Wednesday, March 25, 2020

LOVE

As sometimes happens with me, I was thinking of a whole different blog and then this one happened.  As I was meditating the song, "One Bad Apple" kept running through my head.  I thought, "Well that's odd.  I'm supposed to be meditating.  STOP IT!!!"  When I tried to meditate again the song "What The World Need Now" ran through my head.  Then "Everybody".  OKAY...you got my attention!  Apparently there are messages in these songs that people need to hear.

If you go to www.lovepaula.net and go down the right hand side, you'll see my archived blogs.  Go to the year 2012, April, then the blog "Everybody".  Since I've already written about the song "Everybody" I won't do it again.  Just read that.  You can even listen to the song there.

But the other two songs that were given to me intrigued me ,so I printed out the lyrics.

"I can tell you've been hurt by that look on your face girl.  You need love but you're afraid that if you give in, someone else will come along and sock it to you again.  One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch girl.  Give it one more try before you give up on love."

"One Bad Apple " is a love song from a guy to a girl.  But as with many things, there can be more than one meaning.  I can see this also meaning love in general.  Many people have been hurt by people they loved and trusted.  Maybe a parent, an aunt or uncle, a teacher, a sibling, a friend.  It could have been physical or emotional abuse.  It could have been some sort of betrayal or disappointment.  People then tend to put up walls aroung themselves...around their hearts.  They try to protect themselves and keep people away so that they won't get hurt again.  Unfortunately they are shortchanging themselves.  Sure, by being open we MAY get hurt again. But by closing yourself off, you're strangling love.  Human beings NEED love in order to grow and thrive.  I'm not talking about romantic love.  I'm talking about self love.  I'm talking about the beautiful, unselfish, unconditional love that comes from our Source.  Humans need that to survive.

"What the world needs now is love, sweet love.  I'ts the only thing that there's just too little of.  What the world needs now is love, sweet love.  No not just for some, but for everyone."

Right now, with everything that's going on in our world, what the WHOLE world needs is love.  People need love.  Plants and animals need love.  The Earth herself needs love.   Love is healing.

I've posted this meditation before.  I'm going to share it again.  If it resonates with you, please consider doing this as often as you can.  You can do it for a minute or an hour.  It doesn't matter.

Sit quietly.  Take a deep breath in.  Blow it out.  Take another breath in.  Blow it out.  On the next "in breath", imagine you are breathing in all the love there is in the entire universe.  Now with the "out breath", intend that you are breathing that love out to the Earth and ALL her inhabitants. - land, sea and air.  With each "in" breath you're gathering love.  With each "out" breath, send that love to the Earth and all her inhabitants.  Do this for s long as you're comfortable.

In times like these, people sometimes feel helpless.  They wish there was something they could do.  Well, this is something  everyone, everywhere. can do no matter what your circumstance.  You won't believe how good it feels!

Love,  Paula

Monday, January 13, 2020

Live to the Fullest

I've lost a lot of people close to me in the last year and a half, especially in the last four months.  Part of processing, for me, is to examine my own life.

I'm sure most, if not all of these people had plans and dreams for their future that they never had the opportunity to complete.  "Some day I'll do this", "Next year I'll do that", "In the summer I'll do...whatever"  We all put things off until a better time.  The problem is, we don't know how much time we have.  We could be gone before we know it.  OR our health could be gone before we know it.

While reflecting on the friends and family that have passed, I've reached some conclusions.  Do the things you want to do NOW, not later.  Don't put things off.  Live in their stead.  I think the best way we can honor those we have lost is to live our lives to the fullest.

Love,  Paula