LOVE MATTERS

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Sometimes we hold on to things so tightly within ourselves, it stops us from having room to breathe and space to grow.

Sometimes it just doesn’t matter.

It’s ok. It’s just the freedom of breathing space and expansion arriving in our life.
For a long time I have wanted things to go a certain way. I have had glimpses of that bliss but never any real consistency to go deeper and experience even more soul filled LOVE that I know resides beneath the next layer.

The miracle of today when I woke up (Literally and figuratively) is that it doesn’t matter. It’s all ok either way. I don’t have to wish and hope so hard for things to be a certain way. I can find peace where I am. I can be ok with myself. I can be ok if it doesn’t show up right now. It’s alright. And that feels like such a huge relief.

I encourage you this week to lesson your grip on the things that matter to you so much and in the process you might just find some peace.

My picture of LOVE this week was right in front of me as I drove home from work on the freeway…

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Love Samantha xo

Quote:
“True Love always finds a way.” – Samantha Rosen

LOVE IS DELICIOUS

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Simply put GREAT LOVE is truly delicious! GREAT LOVE feels to me like the most amazing piece of chocolate cake you have ever eaten! It’s rich and satisfying. It gives you a rush of energy. It feels soft and gentle. It’s sweet and lovely. It makes you feel good. It feels like home. It’s enjoyable. It is filled with light. It makes you feel happy inside. It’s smooth and easy. It has several layers. Your soul knows when it’s good. It adds joy to your life. It’s exciting anticipating what it will be like to experience. It’s captivating and enticing. Once you see it you can’t stop thinking about it. You can always create more and start fresh. It is comforting when you are having a rough day. It takes several ingredients to get it just right. With warmth it keeps expanding and growing. It puts a BIG smile on your face. It makes others feel good just from observing it. Once you’ve tasted it you just want some more!

I encourage you this week to make one aspect of your life more delicious!

My picture this week came to me while I was driving home from the gym…I saw the hearts out the corner of my eye and just had to stop and take a closer look at the beautiful and delicious work of art.

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Love heaps
Samantha xo

Quote:
“Love comes when you stop trying to figure it all out.” – Samantha Rosen

ROOM FOR LOVE

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In my life I have met many people who say they want a loving relationship, they want to be with a wonderful partner. I believe we all desire that in our life. I have however, also met many people who have not taken the action to create room in their life for LOVE to be present. We all lead busy lives and it can be very easy to get caught up in daily distractions. If you want to create something you desire in any area of your life, you must devote time, care, attention and focus to that area.

I am a big believer in balance. I desire a balanced life. As human beings we have several areas that combine to create a whole, balanced person such as work, spirituality, relaxation, health, relationships and our physical environment. If we want to CREATE GREAT LOVE in our lives we must be willing to take a look at the areas that are out of balance and take action to bring them back into alignment.

I think that sometimes people put all their focus into one area of their life, so they can avoid some part of the others. It’s easy to put all your focus into your work but neglect your health or your personal life. Internally we know when some part of ourselves is imbalanced. It is usually at that time when we have a strong desire for change in some area. Taking action to create change in our lives can feel like a big risk but if we are brave enough to do it anyway, the rewards will be beyond our wildest dreams.

I encourage you this week to take one action that makes room for GREAT LOVE in your life.

My picture this week came to me while I was at a café with a dear friend… sometimes LOVE can show up right in front of us!

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Love heaps
Samantha xo

Quote:
“To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.” – Karen Sunde (Actress, Playwright, Screenwriter)

FAITH IN LOVE

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The word FAITH is described in the dictionary as “Belief or trust – a belief in, devotion to, or trust in somebody or something, especially without logical proof.” Trusting in the unknown can be scary but if you think about it we put our faith in ordinary things everyday – we have faith that our car will start when we turn the key, we have faith the light will go on when we flip the switch, we have faith that water will come out when we turn on the fawcett.

So why has it been so difficult for so many of us to have faith in GREAT LOVE? Could it just be that we don’t expect it to be there. That our past experiences have influenced our present. What if we just made a conscious decision and intention to release all our doubts around LOVE once and for all. Wouldn’t it be amazing not to give another thought about having true love in your life but simply having faith that it will show up. And for some of us, trusting that it already has.

My picture this week comes along with a news story I simply had to share…

Soulmates

Soulmates died 10 minutes apart after a “lifetime of love.” According to Yahoo! News, Harry and Mavis Stevenson died within 10 minutes of each other after a 65-year-long romance. The English couple had been living together at the St. Werburgh’s House Care Home in Derby after Mavis fell ill. Harry couldn’t stand being apart from her, so he moved into the home too.

“The Stevensons’ family was not surprised when Mavis passed away on Nov. 3 at 89 but was shocked when her 88-year-old husband — who was in good health — shed a few tears and died by her side just minutes later,” reports Yahoo! News.

The soulmates died 10 minutes apart after spending their lives together, even when they weren’t physically together. Mavis waited for Harry’s return from World War II, and the two were reunited after he fought in the battle of Normandy on D-Day, and they got married shortly thereafter. Family members say that it was Mavis’ love that pulled Harry through the tough times overseas.

