Love with abandon. You have heard this adage before. You have wished for it. You may have decided you will never know what this means. But you are experiencing it right now, every day, every hour, every minute.
You are loving Earth with abandon.
You think she will support you. You think she will always be by your side. You think she will care for you.
You have forgotten how your actions impact her. You have forgotten to nourish her. You have forgotten her.
When you wash your hair in the morning do you think about where the soap goes? Do you think she will drink it like an elixir of love?
When you go for your morning coffee do you bring your own mug? Or do you think she will take your trash and make diamonds from it?
When you look at her do you only see her beauty or do you see the wounds that you thoughtlessly imprinted on her? Erroneously thinking your love is enough to cure her.
Do you see those marks? They are yours. Only you don’t want to take responsibility for them. You say they are her problem. You say they were there before you met her. You say “I love you” as if it is a magic spell to break all curses.
Her baggage is your baggage. That is what love means. True love needs care, attention, and respect. How did you forget?
Now is not the time to love with abandon, now is the time to love consciously.
Only then will you know love.
This week began with my hand banged up and my finger throbbing from having a splinter. Not the greatest start of a week.
I haven’t blogged because there are days I just don’t have the time nor the story.
Today was going to be another storyless day. I spent 11 hours in downtown Honolulu in a meeting. Came home and was invited by my neighbor’s for dinner (Alaska salmon!). When I returned to my studio the air conditioner blew a circuit breaker (again).
But the story came when I opened a bulging package and out came oodles of love from my niece, nephew, and their parents!📦
A lovely letter from my niece – who asked me to write her notes so we could be writing buddies (!), and so she could practice her spelling. 💌
I received “Holoween” goodies, even though she wasn’t sure if they celebrate Halloween in “hawie.”
The care package was perfect because I have felt weird about buying Halloween stuff in Hawaii.
I don’t have a door to welcome trick or treaters and I am fairly positive I won’t be getting dressed up in a costume. The little bit of October love from this package is sufficient for me. 🎃
Especially, my new artwork drawn by my sweet, multitalented niece.
Feeling Aloha! 💞