Aphrodite

Love Enough for Everyone
by Veronica Crystal Young

I sat on the edge of the Grand Canyon. The snow was so white, and it glistened as it lay next to the red and orange rock that made up a frightening drop to the bottom. The snow had stopped just hours before and the clouds, light from the release, looked like cotton in the sky, and they threw eerie shadows over this great wonder of the world.

What a place.  I seem so small compared to this great Canyon, a beauty of mother earth that has been a place of wonder and astonishment for years.  Being here, any worries or supposed hardships in my life, any doubts, any negativity or hurt seems to melt away.  There is only love, love of this place called Earth and its’ mysteries, love of people I see here, love for myself. Feelings of awe, blessings, and peace.  Everyone is entitled to it. Open your heart and feel the love all around.

If you feel are feeling alone or like love has eluded you, here is a simple task to obtain some perspective. Take a walk in the forest, a hike to a waterfall or a trip to the ocean.  Nature has a way of reminding us that we are not alone, that there is a divine order, and that all life is precious.  Mother/Father/God is strongly felt in these wonderous corners of the universe, where we can thank nature for her gifts of balance, inclusion, and strength.  We can feel that we are loved, that love is abundant and there is no “alone,” just the illusion of separateness from all that is.  If that is not an inspiring thought, I don’t know what is.

I am so happy and fortunate to have my friends, my work, my family….my life.  We all have hardships, to varying degrees. But no matter where our paths have taken us, we always have the power and the choice to love and to feel the love around us.  Never forget.  You don’t have to be in a wonderful, inspiring place to feel love, all you have to do is look up from a ground in front of you, and participate. It’s there….in every person’s smile, in every childs laugh, in every elder’s story.  Don’t miss the opportunity to accept it, share it, and choose it.

Sprinkle each day with love.  No matter where you are, no matter what time, what place, what people you are with, always remember to open your heart.  Be thankful for what you have and who you are.  And know that YOU are love.

 Veronica Crystal Young

Creator and Producer – TV ArtScapes DVDs