I am love. You are love. At the core of our being-ness is love.
I believe that little changes things the way Love and attention can. Not the romantic kind of love, I’m talking about that BIG love, the love that is at the center and the core of all things.
The LOVE that nourishes, allows, opens and creates.
The Love that knows when to say YES and NO.
The LOVE that heals.
Self Love is so much more than we’ve been taught. It is in falling in love with the fullness of who you are that heals you. It has healed and continues to heal me.
I have had to learn this the hard way. I didn’t like my body, let alone know how to listen to her. She had to get really loud for me to wake up enough to get the help I needed. More than once.
The first time sparked my desire to become a physician.
The second, was when my body crashed and put me in the hospital from what was labeled as autoimmunity at the end of med school. Ulcerative Colitis debilitated me. I thought my body had betrayed me. Worse still, I felt alone, scared, angry and as if somehow I was fundamentally broken.
I healed and am still healing. My health struggles have been a gift because I have learned how to see them that way. MY body always guiding me into a more kind and loving relationship with myself, with others, with LIFE. For that, I deeply bow in appreciation.
I’ve come to know the incredible things that happen when I LEAN IN and SAY YES to life even if it’s scary and the outcome was unknown. By trusting my heart’s yes above all rational thinking or fear, I have also experienced an opening, a returning to more of ME, more JOY and healing that goes beyond the physical right into the HEART of all things. LOVE.