Unconditional Love Exposed ~ NoCZ Challenge 2012

If I am convinced it’s love – unconditional love, wouldn’t that necessitate the love pushing any and all fear out so that it could express itself? Maybe it is GRACE that we need, to energize the love to do just that.

The fear of humiliation

FEAR of being Naked

Humiliation and embarrassment are one of the biggest culprits of unfulfilled lives. 

The vortex of self-image – you described it so beautifully. The risk of being who we are and the consequences if we hide.

I Love. I am Love. I do not give it, I be it.

These are some of the provoking thoughts left on my last post, Liberating Love. Although we were away over the weekend, I did read each one and took with me a deep contemplation into the dance between love, fear, humility and humiliation. The notes you each shared left me really searching within for what I feel is true in my own life and how it is that fear and love can move together. 

Because I do believe they can. I’m not certain they can do so elegantly and with a flowing rhythm, but I think we all have a dance that goes around inside of us between these two. The reality, however, is that the love is the TRUTH from a universal perspective – it’s what’s real, who we are, the ‘stuff’ of which we are made. Fear comes from the conditioning we’ve taken on in our lives and/or the lessons we are here to experience. While LOVE is what’s always there in the core of who we are, fear can sometimes mask its presence and overtake any desire we have to let our love Flow.

Isn’t that what this journey is really all about? Aren’t we here to move through our fears and let the love really shine from our souls? It’s not always love of a partner or significant other, our children, our family. What about the ability to love a co-worker? To love ourselves enough to live out loud who we are? Loving our planet, the Life that is contained on it. Love goes far beyond just being unconditional in how we interact with those whom we *know we love. The ability to love without conditions across the board of our lives is something entirely different – and in my world, it requires a soul with stamina to hold that altitude. It doesn’t just happen because I *wish it to be so. It requires a consistent practice of looking inward, seeing and acknowledging the fears and then choosing to take each one by the hand and walk forward together rather than be controlled by them. 

Do you have the courage, the stamina in your soul to let your Love flow unconditionally? No matter how it looks? 

Each of your comments above holds truth, my dear friends. Love what Janece has said about grace – and I do believe you are right on. The grace is the heat we need to melt through the fears and release the love. Love is truth while fear is illusion. But as a human – I believe we can experience both together. We do, however, have to choose which one we will give our power to – and when we call on the healing and releasing power of grace, the love prevails. 

Humility and humiliation. Somehow, somewhere in our lives, we all come face to face with these two. It’s not always someone outside of us who brings the humiliation into our energy field. In fact, we often do so ourselves. WE hold the keys of seeing what it might ‘look like.’ And yes, Miro – it lends to a lack of feeling fulfilled in our lives. We hold ourselves back, preventing the sacred from entering our presence out of the fear of how we might be perceived. When we surrender those fears and step into the guidance we are being given, humility takes over. Humility as in ‘resignation, non-resistance.‘ We SURRENDER and become vessels of service, love, healing for the Divine. 

NAKED. I love that you used this word, Cat because just yesterday someone who is a nudist made the comment that they are not ‘naked’ – they are ‘nude.’ Naked implies vulnerability, whereas nude is a natural state of being. I’m not a nudist myself, however I easily understood what he was saying. Being a nudist is a choice. Feeling naked can be disempowering. Humility is a choice for the mystic who seeks to live in the grace of Divine love. Humiliation comes from the human fear of what I might look like. 

Lee so beautifully summed it up: ‘The risk of being who we are and the consequences if we hide.’ Isn’t that what it comes down to my friends? Isn’t the risk of being who we are worth whatever may come in our lives? That’s where we step into love and out of fear. We stop hiding, we say it openly, honestly, clearly…as Betsy did:

I Love. I am Love. I do not give it, I be it.

When I surrender, let go of fears of being humiliated, invoke grace and step into the energy of my soul, I absolutely AM

~ * ~ 

Writing this post with such clarity and openness is yet another step in my journey of living out loud. I would generally reply to the comments left on my last post and let it be at that. But the conversation was too juicy to leave it there. I’m putting into practice what I believe and letting my soul reply instead. For me – this would have once been risky (very recently) – to so openly say ‘I think’ and ‘I believe’ – even if it might not be what someone else agrees with. I’m honoring the No Comfort Zone Challenge by stepping out of my comfort zone in a whole new way. Letting my love shine, allowing my truth to be spoken out loud, not fearing the consequences. Yes, Joss, we are changing. And I’m reminded of the song from Wicked – ‘You changed me for the good.’ ♥ Thank you to each of you for letting YOUR voice be heard and sparking this conversation to go deeper. xoxo

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11 thoughts on “Unconditional Love Exposed ~ NoCZ Challenge 2012

  1. Jackie,
    Love is absolutely the cure for all that ails us. It is said that perfect love casts out fear. To rest in that place of love and peace brings us every bit of security we require to live authentically. It is a journey. I celebrate your taking another step outside of your CZ.
    Paige

  2. I always love reading your ponderings, Jackie. They’re so open and honest, and many of your truths resonate with my own. The more fearless we are, the more we realize how little there was to actually fear. 🙂
    Peace & grace,
    ~Miro

