The term unconditional love, affection without limitations and love without conditions, is a really interesting concept when you think of it. I think of how I grew up. Yes, I know that I was loved very much yet there appeared to be so many conditions and limitations; get good grades, be polite, no talking during church, behave this way or that way and if you don’t, there will be a price to pay. Now some would say that this is basic parenting rules and guidelines and that there’s consequences when we go against those rules, while some would say that these were conditions. As a young child, I took the repercussions very seriously because it often felt like the treatment received after misbehaving were sometimes much more extreme than they needed to be. Perhaps because of my very sensitive empathic nature.
As an adult, I’ve outgrown the dreamy expectations of adolescence and many of those painful trials and tribulations of young adulthood, and now I finally feel like I have an understanding of what unconditional love is really all about. Years of going within and working on untruths have revealed many wonderful truths. I recently began to lean into the possibility of not only loving Self unconditionally and those that I serve but also meeting a life partner and loving him unconditionally too.