You Are Loved

by Mark I Myhre on April 22, 2013

 

We are loved by our soul

We Are Loved

“You are loved.”

Yeah, right. If someone said that to me a few years ago, I’d know they were a manipulative liar… or an idiot.

“You are loved.”

What a worthless platitude!… I thought. And I hate platitudes.

But I was so VERY, VERY wrong.

Let’s back up for a second. You are a beautiful soul who was willing to sacrifice your innocence to come down here to earth to be an inspiration. You’re on a mission. You have a mission. You’re in the middle of it right now…

Add to that, you have a heart. A living, breathing, part of you who misses you and longs for you. A part of you who can heal your pain – and wants to heal your pain.

You have a heart.

Like a beautiful delicate flower. It has to be protected. Until it can develop calluses.

You came down here knowing your heart would be crushed. Do you really think the goal of life is to learn how to wall off – block off – your heart so it won’t get hurt? And whoever does the best job of not feeling, wins?

Given the conditions with which you came down here, on this volunteer mission, it would be a cruel, cruel life if you were not also given the means and methods to achieve your objectives.

Your heart was meant to grow and change as you were meant to grow and change.

One of the main ways you two do that is through being loved.

Yes, your heart was born a delicate flower. But it wasn’t meant to stay that way! You came here to strengthen it. You came here to develop a strong and powerful heart. But when it’s walled off… when it can’t do its job… it’s kind of hard for it to grow and change and develop and mature.

What happens, to almost every single person on earth, is that they shield and protect their heart, so nothing gets in to hurt it. It’s a byproduct of living in a place like this. One result of this shielding, though, is that it’s hard to feel much love.

It’s hard to feel love when you won’t let yourself feel. That’s problem number one.

Also, society holds unhealthy ideas of what love is to begin with.

“Love means you’ll get used.”

“Love means you’ll get hurt.”

“Love means you’ll end up all alone.”

I could go on and on, but you get the point. Love becomes a scary, manipulative, painful force that will be used against you.

The irony is, to a certain degree, that’s true. Love, like water, like fire, can be used for all sorts of purposes. For many people, growing up, they learned love meant shame and pain and punishment.

“That’s what love is,” we concluded. So we continue to block it out today.

It’s hard to feel love when we believe love means something painful. Even though we intellectually know that love is good, we often have a huge undertow of energy that says love is painful and you need to protect yourself from it. That’s problem number two.

Most of my life, I had no use for love. It was just a word… it was a scam. It was a source of pain. Love wasn’t real to me. And for someone to say love actually had value… well… that would have made no sense at all.

What changed?

I started connecting with other, higher, wiser parts of me. Today I’d like to mention three of those parts.

I’ve been reluctant to talk about this for a long time. It’s such a private experience. It’s also a controversial topic. Plus, it makes me look kind of crazy to reveal what I’m about to tell you. But because it’s so important to emotional healing, I’ve decided to go ahead with it.

Keep in mind, I could not possibly have made it to where I am today without the help and love and support from these other parts of me. And I consider their help even more essential in the months and years to come. So here they are:

My soul, my higher self, and my future self. These aren’t the only ones I work with, but they’re the ones most easily ‘labeled’ and the ones most commonly known to people. All three love me more than I could ever possibly know. All three want to help me, and want to communicate with me.

And they’re all much different from each other.

My soul: the substance, the hope, the feminine energy. My soul moves and talks slowly. We don’t usually communicate with words. It’s more a matter of transferring and feeling the energy. My soul is my home. I’m never alone or lonely when I feel my soul.

My higher self: the higher part of my consciousness. So loving, so willing, so eager to know me more. It feels my pain and knows me better than I know myself. It was my higher self who taught me so much about the value of love.

My future self: the easiest to talk to with spoken words. It exists as the sum total of all my possible futures. The good, the bad, the mediocre futures… they are all part of the future self. Obviously, it’s about a million times smarter than I am. It knows where I am, and where I want to go. It knows what I need to do and what not to do, if I want to live a life good and true.

He gets a little opinionated at times…

They each work with me in different ways, but the similarity is that they all love me mammothly. I’ve been staggered with love numerous times… times where I felt so much love that I physically could not stand up.

I have experienced first-hand the power of love. In a tai chi sense. I mean I have literally felt the raw energy and force called love. Nothing else comes close. Nothing compares to the power and energy which we’ve labeled with the word ‘love’.

I almost wish there were another word to call it, because it’s so different than what most people call love.

I firmly believe that if I were to feel the full force of the love these unseen parts of me hold for me, it would literally make my body explode.

Not to get all dramatic on you! Obviously, nobody’s gonna get blown up. Not from love, anyway. I just want to impress upon you – there’s a lot going on with love. It’s not what you believe it is. It’s not even what I believe it is – and I’ve been working with love for years, now. It’s way more. It holds so much value.

In fact, the reason I even have value in the first place, is because I am loved by divine consciousnesses. (Whatever that is…)

I have value because I am loved. Value and love are almost inseparable.

Because you are loved, you have value. The more you open up to being loved, the more of your value you can feel. The more you shut out the love, the less of your value you can feel. Which usually means you start creating artificial value… a topic for another day.

Many people tell me they don’t feel much love at all. It’s like being in a submarine in the middle of the ocean, but not feeling any water since the walls of the submarine are doing their job; keeping the water out.

In this article, I just wanted to lay the foundation:

You are loved unconditionally.

