The universe will often send us wake-up calls. These are calls to wake us from our sleeping state. The sleeping state is a state of merely existing, where one is simply going through the motions of life but is not actually living. In this state we are not fulfilling our purpose for being here. In fact we are completely unaware that we even have a purpose. We are disconnected. We are sleepwalking. And these wake-up calls are the universe's way of jolting us back to reality so that we can accomplish what it is that we came into this life to accomplish. Many of us receive these calls more than once in our lives. However, whether or not we answer the call is completely up to us.
For as long as I can remember, I craved love.
I wanted to be loved unconditionally. To be loved for who I was. To be loved no matter what I did, what I said, how I looked, what I wore, or how I decided to live my life.
Not too much to ask right?
Well no...of course not. Except there was one rather significant snag. I had no idea how to love unconditionally, and I was definitely not in a place where I could love someone else unconditionally even if I knew how. That’s because I was not unconditionally loving of myself.