When you’re feeling hurt, stuck, vulnerable, or otherwise not 100%, stop for a second and open up your arms. Hold them out to either side of you like you’re readying yourself for an embrace. In a way, you are. Hold your back straight if you can. Tilt your chin up.
Do this right now if you need to, and keep reading.
Breathe deeply. One. Two. Three times.
Look (with your mind’s eye) at your heart. What does it look like?
Clouded up with gray smoke? Spitting out white light? Do you see nothing? No movement of energy at all?
Take in another deep breath and now imagine that your open arms are inviting in light from the universe (whatever color you need. Gold, pink, blue, choose or let the color come naturally to you), into your heart, where it starts to fill you up.
Feel this light smoothing over any cracks, dislodging any angry words, and making you whole.
This is the unconditional love that is always available to you. And I want you to have it.
(This exercise is strongly inspired by a scene in the brilliant movie that is “Match”)