I shall address you first because I want you to know just how grateful I am, to you, for being who you are. Your courage, your fearlessness, your drive, your spirit, your heart – it touches me so deeply that it brings tears to my eyes. I see you struggling to live out the truth in your heart and fight against the labels and expectations that society has unjustly placed on you, and you know what? I SUPPORT YOU! Please don’t ever stop listening to truths your heart holds. Follow and nurture those dreams so that we all may share in the joy of being true Kings and Queens together. I BELIEVE IN YOU! You have the intelligence, the love, the heart, the creativity, the courage, the spirit, to bring to life ALL of your dreams. It’s never too late to start on one you may have given up on or put aside for something else. LIVE out your each moment of now fully, completely, with an open heart. TRUST YOUR SELF. Know that YOU CAN! And please keep your heart OPEN because true strength lies in vulnerability, and as Dr Brene Brown points out, not only is vulnerability the ‘most accurate measurement of courage’ but it’s also the ‘birthplace of innovation, creativity and change’. CLOSE THE GAP BETWEEN WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU WANT TO BE. Against the backdrop of everything you didn’t have or didn’t like growing up, you’ve used your energy to become the opposite of it until one day, you finally realize, you’ve always had it – YOU ARE LOVE. Sometimes, love is tears. Sometimes, love is hugs. But always, ALWAYS love is forgiveness and love liberates. Don’t close your heart to who you are. You are love. And I love you.
Your light shines so bright that it warms me to my soul. Your strength, your courage, your selflessness, has inspired me to give. PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE! I know that this world can be cold but we can thaw it out and make it warmer by sharing our light with those who’ve shut their own down. I’m not saying we do the work that they have to do for themselves for them, I’m just saying we can show them. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. No matter your size, your colour, your height, your shape, your hair, your clothes, you are beautiful. DO NOT allow ANYONE to make you doubt that. I know you have a good heart – one that’s been through a lot and has fought battles and struggled and has been broken, but your heart is what we all gravitate towards. REMEMBER THAT!!! Keep your heart open and take care of it. Nurture it with experiences, interactions and people who lift your spirit. DO YOU!!! Whatever your passions are (and I know that you have many), explore them. Allow yourself the time and the space to do the things you LOVE! And you and I both know that shoes, as amazing as they are, aren’t your real passion. Look at the truths your heart holds. See how beautiful those truths are? NURTURE THEM. LIVE OUT YOUR TRUTHS. Make sure that you KEEP YOUR HEART OPEN. That is the only way that you’ll finally understand that you are a Queen because YOU ARE LOVE. And just like I wrote to our Kings – Sometimes, love is tears. Sometimes, love is hugs. But always, ALWAYS love is forgiveness and love liberates. Don’t close your heart to who you are. You are love. And I love you.
Courageous Kings and Queens,
Let us always remember that we can only see in others, what we’ve come to see and embrace in our Selves. I see Kings all around me not just because the men I know are, but because I see myself as a Queen so how can we NOT gravitate towards each other? Our energies feel good and uplift one another. THAT is the power of LOVE. Love isn’t just that non-platonic, romantic exchange between two people of the same or opposite sex (love is free!), but love is that connection we nurture with our open hearts with those who lift us and nurture our spirit. I know we’ve been hurt, and we’ve been down and low and sad. But we ARE. Life, of course, is going to be filled with unpleasant situations, people, experiences. But that doesn’t mean that we should simply give up and close down and shut our Selves off from being, from feeling, from loving. It means that we are that strong, that we can go through a ‘bad’ experience and instead of that being a brick or two we use to build a wall around our hearts, it is actually an opportunity to grow and learn and give and forgive and most importantly, it’s an opportunity to love. You see, it’s not about being vulnerable with every person whom you meet or whom you are related to or in friendship or relationship with. It’s about not allowing life to change you and make you into someone whom you don’t like or want to be. Whatever type of support you may need (i.e. emotional), make sure that you go with your open heart to that person whom can offer you that, and not go to one who isn’t capable of giving it to you (i.e. reaching out for emotional support to someone who is emotionally unavailable). Get to KNOW each person in your life and what type of support they can offer you. Once you’ve learned that, utilize it when you need it because we are all in this together. We are meant to lift each other up, become better and grow as individuals. Let us keep giving and showing each other love.
Final thoughts Kings and Queens:
A courageous heart will allow you to reach your dreams.
A smiling heart will enrich your life.
A loving heart will inspire others to become better.
An open heart will give reason to LIVING.
BE OPEN AND LOVE!