  3. PANDORA’S BOX WAS OPENED !!!!!!!!! YEEHAW !!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU JACKIE – AND I AM WRITING IN CAPS – CUZ THAT’S ME BEING NAKED ! IT’S EASIER FOR ME WRITE IN BIG ….. I LOVE YOU BIG —— YOU KNOW THAT ——–WE ARE TINY DROPLETS OF WATER – BUT WE ARE THE OCEAN …….. YOU ARE WRITING THESE THINGS – AND I CAN CLEARLY SEE YOU IN THIS “INNER DANCE ” …. SO VISIONARY – SO OUTREACH WITH A NAKED HEART TO REACH ANOTHER NAKED HEART ——– I DON’T WANNA TOUCH A HEART THAT IS ARMOURED WITH FEAR – BECAUSE THAT BRINGS ME FEAR – AND I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF FEAR ……… AND MY “INNER DANCE ” WITH IT …….. THE INNER DANCE NOW IS TO REALLY TRUST ENOUGH TO BE WITH DIVINITY ALL THE TIME ….
    WHICH YOU JUST WROTE ——— SUPER CONNECTED YOU ARE TO THE DIVINE – GOD – CHRIST – BUDDHA – WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL HIM OR HER OR – ?
    YOU ARE DANCING WITH THE DIVINITY INSIDE YOU FULL ON ……. AND THAT LADY JACKIE O LOVE IS WHERE I NEED TO GO NEXT …….. TRUST ENOUGH TO BE THERE WITH THE DIVINITY OF WHAT I CALL GOD ALL THE TIME. WITHOUT FEAR – I LOVE YOU – UNCONDITIONALLY AND WITH A NAKED HEART I REACH OUT TO YOU XO BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL WRITING AND HEART – I MISSED YOU THIS WEEKEND ——- I LOOKED AROUND FOR YOU – BUT HERE YOU ARE NOW …….
    I AM CHANGING THE LYRICS ON THIS SONG –
    IN LIEU OF YOUR POST THIS MORNING –
    IN YOUR HEART – THE LIGHT THE HEAT
    IN YOUR HEART – I AM COMPLETE
    IN YOUR HEART – I FEEL THE DOORWAYS
    TO A THOUSAND CHURCHES …….:)
    THX FOR TEACHING ME EVERYDAY XO

    1. CAT – I LOVE YOU.

      YOU ARE THE SHINING EXAMPLE OF WHAT IT IS TO LOVE OPENLY, WITHOUT LIMITS. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HOW YOU LET YOUR HEART BE ON LEAD, SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH, INSPIRING US ALL TO EXPAND OUR OWN HEARTSPACE.

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND WARM THOUGHTS OVER THE WEEKEND. IT WAS A LOVELY TIME AWAY WITH MY HUSBAND…SOMETHING WE HAVEN’T DONE FOR 20 YEARS IN QUITE THIS WAY. JUST ANOTHER WAY LOVE LET HER VOICE BE HEARD – UNCONDITIONALLY.

      GREAT PETER GABRIEL SONG….’IN YOUR HEART.’ THE BEAUTY OF IT IS THAT WHEN ONE HAS LOVE RADIATING FROM THE HEART, YOU SEE IT IN THE EYES.

      FEELING YOUR LOVE…AND SENDING YOU MINE. XOXOXO

      1. SO GLAD YOU AND YOUR HUBBY GOT AWAY—— SOMETIMES THAT’S ALL WE NEED – A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT TO LOOK THROUGH – YOU ARE A TERRIFIC COUPLE – I JUST SOOOO CAN FEEL THAT – ONE DAY ——- ONE DAY ———- WHEN I HAVE MET MY MATCH – I WILL COME AND DROP BY FOR TEA WITH YOU IN GEORGIA ….. I WILL HUGG YOU FOR HOURS BECAUSE OF OUR OPEN CONNECTION HERE – NO HOLDS BARRED ! ….. THANK YOU FOR WRITING BIG ——— I DON’T NEED TO ALL THE TIME – IT JUST SAVES ME TIME AND SPELLPROOFING MYSELF —–
        MOSTLY EARLY MORN AND EVE- TIRED EYES – I JUST WANNA SAY THANK YOU – FOR UNDERSTANDING MY VISION WITHOUT ASKING – JUST BEING HERE – MAKES A &(^ LOAD OF DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE — SORRY FOR THE BAD WORD !
        BUT I MEAN TO SAY STUFF WITH PASSION …….YOU ARE BLOOMING SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH JACKIE – I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW BEAUTIFUL I SEE YOUR HEART FROM HERE ——- IN 18 DAYS OF THE NEW YEAR —– WOW ……LOOK BACK ……… IT’S AMAZING .
        I LOVE YOU …..
        AND I AM WORKING ON THAT INNER DANCE – OF YOURS —— THAT WILL BE IN MY NEXT POEM ….. THAT ASPECT OF ME – NEEDING TO TRUST MORE IN THE ONE THAT MADE ME ……
        THROW IT ALL UP TO THE SKY AND SAY – HERE I AM ——- !!!!! LOL XO
        THX FOR THE MUSIC TONIGHT ————- I WILL LISTEN TO THAT SONG 100 TIMES – YOU KNOW HOW IT IS …
        SO I BID YOU GOOD NIGHT WITH ALL MY HEART AND CORE – AND WISH YOU ASTRAL DREAMS – PLAYING IN FLUFFY CLOUDS LIKE THE ANGEL THAT YOU ARE ………
        XOXO
        YOU ARE AN ANGEL IN MY LUFE —-
        NO DOUBT ABOUT IT
        SO FITTINGLY …….
        ANGEL —— DAVE MATTHEWS —–! MUAH TO THE MILLIONTH XO

    1. Melissa,

      Words can’t explain it, but I understand so clearly what you’re saying. Loved visiting your site and look forward to connecting more. Thank you for being here….and letting your light shine. xoxo

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