upside down and shake all the nonsense out."
Happy Tuesday beautiful hearts! On today's Talking about it Tuesday, I want to talk about love...what is this mysterious raw emotion all about, where does it originate from and why is it's presence in our lives so vitally important? When I think of love, I think of snuggly babies, familiar friends, adoring lovers, natures bounty, sunsets, words, experiences, and so much more...love is the glue of life!
When I began searching the etymology of 'love' I discovered that love was originally termed 'leubh' and it's origin can be traced back to the Proto-Indo-Europeans an estimated five thousand years ago. At this time 'leubh' meant 'desires.' It then evolved and was assimilated into Old English as 'lufu,' and was used to describe 'deep affection.' Currently love is defined as 'a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person' and when used as a verb it means, 'to have love or affection for.'
So with all of this being said, why is love so IMPORTANT in our daily lives? Minus the definitions and origins, when I get quiet and let this current of LOVE flow into my heart and my life, I find a wellspring of awareness that is organically constructed by the journey of my life. In this space there is no comparison, simply experiences that have flavored my heart with joy, with sorrow, with tender moments, with aching doubts, with gentle prayers, and infinite love. I find myself staring at these 4 letters wondering how much of an impact they have had on the progression of our culture...wars have been fought, people have been killed, babies have been born, tears have been shed, poets have created, musicians have conducted, seasons have changed, beliefs have evolved, hearts break, and time is unceasingly embellished by this illusory word.
Here's my definition of LOVE:
L is for Live...live a life of LOVE, support your fellow neighbor as they evolve on their journey, because their journey in essence is your journey. As you reside in your physical bodies, don't forget from whence you came....you are infinite light, and joy is your birthright. In order for LOVE to multiply, it must be tended to, it must be gently held and loosely anchored . Live your life as awake as you can, create more of what you desire. Speak of what you love...LIVE your LOVE in GRATITUDE...
O is for Opportunity....opportunity is the trailblazing companion of LOVE. Opportunity offers us experience and possibility. Each moment that we EXPRESS, FEEL, SHARE, EMBRACE, CREATE, and DREAM we open the galaxy of our hearts to more amazing opportunity. Opportunity isn't positive or negative in nature, it is simply a tool of spiritual evolution meant to assist in our spiritual existence. Opportunity offers us an intimate partnership with love. It simply requests our full presence to observe all that goes on in our lives and encourages us to be a witness.
V is for Velocity....velocity accelerates our partnership with LOVE. We are consistent changing spirits whose very nature is that of growth and change. LOVE requires this velocity in our lives so that we may expand into the richest expression of our experiences. Velocity is always at work in our lives bringing us closer to the highest and best good.
E is for Evolving...Evolving is the basic nature of LOVE. We blossom into new experiences and die to ones that no longer serve us. Our hearts break and then one day without even realizing it, they become the benevolent voice of wisdom calling us back towards meaning and truth. Evolving in LOVE allows us to release attachments to those situations, people, and experiences that are no longer serving to express our highest self. As we advance in compassion towards self and others our speed of LOVE-OLUTION greatly increases!
As you move throughout your day remember that you are expressing yourself as PURE LOVE...when in doubt, simply ask the question, "What would love do?" Watch your life transform.
May you Sweetly Seek:)