“When you let go of fear, you return to love. And when love is present, the light of your Being shines through all of you…” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc
What is LOVE?
Whenever I ask myself this question, the answer that comes to mind is always the same:
Love is who you are. It’s what we are all made of.
But what does this mean?
It means that we are all made of love, made with love, and made to love. And whenever we identify ourselves with anything other than love, we create an illusion. In doing so, we move away from our truth and nature and we can no longer remember who we truly are…
This is how we start to build a false identity for ourselves, pretending to be something we are not. Taking our sense of worth from outside of us. And no longer from within ourselves...
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung
That’s how the struggle begins. And that’s how we start settling for way less than we are worth. Using the past as an excuse for why we can’t move forward in life. And the outer environment as a way to craft a sad, lonely, unhappy, and mediocre life for ourselves.
Let Go of Fear and Return to Love
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.” ~ John Lennon
Love is present at the center of our Being. It is the Core of you and I. But the sad thing is that we have created a world where that feels like total nonsense. We have created a world where fear feels like truth, and love like a lie!
Why do you think there’s so much violence in the world; so much pain, hurt, unhappiness, and poverty? Why do you think so many people live in fear, expecting the worst to always happen, talking more about their pains and sorrows than they talk about their joys and blessings?
Because of fear.
You were made of love. Made with love and made to love. And whenever love is replaced by fear, you can’t help but feel disconnected from the world around you. You can’t help but feel as though something is missing from your life.
Because it is!
That something, the missing piece is LOVE. And the feeling of disconnection comes from the lack of awareness of who you truly are and what you are really capable of being, doing, and having.
The missing piece is your LOVE…
“It is good to feel lost… because it proves you have a navigational sense of where “Home” is. You know that a place that feels like being found exists. And maybe your current location isn’t that place but, Hallelujah, that unsettled, uneasy feeling of lost-ness just brought you closer to it.” ~ Erika Harris
No matter how long you have been wondering around, feeling lost, disoriented, and confused… looking outside yourself for all the things you thought were missing from your life, you can always let go of fear and return to love.
Love waits for your return. Not out there, but within the center of your sacred heart and loving Being.
How to Let Go of Fear and Return to Love
“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.” ~ Rumi
After living in fear for so long, how does one let go of fear and return to love? How does one return to love? Is that even possible?
You return to LOVE by first setting a powerful intention to let go of fear and honor only love. You return to LOVE by unlearning all that you have learned about yourself, about life, and about LOVE;
You let go of fear and return to love by doing your best to start living life from a place of infinite choices and possibilities – the present moment, and no longer from a place of fear and limitations – the past.
You return to LOVE by forgiving everything and everyone, yourself including and by nurturing only kind, forgiving, and loving thoughts for all those who might have hurt you in the past.
You return to LOVE by making peace with your doubts and insecurities. And by filling your heart with love, trust, and compassion towards yourself, others, and life itself.
You return to LOVE by accepting and embracing all parts of you, no matter if you perceive them as good, bad, or ugly. And by pouring your constant love onto yourself and all that you are, do, and have.
You return to LOVE by realizing that you are ENOUGH… always have been and always will be.
You return to LOVE by taking the time to know yourself, to nurture yourself and to love yourself.
You return to LOVE by spending time outside in nature – observing, admiring, and contemplating the beauty of life…
You return to LOVE by nurturing kind and loving thoughts about yourself and about the world around you; thinking, talking, and focusing only onto that which you want to have happened in your life;
You return to LOVE by becoming aware that you are ONE with all that is, ONE with the people you love but also those you dislike…
ONE with the riches that you want to have in your life but also with the poverty that is present in the world; ONE with those who are kind but also with those who are unkind… ONE with the trees, the plants, the stars, the moon and life itself…
You return to LOVE by surrendering to what is. Trusting that everything in life is happening exactly the way it should be happening. And that we all have something to learn from both the good and the bad.
You return to LOVE by expressing your love, gratitude, and appreciation for everything that comes your way – every thought, person, interaction, etc.. And by using them all to become Better, not Bitter.
You return to LOVE by understanding that you don’t have to do more of anything and you don’t have to acquire more stuff, have more friends, and make more money in order for you to feel whole, worthy, and complete.
You return to LOVE, not by getting more, having more, and doing more. But by BE-ing more of who you truly are: happy, content, peaceful, graceful, grateful, unlimited, beautiful, creative, genius, divine!
That’s how you return to LOVE.
So please, take the advice of the Sufi poet, Rumi, and stop acting so small. For you are the universe itself in ecstatic motion…
**What about you? Do you need to let go of fear and return to love? I really want to know what are your thoughts on this. You can share your insights by joining the conversation in the comment section below 🙂