What is Love?

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What is love?

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Is it buying things for someone?

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Is it a feeling inside yourself?

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Is it words that you say to someone? 

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Can love be measured by how much you do for someone?

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What about the wife who has an illness and can no longer take care of her husband? Can he still feel loved by her? Can she still feel that she loves him?

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I have seen it… I spent many years working in nursing homes. Even people with Alzheimer’s Disease can still love their spouses and even love their nurses who care for them. 

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Is love something you have to prove? Does the other person have to understand how much you love them, for it to be real? Does the other person have to know that you love them?

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What about the wife who still loves her husband who no longer recognizes her? 

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I have seen it I saw spouses and children visit their loved ones who no longer recognized who they were. There was still love…sometimes from both sides…and sometimes only conscious from one side or another.

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But that leads to the next question. Does love have to be known to the conscious brain, or can it be alive in the subconscious even after the conscious, cognitive processes are failing?

I have seen that too. I have seen patients with severe dementia who seemed to recognize and feel loved by their spouses, even when they could not still identify them by name, or by how they were related. 

Does love have to accumulate over time? Do people love each other more because they have been together longer? How about a mother with her newborn baby?

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Love is an energy that is always available. It is a resource that is abundant and never can be used up. It is a force that you can tap into, draw from, and share. 

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Love has no restrictions and no rules that it has to follow. People can feel love for each other, themselves and their pets. You can love an ideal, a value, and you can love “love” itself. 

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All the restrictions that you have heard about the energy of love, are just constraints that people tend to apply to love. They do this in order to make their world  seem more manageable, or to control yours. 

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purple love

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Allow no one to restrict your ability to access love in whatever way you want to.

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Love is there. It exists and you can feel it, grab it, access it, share it and send it out into any direction you choose to. 

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You cannot control how other people feel love, or what other people think about it. But you can think about it, and feel it any way you want to.

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Your reality of love is just as valid as anyone else’s. In fact, your reality of love can be created as you wish for it to be. 

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