It was a magical outdoor celebration at our home, with a team of helpers aged 7 to 87 who made everything happen; threatened thunderstorms that never came; and a simple ceremony with no officiant, just us and our guests speaking spontaneously from our hearts, to much tears and laughter.
But what touched me most was something quite shocking:
Seeing my former husband Brian dance with my new husband Mark.
I watched in amazement as my two husbands embraced each other on the dance floor, and then took turns leading one another through spins and steps, laughing over the awkwardness of 2 hetero guys doing a partner dance…
Never, ever imagined I’d see such a thing! Yet all the work we’d done to heal old hurts and transform old patterns was so profoundly, playfully and perfectly expressed by that awkward, lovely dance.
That’s why while the other dancers applauded, I found myself sobbing with gratitude and joy on a friend’s shoulder…
OK, Mark and Brian weren’t anywhere near as smooth as these guys, but you get the feeling:
What’s going on here?
I’m learning that when we share our love and light freely, without shame, we liberate everyone around us to express their love and light too. (For me that often looks like tears running down my face and a red nose, but where I used to be embarrassed, now I relish the freedom to keep my heart open and be who I am without hiding.)
And this is where it’s all about YOU.
Dear beautiful Lights, we hold back so often — fearing we’re too much, or that it’s not safe to show our love! The truth is you can never be too much, and it is always safe to show your love. (As a stranger once told me and Mark, “you’ll inspire the lovers, and stir up the haters”… and it’s all good.)
Have you noticed? Our hearts long for permission to love fully and authentically – our dear ones, ourselves, Source, the earth, humanity, life itself… It actually hurts not to express our love, which is why so many of us numb ourselves with addictions and distractions.
(Yes it can also hurt to open your heart and express your love — but it’s such a good pain, just stretching a tight muscle. ;-p)
What if you allowed yourself the courage to BE the love you are, unabashedly, today? Who would you reach out to? What would you do or say? I am daring to do that in this moment: I love you for reading this and maybe commenting below, for sharing my journey, and most of all for being the beautiful expression of Love and Light that you are. It is an honor to have you in my life.
And I’m going to continue celebrating and sharing the love over the next 30 days, with some special events and new opportunities for you as part of my beloved community. Looking forward to connecting with you!