LOVE IN ACTION

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LOVE  is not EITHER/OR.   LOVE is constant.  LOVE is all the time.   If you want to have a successful relationship you don’t get to pick and choose when you want to LOVE.  You either LOVE or you don’t.  You are either in or you’re out.  You are either loving or you are not.

People think LOVE can be turned on and off like a tap, it cannot.  LOVE is a river that flows all the time, constantly and with free flowing movement.

Why do some people stop themselves from having healthy loving relationships?  They put up all kinds of excuses and roadblocks in the way.  I think it’s partly fear of the unknown or fear of repeating the past or fear of the future.  True Love if you allow it, is soft, gentle and sure.   It’s easy and comfortable.  Over the years I have come to understand that moving into your fear, leaning towards it actually dissipates it and lessens the fear a great deal.  A lot of people stay stuck on the sidelines, never really moving forward or backward just staying stagnant because that is what feels most comfortable for them.  Not messing with what is makes them feel safer somehow.

If you want to CREATE GREAT LOVE, if you want to experience the most joyful, magical and exquisite type of LOVE then you will need to take risks and take action!  Inspired action!  Divine action!  The type of action that busts through your level of fear.  Take a step forward.  What are you waiting for?

LEAP.   MOVE FORWARD.   CREATE A GRAND GESTURE.

Show LOVE that you want it.  Demonstrate it.  Prove you are interested in it.  And you are willing to do what is necessary to LET IT IN!

 

This week is a call to ACTION.  What step forward will you take?

 

My picture this week was taken on my trip to the mall.  A coincidence?  I think not…..

 

Weekend Love

Love heaps

Samantha xo

QUOTE:

“We are built for relationship. Connection. Partnership. Not because the other person “completes us” but because we all yearn to share this life with a person, we love and who love us.” – Mastin Kipp (Author of the Daily Love blog)

 

LOVE IS A PRIORITY

 

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Love needs to be a priority in our lives.  What does the word priority mean?   According to the dictionary it is somebody or something important.  We can have all the money in the world, we can have the most celebrated and successful career however nothing is as important as LOVE.  There is an old yet true saying that money won’t keep you warm at night” and it’s true.  Yes we need money to be able to support ourselves and take care of our needs of course that is important on a physical level.  However LOVE is vital to us on a Soul level.   Everyone needs LOVE.  Real LOVE.  We all deserve to have the most exquisite kind of LOVE in our lives.  It’s up to us though to let it in.  It is there, it is here, it is present, we all have the opportunity to experience it.  Whether you let it in, allow it, cultivate it, encourage it, promote it, make it a priority in your own life is up to you.

What some people don’t understand is that unconditional LOVE helps us in so many ways.  It gives us the courage and the confidence to have a successful career and to reach the heights we desire for ourselves.  Love is the base.  Love is the foundation.  Love is the launching pad to these other external things we want for ourselves.  Yes you can obtain these things without LOVE however LOVE is the springboard which allows you to jump higher, dream bigger and go further than you ever thought possible.  If you want to shine brighter then give even more LOVE to those who are important in your life.

Will you make LOVE a priority in your life this week?

 

My picture this week comes from Las Vegas, even in a place where money is king, LOVE still shines as a bright beacon of light.

 

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Love heaps

Samantha xo

 

QUOTE:

“Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish Novelist & Poet)

ELATED LOVE

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Some people believe that Love and relationships are difficult.  Some people create a lot of drama around Love and relationships.  They think that is the way they are supposed to be.  It is perhaps what they have been used to and are familiar with.  However, I believe in a different kind of Love.  A Love that is simple, smooth, easy and comfortable.  Love that builds and progresses over time in a gentle, nurturing way.  The type of Love where you know you are truly loved and cared about.  Love that is stable, real, honest and true.  Love that is exciting, fun, passionate and delicious!  Love that doesn’t always have to move mountains but can be just as solid as one.  The type of Love where you get to be yourself. Love that gives you the wonderful opportunity to be Loving towards another.

I was recently looking at the word relationship and I discovered something very fascinating.  Look at what happens to the word relationship when you drop the first letter ‘R’…. It becomes elationship!!!  Isn’t that what we all want.  We want to feel elation in our relationship.  Elated that in this world of over 7 billion people we have discovered someone who Loves us as we Love them – no matter what.  The word elation means JOY, ECSTASY, DELIGHT, EXCITEMENT, JUBILATION!  Now that is what GREAT LOVE is really all about.

