes you feel like the most beautiful, amazing, being that you can be! Love connects you with your very essence.
Why then, is it so hard to love upon your planet earth, and why do so many of you feel you must hurt in the name of love?
We hear this question all the time and the answer is rooted in a deep misunderstanding about the nature of love.
Humanity believes love is something you “do,” and while we celebrate expressions of love, we know Love is a state of being.
Humanity teaches you that love is something you “earn” and yet we know that Love is already there for you, living within you, in every moment of every day. It is the very essence of creation, available for all of you without condition. You are all worthy of love.
Humanity believes that love is something that requires reciprocation, yet here in the Heavens we love unabashedly whether we are loved in return or not. We know Love is the energy that lives and breathes within us and needs nothing in return. Love is our nature. Love is your nature. Loving feels good. Withholding love hurts.
Love is the state of being in which the Light within you sees and acknowledges the light within another.
So how do you apply this upon your earth, dear friends? We know, that beneath any hurt and pain, you truly desire to love! You truly wish to experience your own light, and your own innate goodness. In your deepest truth, you want to see and appreciate the light and goodness within others.
However, you also want to feel good, and if you do not work to love yourself and grant yourself a life that supports your joy, you will look to the outside world for love and you will “fall” in love with anyone or anything that makes you feel good.
Now, there is nothing wrong with this. It is human and it is still a form of love. Nonetheless, whenever you worship false idols, whenever you give your power to be happy to another person or thing, you also grant them the power to take it from you. You love them when they make you feel good and you stop loving them, or worse, hate them when they can no longer do so. This dear ones, is what human beings call love, but is in reality a small projection of the true, deep, and abiding Love that is available to you all, right here, right now, in all of creation.
Take a breath. Ask yourself, “Do I love me exactly as I am right now, or do I tell myself I must earn my own love… by being prettier, more handsome, smarter, kinder, wiser, etc.?” Take a breath and accept yourself and your answer with compassion and without condition. You have just begun the journey to self love.
Ask yourself, “Do I treat myself the way I would if I were with a lover who adored me? Do I care for myself, maintain my life, and seek to be joyous, interesting, happy, as I would if I had someone to impress? Am I maintaining myself as if I am a person who is loved and adored?”
“Am I talking time to connect to whatever I consider to be a higher, more loving force in the Universe?” “Do I ask my angels for help frequently and sit in reception of their love?”
“Do I take time to listen to my own heart and care for its longings,” the way I would hope a lover would listen to me? “Do I nurture my dreams,” the way I would want someone else to do? Am I giving myself the Love that I seek, or am I waiting for someone else to do that for me?
These question apply whether or not you are in relationship. These questions will show you the areas in your life in which you can choose to love yourself more deeply, and therefore where you will free yourself from the bondage of expecting others to provide for you, what you will not. There is an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent Creator that wants to help you. There is a Love so vast and all encompassing that you could never possibly be alone. Angels wait “in the wings” to assist you.
Rather than waiting for another to love you as you wish, whether it be the fantasy “love of your life,” or your spouse sitting in the other room, make a decision right here and right now, that you will treat yourself as if you are the love of your life. Rather than waiting for life, or others to behave as you wish, find the good in the here and now. Challenge yourself to love yourself and life exactly as it is, and then from that present moment of acceptance, challenge yourself to make the next moment better.
Then, from this fullness of Love within yourselves, truly loving another becomes possible. Then you can accept others exactly as they are.
If you learn to cultivate your own joy and your own well-being, then you can accept the gifts of others when they are offered, but you can also bring love from your depths when others cannot. You will no longer need to feel a lack of love, because you have connected yourself the eternal, endless Source of Love itself.
This Love is a true, deep, and real state of being in which you allow yourself and everyone else to be exactly as they are and simply decide if you want to “dance” or not.
Love dear ones, does not hurt. Love accepts. Love trusts. Love heals and transforms. Love is who and what you are made of… and no one has the power to take this from you. Love yourselves. Fill up your cup… then you will be able to truly love.
We love you always, without condition or expectation. We experience our eternal abiding connection to the Source of Love itself and so whether you love us or hate us, we love you… simply because we know that is our nature, and that kind of love is what feels good at all times.