Today I open my heart to love. A heart open to love allows love to flow out to our loved ones and also to allow love to flow into our heart from those who also love us.
It takes a while for a heart that has been broken, traumatized or betrayed, to heal enough to begin to desire to feel love once more. It is scary to want to trust again, to let love flow in and out of us. Old wounds remind us that love hurts. Once the heart has been broken or damaged, it takes a conscious effort to transform it into the beauty and joyousness of true, unconditional love.
The betrayal of our trust too many times builds great walls of protection around our heart. We may find ourselves in a tower of protection while the rest of the world seems to be in love with the thought of love. Yes, we are protected from the ravages from false love, yet we are still caught in the power of the promise of love.
Behind the self-imposed walls of protection around our heart, a broken heart can become a festering wound that never heals. The mind keeps the pattern running that love is not safe nor true or even to be found. Painful emotions are an acid that eats away at all we once thought to be true. The disappointment from having loved and the rejection from a loved one is a huge burden on our heart.
The energy of Christmas opens a portal for each one of us deep within our heart-center. The light from it glows softly, a beacon for us to follow. To pass through this portal, we need to carry forgiveness of ourselves and forgiveness of others who in their self-obsession, hurt us. We also need to carry non-judgement as we can never know what motivates the actions of other people. Faith is required to help us tear down the walls we have created, to move on from despair into the light of love once more.
Once we have passed through the portal, there is a love that waits for us. It is the love that we have sought outside of ourselves, a love that has always been there and the great healing that comes with the recognition of this love. When we accept this special love, we accept ourselves as we are, flawed, lacking in knowledge and human.
Self-love, in spite of all the slanders and disparagements, heals us from within. Slowly, so slowly, we come back to life with a heart that is whole again. We feel ready to accept love from others and to offer love back to them. And when we do allow love to enter our heart again, we know that we are wiser, kinder and capable of a love that knows no limits.
Allow the love energy of Christmastime to work its magic on you. Do not continue to forsake love but meet it willingly with open arms and an open heart. It waits for you.
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