What if at the root of every emotion there is love?
I've been feeling a lot of fear lately. And I've been doing my usual looking into it, feeling into it, asking why. And I've found that underneath it is love.
After years of doing this work, I was feeling that when fear shows up in an abundant amount it is a marker for change and growth. It's letting me know good things are on the other side of this.
Wouldn't it be great if we could just bypass the fear and get to those good things? :)
But that doesn't work, so I do the work and feel into this fear and what I encounter is my belief that I'm not good enough. And I dig a touch more to find that it's the belief I'm not good enough to be loved. So I do my usual feeling and processing but this time I find this part of me doesn't necessarily want to be processed, it wants to be loved exactly as it is. It wants to know that she doesn't need to change in order to be loved.
Isn't interesting how the layers unfold? I've encountered this before in myself but this time it was a deep "Hello, you don't need to change me. Love and accept me just as I am." So I did. I let that part of me know she doesn't need to change in order for me to love her. She can keep believing she's not enough. She can keep using that defense if she wants. I'll let it unveil in it's own time, because I know that truthfully I am enough. And when she's ready to embrace that truth, I'll be there to support, love, and accept her. That is love.
Natalie loves life, people, animals, plants, and trees. She believes in the flow of life and approaches each day with gratitude.