Self Love – A Journey With The Divine in Nature


Happy happy. What a glorious day it is here in New England, and what another whirlwind of a month February has turned out to be.

This heart rock I am holding was one of the many hearts I found while on the walk with the dogs last week just after the full moon.

This was the same walk with a picture I posted on social media last week with the green orb heart as pictured below. I will post more pictures from this day at the very end of this post.

Green heart orb under the rising full moon. Feb 2019

The Revelation

Fascinating as I stop and pause in reflection of my life …. The journey I have been on since 2005 has been extraordinary to say the least when I really think about all I have endured and overcome since then. It has been far from easy re-discovering myself and back to a fearless love state deeply rooted to my soul.

When things started to not only get more difficult for me after seeking protections from abuse, but escalated, and I didn’t know what to trust or who to trust or what to believe or not to believe, I stopped out of desperation as if it were my last breath of life.  I asked the divine for a sign that I was on the right path and that the decision I was about to embark on at the time was for my highest and best during one of the darkest days in my life desperate to be free from constant onslaught of abuse.

That happened 10 years ago this month in 2009. What I have learned about myself since then is still a masterpiece in the works.

When I posed that question to the universe out loud asking for help, I said a prayer to acknowledge and release all fear and asked for a sign that I am on the right path.  About an hour later, while driving over the Fore River Bridge, in Quincy, Massachusetts, I happened to see an angel in the sky.

Quincy, MA February 2009

Of course I took a picture.  And that picture was not one angel, but two. However, with the naked eye I only saw one.  To this day, I believe this was a divine sign from my aunt and grandmother who can also come in as one divine messenger too!

The quote came as a result of doing some picture collages for my children and this quote suddenly come to me in the form of a message from the divine to “stop, listen and observe for they will guide you”.

 

Understanding Love In Its Pure Form

There were many things I didn’t realize at the time when my journey began in 2005.  I had to re-learn what love is in its pure form, and undo what we are conditioned to think or believe based on propaganda, societal and religious ideologies that tend to be patriarchal and sexualized in nature.

In order to understand what love is in its pure form, I had to first learn how  to self-love again . This also means I had to understand that my desire to be “needed” or “validated” in order to feel loved was not love but my desperation for love from others.  This was also a form of dependency which many of us confuse with love as well.  We confuse doing for others or “martyrdom” as love and selfless, but at least to me and in my self discovery it is not.

What Love is NOT

Do I look in the mirror and focus on what’s wrong and focus on all the flaws?

Do I focus on why I can’t do something right?

Do I focus on comparing myself to another and loathe at what I am lacking?

Basically do we Gaslight the s*** out of ourselves or do we see the light that we are in its pure form and acknowledging all the perfect imperfections as divinely in order as it supposed to be?

How did we condition ourselves this way?

Who conditioned us with these beliefs?

We were not born this way.  It is time to break the cycle and step into our power and embrace the love energies the Universe is giving us.

The Journey Into Self Love

I refer back to the angel sign from February 2009. Since I did not know who to trust or what, I went up to the spirit realm. Since then, I have developed a relationship with and a language with the divine, and every now and then when I am off track or when I ask for guidance, I am blessed with messages in the form of signs.

Last week, a part of me reverted to old beliefs and patterns, and each time I was redirected in the form of signs of hearts everywhere and on this walk, there were at least ten hearts. Some are pictured below.

Love is BIGGER than us and yet one of the strongest emotions we experience as human beings.  We tend to put our defining moments and perceptions of love onto an experience with another.

In order to attract the love we seek in another, we must first have the greatest love affair with our self and through that vibration we attract that kind of lover and partner.

It’s been a journey into the discovery of love for sure. We forget that love is inherently FREE, yet many times we allow fear, judgement, and attempts to understand what it means distort the magic of it. However, I believe, we have yet to truly understand what is means in its pure form and in relation to self love, because we are conditioned that fulfillment resides in the magic of love with committed romantic relationship.

So what are we missing?

Over the years, I’ve learned love is pure and weightless that creates a chemical shift in our neurological system.

It is a force of nature pure and simple.

There are no conditions or expectations associated with love.

Love is about honoring what is and mastering presence.  It is NOT euphoria that comes and goes like passion, seduction and infatuation where we tend to confuse with love.

Love is bigger than the self or human conditioning. It’s the light that radiates within you. It is interconnected to all life and to the collective consciousness.

It is not a commodity that can be traded on Wall Street or something that can be turned on or off like a light switch.

You can invite love in. You can surrender to love by releasing fear, practicing presence and living in a state of gratitude.

Love is the life force that resides within you. It is unconditional.

when we honor the divine within, we open the door to infinite possibilities.

I am grateful for the divine signs to remind of these facts when I fall off track myself.

What is love to YOU?

What has love taught you?  Please share your thoughts and experiences with us.

