I hope you’ll enjoy an article that I enjoyed reading, written by Jona Bryndis, on the subject of being open to love. Being open and vulnerable can be quite a challenge if we have experienced emotional pain in loving and losing, or we feel we have caused pain by loving and leaving. Jona goes into love and pain, and the ego motivation to control. Be sure to follow the link at the bottom to read the rest of the article. The full title is: Voluntary Vulnerability: The Art of Loving with an Open Heart.
Most humans either use love to control pain, or create pain to control love. Isn’t this a lovely ego-oxymoron? (…just gotta love our ego for that!)
Of course, neither love nor pain can be controlled! All we can do is to open ourselves up for the experience and allow things to evolve. And as we all know, consciousness can only evolve through experiencing, therefore both are needed to love with an open heart. Together they provide the most advanced spiritual tool for transcending the limitations on our physical life’s journey and living life to the fullest. What would life be without pain and love?
Pain is an important tool for human learning and love is the energetic pathway to enlightenment. Love can only be experienced if allowed – the voluntary act of opening ourselves up. We don’t need permission and we don’t need an object of love, either. Love is the stuff we’re made of and therefore our most natural state of being!
If love is expressed free of the ego motivation to control, is can develop into the transcendental state of detachment and voluntary vulnerability – the inner agreement to allow and express true feelings transcending the fear of pain and letting go of the outcome. If you are interested in the higher vibratory aspects of love and evolving your consciousness, the voluntary vulnerability of your open heart is our key!