Unconditional Love (noun) : affection with no limits or conditions; complete love. unconditional love. (n.d.). Dictionary.com’s 21st Century Lexicon. Retrieved December 20, 2017 from Dictionary.com website http://www.dictionary.com/browse/unconditional-love
How many people in your life can you genuinely say you unconditionally love? How many unconditionally love you back? Maybe you’re not sure if you have even experienced unconditional love before…
Well, we can’t MAKE anyone else unconditionally love us, that wouldn’t be very unconditionally loving 😉 What we can do is make the decision to love others without conditions.
Claire’s Steps to become more unconditionally loving:
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When you don’t get that phone call; when you don’t hear the compliment from your boss when you’ve done really well; when you weren’t included in something; are you still ‘OK’ and happy? It is so common to rely on other people, things, and situations for happiness. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?? <– I know that’s annoying, but seriously, WHY!
In engaging with people of all ages, I have noticed that there is an overarching pattern of unhappiness; relying on outward things/people to feel happy. If this is you, this is not uncommon! But imagine how happy you could be if you DIDN’T rely on anyone or anything else to determine your happiness…that would be pretty great, right?
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Butterfly: The art of transformation; a symbol of change, joy and color; moving through different life cycles; lightness of being, playfulness; spiritual growth. While hiking Bear Butte, I was greeted by eight butterflies – a noticeable appearance. Thank you, Universe/God/Creator! The shift I have felt since that day has both shocked and humbled me.
Of course, it took a few days after this experience for all of my shtuff to come up that I am now ready to leave behind, and man did it (the shtuff) come up strong (THANK YOU for treading through that with me, Ben xo) – ahhhh, I understand why the butterfly came to me now. For the past few months…ok, years, I have been searching for ways and people to fulfill my soul and the spiritual side of my life. In other words: I have been looking for a person or a thing to make me feel a certain way, to help me feel purpose, to help me feel good. <– EXACTLY how I’ve lived my life for 25 years; changing nothing except the realization of what makes my soul sing and that I want more of it.
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I’m going to be very real and vulnerable with you all for a second – I’ve had a bit of a rough go at it lately! (This is not an easy thing for me to admit, let alone put on the internet).
Despite everything I’ve learned, written about, and preached, the past few months I have resulted to old ways of thinking and being. I’ve found myself wondering; ‘Am I enough?’, ‘Am I a good enough friend/girlfriend?’, ‘Am I fun enough?’, ‘Is my life evolving in the correct way’, ‘Am I happy enough?’, ‘Do I react correctly to situations?’, ‘What do other people think of me?’, etc. While I am not judging myself for having these thoughts, the big question is WHY? Why have I let my power slip away and let the doubtful/fearful ego in?
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One of my goals when I started this blog was to inform readers about metaphysical practices I have learned/used so that maybe, just maybe, I could help someone else that might be going through something difficult or who wants to expand their knowledge. This post is about a transformational handwriting practice that I have implemented in my life for the past three years and continue to use; it is amazing! So amazing, that my mom created her own business with the hopes of teaching this to both children and adults all over the world.
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Clean. Clean. Clean.
I just recently received my Ho’oponopono Practitioner Certificate. (WOO HOO!) So of course, I want to enlighten everyone about this practice. You guys….this is the most profound, amazing, and true “problem” solving process ever (at least for me and my truth).
The jist of this practice is to take responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life. As Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D. says, “Have you ever noticed that when there’s a problem in your life, you’re always there?” When I was first introduced to this process it was a bit overwhelming to dive into the mindset that everything, and I mean everything, in our lives are just memories that we use to create our reality. For example, you have a back ache; just a memory within you. You don’t like the way your friend is acting; memory within you. You have super anxiety or depression; memory within you. Someone complains to you about issues in their own life; memory within you….are you catching on yet??
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That snort or high-pitched noise that happens when you try to breathe between uncontrollable laughter…you know what I mean (insert monkey with hands over eyes emoji), the stomach muscle ache after laughing too hard, the tears that roll down your face from something hilarious – I LOVE THESE MOMENTS!!! Have you ever seen the video of the bus that bursts out with laughter because just one person started laughing? You can’t help but laugh or at least smile yourself watching that, right? It’s contagious! And by all means, I’m willing to catch those vibes.
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We all have our skeletons from the past; big or small. I like to think that I have successfully released the past and that it doesn’t affect me today – but I’m going to be very real here for a moment. WOAH…Did this last week’s life lesson challenge me. A HUGE fear of mine that has been buried for, eh, six years now (yikes) had crawled out of my deepest place and slapped me right in the face. After allowing (yes, we are in charge) this fear to control and affect all parts of my life for the past week, I woke up this morning and decided that it will not and cannot be a part of me anymore. I am choosing love.
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Short blog thought of the day: Relish in the silence.
It is human nature to want to be loved and accepted. Why do we sometimes get caught up in filling our thoughts with the noise of worrying about others’ opinions of us? Fulfilling our egos with worry, fear, and numbness, rather than fulfilling our souls with love and acceptance? It’s clogging our silence and our presence. By the way, if you didn’t know, what other people think of you is really none of your business anyways 🙂 Allow the fearful thoughts to be silent; and just love.
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INtuition. Emphasis on the ‘IN’. It is a gift that each of us are programmed with the second we are created. Tapping into this gift can make all of the difference in the world for your well-being and happiness! The best part about it is that you are the only one that knows what feels right for you; you are in complete control.
I learned an amazing tool for increasing my intuition from Joe Petroski. With his permission, I want to share that tool with all of you now 🙂
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