Almost 20 years ago I was at a spiritual healing retreat in Sedona, Arizona and my teacher turned to me with a look of perplexed curiosity and asked me, “Who are you?” Immediately my whole being responded with a voiceless voice of knowing, “I AM LOVE!” That experience still resonates with me as if it happened minutes ago.

The good news is, this isn’t just me. If you exist, YOUARE LOVE! It is the truth of who you are and it is the truth of your existence, whether you remember it, believe it, live it, or not.

Knowing that I am love didn’t always stop my feelings from getting hurt, it didn’t make other people change, or even make all my problems go away. What it did do was create a solid foundation for me to return to when I forgot and got caught up in pain. Sometimes it would take me longer to return to love than others, but I have made it into a practice, a way of life.

Knowing that YOU ARE LOVE is self-knowledge. When you align with the love that you are, you align with your personal guidance and inspiration, and let go of what you think you should be doing.

Letting go of what you think you should be doing, doesn’t mean that you will know what you should be doing.

Being human means that you and the world around you will change. Change is often scary and confusing since it’s new and you have never done it before. To make things easier for yourself, see if you can sincerely answer “yes” to these questions:

Can you accept that…

  1. You are love
  2. You don’t have all the answers
  3. Clarity almost always begins with confusion

Accepting that you don’t know everything is a beautifully surrendered way to live. You are cordially invited to trust the process. If you accept confusion, you’ll free yourself from suffering.

As you grow, you’ll be able to experience a more intimate and loving connection with spouses, lovers, family, and friends. You’ll also realize that you’re responsible for everything you think and feel, as well as, your actions and your words. You’re responsible for what you do, and for what you don’t do. You’re responsible for what you say and for what you don’t say.

You’re responsible for learning from your mistakes and for making new and choices. That is a lot to focus on. You’re not responsible for whether others learn, grow or do their work. That’s on them. You trying to control someone else’s growth so you can feel better, isn’t helpful for anyone. Stay focused on what you need to be doing to align with the love that YOU are.

Thanks for allowing me to have space in your inbox. You are pure awesome sauce and it is my honor to help you remember and to live it!

Rita Henry

Rita Henry

Rita Henry, founder of Inner Prosperity in Des Moines, Iowa, is an intuitive counselor who has helped thousands of people live more joyful, authentic lives. Rita’s unique approach combines powerful energy work, Qigong, meditation, and breath-work to help clients heal the mind, body and spirit. Rita provides essential, unwavering support through individual sessions and a wide range of group-centered classes, workshops and retreats.