Originally Posted 7/2/17
Week 23.... "For Love is the antidote of abuse." Hit me like a ton of bricks... just like when I wrote that 7 years ago. Question is ... what really is 'Love'? It's not a noun. It's not a 'thing'. It is an emotion, but even more so... it is an action. Only through our actions can we truly show the emotion of Love. Words can always be empty. But... put those same words in motion and they take on a very different meaning at times. Don't get caught on words without seeing those words come to life. And remember.... it's not about the material aspect of life.... it's about what you can give when you have nothing left to give but yourself. If 'you' are not enough when you hit rock bottom, you will never be enough no matter how much you can materialistically give. That is not Love. That is a whole other world. That world breeds abuse.
Dawn Kiss published a note.
July 26, 2010
out of the Silence....
For the first time since late February I am actually sitting here in Silence. No thoughts coming... no feelings flying as they normally do. It feels as if the world has stopped and decided to stand still for awhile giving us the time we need to take a closer look at our lives. Sometimes a very uncomfortable spot.
We've seen where we don't want to be. The question is... where do we want to be? Each of us have our own wants and needs to answer this question with. We are each individuals, so our paths would look a little bit different than everyone else's. Yet the end of our journey should be bringing all of us to the same place. Away from the darkened recesses of all forms of abuse and into the Light of Life. We should be brought there because we deserve to live within Love. For Love is the antidote of abuse. When there is love within the heart there is no hatred, no greed, no trashing of another person in any way at all. There is only giving.... for we know that there is an endless supply of love. There is more than enough to fill our hearts and openly give to others.
I have witnessed so many people going through such hard times within the last two weeks. All different types of relationships... all different types of people. It's as if there is something in the air. Yet what is in each of their hearts is love... just waiting to be shared with another. Each of these people deserve to live within love, yet their lives look just the opposite of that. Several of them have been in abusive situations before and the 'leftovers' from those situations have a tendency to get in the way of their future. One lady recognized this and she is now moving forward with her life and is smiling brighter each day because she is welcoming the change into her life. If we resist changing the old familiar hurts than we suffer even more. We need to be able to open our hands and let go of our grasp on our past, so it can be removed from our hearts. Once empty of that old hurt, we are in a position to be filled with love.
I sat here this morning looking at my life and seeing all the things I would love to change about it. There are business changes, residential changes and personal changes that I would really love to make. Yet even with all that up in the air, what is most important to me is to be able to share the blessings I have right this moment. That is living within love... to be able to open your heart and share ... without judgment, without retribution, without fear. To simply be able to be you. I am blessed that this is one thing I truly can do.
I ask each of you today to look within your heart and see what is standing in your way of you walking into your future with your heart filled with love. IF you are already on that path and feeling the flow of love through you as you share with others....I thank you! To all those who are still searching their souls to see where they truly want to be... I open my heart and offer you love. For I believe in each of you. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be free of your past. You deserve to live within a life filled with love.
This is a song that caught my attention this morning. I'd simply like to share.
Don Williams -- I Believe In You
To each of you....you are loved and you are LOVE.