Updated: Oct 19, 2020
As we celebrate our anniversary, I wish you love.
"Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered." - Wes Angelozzi
As we grow, we learn. All of life’s lessons culminate into who we are - mind, body, and soul. Our essence embodies everything about us, our passion, strength, knowledge, perceptions, and even our crazy quirks. Put simply, we are a self like no other, a living human being, becoming more each day. Unique and priceless. When you are all alone in your quietude, that person is the essence of yourself. You are you in spite of and because of all your experienced successes and failures, joys and sorrows, awareness and naiveté.
Have you learned to love and appreciate and value who you are?
"When you see yourself clearly, with eyes full of love and acceptance, you hold space for others to meet you at your highest self." - Karly Ryan
Love. Love is defined as intense feelings of deep affection, much like friends or parents and children share, or a great interest and pleasure in something, much like the love we have for sports. But, those two definitions are nouns. They pale in comparison to the action-packed verb ~ to feel a deep intimate, romantic, or sensual attachment to someone.
"You are certainly somebody that people can love. - Fred Rogers
Remember the Spice Girls? They are a great girl band that was popular in the 1990s, with their 25th anniversary world tour coming up in 2021. Melanie C. was Sporty Spice, and she cut a song that deeply resonates within me, “Never Be the Same Again.” She expressed, “I felt it was time to embrace everything about myself, Sporty, Melanie, Mum, girlfriend, cleaner, cook, therapist. And I wanted it to be empowering and fun.”
“We'll never be the same again - Never be the same again”
She looks at her whole essence, and celebrates how she became so much more…
“See it'll never be the same again ~ What I'm sayin' My mind frame never changed 'til you came rearranged.”
Are you in love? Do you have someone who loves the essence of you and believes in you? That is a love that is powerful and empowering, soft and gentle and strong, that you can reciprocate and share. And when that someone came along…
“Nothing ventured nothing gained (You are the one) A lonely heart that can't be tamed (Come on, come on) I'm hoping that you feel the same This is something that I can't forget”
Once you have cultivated this bond of love, you are changed. You are enhanced, empowered, and so much more. You can never go back. You can never return to your previous essence, as it has been strengthened, colored, impassioned. This someone who loves you loves your essence. As you receive and share this love, be mindful to cherish it, or risk losing it. Be so careful as not to sabotage and disempower yourself. Be true to your essence, and honor your self-valuation, self-competence, and self-affiliation.
“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” Pooh