The True Nature of Love

“Surely, if I love enough, give enough, share enough, be attentive enough, help enough, be kind enough, patient enough, understanding enough… surely! If I love this way and put myself aside time and time again… surely! I will finally be filled. Full. Complete. I will have made a difference. I will have made THE difference! And I will be fulfilled. Complete. I will be loved in the same grand way I love!"

Looking back now, I can see that’s how I spent the large majority of my life. As in: All of it. Except maybe as a very small child when our love is still pure.

Somewhere along the way fear creeps in, and we begin to “love" in order to feel safe. We begin to “love" in order to create a space of comfort around ourselves. One where things seem predictable and ‘measurable’ even. “If I love this way, then surely _____."

No longer do we Love for Love's sake. No longer do we shine the very essence of Love for the beauty that it is...

No, somewhere along the way, we decided love needed to get to WORK.

We decided the purpose of love was to fill a need out there with someone or something else.

And if that’s the way we give love, then of course, that’s the way we receive it.

Something missing? Love can help!

As if love was what would close the gap of insufficiency.

I understand the weight of what I am about to say. And here it is:

Love does not close gaps. 
Love does not fill needs.

Love is so all-encompassing, so all-consuming, so unconditional, it cannot even see a condition within which there is a “gap” or a “need.”

Love is what it is, as it is, always. It IS the perfection.

Love isn’t lacking, and it doesn’t see lack. 
Love isn’t in need, and it doesn’t see needs.

Love cannot earn its way, sacrifice its way or give its way to completion or wholeness.

Why? Simple…

Love IS the completion and wholeness.

Why would it need to sacrifice itself for itself? How could it? It couldn’t.

But we try. And it is what keeps us insane… in a cycle of something always missing, always broken, always lacking.

If we pin love in a way is scaleable, measurable... “enough” or “not enough” … we keep the very thing we want to correct and see changed, separate, elusive, out there, “one day."

To heal our world, to heal ourselves, to correct our perception, to make a difference that makes THE difference, only one choice is required...

That choice is to believe Love is all there is. And thus, Love cannot "give" Itself away at all, but it can share itself. It can extend itself.

All of what occurs and unfolds in our personal worlds and our collective world... all that looks like it is not love is simply the out picturing of our forgetting the all-encompassing nature of Love Itself.

So... May we remember. 💖

The Wish for Guilt

It’s a very real thing in our world that we have masses and masses of people who actually want someone to be guilty. They want someone to be wrong. They simply are committed to someone, somewhere — or something, somewhere — not working.

And by not working, there is a divisiveness in place. A separation between what works and what doesn’t. The possibility — the probability — the inevitability! — that for someone to be right, there must be someone wrong.

Can we look just for a moment at the absolute ludicrousness of this statement?

How is that that for someone to be right, for something to be right — that someone or something must be wrong?

We carry around a wish for guilt. It is engrained into the program of our world. This world is simply not our home, and yet the way we treat it is as if it is. This simple denial of reality is the foundational reason our entire experience is upside down. We perpetuate it with the children we raise. We perpetuate it in the conversations we have. We perpetuate it with ourselves — blaming ourselves, ridiculing ourselves, shaming ourselves, judging ourselves, rearing ourselves inadequate, inept and insufficient.

Something is missing.
Something is broken.
Something needs fixed.

It is as if we wouldn’t know what to do with ourselves if all was well, perfect and already complete.

If we weren’t spending our time, energy and attention on trying to “fix” things all of the time, we may actually have to face our real Self and… Create! Be! Love!

It’s easier to say we want a better world while simultaneously holding out our wish for guilt than to actually have to BE who we really are — perfectly perfect embodied conscious, divine, all-consuming energy.

The wish for guilt gives us reasons to stay small. It gives us reasons to try to play it safe. It gives us reasons to tinker with this thing and mess with that thing instead of taking on the expression of perfection — where all is well, always. Where nothing is missing, and nothing is broken and here, in this moment, the wish is for peace.

Will we let our wish be for peace?

Once it is our wish, it is ours to have. Thought it will take what it takes to experience it…Letting go of everything that’s keeping us from it.

Let’s start with choosing to let go of the wish for guilt.
Let’s start with choosing to let go of the need for someone to be wrong.
Let’s start with choosing to let go of the attachment to there always be a "problem.”

What if the only thing between here and there, what we have and what we want, is our perception that this gap is actually real?

It can’t hurt to try.

Merging the Worlds

Leadership. Influence. Power. Change. Production. Value. Challenges. Hurdles. There is an entire subset of people who thrive on The Climb, Making It Happen and who experience great feelings of significance through the Success they have created.

At the same time, there is a stronger and stronger movement toward Meditation, Allowing, Power over Force, Self-Love, Gratitude & Appreciation and an overall sense of Significance through Being over Doing.

Shortly after I first met Ashton, I began the process of getting my real estate license, quitting my 8-6 corporate job and becoming a business owner. I quickly fell in line with my value of hard work, progress, success and doing whatever it takes. I didn't realize how much more I would walk into...

For over the past 4 years, the journey of entrepreneurship has led us to much more than we ever knew we would walk into. And we know it's just getting started.

See, the world is parched for Truth, Light and Love. So many know there is just something more available they are missing. They are living in Have To's and Should Have's instead of Choose To and Doing.

We have lived for generations now, led by Force -- force of development, business growth, production numbers, my-way-or-the-highway and conform or die mindsets.

Now is the time to merge the worlds. 

Now is the time for the Conscious Leaders to rise up embrace their responsibility and lead from a place of Awareness.

Our world will be led through Power -- power of being, power of intention, power of pure heartedness, power of alignment -- the Power of Love.