Where does love come from?What is love? How does love show up? Even though I've been a "Christian" for my whole life, the phrase "God is LOve" has never made sense to me until this year. I never understood why all inclusive churches would say that. Never understood why Christians turned- un-committed to-a-God would say "LOve is my religion." Until this year. This year I have been on an intense love walk. A journey that was initiated by my own health transformation which was the catalyst to me accepting myself in ways that I hadn't before. During my journey, I cut my hair off which allowed me to "face my face" and learn to love my outside and look through to the beauty of my spirit. On this this journey, I've learned to love and accept others, one must first love and accept themselves. The theme of this walk has been Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror." A song that is very symbolic of reflecting human spirits. When want something or someone to change, we must start with changing ourselves. All that we see right or wrong in others is a reflection of what we see or want to see in ourselves. Therefore, to give love, we must love ourselves. If God is in me, and I represent love, then God is Love. If I abide by, and do everything in Love, then Love is my religion!
When I give, I give Love. I shine love. I radiate love. If I do not, or cannot find myself to love another individual then there is something in me, that I do not love.
This concept rang so loudly in my spirit today because I met a potential client, who I poured so much love into while speaking. Our conversation was about 2hours and only 20 minutes had to do with nutrition and my services as a wellness coach. We shared stories of trauma, hurt, and growth. Even though it was our first time speaking, it was as if we were old friends who were catching up. It felt so wonderful to give up myself to her. I saw so much of my past self in her, that I wanted to share so much to help her on her healing journey. I'm at a point in my life where I maintain to keep my love cup full so that it may pour over into anyone I come in contact with. And that is the lesson. You can only give what you have. What you do have, give because someone will always need it; and at your time of need someone will undoubtedly give back to you. Learn to really understand what LOVE means. It is not merely an emotion. Its more than lust. Its more than a gushy feeling. It is a pure, unconditional support and acceptance of self and others. It is the upliftment needed to empower everyone to understand their value and the greatness in walk of life. Today and everyday I practice love. Today is the first of 21 Days of LOVE. A movement that some of my fellow health coaches began. A movement to share the values that mean so much to us. My charge to you: Think of what love means to you? How do you show yourself love? How do others know you love yourself? How do others know you love them? What don't you love in others? What don't you love in yourself? Reflect and grow.
By Tiffany Wright