I have so much on the mind and on my plate lately, I’m experiencing major overwhelm. And because my mind is so heavy. So bogged down, icky feelings of recent past heart hurts have come up. And as often is the case, little whispers from the universe—coincidence, a serendipitous occurrence—shed some light when I’m in the dark.
That light sometimes shows up in my inbox in the form of an email from The Daily Flame. An email message, written from the point of view of your inner pilot light—your intuition—that provides little gifts in the form of inspired words, typically invoking something you needed to hear. Or didn’t know you needed to hear.
I have read these emails daily for the last four (maybe more?) years. And I still look forward to reading them. The Daily Flame that inspired me to be grateful enough to write this Thursday’s post? I have copied below. Perhaps it too shall shed some light for you too.
If you feel insufficiently loved, seek not those who will love you but those you can love. The people hungry for your love are all around you.
Go to the grocery store and see if anyone looks love deficient. Look around at the subway stop. Go to a church or temple or mosque and check out the back row. Volunteer at a hospital or orphanage or homeless shelter or animal shelter. Find someone online who you sense might be hurting. Offer your love and kindness as a gift with no expectation of love in return. Be willing to let your love land flat if someone is unable to receive it, understanding that their lack of receptivity is not a rejection of you but rather an inability to receive love, usually stemming from a deep underlying sense of unworthiness. But also be willing to have your love embraced. Be willing to make someone’s day. Be willing to hear laughter and see upturned smiles. Be willing to see tears and to feel tears on your own face, because every single one of us craves love and belonging, and way too many of us aren’t getting enough, especially this time of year. When you seek to give love instead of complaining about how you’re not getting loved enough, a miracle happens. The energy of giving love is like a boomerang. Love rockets out of you, and then love comes bursting right back into your own heart.
This is something you can do right now. You don’t have to wait to love and feel loved. You can look around at work and sense whether there is anyone who needs the lift of your love today. You can surprise someone who isn’t expecting your love. You can practice one random act of kindness. If you long to feel loved, I dare you to try giving it. Then report back. What happened?
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Putting some love on it. Overwhelm be damned.