One day she met a man and everything about him lit her up. She felt amazing around him and declared herself to be in love. She even told him-"I love you."
But, is it love? The mistake that can be made and it is one that I have made it myself, is that we think that because we are lit up that it has to be love. We can instantly jump to all sorts of conclusions.
I love you! Which could translate into I will be with you forever. You will always be there for me. You will never harm me. You will love me back.
All of that may be true but more than likely it won't be.
All of us can be vunerable to the trap of love when someone lights us up. But, dear ones, what if what they have done for you is to help you to remember who you really are. What if they are simply a signpost along the way that shows you where you have forgotten who you are.
Suddenly, you find yourself playful again. Where has that been hiding?
You allow yourself to be vunerable again. What made me hide that?
You are laughing again! You may even cry.
But, dear ones it is simply that someone has come along to remind you of you. Now you can go into the story of love and forever after or you could try this; I like you a lot right now. You light me up. I like who I am around you.
How about we see how it goes?
How about in this process of getting to know each other that we are gentle with ourselves? What if we make a choice to take it day by day? What if we call each other and ourselves out on any conclusions that we might jump to? What if we could just have some fun and see where it leads?
Relationships are not always forever. Whether they are of the romantic nature or of the friendship nature. when you could see where you step into your stories of what that has to look like and open yourself up to the joy that is inherent in meeting someone who helps you to remember the very essence of who you be and in the doing you help them to remember the essence of who they be-without judgment-then dear ones-the premise of I like you a lot and let us see where it goes, will serve you well.
Love isn't always forever but connections of the heart will last forever.
Time and space is of no consequence.
Someone may be physically out of your experience but the connection will live on in your hearts.
Be gentle with yourselves as you play at this love game and be gentle with others. You will not stray afar from joy if you do.
And you know how we feel about joy.
Linda and The Group
Linda lives in White Rock, B.C. and is the owner of Go For The Joy. Linda helps people internationally to remember that there is a different perspective available that will create more ease and joy in your life.