A Lesson From AnnaLise: Journey of Courage – Day 13

Copyright Tam Black 2015 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2015
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

Guiding Thought

Love is unconditional. Choose to be unconditionally devoted to the Love which is unconditionally devoted to you! Embrace life in Love as your True nature. Connect with All in Love. Stand boldly in your heart-center, unwavering in your dedication to Unity of Life in Love.

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I am so thankful for the Love that is unconditionally devoted to me!

I see my shortcomings and—recently—instead of beating myself up, I have thought, “…but Love loves me!”

It’s a small shift, just a small thought, but it has been freeing! I feel like Love accepts me as am I and works with me how I am, regardless of my shortcomings.

I had an inkling of worry that this will make me lazy or complacent, accepting my shortcomings and not trying to grow out of them. If Love always loves me, why should I work at it?

I watch the show How to Get Away with Murder regularly. In a recent episode, Annalise told Nate, a man who she has betrayed repeatedly, “I want to tell you the truth, you deserve that…I want to change, I don’t want to be that woman anymore.” However, the audience, the viewer can see the words are merely another rendition of her repeated lies…we know better.

I wondered how many times I’ve said to Love, “I want to tell you the truth, you deserve that…I want to do better, I don’t want to be that woman anymore” and not really meant it.

The difference is that Annalise was saying those words fully knowing she did not mean them, fully aware of the manipulative effect they would have on Nate.

I don’t think I’m capable of saying something like that to Love without some sincerity. I may be aware of my own hindrances or delusions; I may think those things “block” Love’s love or acceptance of me, but there is always also a part of me saying, “See, this is the stuff in the way. I want to do better, but first I need to get through this stuff. Do you want to help?” The sincerity is always there; sometimes I am simply unable to access it at the very deepest level. With that, I’ve pretty much dismissed the inkling of worry.

In fact, I’ve realized that instead of wanting to be complacent, feeling Love’s love has motivated me to do better! I want to live up to what Love sees in me, even if I don’t see it in myself (yet). I want to be devoted unconditionally to the Love that is unconditionally devoted to me. I want to return what has been given to me so generously.

Love does not give of itself for itself. It gives of itself for us. We only gain through Love, and Love knows it.

I repeat: I am so thankful for the Love that is devoted to me unconditionally!

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