You are loved and that love holds value in many different ways. In fact, it creates value. It heals. It makes life easier and more enjoyable. It helps you be more successful in life.

Love answers the question of why I would be born on such a dark and dreadful world and then be given a sensitive heart, which only makes things worse.

You already know the downside of being here.

Being loved is the upside.

Being loved is the answer to all your problems and the solution to all your pain. But if you don’t feel that love, then those are just hollow words that tend to make people angry and confused. I understand that because I lived it.

There is no end to the love. There are no limits. The only limits are the walls of our submarine. Just on the other side of those walls exists an endless force and power – an energy we can never really fathom, but we can feel.

I don’t understand love. Not really. But I feel it a tiny bit, and I draw conclusions. And I want more. I know that much. I’ve got a few really cool ways to feel more love, but in this article I wanted to get you thinking about the concept.

Please ponder the idea – “I am loved.” And that love is worth something. Allow yourself the space and time to really play with the idea. That in itself will open the door to letting in more love.

And if you don’t mind would you click on one of the links below and share this article? Because I want more people to read it.

Thanks. And when you’re ready, here’s the next article in the series on basic emotional health – http://www.emotionaire.com/you-are-enough

 



{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Sara April 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm

thank you again for this very eye opening article

it was just what i needed to hear right now

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Irene DeHan April 22, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Hi Mark, when I saw your post this morning it literally blew my mind because it was as if you had been listening to what I was telling my son two days ago out on the back deck. I told him that a couple days prior I had had a revelation while driving: the mere fact that we were here on earth, meant that we were the “Chosen Ones” because in any two human bodies ly several million opportunities for combining genes into a person (enough Math, I think we get the drift :-)) And since we were certainly not hand-picked with the purpose of destroying each other and making sure that we damage and exploit our earth and its inhabitants we actually must realize that we have been sent here on an incredibly important mission…we must try to open up our heart beyond mere empathy and use every opportunity (an average day usually holds multiple ones) to reach out whereever we are and reintegrate humble, human genuineness back into this world. I am not talking about organizing a fund raiser…I am talking about the tiny little acts of kindness (it’s amazing how the tiniest little smile can harvest the biggest counter smile from an initially grumpy face!). Very often these tiny little instances of reaching out touch someone in a way that it may affect the rest of their day, or even beyond. It’s a way to bridge those many gaps that make us feel so divided as humans, when we all actually all desire very similar things.
I didn’t mean to write so much…I really like your theory and always enjoy reading your very interesting contributions! Thank you for sharing!!
Irene

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Mark I Myhre April 23, 2013 at 1:45 am

‘little acts of kindness’ – yes!

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Dale Jackman April 22, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Hi Mark,

Im not sure if you would call this ‘higher consciousness’ that loves us God? Having attended a Christain Church for years (and being often dissapointed by the ‘people’ attending) I found I wasnt with God. God IS love ect. Although you dont bring religion into it, and I am only familiar with Christianity and cant comment on other religions, I think what you say about love is very consistant with what the Bible says.
I think God created us in love, and gave us ‘free will’ as part of that – wich we promptly put to use in doing the wrong thing. Because God loves us he gives us the opportunity though to ‘make it right’ – and all we have to do is ‘believe in the unbelievable’ (respond in love to what we can see of his character, despite lack of concrete proof) and admit our faults (not even necasarilly lose them – just admit them) – and in return he loves us – rancid warts and all. He made us in his image, and God is love.. So you are right on message in my opinion. This world ‘loves’ all the things that take us away from real love – but the Bible says loving ‘a little child’ is far more important than ‘loving’ a ‘pharisee’ (read billionaire, football hero, Cadillac Escalade, and so on).

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Mark I Myhre April 23, 2013 at 7:18 pm

hey Dale,

I grew up in a Christian church myself.

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Aurora April 23, 2013 at 12:08 am

Thank you for your message. To me Love
is GOD!!! My life would be empty
without HIM!!!

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Biljana April 23, 2013 at 8:26 am

Hi Mark,
it’s almost like getting the worst haircut ever and still loving uncoditionally the new image you keep seeing in the mirror ;-))
Your articles are just what I need to remember from my heart, and not from my head.

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Mark I Myhre April 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Hey Biljana,

You were on my mind as I was writing this article. I wasn’t sure you’d read it, though, until you got back from vacation. It’s good to know the internet has made it all the way to your mom’s house.

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Caroline April 23, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Hi Mark,
Thanks again for another amazing article. I love reading all of your stuff, it’s like you are talking just to me! I realize you have helped many, many people with your words and thoughts. Thank you!
Caroline

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Mark I Myhre May 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Hi Caroline,

I’m glad to do it!

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jenny April 24, 2013 at 3:09 am

Mark thanks so much for this. Not only is it well written, It’s EXACTLY what I believe “intuitively” and gives me hope and comfort that I too can experience this as well!!! It struck a lot of chords in me.

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Mark I Myhre May 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Hey Jenny,

good to hear from you – glad it helps

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Rhonda January 28, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Hi Mark, Just want to say you have such great insight into lifes journey. Great reading. Thankyou.

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Anna February 9, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Shouldn’t “I am loved” be “I am love”?

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Mark I Myhre February 10, 2014 at 4:28 am

If I were to say ‘I am love’ then it would just be words, with no real meaning to me. It doesn’t have impact to me. I see myself as a person. I don’t see myself as being the energy of love… even though I feel it very strongly sometimes. Maybe at some point, that will change.

However, I KNOW I am loved, and that has enormous impact.

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