It makes no sense to only write (and read) about love;
the joy is in living the experience,
exploring the edge,
celebrating the moment.
Live with Abandon
My mom left was I was a baby; something about “she wasn’t cut out to be a mother”.
My entire life, I had been told I was “abandoned”. I felt ‘left’, ‘not enough’, ‘terrible’. Something must have been wrong with me that my own mother could abandon me.
I have also always been one to open my heart fully to the moment, joyfully, with gratitude, honing in on the light and love and amplifying it as I celebrated it. People call me enthusiastic, vibrant, passionate.
This morning, I joined in the #soulcall chat on Twitter. A participant mentioned an incident with her mom, in which her feelings were hurt. I found myself thinking “I wish I had a mom to learn to love (or to learn love with)”.
I tend to observe my thoughts for clarity–the one word that kept rising was ‘abandoned’. When I am in a space of “I miss the idea of having a mom” I feel abandoned. That is what people told me, my mom “abandoned me”…
After the chat, I went about my morning–writing in my gratitude journal and taking a meditative shower (refreshing my body and soul).
I logged into my email to find this message from Mirriam-Webster. com word of the day:
(Oh yes, I get it Universe!).
I almost didn’t open the email because I thought it would be “too much”.
Definition: noun. A thorough yielding to natural impulses; especially: enthusiasm, exuberance.
Example: We chased each other through the snow, hurling snowballs with complete abandon.
Oh, yes! I see clearly now, my entire life, I was using the wrong definition, feeling something was extremely wrong, when actually it was so incredibly right!
Yes, I live with abandon!
And, I am inviting you to do the same!
Live Epic Shi*
Corbett Barr says to Write Epic Shit . Absolutely.
My invitation to you is to not only read that epic stuff, but to live it. Fully.
I remind myself and my peers to live the messages we create and share. The truth is, epic shi* only matters if you choose to live it.
And, I don’t believe that happens in your mind. Sure, mind might logically process the concepts that are being presented, but only when heart whispers “Yes…please“…do you choose to experience the fullness of the moment.
Actually, sometimes you don’t choose it; when heart whispers, you find yourself living it while mind is screaming ‘no…no’ afraid of what could happen, it doesn’t matter because you are in it.
And, *that* is what Illuminating Your Heart Whispers” is all about.
Listening to, and living, your heart whispers with abandon.
Illuminate Your Heart Whispers.
I invite you to journey with me.
May you choose to live the epic shi* you read about.
You know how it is said that Adele wrote “Someone Like You” (and her record-shattering album ) after her heart-break? Well, I wrote this class.
Together, may we open our hearts, far beyond what we know, with abandon!
Much peace and abundant love,
Reminder: Linger. Savor. Relish.