Love…

photo(3)there are many kinds of love… self love, love for your partner, love for your parents and family, love for your pet, love for your neighbor, love for a stranger on the street, love for god, love for doing things you are passionate about…. etc.

yet the english language only has one word for it… which is LOVE.

the ego inside me wants there to be measuring spoon, a way to calculate how much love you have for each one of those… this creates a separation, confusion and suffering.

but my soul wants to love all beings and things the same, because they are all one. it is a single concept – to have intense care, compassion, feelings, devotion to, warmth, longing to be with, gratitude for… and so on.

is this too lofty of a goal? i have faith that it is not, and if i have to practice this concept for the rest of my life i hope to come close to understanding it and acting upon it even if for just one moment…

even in a state of a broken heart, i believe that i can love fully and welcome in any love that is gifted to me by anyone.  for it is love that will heal that brokenness…

i once heard that a broken heart is just the divine (God) calling you home… i would add to that, ‘calling you home to love’.

my wish today for every living being is that they are safe, loved and free from suffering. may you all feel love, give love and be love.

xojma

love…

i recently did a barter with daniel – a ganesha logo for his fiance karen… 
for her business called Inversions Inc.

for these… i can’t wait to dive into both of them

someday i’d like to be able to play some kind of musical instrument 
during kirtan (other than ankle bells…)
 started a week long juice fast today… it will be interesting to see
if i can last the whole week. after a day –  i am really hungry
and tired, and my brain is a little foggy. more about this as
the time goes on…
 for the past two days i have been immersed in the teachings of
she and her group of people are just pure love…
 in between two workshop sessions today i set up camp outside
of the unitarian church in westport and painted in my journal.
it was an intense and beautiful day.
 we sang, listened to teachings and ideas, we explored a lot
in such a short amount of time… lots of tears, lots of letting go,
clearing out old stuff, giving and accepting love, healing…
there aren’t enough words and my brain isn’t working enough
to share this experience yet… hopefully soon.
i got a blessing from this amazing being of light and love as well.
parvati ma – i am so grateful to have crossed paths with you,
your smile is the most beautiful site and it touched my soul today.
love,
j

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  1. Ahhhh juice fasting…it's an awesome thing to do. Enjoy and thanks for sharing so much in your posts 🙂

  2. I so LOVE that logo.

    I'll be very curious to hear about your juice fast, especially what kind of juices you choose in particular. I'm hoping to start doing a juice fast every Thursday.

  3. Thanks Leigh! you are beautiful too:)

    Uma – thank you, it was quite fun to create… anything with ganesha is fun to draw! i have been using all kinds of fruits and veggies in my juicer for the fast. i just combine any of the following and they taste yummy:

    carrots, beets, apples, kale, ginger, cucumbers, celery, melon, oranges, lettuce….
    sounds good to do once a week. i may do the same – maybe sundays…

    alice – thank you for your sweet comment – i am trying!

    xopeace,
    jennifer

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love…

love is…
beautiful
scary
bliss
pain
gratitude
confusing
warmth
tears
a hug
 grounding
challenging
carefree
heartbreaking
in the clouds
difficult
easy
wings
all around
inside you
twisted up
freedom
held closely
frustration
unconditional
beautiful
gigantic
work
support
longlasting
and
impermanent
love is…

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