My bestie, Melanie, is probably the only person on the planet who sees me in my highest form at any given moment. She sees me clearly, and has since the day we met, despite me only having short glimpses of myself through her eyes over the years.
To her, I am the most beautiful, extraordinary, wealthy, captivating and brilliant woman she has ever known. And this vision that she holds of, and for, me has allowed me to step into that space bit by bit by bit.
Through all those years of self-hating and blindness to my own gifts, Melanie reminded me of who I truly am, as did Paige. She never once judged me, no matter how harshly I was judging myself. She only saw goodness and beauty. She only saw the ways I hurt myself and she left a large space in her heart to receive all of my pain until I transmuted it.
She affirms all of my realities, no matter how often they shift or how multi-layered they are.
She rides every wave with me, which always carries me to the next one.
This gift of being seen, of being affirmed, of being heard, of being adored…well, this alone has the potential to heal so much.
And maybe that's part of the reason why I don't feel "without" just because I am single. I already have my beloved, albeit in female form. But to my soul, what's the difference?
It's all about a sacred connection. It's all about elevation. It's all about love. And were I to end up with a male beloved, he'd basically need to be the male version of her for me to welcome him into my world anyway.
Don't we all want and deserve a partner who sees us as pure magic?
Last night Melanie and I had a profound chat where I was able to step into the fullness of all that I am and truly feel the height of all that I'm capable of. She is the safest person for me to do that with because she is evolved enough to embrace all of me.
She would never seek to limit me in any way, nor offer any resistance to my authentic expressions. She welcomes them all. All the time.
I love that each of my ah-ha moments end up being truths about me that she has known all along, yet she never says, "I told you so". Instead, she celebrates my newer and deeper awareness right along with me, as if it was all new to her, too.
Our friendship and our spiritual connection runs so deep that I feel like as long as I have Melanie by my side, I can create and deal with anything in life and always be loved. That's a wonderful feeling to have.
Being loved for who you are and being loved no matter what is powerful medicine. I didn't have that growing up. After being criticized most of my life for the things I am now celebrated for, it's especially meaningful to me to be close to someone who sees me so beautifully.
So here's to true love in all of its forms. To kitty love. To friend love. To nature love. To lover love. To family love.
And to all the other loves we're blessed enough to enjoy in this life.
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