Untethered. Free. Peaceful. Harmonious. Joyous. Loving. Acceptant. These are the beautiful states of being you long form. The reason these states of being can be so difficult to achieve in the context of family relationships is because you continue to rely on each other to meet your own unmet needs. These are not needs dictated or guided by your soul, but by your ego.
Ego strives to achieve its own goals at the expense of others. The soul – your higher self- has only one desire. That is to offer love, unconditionally, without reservation, without conditions, without judgement or attachment to force of will. This outpouring of love is so much more powerful than any words in building strong bonds between humans because so few human relationships are based oaths reciprocal outpouring of love without an agenda or expectation attached to it.
And yet, this is the very love we all long for, at the very core of our being, because it is the kind of love we receive from our Creator. When we offer love to each other unconditionally, free from expectations associated with behavior, we love as the Creator loves, truly reflecting the fact that we are indeed His children, made in His image.
Shining the full light of love on another inspires their highest and best. Rather than demanding the highest and best in another, we inspire their own soul to shine forth when we engage with heart rather than ego.
Each of us wants to be the truest version of our own higher selves. That is how we are happiest and most content. When we removed control and ego, we provide space to engage with others by expressing rather than impressing. We no longer need others to feed our ego when we fill our own cup by offering boundless, limitless, unconditional love to others.
Note: These messages are received through a practice of daily meditation that is not tied to a specific religious tradition. I offer them here in love. If a particular message resonates with you, it’s because it was meant for you as much as it was meant for me.