As I continue to grow into, and reveal the person I truly am, deep within my core; I’m realizing that sometimes being ME isn’t always what others like, think I should be like, or want. And you know what, that’s OK! <– this is the first time in my life that I feel this way.
Hiiii guys!! I have been completely missing in action for the past, ehhh 2 MONTHS?! My gosh, whoops!
For those of you who don’t know, a LOT has changed with me during this absence. First, I was selected to represent Wanderlust as a Wayfarer – I am SO grateful for the Universe for bringing this opportunity into my life. If you have questions about that please, please reach out to me! Secondly, I got ENGAGED to the most amazing, humble, handsome, smart, adventurous, etc. etc. man on this earth on December 1st! & with this engagement came our new baby (puppy not human), Royce! He is a golden retriever and I am obsessed with him.
SO, my life was completely shaken up (in the best way!) and I did NOT make the time to write! Ugh I missed it so much – writing is a huge release for me; I am happy to be back and inspired to pick up my pen this morning 🙂
Unconditional Love (noun) : affection with no limits or conditions; complete love. unconditional love. (n.d.). Dictionary.com’s 21st Century Lexicon. Retrieved December 20, 2017 from Dictionary.com website http://www.dictionary.com/browse/unconditional-love
How many people in your life can you genuinely say you unconditionally love? How many unconditionally love you back? Maybe you’re not sure if you have even experienced unconditional love before…
Well, we can’t MAKE anyone else unconditionally love us, that wouldn’t be very unconditionally loving 😉 What we can do is make the decision to love others without conditions.
Claire’s Steps to become more unconditionally loving:
When you don’t get that phone call; when you don’t hear the compliment from your boss when you’ve done really well; when you weren’t included in something; are you still ‘OK’ and happy? It is so common to rely on other people, things, and situations for happiness. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?? <– I know that’s annoying, but seriously, WHY!
In engaging with people of all ages, I have noticed that there is an overarching pattern of unhappiness; relying on outward things/people to feel happy. If this is you, this is not uncommon! But imagine how happy you could be if you DIDN’T rely on anyone or anything else to determine your happiness…that would be pretty great, right?
Butterfly: The art of transformation; a symbol of change, joy and color; moving through different life cycles; lightness of being, playfulness; spiritual growth. While hiking Bear Butte, I was greeted by eight butterflies – a noticeable appearance. Thank you, Universe/God/Creator! The shift I have felt since that day has both shocked and humbled me.
Of course, it took a few days after this experience for all of my shtuff to come up that I am now ready to leave behind, and man did it (the shtuff) come up strong (THANK YOU for treading through that with me, Ben xo) – ahhhh, I understand why the butterfly came to me now. For the past few months…ok, years, I have been searching for ways and people to fulfill my soul and the spiritual side of my life. In other words: I have been looking for a person or a thing to make me feel a certain way, to help me feel purpose, to help me feel good. <– EXACTLY how I’ve lived my life for 25 years; changing nothing except the realization of what makes my soul sing and that I want more of it.
I’m going to be very real and vulnerable with you all for a second – I’ve had a bit of a rough go at it lately! (This is not an easy thing for me to admit, let alone put on the internet).
Despite everything I’ve learned, written about, and preached, the past few months I have resulted to old ways of thinking and being. I’ve found myself wondering; ‘Am I enough?’, ‘Am I a good enough friend/girlfriend?’, ‘Am I fun enough?’, ‘Is my life evolving in the correct way’, ‘Am I happy enough?’, ‘Do I react correctly to situations?’, ‘What do other people think of me?’, etc. While I am not judging myself for having these thoughts, the big question is WHY? Why have I let my power slip away and let the doubtful/fearful ego in?
One of my goals when I started this blog was to inform readers about metaphysical practices I have learned/used so that maybe, just maybe, I could help someone else that might be going through something difficult or who wants to expand their knowledge. This post is about a transformational handwriting practice that I have implemented in my life for the past three years and continue to use; it is amazing! So amazing, that my mom created her own business with the hopes of teaching this to both children and adults all over the world.