Is inviting love in really that difficult?
After last week, I am beginning to have the notion that no matter how much someone has the desire to love or be in love, inviting love in is no longer a desire but a burden.
A comment left about last week’s post, “Are you looking for love” left me in despair, especially because it was left by one of the most beautiful, intelligent and loving people I know, my cousin. “…My fear is if it finds me what the hell am I going to do with it!” Is it true, we have no clue what to do when it comes into our lives? Why is it easier to have a complete stranger at a bar buy us a drink than it is to allow someone to show an interest in us with a willingness to take a risk on us? Wow, another “aha” moment.
Receiving love starts from within. You have to first ask yourself, “Do I love myself? Loving yourself is the first step. Loving yourself is the foundation you need to be able to grant it full access. God intended for you to love and be loved. If the Creator of all things intended for you to have it, why is inviting love in so hard?
“The heart doesn’t know the meaning of time” has been a quote I re-call from time to time because it reminds me that love is endless and timeless. Our thoughts control how it enters our lives. However, the joke is on us; we’re never in control. We would like to think we are but love is the one in control. It is a gift from God. Whether you’re spiritual or religious, it is a common theme. So I ask again, why is inviting love in so hard?
Let go and invite it in. Once you do you’ll find that loving yourself, your neighbor, your friend and receiving it becomes easy. If you’re still not convinced, here are a few things you can do to prepare for it. It’s a personal invitation to love.
1. Sleep on one side of the bed. It’s saying to the universe, “I have space in my life for love!”
2. Make space in your closet so that when love arrives there is space.
3. Repeat daily, “I am worthy of receiving love! When God grants me the opportunity to love or be loved, I will accept it with gratitude in my heart.
These are a few ways to make a somewhat difficult process easier. Love is fearless and a special emotion we should all experience. Inviting it in also means you surrender and realize that when it enters it might be your gift from God!
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