“Their love lasted and they were devoted to each other. I can imagine them being together now, after their death, side by side. Their romance and their love kept them together during those years. When there is absence, then the heart grows stronger,” said Mavis and Harry’s nephew, Stephen Cresswell, 63.

According to WTVR, Cresswell said that the way his aunt and uncle passed away made sense, and was for the best. Although it is sad, this happened for a reason, and it truly was the “perfect ending” for the couple.

“They would not have wanted to live without each other, so I think it was the perfect ending,” Cresswell said.

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How can you create more togetherness with the person you love this week? Just take one step in faith.

Love heaps
Samantha xo

Quote:
“He knew that I LOVE YOU also means I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE LOVES YOU, OR HAS LOVED YOU, OR WILL LOVE YOU.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

BALANCING LOVE

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The term balance is defined as a state in which a body or object remains reasonably steady in a particular position. When I think about how to CREATE GREAT LOVE in my life the term BALANCE is always a part of that equation. I choose a balanced relationship. This can refer to so many aspects. A balance of time spent together and time spent apart. A balance of an equal partnership where both people are giving of themselves in equal amounts. A balance of sharing in each other’s life. A balance of talking verses listening. A balance of communicating and just being. The list goes on.

I understand it is not always 100% balanced in every relationship. However, if both people involved are conscious and aware when things begin to get out of balance, and make a choice to course correct at that time and bring things back into alignment, the result will always be more GREAT LOVE.

It feels good to have a balanced relationship. It feels easy and flowing. It feels comfortable and sure.

We all have full lives and we can at times get distracted. It is important though to pay attention and do the very best you can to create balance in your relationship. It shows your partner that you are willing to be flexible and move things around. It gives you the feeling of stability and certainty when things are in balance. When a sense of balance is the solid foundation for your relationship extraordinary LOVE can flourish and grow.

I encourage you this week to focus on creating more BALANCE.

My picture this week was literally a big sparking and rotating disco ball style heart that flashed to me as I drove past a store in North Hollywood. There is no flashier ‘sign’ of Love than this one!…..

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Love heaps
Samantha xo

Quote:
“When you’re comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best.” – Britney Spears

PATIENT LOVE

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One of the most popular quotes of all time about LOVE is from the bible in Corinthians 13:4-7 which begins with “Love is patient, love is kind…” I find it so very interesting that the very first word used to describe love in this well known verse is the word patient. When I look up the word patient in the dictionary this is what I found – “able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious”.

I was born in the month of May and my horoscope is Taurus. One of the character traits we are known for, is lack of patience. Over the years, I can see my own growth in this area. In the past I used to just cut people out if they weren’t giving me what I wanted. It took some maturing for me to realize I was really just cutting myself off from some wonderful experiences and if I just allowed others to be who they are, I would see a different result. Sometimes that is really rather difficult especially when you can see things in others that they are unable to see for themselves. I am learning to have patience. It’s like a muscle and with practice we can develop it and it becomes stronger over time. I have realized when we have patience it helps us to grow.

I feel in today’s society, as a whole, there is a tendency to discard people and relationships much too quickly. If a challenge arises, I agree that it would be nice sometimes to just walk away and not have to deal with it. However, in order to CREATE GREAT LOVE in our life I am certain that having patience is a key ingredient.

I encourage you to practice some patience this week. You know in your heart when something is worth waiting for.

My picture this week is a bracelet I saw in a store and bought for myself. Now every time I look at my wrist I am reminded simply to LOVE.

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Love heaps
Samantha xo

Quote:
“Love is a taste of paradise.” – Sholem Aleichem

VILLAGE OF LOVE

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Sometimes, in order to CREATE GREAT LOVE, it takes a village. What I mean by that is we often have different perspectives. Sometimes couples see things differently which is why we are all individuals but when challenges arise sometimes you need to talk to a friend outside of the relationship to help you see a different view.

I have good friends who are great at doing different things with me. Some are great to go to the movies with, some are perfect to shop with, others are great at seeing the truth when I am unable to do so for myself.

In order to be a balanced person and lead a balanced life we need our full range of friends at different times. All are equally important, and all are there for you if you need them. I have come to understand it’s important to call on the right friend for the right assistance. Especially when it comes to help with a challenge in your relationship.

We want a friend who will not judge us. We want a friend who will listen and offer really good advice. We want a friend who will be encouraging and positive and after we have finished talking to them we feel so much better. We feel relief and we feel uplifted.

This week’s blog is dedicated to my amazing, sweet, wonderful friends who mean the world to me. I could not imagine my life without them. You know who you are! And I love you very much!

My picture this week comes from a lovely co-worker who wore these fabulous earings and in doing so reminded us all in a big way that LOVE can show up anywhere and anytime.

Silverheart Earing

Love heaps
Samantha xo

Quote:
“If we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls.” – Touched By An Angel by Maya Angelou

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