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Stress Is Holding On For Dear Life

Sometimes life’s stresses hit so hard it can blast you out of the water – but only if you let it. Usually we see that truth in others easier than we do in our own lives.

“He was afraid to move. I could not tell if he was still alive. He held on for dear life.”

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that you were afraid to let go of whatever dream or fantasy you held close to your heart?

Were you ever too afraid to let go lest it slip away forever?

“The wind blew furiously, as it usually does when you live on a ridge. On the rail of my deck a squirrel lay motionless. I hoped I would not have to deal with yet another dead animal on my property, especially on my deck. And I knew there would be no clear answer until the wind stopped or at least died down – which did not happen that night.

Much to my relief the squirrel no longer perched on the deck rail the next morning. No bodies in the yard. Just the usual scamper of little squirrel feet over my roof.

He had something to hold on to. That something got him through the stormy weather – the high winds, the thunder and lightning. He knew not to move. Frankly I am certain he would have been blown clear off the deck had to tried to scamper off.

As it was, he lay there absolutely still, hunkered down to allow the storm to blow literally over him.”

Sometimes you give up on your dreams. When the going gets tough and obstacles present themselves most people turn away from their dreams. The suppress them so deeply – eventually they completely give up on ever even attempting to fulfill on what may have been a lifelong desire or unfathomable urge to live or do something important.

Stress takes it toll – but only when you allow it to take over your life.

No one can take away your dreams. No one can force you to struggle through each day or keep you awake at night worrying and anxious about…

About what?

What prevents you from falling asleep at night? What theme occupies most of your daytime and definitely bedtime thoughts?

Do you feel adrift at sea in desperate need of a lifesaver? Only there is no one to throw it to you. In fact, as far as you can tell, there are no life savers out there – at least not for you.

If you decided to you could tread water until you make it safely ashore. Heck, when you decide you can make it through the blocks and forge onward to your dreams then you will hold tight. You will grab on to the log floating by. You will float down stream easily in the direction of your dreams.

Your tenacious grasp, your never giving in or giving up allows you to weather the storm.

You know, even in the darkest storm, the sun shines. All you have to do is rise above the clouds to see it!

Death and Love

When you care about someone who suffers the loss of a loved one, even if that someone is no longer part of your life, sometimes you just want to let them know how much you care.

Love: How To Make a Difference for Everyone and the Planet Too

What can each individual do to make a difference for all of us and the planet too?

Remember who you really are and your connection to the God force and to each person (animal and thing) in every moment so you stay at a high frequency. You will fill yourself with so much love you can give it away indefinitely. Love solves every problem that ever has or ever will exist.

Remember that the God Force is pure love energy. You be love. Don’t think about it or read about it. Once you get to that place you focus on feeling happy and the rest just happens. You become love.

In case you think this is all hooey – remember when the Beatles came out with the song “All You Really Need Is Love?” I thought they were nuts. Back then I thought love was a euphemism for the word sex (now I am talking about a time of hippies and free love). Wisdom really does come with age—well sometimes it does. And I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, love is THE solution to every problem. Period.

What do I mean by love in this context?

Love comes from your heart. When you truly share yourself with compassion, when you have no intention of getting something in return – that is love. When you feel yourself caring about others even though they are not with you that is love.

And when you honor and respect yourself and your needs that too is love.

The neat thing about real love is the more you give it away, the more it comes back to stay. So you can be generous giving out your love.

Perhaps the best way to share your love is to be love. How? Love yourself first.

Fill yourself with so much love by creating habits that honor and respect you, by knowing who you really are (your True Self – your Spirit). Stay constantly connected with your True Self (Spirit) to become the energy of love. Love will pour out of you. Your aura will be filled with love.

Others will want to be with you and they do not even know why – except that being with you feels good. And the really great news is that being love is not exclusive to you. Every person on this planet can become love. But you always have to start by loving yourself, your True Self, first.

The rest happens automatically.

What is Love for You

Each of us has a unique definition of love. Yet we think everyone defines it the same way we do. For that reason people who are deeply cherished sometimes think no one loves them.

How do you know love in your terms? For you, feeling loved may mean hearing the words, “I love you.” Or love may mean being held and caressed. Or love may mean going out on date. The list goes on and on for as many people as exist on this planet!

Knowing love is an individual experience. You need to know exactly how you experience feeling loved AND you need to tell those in your world how to show you love.

Otherwise, they will give you love according to their definition of love, which may not mean love at all to you! And you may go through life thinking they never ever loved you when actually they cherished you!

I want to emphasize this crucial point by saying it again in different words so you really get what I mean. You need to live love according to your definition of love.

And make sure to love yourself. When you feel at peace and know love yourself for yourself, then and only then, can you give love to another person or animal. Without self-love, you can only know about love.

You can read about it. You  can talk about it. You can think you feel and experience it.

Yet, you can never give what you do not have, can you?

Be in love with yourself. Be in love with your partner. Be in love with your family. Be in love with your friends. Love your pet.

Act on that love every day. Ask others what love is for them so you can give them love they experience as love!

Your life and how you experience your world are always in your control – always and in all ways. You alone give meaning to events and actions.

Take the time to figure out exactly what you need to hear or feel or do so that you know others love you. The time and effort will pay off big time as you will never need to feel unloved agaion. You will clearly know who is willing to love you so you feel love and who cannot do so.

Ah, then you get to choose to accept the people who cannot meet your definition of love for you anyway – exactly as they are and exactly as they are not.

You get to decide who stays in your world and who no longer fits.

What Is Love, Anyway?

Tell me your feelings about this quotation, one of my favorite definitions of love.

“I love you,
Not for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.”

-Roy Croft

Leave a comment to share your personal feelings on that quote. Tell me what love means to you. We often think everyone shares our meaning for that word. Actually each of us has our own specific definition. For that reason a person can feel totally unloved when in fact they are deeply cherished – by someone who defines love differently.

Come back tomorrow for more about the meaning of love.

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