Over the last few weeks, I have really been focusing on feelings of love and happiness. My poetry has been influenced by these feelings, my essential oil choices have been heart opening selections and my newest addition is a yoga class designed to open the heart with the use of certain pose sequences and essential oils. Love is in the air! The sap that will be infusing this post will likely make you smile and hopefully entice you to show some people how you feel about them too:)
As I learn more about the corporate world, it is interesting to see how different people become successful or get stuck in their businesses and maybe in life. There was a video conference this past week, which my sister attended, with a focus on expanding and growing your business. She told me that by the end of the class, there were people revealing that they haven’t been able to work further on business growth because of issues surrounding customer acquisition and implementing their plans. The reason? Self-worth issues. In fact, the conference conversations had some people coming to this very realization while in attendance! There were some really emotional responses and I was startled to hear that this had taken place in a conference with such a business focus. When she told me about this , I started connecting the dots in my mind with other similar stories I have heard like this and even some of my own experiences that I have had in the past.
My conclusions? Self-worth is directly tied to self-love and I believe that this information became so intriguing to me because I have been thinking so much about love, sharing love and finding it inside myself right now. There are so many expectations in every facet of our lives from the workplace, to the home, to cultural norms and social groups that remaining confident in all that we do can be somewhat of a struggle at times. It is all too prevalent, this lack of feeling the love, or is it just the lack of sharing these feelings with others?
My post , “Where Does Love Flow” was meant to direct observations of the graceful beauty of Love within ourselves. To remind myself that this is the place where Love flows and grows. What others experience is the outpouring of the overflow of Love from within each of us. We must be working on establishing an ongoing relationship with Love inside, our self-Love. It seems so primal, yet there seems to be a bit of a vacancy in this area for people in general. Let me tell you a personal story to show you what I mean.
So I was working away on Friday evening and I put on this new essential oil I got called Valor II. It is supposed to elicit feelings of innermost strength and enhance mood. This oil really worked it’s magic within me because I felt the intense desire to share with my loved ones how I felt about them. It’s something I feel like I just don’t do enough. It seems to be something that is generally overlooked sometimes. Like it’s weird to just contact my friend or family member and tell them I Love Them. What should really seem strange is that it seems strange for me to do that! Life passes by and I enjoy the company of others very much and yet, I feel like it should be easier to just connect and say I Love You to people, aside from my husband and children more freely.
So what I did next was the best part; I sent little notes to people. I called my grandma and left a message of me singing Stevie Wonder’s, “I just called to say I Love You” and then hung up. The more I connected with people, the more I felt happy and whole inside too. You see, nothing but gorgeous feelings of belonging, closeness and appreciation for the gift of kinship will come from expressing Love to others. It is a boundless offering of positivity, joy and all over warm and fuzziness!!! I know the concept seems odd to other people too because I had a couple of funny responses. One person thought I was just joking and another thought the message must be for someone else! So I guess I’m not the only one who could use a little bit of a boost in this department, lol. The main thing is- I will continue to practice this notion of sharing Love more freely. With no real negatives to doing such a thing, it seems trivial that I ever felt sheepish about it in the first place.
Soooooo…..I have a proposition to anyone who wishes to partake in doing this:
Contact at least three people tomorrow and let them know that the sole reason for doing so was to let them know that you Love them. Then bask in the responses you get in return for such an unexpected and beautiful gift. Go on, I dare you!! Love it forward! Send random acts of love❤️❤️❤️❤️
P.S. I would Love to hear about them too!