Free Your Heart
What does it take to be free to love again?
We’ve all been there – someone’s broken your heart, you love someone who doesn’t love you or your “crush” doesn’t even look your way. You are left feeling jaded, bitter, saddened; leading you to put a lock of protection on your heart and profess never to love again. I remember once feeling this way and telling my mother I’d never find another love. No matter how much she tried to tell me I would, I didn’t believe it. Turns out she was right, I did find another love after that. And two more after that! Ha!
Guarding your heart is the best thing to do when you don’t want to be hurt. Right? No! It is so counterproductive! You may feel as if you’re protecting yourself, when all you’re really doing is placing a limit on your ability to receive love.
“When we take the limits, restrictions and fears off our hearts, our cup of love will run over.” This quote comes from one of my favorite daily affirmation books – Acts of Faith by Iyanla Vanzant. (If you don’t have this book, I suggest ya get ya one!) This statement doesn’t just apply to our romantic relationships, it refers to any relationship!
Are you in a job that makes you feel inadequate or insecure – even when you know you know what you know? Are you involved in a toxic friendship? Is your spouse or significant other not giving you the love you wish to receive? I say – look at yourself first before pointing the finger of blame at others!
We were born with a limitless well of love right there inside of us. That’s right, it’s not even something we have to learn! When we think of it that way, it is literally the purest thing we can imagine or understand. But we try to lock it up… all because of hurt and un-forgiveness and fear! Unlock your heart! Let your love flow, untethered, unbound and free! Right when you do, you will experience a well that runs over so much, you’ll be surprised at the easy reciprocity. Your relationships will change; and the people who are not on the same frequency as you are will fade away – and so will the toxicity of your relationships.
Most importantly, you will improve the relationship you have with yourself. Allow yourself to be free to love.
Hi, it’s me, Janine Lattimore and I want to inspire and encourage you to #keepgoing! Based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and among the many other hats I wear, I’m a writer, mother and Editor in Chief for Classy Living Society, a women’s only national community service organization. I’m here to share philosophy, inspiration, humor, a bit of inside info and tidbits I learned along life’s beautiful journey. Welcome!