Heart Support

How to offer your heart the approval, support, and encouragement it needs to come out of hiding – repeat the following mantra:

I don’t know how to love the sadness I feel.
I don’t know how to love the fear I sense.
I don’t know how to love the jealousy I notice.
I don’t know how to love the pain I’m in.
I don’t know how to love the judgments I have.
I don’t know how to love the struggles I face.

I don’t know how to love the past I remember.
I don’t know how to love the people who hurt me.
I don’t know how to love those who ignored me.
I don’t know how to love those who punished me.
I don’t know how to love those who abused me.
I don’t know how to love the resistance I feel.
I don’t know how to love the doubt I sense.
I don’t know how to love the darkness within me.
I don’t know how to love the things I hate about myself.

I don’t know how to love what’s here to be loved.
I don’t know how to love what I may never be willing to love.
I don’t know how to love the one who can’t seem to shift.
I don’t know how to love the one who doesn’t want to forgive.
I don’t know how to love the one who refuses to grow.
I don’t know how to love the one who always thinks they’re right.
I don’t know how to love the one who always seems victimized.
I don’t know how to love the one who believes they’re entitled at the expense of others.
I don’t know how to love the one who is always in need.

I don’t know how to love the one who is always desperate, lonely, and never fulfilled.
I don’t know how to love the one who’s never satisfied and always needs more.
I don’t know how to love the one who’s afraid of having less.
I don’t know how to love the one who always thinks there’s something to earn.
I don’t know how to love the one who just wants to go home.
I don’t know how to love those who have denied me.
I don’t know how to love the one who has always been denied.

I don’t know how to love the one who always feels unworthy.
I don’t know how to love the one who chases desire, only to push away all that is given.
I don’t know how to love all that I am.

By acknowledging that I don’t know how to love, I relinquish each conflict, burden, and hardship by entering the heart of surrender.

– Matt Kahn – Whatever Arises, Love That

Photo by Georgia de Lotz on Unsplash

More Love

When I’m sad, I deserve more love, not less. When I’m angry, I deserve more love, not less. When I’m frustrated, I deserve more love, not less. Whenever I’m hurt, heartbroken, ashamed, or feeling guilty, I deserve more love, not less. 

Even when I’m embarrassed by my actions, I deserve more love, not less. Equally so, when I’m proud of myself, I deserve more love, not less. No matter how I feel, I deserve more love, not less. Despite what I think, I deserve more love, not less. 

No matter the past that I’ve survived, I deserve more love, not less. No matter what remains up ahead, I deserve more love, not less. On my worst day, I deserve more love, not less. 

Even when life seems cruel and confusing, I deserve more love, not less. When no one is here to give me what I need, I deserve more love, not less. In remembering the greatest way I can serve the world, I deserve more love not less. No matter what I’m able to accept, whomever I cannot forgive, or whatever I’m unable to love for whatever reason, I deserve more love, not less.

– Matt Kahn

And the person to give you that love is… you 💕

If you would like to receive these posts via email, you can sign up here:

https://tinyletter.com/emmaholmes

Photo by Pawel Nolbert on Unsplash

Love is

In every breath you take, love is always here. Throughout any personal encounter, love is always here. No matter what comes together or whatever is pulled apart, love is always here. In your greatest moment of achievement or even in your darkest hour of uncertainty, love is always here. Whether in the aftermath of tragedy or in the presence of your highest triumph, love is always here. When life is flowing, inspired, and harmonious, and even if it’s frustrating, annoying, painful, or inconvenient, love is always here. When you feel alone or unsupported, love is always here. No matter what you understand and despite what you have yet to figure out, love is always here. Despite your thoughts, regardless of what you choose, or how you feel, love is always here. No matter what has been done to you or whatever you believe you’ve done to others, love is always here.

– Matt Kahn

If you would like to receive these posts via email, you can sign up here:

https://tinyletter.com/emmaholmes

Photo by Linus Nylund on Unsplash

Fulfilment of Desire

“Inherent in every intention and desire are the mechanics for its fulfilment.”

– Deepak Chopra

The full quote is:

“Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment . . . intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power. And when we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.”

For more see: The Law of Intention and Desire

And:

Move Toward

Small acts of kindness and love

For the wizard and halfling in you…

Galadriel: Mthrandir (Gandalf)… Why the halfling?

Gandalf: Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage.

Galadriel: Do not be afraid, Mthrandir. You are not alone. If you should ever need my help… I will come.

This is Us

This feels like Ohana, feels like home. 💕

By blacklist.

This is us. We are bold &
strong, loyal and loving
to all. we are truth-
tellers & dreamers.
We’re perfectly imperfect…
embracing each others
weaknesses & encouraging each
others strengths. We know
everybody is weird to
somebody… so we be ourselves
and help others be them-
selves too. We also know
that ultimately all things
work together for good
& that the greatest of
these is love x