Love is always the answer, isn’t it? Whatever the grievance, the error, the problem, love heals. Love has many names and faces, but given freely and sincerely, it melts the hurts away and lights the way to solutions we might otherwise miss.
Love lives in us, in spite of us and the things we do to ourselves and each other. It emanates from a field of energy around our hearts, if we will let it. The truth is, it is way easier to shut down than open up, especially if we have good reasons for closing down. Abuses–mental, emotional and physical–squish the love in our hearts and then we have to figure out what to do about the dark, lumpy mess that is left. Forgiveness is the answer, and it is a process, one I began with teeny-weeny little steps.
‘Was that a step forward?’ my higher self would ask.
‘Did I ask you?’ I’d say back. ‘It is a step, all right?’
Love is worth working for, because it transforms our lives. It is possible, if I hadn’t had my children, that I would have thrown love or myself away, or tried to anyway. What in your life keeps love alive? If you can’t think of anything, you’ve got some work to do–because life without love is only a shadow-life. Life with love is celebratory, no matter our circumstances. Without love, it is a dark hole.