This list of five reasons you deserve to be loved is a game-changer, for it is an opening into the reality of how precious you are. You don’t have to believe this yet, but it is an absolute fact.
You have felt love for another.
You have felt joy at least once in your life.
You have listened to your heart.
You contain the energy of the universe.
These reasons are actually events, events in your life that have entered into your awareness at a soul level. Because of them, you are so much more than you were ever willing to believe, until now. Because of them, you know what love is. Because of them, you are born in the embrace of love that fills all creation. It never leaves you, no matter what seems to be happening in your life.
It is no accidental event that you are here. Every breath you take is your connection with soul, a unique soul brought into the physical body to sustain you in this often difficult earth journey. This is done so you may experience reality in three dimensions for a brief while, instead of the infinite number of dimensions where we reside beyond our five senses.
You don’t know it, you may not believe it, but you chose this life, this exact life you are living now, for reasons unique to your soul’s intention and learning. At all levels of your being you are meant to discover who you are, an awareness that lies at your deepest level. You are on a journey of possibilities and choices. The people you meet, the places you go, the feelings you have or choose not to have, the emotions that can trouble you or bring happiness — all are part of this journey of discovering who you are. It begins with the heart, your heart.
Whatever happen to you each day, you are meant to eventually realize your presence matters, whether those around you know it or not, whether you know it or not.
You are meant to feel the sacredness of your right to exist. It is a given. No one take it away from you. Many will try. But those who try are part of the learning pattern, here in your life to bring you the very opportunities you need to open into awareness of how wondrous you are, to recognize that no one can define you. No one has the right to tell you that you are unworthy. No one has the right to take from you anything of good you value in your heart. Remember this every moment as an absolute truth.
Most of all, you exist in the energy of that all-encompassing Love that is the the energy of the universe and all creation. For one moment now, see in your mind a sudden view of the vastness of outer space and sense — feel — the energy it contains, an energy that is matched by energy of the atoms that compose you, atoms that came from the stars. You are made of the elements of stars, and you are therefore vast, and connected to the stars and galaxies that fill the universe — and to the space between the stars, a space matched in structure to the space between the atoms in our physical form. You are an ever-expanding awareness and that is the only thing defining your earth experience. It only needs you to say yes to it for that energy to reveal itself in your everyday life.
The fact you exist means that you have been made out of the unconditional Love that is all creation. You not only deserve to be loved — you ARE love.
You Have Felt Love for Another
Being able to feel true love for another human being is the most powerful force within you. When you have such a feeling, it runs deep, and it transforms you.
True love for another is so different from infatuation or obsession toward someone. Feeling true love for another is also not a form of self-sacrifice or obeisance and it never asks or requires you to give away your personal power.
What the feeling of true love brings is serenity, an awareness not unlike the feeling that you have come home after a long journey. It is an emotion both of giving and receiving, for it enters you in mind, heart, body, and spirit and does not fade away. Once known, it is there forever, exactly because it has already changed you, changed your awareness of who you are in exponential ways. You don’t forget this feeling.
At some point in your life, you have felt this serenity in the knowing of another, and your love for that person has expanded you in spirit and in your heart, like the path of a spiral, ever moving upward.
And what is also happening, because as human beings we are wired for this, is that someone else sees you in the same way, with the same serenity and feeling of deep love. They can be a friend, a lover, a relative, a stranger — but the feeling of love toward you that they have is whole, and unconditional, whether they speak of this to you or not.
This is how it works.
You Have Felt Joy at Least Once in Your Life
What is this joy? It is an emotion free of any limitations. It is spontaneous, exuberant, the feeling of happiness and contentment so complete it takes your breath away.
It can happen anywhere, in any moment, without direct cause. It can be the sound of the wind rushing through the trees, the scene of a child playing with a dog, the moon rising across a wide plain against an indigo sky, seeing a spider’s web in sunlight, catching sight of multicolored balloons with their helium fires rising together across a valley, hearing your baby laughing, sitting on your deck and seeing autumn leaves in all their glory, standing outside after a snowstorm and noticing the muffled stillness around you, watching someone you love do something — anything, reading a poem, looking at a painting, hearing a certain piece of music that makes you want to stay still until it has ended, receiving the kindness of a stranger when you need directions, finishing work that matters to you after a long time, walking through a garden of wildflowers, listening to the sound of waves breaking on the seashore, seeing dolphins in the water, watching a favorite movie, meeting someone you deeply admire, hearing the rain on leaves…and more, and more.
There is no end to what can bring you the feeling of joy. That is because you are here connected to the earth and sky, the wind and elements, the people around you and the people and animals that cover the earth. You are never really separate from anything — it is impossible. So the feeling of joy is always with you, waiting for you.
You Have Listened to Your Heart
The heart sends out the largest electromagnetic field in the body, 100 times greater than the brain. It extends several feet away from you, a palpable energy force. You experience this electromagnetic field of the heart every day, every moment. It apprises you of the presence of others. Through it you intersect at the energy level, the electromagnetic level, and sense your connection with other human beings — it informs you of the true nature of that connection.
We don’t always or even often know how to “read” what our heart is telling us. But it is easy to change that. Think of something negative that is troubling you. Hold your hand over your heart for a time and think of that negative thing again. You cannot see it the same way. By placing your hand over your heart, or both hands, you are redirecting the brain’s preoccupations into the heart where they are no longer stuck in a cycle of repetitive doubt. By being aware you are in the heart’s energy field — which happens when you connect to the heart physically with your hands — you are able to sense the deep power that lies within you to respond with right action to the challenges that affect you.
As a child you always listened to your heart. It came naturally, because that is how we are wired from birth. We actually have to be trained by adults to use our brains and forget the heart’s immense power to respond and heal and inform and direct us into what matters to us most. You received this brain training, but it is not wired into you, it is imposed upon you by convention and rules created out of the mistaken belief we must let go of emotions and sustain only our rational selves as real.
You can let go of the influence of this “training,” however, bit by bit, because you have already listened to your heart and know it holds the power of love. You already know at an inner level, even if you have not been aware of it, that this is a love given to you unconditionally as your birthright. It is a love you deserve to know and use and receive — because you exist.
You Contain the Energy of the Universe
Remember, you are made of stars.
Remember, you are connected to every atom even of the galaxies.
Remember, your presence on this earth is part of a cycle of life that has gone on for billions of years in one form or another and it has culminated now, here and now, in you. Look in a mirror and say this out loud: “I am. I exist. I love. I am loved.” Say it again.
Remember, you are the pinnacle of creation, the evidence of a Creative Power beyond our imagining, a part of All That Is.
Remember, allow your self to love who you are, as you are, because you are unique and held always within the All That Is, like a child cradled by its mother.
Remember you deserve love because you ARE love, and always have been, and always will be.