Needs empower us?
Your needs and my needs are are like the air we breathe and the water we drink. They are vital to our existence as human beings.
To deny our needs is to put our spirit to rest.
I now understand that by not listening to my heart and soul I was I slowly putting myself to rest….
Denying my needs has been the difference between thriving in life and merely surviving.
Our needs are instinctual, ever present and pure.
Listening to our needs is intrinsic to our fulfillment.
They are part of our soul’s journey. Journey of our soul to express the inner world externally. It is perhaps an ultimate need to express love in a physical world.
A need arising out of the knowing that we are love. Therefore, we must love.
Each of us expressing love in our own unique way. Each of us a multi-faceted being of varying flavors, colors, scents, gifts, talents... all needing to express....
Expressing our essence calls forth the love in others as well.
In my childhood, I misperceived that tears were a sign of weakness. I learned to control my feelings of sadness, disappointment, and frustration.
Most importantly, I learned to judge myself for having needs and feelings.
Judgments are just tragic expressions of unmet needs.
Tears emerging unexpectedly just mean somewhere we have denied our needs.
Over the years, I have swallowed many tears further repressing my need and desire to just love.
As a child my joy was in loving. However, as a child so many of my needs went unmet that it became easy to ignore or not recognize my own needs later in life.
It was easier to forgive as a child. Later in life it becomes harder to forgive and yet it is vital to our ability to thrive.
I see now, that I misperceived that my love was not enough to those whom I loved.
To thrive, I must be free to be me. To be free, I must be willing to forgive. I must be willing to see the gifts and lessons. And I am willing to love the past to be fully present to love now.
It no longer matters what transpired that needed forgiving. What matters is allowing my repressed feelings to arise. To feel without analyzing is to heal my inner child. To heal her is to free myself.
I am willing to peel the layers of the onion as my heart has stored pain. Pain from being denied my deep need to love.
My heart has courage that my mind does not understand.
My heart wants to love deeply because it has a great capacity to love.
What we want most is to deepen our experience of love?
For when our love gains momentum we realize the depth of our true power.
Our true power arising out of our need to love.
Our power to love allows us to recognize the interconnectedness of everything.
Love that is expressed is love that flows.
The need to express love is vital to our thriving.
Love emanates from us.
Love fills us and fulfills us.
Our love is like the very water in the rivers and ocean. Like the water, in a river that quenches our thirst: Love is life. Love washes over us. Love is overflowing. Like water love allows us to splash around playfully, with ecstatic joy and great pleasure.
Perhaps when more of us feel our stored up emotions we shall see rain pour down on dry lands and renew our planet. When more of us look to our hearts- we shall lead from a place of regard for every being. Is this not true power? Power that respects and honors all as one?