Nature & Energy Insights
Being Open to Show and Receive Love
One of my dear friends has always had an incredibly open heart. From the time we first became friends, I was so taken with her ability to express her love so freely. She has always told me often – on the phone, with notes on my desk, with gifts ‘just because’ – that she loves me. She was from Israel and I am from the U.S. and I wondered, “Is this an Israeli characteristic to be so open?” But no – she is unique in her self-expression and her open expression of love. But it strikes me as odd that I think of her as the exception rather than the rule. Why don’t we indeed express more freely our love for our friends and maybe even family? Yes, many of us do this with our families, but I suspect even with them it becomes robotic. When was the last time we were truly *present* when we said those 3 important words to our parents, our siblings, cousins, or others around us?
Did you know that our words have a vibration, a powerful energy to them? They do. I’ve written about the energy of things in previous blogs and you can read online all about the experiments with water and with plants to see the proof of this energy. The next time you’re thinking of your beloved aunt, cousin, father or other loved one, picture their face and say aloud, “I love you”. They may not be conscious of it, but they will “feel” your love – across the miles or just across the street, wherever they may be. And you’ll have that wonderful satisfaction of knowing that they do indeed feel your love with them.
Back to my friend, just being around her makes me awake and aware of how little or how much I remember to express my love to the loved ones in my life. She is my unintentional mentor in being open-hearted! I aspire to be more open with my love. And so with Valentine’s Day approaching in the U.S., I was thinking what a perfect excuse it is for us to reach out to all those we’ve been meaning to. To remind them how much we appreciate them. It doesn’t mean only our romantic partners. This can just as importantly be for our friends and family as well. I’ve noticed that my wonderful girlfriends from across the country have been messaging and asking to set up Zoom or phone calls to catch up recently. Perhaps the pandemic has given us all that space to be awake to how important our loved ones are in our lives. It’s such a loving feeling – like a nice big hug – when friends reach out to reconnect regularly.
A Valentine’s Tree: Representing Love for All
This year, for the first time, my 83-year-old mother has decided not to take down her Christmas tree but to repurpose it. She’s merely changed the ornaments – to Valentine’s ornaments. Another friend has done the same. I love that idea of continuing what can be
to take mindful action to reach out, schedule the gift of your time with one you love. Just like we do on Thanksgiving to be more mindful of gratitude….
I hope this holiday, but also most of the time, we can still reflect on love as something we value, that we can be *mindful* about – appreciating those who are near and dear to us, just because …. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Pamela, Eyes4Nature's proprietor, enjoying life out in the field among the animals and the peacefulness of nature.