All You Need is LoVe – Guest Blog Post by Vicki Ainsworth
All you need is love, oh how these words have triggered many questions from many varied perspectives!
As for me, I’ve fallen in love many times before. I’ve loved that special outfit I bought for myself. I’ve loved my car, my fancy house, oh and mustn’t forget my favourite pair of shoes – all just ‘stuff’!
So is this love thing, just a word that sounds a bit nicer than ‘like’?
Is love romance, is it all about sharing with another person, falling ‘in love’ with someone else?
Is this what love is?
Is it a need to feel secure?
So is it a fear of being alone, so we find someone else to love?
Do we stick with this as we don’t want heartbreak?
So is it an emotion, is it a feeling, is it a need?
Let me share with you the verse on my coffee mug, yeh inspired by a coffee!
“For once in my life I have someone who needs me, someone I’ve needed so long.
For once in my life, un-afraid, I can go where life leads me and somehow I know I’ll be strong.
For once in my life I won’t let sorrow hurt me, not like it hurt me before.
For once I have something I know wont desert me, I’m not alone any more.
For once I can say this is mine you can’t take it, as long as I have love, I know it can make…For once in MY life I have someone who needs me…”
Letting go of all the nagging doubts in my head about me, letting of my ‘stuff’ (and boy have I let go of lots of stuff, still have my favourite shoes though!) –I can say, hand on heart; say that that someone is ME!
It isn’t about being selfish, far from it, it’s about understanding that love in its truest essence is not an emotion; it’s a state of being.
For me personally it’s all about living from and following my heart and trusting that I will know what I need to do by following the path that is right for me.
A quote for you to ponder…
“You’ve spent your whole life running and running, trying to catch up with something that has never been there for you. And all you’ve done is go farther and farther away from the precious love that’s been waiting for you all the time.” ~ Brandi Snyder~
Stop running and let yourself catch up with YOU- self-love rocks!
Oh, did you know that The Beatles used the word love 613 times in their songs, guess they really did get the fact that All You Need is Love…a whole load of self-loVe that is!
I’m Me, living my journey from my heart, with the occasional blip every now and again when the lessons haven’t quite sunk in, I am human after all! I keep things real, I keep it simple, I say it at it is, and I loVe what I do.
My life’s journey has taken me down many various paths and taught me many very valuable lessons; hey every day is a learning day after all! Arh yes, the Great University of Life – got to loVe it!
So what do I do? Good question! I am a Life Guide, a Soul Healer, an Empowerment Coach, a Motivational Speaker, a Spiritual CoOrdinator, an Internationally Published Story Teller, a Mother, and a loVer of life! You can find out more at www.facebook.com/combinedenergies