:: Soul sigh. ::
The words you share privately and publicly send my soul reeling into endless, star-filled galaxies.
I love your love letters. I knew I would; you are so luminous and shimmering. And Sapphire? Janae? Shawnacy? I am honored ~ stilled ~ that you have participated in your own spaces with such lyrical grace and hush-holy vulnerability.
Do you have your letter close? :-)
- If no, please wait to read the rest of the prompt until you are caught up with part 1. :-)
- If yes, please gather your letter close and continue reading below ...
Love Letter, Part 2 ::
|taken during a vulnerable moment for me.|
I'm suddenly a little shy.
You have overwhelmed me with your response, both to these soul prompts in general and to this one in particular. Love letters ... they tap that tender, defenseless, soul-naked place within, don't they? When you press ink-blade to heart-vein and spill everything ... hope, fear, dreams, wishes ... and you see the warm red of the deepest you in black and white ... it makes you spin a little, doesn't it? It makes you lightheaded and dizzy and oh so adventurous, and here is my heart and will you love me?
Will you love me?
Part two of the soul prompt is this:
I want you to gather your letter.
I want you to read it.
Read as though the person you wrote it for, wrote it for you, instead.
As you read from the perspective of the one you love spilling love over you, I want you to pay attention to how the words make you feel. What voices rise in your mind? What emotions fill your body?
Do you feel worthy? Do you feel exuberant? Do you feel content? Happy? Overjoyed? Surprised?
Do you feel embarrassed? Do you feel angry or disappointed? Unworthy?
Why or why not?
If the one you most love sits beside you, whispering the very words you wrote to you, how does your skin feel? How does your heart feel? Your mouth and your hands? What do you see? Do you hear everything, or do you push it away? What thoughts race through your mind? What words form on your lips? Are they in protest or receiving? Can you receive them with grace and gratitude, or are they uncomfortable to you?
The way you respond to unbridled and lavish love
tells you the story of you.
Your immediate emotional response to a vulnerable experience is an indispensable guide to the deepest parts of you. All feelings are teachers. Listen to the wisdom behind the shame or embarrassment, the apathy, denial, or sense of unworthiness. If you feel these kinds of feelings, it doesn't mean you are broken! It means you are beautifully human with an intricate story, a story that is mysterious and vibrant and alive. And by inviting shafts of light into the shadowed, angsty places, you're taking strong, bold steps of healing.
I encourage you to discover the valuable takeaways in your own story and let them be helpful tools for the continuing journey of your life.
Your life is, after all
a love story.