Love vs Time: an important distinction 

When it comes to matters of the heart, it’s my own personal belief that everyone is worthy of my love. Help yourself to a grain of salt if necessary, but I’m of the opinion that we’re all created by the same loving source and that we’re all divine souls regardless of whether we’ve chosen to live out a particular lifetime as a kindly individual or a miserable lout (undoubtedly for reasons of higher learning). So, my love is given freely to all, without strings, conditions, attachment, etc. My time, on the other hand, is a whole other matter. If an individual is deemed (by me) to be unhealthy for my mental and emotional wellbeing, then I’m not going to give them my time because doing so puts me at risk. I am the guardian and caretaker of my heart and it’s up to me to choose my company wisely. With that said, my love remains unchanged. I certainly still love such individuals but from a safe, healthy distance. In the wise words of Johnny Cash: “I keep a close watch on this heart of mine.” And in my words: “For a heart is a precious thing that’s worth protecting.” 

I hope this day finds you well. Until next time…

Yours Truly 

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Dear Wondrous Souls…

​I have a few thoughts that I’d like to share before calling it a night. Each day, my goal is to stretch and grow myself in ways that I never have before. Not because I’m not good enough right now in this moment, for we all are, but rather to allow myself to be as kind and patient and loving and tolerant as I can possibly be in all situations. Some days it’s very easy and other days are fraught with seemingly endless challenges. As you might imagine, I stretch and grow the most after the challenging days and I’m always, always grateful for them afterwards. Along those lines, for some time now I’ve been going on and on about how everyone should be peaceful and loving and non-judgmental, etc, etc. Well, I’ve been giving it a lot of thought lately and I’ve decided that even though those attributes are all inherently good, I’ve no more right to tell you how you should be than I have to tell you how you should vote. It isn’t my job, nor is it any of my business, nor is it required of me. All this time, up until now, I thought that as long as I was suggesting that you should be something good it was perfectly acceptable for me to do so but now I realize that love always means acceptance and freedom. Love isn’t a bossy know-it-all (ok, I wasn’t that bad, lol… just attempting to drive the point home here). Love allows and accepts and gives and asks not a single thing in return. Ever. As that awareness really began to sink in, I knew it was to become part of the ongoing truth of who I am and who I choose to be. And so it is my friends, that from this day forward, I will do my very best to refrain from telling you how or who you should be and instead I will merely show you who and how I am. Beyond that, I will also do my very best to love you in the way we all deserve to be loved; which means that I will love you exactly as you are, unconditionally, no strings attached, and no unwarranted advice regarding your character. I’m far from perfect so I may slip up a time or two, and if so please know that it isn’t out of judgment or malice. It’s merely because I have your best interest at heart. I do like this new plan though. There’s so much freedom in it for all of us. You just be whatever amazing aspect of yourself you choose to be and rest assured, I’ll love you regardless. Yep, even the lousy stinkers, lol. Well, I think that about covers it. At any rate, that’s enough stretching and growing for one night! Take good care and I’ll talk to you soon. 
With love,

Yours Truly

Blame it on my humorous, loving heart. 

A lot of the stuff I say sounds a bit crazy even to me, lol. That led me to ponder where it comes from. My best guess is that it’s inspired by my sense of humor and my loving heart. Those two combined are able to come up with some of the nuttiest, yet most loving thoughts one could imagine. And I should know because I’m the one imagining them! With that said, I should also add that I take no prisoners. Though I may be a gangster of love, you are all free to come and go as you please, 😉. Thanks for stopping by. Always happy to see you.

P.S. Feel free to chat me up in the comment section. Love hearing from you.

Dear Soul Gardeners…

​Every day I see constant reminders of all the love, beauty, and goodness that exist in this world. I fill my mind with those thoughts and ideas, therefore they have a large presence in my life. What puzzles me are the people who are determined to focus on the opposite. Be mindful of what you give sunlight and water to, for it will grow. My greatest hope for you is that you dwell in a beautiful garden of your own making. I can’t wait to visit you there. ❤

XoXo,

Yours Truly 

Freedom from Within

​Dear Freedom Seekers,

There is a great freedom that comes when we live life as our true authentic self, fearing judgement from no one. The judgment may come but we need not fear it. Our beauty is most visible when we are living our truth rather than hiding behind the mask of who we think we should be. That mask doesn’t fit well and will dim your light. Be brave. Be you. You are beautiful! Shine on!!

XoXo,

Yours Truly 

Helpers Wanted?

​Dear Helpers,

A big part of my learning throughout this lifetime has been the importance of coming to terms with the idea that my help is not always wanted nor is it always considered helpful by all. That was a toughie for me due to my ‘I just want to love and save all the people’ complex. Not everyone wants or needs my help and that’s ok because there are plenty of others that do. When I become aware that a person is not in need of anything I have to offer, I respectfully acknowledge that and move along until I come across the next individual who does. It’s all too easy for the ego to interfere by saying things like “I know I can help that person, they should listen to me.” This is incorrect thinking because I have no business asserting my will on anyone. Their life and choices are their own and that must be respected. If my help is not wanted, needed or warranted, I’m still within rights to offer my love to all that I encounter throughout my journeys, seen and unseen. So, I always do that. If I can do more, it’s my great honor to do so. ‘Love all the people’ goes without saying as does ‘help wherever, whenever you can.’ 

With Love,

Yours Truly