Matters of the Heart

Do you accept the love around you?

Lately, I have been witnessing all the ways that people refuse to receive the love that others are offering to them. For many, I think that it is a simple lack of awareness that someone gives love to them in a different way than how they expect it. For example, my dad was excited for his granddaughter to visit, so he baked homemade bread that he thought she liked. When she visited, she said she wasn’t hungry and touched none of the bread.

I too, have noticed my own love thwarted, sent out but not received or returned. Where does that love go? It used to make me upset or to want to stop giving love altogether.

But then I realized that people were loving me back in ways I didn’t recognize. And there were others who I had not even noticed who wanted to receive my love and to give it to me in return. Plenty of love was available to receive when I knew how to look for it. As I began to note the ways people were sending love out into the world, it in turn gave me courage to share my own love in whatever form felt most natural to me.

And then a wonderful thing happened….I became a fool for love! I no longer cared about looking crazy or seeing my love discarded, because I realized that the act of love always bears fruit. And the act of loving expands my consciousness, my energy, and my spirit. Nothing elevates a person to a higher vibration than love!

And so I admonish you to not be afraid to express it whenever and however you feel it. The function of love is to heal, to renew, and to bring joy to both the lover and the beloved. Countless are the opportunities for love in each day. And never forget… every single one of us deserves love. For these reasons, I invite you to join me in the heart’s abandon of both giving and receiving foolish love.

See the world through the lens of your heart

About the Author: Julie Glaser is a healer who creates sacred spaces for people to share, release, and grow. She’s in the habit of being in awe and wonder and writes to share her own experiences and curiosities with other inquisitive souls in the process of transforming.

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