Shifting toward love

Right now, I am engaged in a conversation with my life.

Me and my life. Talking.

Today, we are talking about marriage and freedom; about family and obligation. We are talking about friendship and ‘being there.’

Here’s a peek inside of that conversation,as it unfolded a few minutes ago. I offer it to inspire you to listen in on your own. (Note: the ‘you’ in this conversation is not a specific person. What I’m seeing is the way that I project this relationship onto everyone in my life. And that’s fascinating me… and, yes, sometimes it is also upsetting me.)

Not running away. Rather, turning away – gently, simply, easily – from struggle and arguing and the illusion that we will ever get this thing so ‘right’ that it will never again need work, need inquiry, need exploration.

Easing away. Not pushing you (or anything else) away.

Rather, I am turning toward what calls to me – drawing ME nearer and I shift toward what feels whole and right and aligned.

there is this core of something inside of me. something that knows what feels right and what feels out of alignment with that ‘rightness.’ (and you will notice that i did not use the word ‘wrong’ – nothing feels’ wrong’ anymore. There is only what feels aligned, resonant and what does not.)

This core, this knowing that grows more clarified each day.

Not abandoning you, but no longer abandoning ME

  • nor shifting away from my own peace in order to alleviate your anxiety.
  • nor shifting away from my own joy in order to alleviate your sadness.
Shifting toward occupying ME
  • this body
  • this knowing
  • this space in the world
Not harming you, but no longer harming me in order to keep you at peace.
nor shearing off,
tearing off or
selling off pieces of my soul to save yours.
Breaking free of the illusion of bondage
breaking free of ‘being there’ for others when being there means not being here.
Seeing that when I live in the present moment, there is only love.
Shifting away from anything that pulls me farther from this love.
Shifting, daily shifting, toward love.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeannine

Beautiful! Thank you Amy! I was asking my angels for guidance this morning and this is exactly what I needed to hear right now :) Love and gratitude to you for so poignantly guiding us toward love; most importantly self-love.

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Amy

Thank you, Jeannine, for letting me know you were here. :)

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jane

i made a committment the other day to no longer sacrifice my juice on the altar of someone elses happiness… this is HUGE stuff <3

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Amy

Woot! What a commitment. Huge indeed!

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Amanda @ Click. The Good News

I recognize those beautiful windows. Hope you are well Amy- thanks for letting us peek inside your conversation.

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Amy

I am well – and I’m delighted you dropped by to peek!

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Callahan McDonough

Lovely Amy. Very much resonant with easing away, not pushing. Making distinctions, and …..for shifting toward Love.

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Amy

Thank you Callahan. Lovely to see you stopped by.

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Maria

I am having the same conversation with my life, only you have expressed it so beautifully.
For me it was pulling away from what I didn’t want, knowing I could have more, staying present so that I stay in peace and love and not move to fear or sadness.
You have reminded me to stay with Me, to stay strong, to stay where every part of me is… in Love.
Maria xx

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Amy

Thank you Maria – for your comment and for reading the post. It is a lifelong conversation, isn’t it?

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Mia

AMY!!! Love this, I am envisioning something on my word wall around this.

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