I encourage you this week to find some ways to turn your relationship into an elationship.

My picture this week came to me while walking through the mall…even the heart looks elated here!!

 

 

Elation Heart

Love heaps

Samantha xo

Quote:

When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.” – Natalie Clifford Barney (American Playwright, Poet & Novelist)

FORGIVENESS IN LOVE

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Sometimes we need to forgive the person we Love.  Sometimes that’s not easy to do.  Why must we forgive them?  We forgive them for us, we forgive them for ourselves, we find compassion, we see through to the truth of who they really are.  We forgive them so that we don’t carry around the anger or resentment which is so detrimental to our health and our well being.  LOVE conquers all.  I truly believe that statement.

Forgiveness is defined as the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well.

Forgiveness frees us.  It releases the tightly held negative energy and emotions.  It makes room for more positive energy to fill that space.  Forgiveness heals us.

Who might you need to forgive today?

My picture this week arrived at dinner time……

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Love heaps

Samantha xo

Quote:

“Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.

– Margaret Atwood (Canadian Poet, Novelist)

KIND OF LOVE

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Sometimes when you don’t feel good or you are out of alignment it’s easy to take it out on the person who is closest to you.  We can unconsciously know that even if we are unkind, the person that we feel safe with will accept us even in our times of distress.

For some of us it can be difficult to express how we feel especially when we don’t feel our best.  It is important though when you see that you took your frustrations out on someone you Love to immediately let them know that you Love them and apologize to them and take responsibility for your actions.  This is one way to Create Great Love.  It’s important to communicate especially in the difficult or challenging times.  If you know you can talk honestly to each other, you can overcome anything.

To me unconditional Love is accepting your partner as they are.  Know that their unkind behavior is not the truth of who they really are, they were just disconnected from themselves for that time.  Kindness and compassion go a long way in creating a great relationship.  We all have different perspectives and come from different backgrounds.  What triggers one person, may have no effect on another.  With kindness we can find common ground with each other and work through any perceived challenges.

My picture this week came to me in a container of pretzels!!!  GREAT LOVE can be right in front of you, it might just take a slightly different perspective to see it.

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Love heaps

Samantha xo

Quote:

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”  –  Henry van Dyke  (American Author & Educator)

WHERE IS LOVE

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LOVE IS driving to your sweetheart’s house at midnight because you worked all day and they worked at night and it’s the only time you have to see each other that day.

LOVE IS trusting your instincts and acting on them.

LOVE IS knowing when to give the other person some space.

LOVE IS being there for the other person even when its difficult or they are behaving oddly.

LOVE IS believing in the other person.

LOVE IS relaxing together on the sofa watching a movie together.

LOVE IS spending quality time together.

LOVE IS loving them unconditionally even when they are not being particularly loving towards you.

LOVE IS seeing a silly movie that you know your sweetheart would like.

LOVE IS taking a walk together in nature.

LOVE IS loving them even if they have a temporary emotional wall built up around them.

LOVE IS being flexible.

LOVE IS doing your best to stay open and receptive even when you feel scared & vulnerable.

LOVE IS making your own happiness your priority.

LOVE IS multitasking, looking after yourself and still showing kindness and LOVE to your sweetheart.

LOVE IS the most magical and wonderful feeling there is!!!

My picture this week came to me while driving past a store in Los Angeles.  I just happened to look over and saw these cool lights!

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I encourage you this week to look at the places where LOVE IS in your life.

Love heaps

Samantha xo

Quote:

“There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love.” – Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

NAMING LOVE

 

 

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GREAT LOVE is about uplifting your partner, not tearing them down, not referring to them as stupid, name calling behind their back or to their face.  It’s about getting to the root of your own feelings of anger, not blaming someone else for the way you feel.

GREAT LOVE is about being supportive, encouraging one another, believing in the good and the Love that is within you and between you.  It’s about caring for yourself and the one you Love.  Feeling proud when you talk about them to others.  It’s about knowing that GREAT LOVE can overcome anything.  LOVE has the power to transform your past, your perceived issues, any outside circumstances and heal you in the most profound way.

Simply put GREAT LOVE conquers all.

My picture this week came to me when I just “happened” to look down at the ground in front of me.  Sometimes it’s how the gap is filled in that makes all the difference.

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Love heaps

Samantha xo

Quote:

“Love is.  It is noninterfering.  It is supporting.” – John-Roger, D.S.S. (American Author, Founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness)

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