< back to articles

Hi, I love you

Being open to receiving love or living open-heartedly has everything to do with you, and nothing to do with whether or not someone else is open to giving or receiving love or living open-heartedly. Some people simply do not know how to live open-heartedly, let alone model it. All of the madness, fear and disconnect in the world today is the ego’s way of saying, “I am not ready to return to the light, love and truth that I am yet.” But, I get to open-heartedly share a smile with someone I meet on a walk, in the grocery store or anywhere along life’s path not knowing whether I will be met with a stoic stare, a shy surprised smile or a gushing smile in return.

Recently I was in New York with my husband Karl, who had worked there for many years. One night we went to a restaurant for dinner, and on our way to the entrance we passed by people eating out on the patio. I shared a genuine smile with a woman on the patio before asking her, “Is the food here any good?” The woman responded with a grin and shared that it was indeed worthy. After we entered the restaurant, my husband turned to me and said, “We don’t talk to other people here,” with “here” meaning “on the east coast.” I looked at Karl and said, “I do!” Living authentically is a gift and it requires allowing ourselves to be moved by inspiration, even when others are not open to the connection or love that we offer.

Even as a child, I wanted my family to release their pain and to see the love that was right in front of them. They weren’t ready, so they lashed out at me and others and they also lashed out at themselves. From their actions, I concluded that something was wrong with me and that I wasn’t lovable. I didn’t realize that their resistance to aligning with love had nothing to do with me.

My childhood was still my Divine Life playing out, even though it was painful. My experience of pain drove me to become a fierce lover of truth. Truth offered me clarity as to why people were acting the way they did. I came to realize the actions of others were not about me. I came to see the innocence of others and myself as we acted out of pain, struggle and conflict. This awareness invited me to recognize my own stored pain that I kept playing out in life, and to focus on what I needed in order to heal and transform for myself.

Your Divine Life is playing out too. When you do your work to heal it benefits you, your ancestors, your family, your children and most everyone in your life. It is a dynamic gift that you give to yourself and to the world when you release blocks to living your authentic life, free of issues and emotional charges that have been holding you back.

This post originally appeared in the June 2017 Inner Prosperity Newsletter. You can sign up for our newsletter and get these gems in your inbox as well as a free guided mediation on peace.

RitaLaughingSquare150About the author: Rita Henry, founder of Inner Prosperity in Des Moines, Iowa, is an intuitive counselor who has helped thousands of people live more joyful, authentic lives. Rita’s unique approach combines powerful energy work, Qigong, meditation, and breath-work to help clients heal the mind, body and spirit. Rita provides essential, unwavering support through individual sessions and a wide range of group-centered classes, workshops and retreats.


No comments yet.

Add a comment

(it will not be shared)