When we were young many of us heard our parents, usually when they were REALLY mad at us say, “I love you but….! Confusing, right? You love me but are telling me how horrible I am? You love me but I disappoint you? You love me but I am not good enough?
We carry this mixed message with us throughout our life and wonder why we can no longer recognize the pure emotion of love, from another person, or ourselves.
If the words “I love you” are usually attached to an attack, we begin to mistrust those words.
Real love is the love of the Universe flowing through us to another part of Itself. Romantic love is based on discernment, not judgment, making the decision to either grow closer to another person, or to realize it is not a good fit and move on.
By practicing the art of “Love First” the purity of love will become more dominant and the mixed message we received as young children will soften.
“Today I will be willing to give and receive love in its truest form, appreciation of myself and those I meet.”