How do you define love in your life?

In the meantime, I am here to help you. Don’t forget to pause, breathe and take a moment for yourself.

Please leave a comment below to let us know if this post inspired or helped you on your path.

With appreciation,
Laura

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Here are the pictures from that walk.


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Current Energies, Wisdom of the Body, and a Guided Meditation in Nature

Good morning from Webb Memorial State Park in Weymouth, MA.

Please join us as we will be talking about the current cosmic energies, what is happening, how it is affecting all of us individually and collectively and why the wisdom of the body holds the key to the answers you seek.

We will also talk about trauma, the health links, healing trauma, and what is happening now.

We will end with some mindful breathing and meditation in nature. Please stay til the end. There is some magic to be seen.

I hope you will join me and together let’s raise the vibration.

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I love trees. They have so much to say if we quiet the mind and listen to their wisdom. ..There is such beauty in the storm. We just have to shift our perspective a bit and open our eyes to see. .Today’s tree message: ..”I reach to the sky with my extended branches. Catching each snowflake andLetting it melt into my bark. ..My roots are nourished asI drink up and quench my thirst.I extend my reach undergroundTo brace myself in these winds.My trunk holds me steady As I ride out this stormBalancing my branches aboveAnd my roots below. ..I provide you nourishment tooAnd provide you with the air you breathe.Why have you forsaken me?Do not see my intrinsic value? ..We are connectedYou and IDon’t you see?Don’t you see?Respect meLove meNourish meAnd I will provide for you

I love trees. They have so much to say if we quiet the mind and listen to their wisdom. .
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There is such beauty in the storm. We just have to shift our perspective a bit and open our eyes to see. .
Today’s tree message: .
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“I reach to the sky 
with my extended branches. 
Catching each snowflake and
Letting it melt into my bark. .
.
My roots are nourished as
I drink up and quench my thirst.
I extend my reach underground
To brace myself in these winds.

My trunk holds me steady 
As I ride out this storm
Balancing my branches above
And my roots below. .
.
I provide you nourishment too
And provide you with the air you breathe.
Why have you forsaken me?
Do not see my intrinsic value? .
.
We are connected
You and I
Don’t you see?
Don’t you see?

Respect me
Love me
Nourish me
And I will provide for you

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A Mindfulness Journey Into The I AM … the Tree

By: Laura Joseph, Healing With Spirit


This was written about a tree or many trees that have come into my path recently teaching me and mirroring elements found in humanity.

This particular tree always calls to me when I visit this area. I tend to find myself drift in deep meditation when I heed the call.

If we quiet the noise, we can hear their whispers and feel their love and or pains. I know it may sound kooky to some of you, but it really is a choice.

It is a matter of shifting perspectives, quieting the mind, and surrendering to the flow of what is. This can be achieved through various mindfulness based practices.

So, I hope you enjoy.

My view as I lay on the branch of this 
tree. Full of scars, yet the light of day 
shines through

“I AM … the Tree”….

Today, I am the tree with my arms stretching out like branches, my feet digging deeper into the earth like the roots, my hair catching the sun’s rays and moving in the breezes tapping in to the infinite mystical wisdom, essence, and energies of the tree.

I am the tree who’s leaves bustle in the breeze dancing with the heavens. I bask in the nurturing rays of the sun. The health of my leaves provides nourishment and life for other life forms dependent on me.

I am the tree who is rooted in the earth anchoring me and nourishing my soul. I am grounded. I feel safe, strong, and resilient. The health of my roots will determine the heath of my trunk, branches, and leaves. The deeper my roots go, the stronger I become when a storm arises.

I am the tree whose roots are wrapped around me tightly, giving me strength, security, and stability. My roots make me feel warm and comforted. I am loved and nurtured in all ways.

I am the tree whose branches sprout growth reaching higher and higher towards the sky. I am nourished by the earth and the heavens. I am permeable and grow in areas most needed. My branches transform and transmute the past into the new.

I am the tree whose branches bare scars of my past reminding me of where I came from. But more importantly, they remind me how well I have healed over my wounds, and where I still need healing.

I am the tree whose trunk stands firm connecting the ground with the sky. I feel strong and stable reminding me of how far I have come keeping the memory fully intact of the summary of all that has happened since my birth.

I am the protector and lifeline for the rest of me. I can easily tap into the ancient wisdom when necessary.

I am sheltered.

I am permeable.

I am in symbiotic relationship with the rest of the world.

I am the tree basking in the wonders of life.

I am physically and spiritually nourished.

With tree, the past, present, and future blend beyond time as one.

I am life

I am death

I am tree.

With love and appreciation,

Laura Healing With Spirit

Spiritual Medium, Public Speaker, and Teacher
Shihan in Jikiden Reiki
Usui Reiki Master Teacher


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