Interesting that today (repost from 2015) is Easter/Resurrection Day.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending a gathering, where the two beautiful women who invited me to their lovely, beautiful and comfortable DC home were such gracious hostesses. It was one of those older, yet welcoming homes in a quaint DC neighborhood. A home filled with such character and soothing creaking wood floors. It’s the kind of home that I sometimes imagine myself creating a life and love in. My funky and cool sanctity where there is comforting stability, endless peace, melodic harmony, and unconditional love. That comes with reliable house cleaners, landscapers, and handy-persons.
While there I witnessed the most humongous, bold, and beautiful oak tree in their spacious backyard. That commanding big oak could have been quite intimidating, however, it calmed me and created such a soothing smile on my face as I just stood there in awe and silence observing its beauty as I attempted to take it all in. The oak reminded me that regardless of all that goes on in life, there is always the opportunity to stand tall, still shine, awe, and inspire me and all who I encounter.
The bonus of the evening was of the lovely couple sharing their wedding video with all who were in attendance. The lovelies were still glowing from their recent ceremony while sharing the backstory of their relationship and wedding day commentary. I found myself having one of my typical Hallmark movie moments as I watched them both fiercely wardrobe change their way through the video from beginning to the end all while lovingly and attentively engaged with themselves, family, and friends. While witnessing their special moment, I was reminded of love. I was reminded of hope. I was reminded of authentic connection. I was reminded of Divine Order. I was reminded of commitment. I was reminded of being open to the possibilities when one of the lovelies spoke of how getting married was not at all on her radar. I was reminded of perseverance when they both spoke about the struggles encountered with family, friends, and strangers because of the resistance to their unconditional love. I was reminded of forgiveness. I was reminded of fun. I was reminded of being sexy. After the emotionally challenging previous night and the current day I was having, I knew at that moment that the Universe sent me here to receive all of these uplifting messages. Especially when one of the lovelies looked at me later and said I can see in your eyes that you are next. Now whether that is true or not (in terms of being next, not that it won’t ever happen), it was just nice to hear and it was reaffirming. It was nice experiencing through their love; they are reaching out and wanting to inspire others to also have it all. To live one’s truth and believe.
During that made for me evening, as I navigated in and out of various conversations, dined on deliciously seasoned and nicely spicy African food of curried rice and fish stew, sipped on tasty lemon drop cocktails, and witnessed their wonderful wedding video, I was reminded about love, reinventing myself, and how it’s never too late to have what I want. I must believe. Keep having hope. Keep the faith. I must keep resurrecting my life, heart, spirit, and soul.
I was reminded that “I am the prize.” And, one of the many messages I was sent to tell you today is that you are too. That in all of the complexities and imperfections of our lives and being, that we are perfect in who we are and are deserving.
There is a gift for resurrecting oneself. The gift is of getting back to the basics of love while being open to the newness of life. So today and ALWAYS continue to resurrect yourself and flow through life and experiences with confidence, grace, authenticity, openness, respect, a colossal sense of humor, beauty, forgiveness, sexiness, trust, honor, and unconditional LOVE!!! And, you will, in turn, attract to your life what you truly desire and what the Universe knows that will nourish and resurrect you in your truth. Believe that you WILL be resurrected to the essence of your being and beingness. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!! Ase!
L&S, may God continue to bless and blanket you both with love, light, and fun. Thank you so much for last night and being such gracious messengers and torchbearers of BeDoLove. I dedicate this blog to you both and all who are inspired by their committed love.
Update: This is a repost from Easter 2015. Rest in Peace “L”. We love and miss YOU!