Showing Up for Love

Showing Up for Love
by Nancy Bowers, RScP

As humans, we love specialness, so Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate that.  It is not the celebration of Divine Love.  Divine Love is unconditional.  Forgiving.  Complete.  No, today we celebrate human love with all its complicated messiness. 

With that in mind, I offer you this quote by Courtney A Walsh:

“Dear Human:

You’ve got it all wrong.

You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. This is where you came from and where you’ll return.

You came here to learn personal love.

Universal love.

Messy love.

Sweaty Love.

Crazy love.

Broken love.

Whole love.

Infused with divinity.

Lived through the grace of stumbling.

Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up.


You didn’t come here to be perfect, you already are.

You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous.

And rising again into remembering.

But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.

Love in truth doesn’t need any adjectives.

It doesn’t require modifiers.

It doesn’t require the condition of perfection.

It only asks you to show up.

And do your best.

That you stay present and feel fully.

That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU.

It’s enough.

It’s Plenty.” ~ Courtney Walsh

Happy Valentine’s Day.