Sadly to some, love is cliche which just goes to show you the level of discontent that exists in some of us. Ultimately, the hearts real job is to lovingly convince the mind that it’s okay to let go of the old stories and replace them with new, higher vibrating ones. Only love can do that. Only love can soothe the soul and smooth the ruffled feathers of ego and pride. Only love can forgive trespasses. Only a heart full of love for self first can give this gift. The love in your heart wants to grow just like anger does. We are used to allowing anger to grow, and we are used to displays of anger in all forms. But, when it comes to love, unconditional love, we resist because we just don't know how, or why, we should love ourselves, give unconditionally, or accept love from others.
How did this happen and are we teaching this to our children?
For me, my inner child ran the show for many, many years. She was hurt and disappointed and immature. She only knew a few ways to express herself and acting out was definitely one of them. She, (I), shut down my heart years ago and allowed all the lower vibrating energies to take over, including anger. I was proficient at all of them and truth be told, that knowing does not diminish with enlightenment, but it enabled me to transmute the anger into an energy that is sustainable, manageable and useable. I chose to allow the anger to leave, and I chose to invite peace to take its place, and boy is it a journey of choice, calmness and forgiveness.
Luckily, my higher self had a better story. My ever patient, ever teaching highest self, lovingly shined light on the inflection in my own voice, so much so that when I would hear my own stories, they just weren't as satisfying as they used to be. I could hear my own bitterness. I started to see the pain. I asked to be healed and immediately the healing process began.
So, bring your story into the light and tell your truth one last time. Allow the light to cascade in and all around you, your hurt, your disappointment, your fragile heart. Forgive again, yourself, others, people, places, things. Forgive, ceremoniously, that which holds you back. I assure you, if you are brave enough to look, you will see things that you can begin to forgive and release and then, you will see more, and as you gain strength, you will gain momentum. You will say, "Anger and greed, NO MORE!"