Monday Blessing: Allow Yourself to Fall in Love…


Welcome 🙂

I woke with this very strong thought in my mind:  “Allow yourself to fall in love”…

Okay..I hear it, I don’t quite understand it…

However, when the Universe speaks, I don’t need to ‘understand’, I just listen and allow for..

I set the intention to allow this day to allow life’s currents to guide me through the day..

I went to the grocery store and bought some of my favorite foods and some red wine and visioned one day in the near future motoring to the jetty and anchoring and sharing delectable treats with my friends at sunset..So, I am open to dreaming..Is that falling in love?  With my boat, sailing, the sunset, my friends, delectable treats?

Had a relaxing morning with the children..Is that falling in love?  with my entire Being..but I already Knew that…

Then, I had a magical experience.

I was sitting under my fig tree (the link tells the story of my fig tree)…with a book and my journal..writing, soaking in the sunshine and the energy of the tree, counting my blessings, asking for guidance, just be-ing.  I received many insights…valuable…I allowed my heart whispers to soar, to think of dreams not previously birthed but which seem so very right.  The insights had to do with looking back upon this week’s events and see-ing the reason for the experiences I’ve had.  See-ing how each was intertwined to bring me here, to this very moment..And the dreams–wow the dreams were magnificent, glorious, so very right..sent my heart whispers right to the tip of the tree, back down to the roots and it felt marvelous.  While I was sitting there feeling so marvelous, a butterfly floated right past me and landed on the grass right next to me..

The Universe provides signs..answers..I just need to be open and aware enough to see and accept them…

When the butterfly landed, I almost cried..

I am loved exactly as I am, exactly where I am.  I am enough, in this moment and all moments to come.  There is no need for fear, only Love; the way of Love always prevails..

I allowed myself to fall in love..

And here is the ‘magnanimous splendor of Life’ through my lens within my very beauty filled day…

Early morning view of my can see the full moon overhead..I *love* this view..makes my heart swell each time I stop and take it all in….


Here I am, ready to embrace the day and allow for the magic of unfolding…

My children are ready to embrace their own day…

I wanted a photo with the boat as well..I’ve been discouraged, but I have very much fallen back in love with her and the life living on her allows us to lead…

A fountain by the Farmer’s market and my tree..reminds me of the overflowing abundance of magic, love, delight, joy, peace in my life…

The butterfly who graced me with its presence…

When I return home from sailing…the wind direction and velocity usually requires we set the sails ‘wing on wing’..gorgeous in person..each sail flying full on either side of the mast..much like butterfly’s wings…

May you allow your heart to open to Love

May you graciously receive the miracles that are perfectly placed within your life.

They are there, patiently waiting to be experienced,

And will unfold in exactly the ‘right way’

when you allow the space for them to exist..

May you allow love to guide you,

to banish fear,

to be the beacon of Light,

as you embrace each moment..

May you allow yourself to fall in love

With the world around you and all in it…

With your reflection in the mirror and all it represents…

With beauty, peace, joy, creativity, passion, delectable treats..

With Love..

May you fall in love with love…

and may you share from that overflowing well of abundance..

Much peace,


  1. #1 by Jay Schryer on September 27, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Now *that* is a first-class, grade-A blessing! May you fall in love with love, indeed. Love is magic; magic is love. When you open your heart to the love that is all around you, it flows into your heart and soul and empowers you with all the possibilities of the Universe, allowing you to work miracles in your own life and in the lives of the ones you love. The more you love, the bigger the miracles.

    Beautiful, beautiful blessing. Cue Whitney singing “The Greatest Love of All” 🙂

  2. #2 by Zeenat{Positive Provocations} on September 27, 2010 - 1:24 pm

    Sweet Joy,
    You took my breath away with this beautiful Monday blessing. I so love the thought of falling in love with love…as you know me..and I can be a bit too lovey 🙂
    But that being said, off lately beautiful butterflies have been gracing me with their presence. Usually its outside int he gardens…but just yesterday…one came right inside my apartment..and fluttered about. My little girl and i played with it….for so many hours. But it just stayed there in the house…fluttering away…and probably enjoying our company 🙂 She stayed the night too…and when i awoke the next morning…she was still there….and then finally like as if the sun called her out…she went away gliding past me 🙂 How so very wonderful…and believe me i was in love…so in love with the pure magnanimity of life itself..of divine creation.
    Thank you fro sharing this beautiful blessing here Joy!
    Much love,

  3. #3 by Mary on September 27, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    Joy, I absolutely love your morning blessing. Just what I needed to read this morning, thank you!

  4. #4 by Alex Blackwell on September 27, 2010 - 7:08 pm


    I too believe “The Universe provides signs..answers..I just need to be open and aware enough to see and accept them…”

    Sometimes when we get our heads down and caught up in the busyness of things, we forget that what we really need to do take a step back, relax and open ourselves to the goodness that exists.



  5. #5 by Jenny Mannion on September 28, 2010 - 12:39 am

    Hi Joy,

    I love this post! Beautiful. We ARE always getting signs and answers and you described a moment so clearly I felt like I was there with you. I am SOOO in LOVE with LOVE – thank you for sharing this.


  6. #6 by Evelyn Lim on September 28, 2010 - 2:09 am

    Wow…this is one of the best posts I have read in weeks!!! You have written so beautifully. I could even feel a tear in my eyes. I like the reminder you have for me today: to look out for signs of love. There is much magic in the air. I need to get out instead of staying home on this glorious day!

  7. #7 by Lance on September 28, 2010 - 10:30 am

    As I read this…I’m reminded that this is my life…now. And in that, I can choose to allow love (or not). So today, as I go forth, I do that with intention…consciously allowing myself to fall in love with the beauty that is surrounding me…

    Thank you so much for this…and for the love you bring to this world…to my world….

    • #8 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on September 28, 2010 - 2:55 pm

      Hi Jay,
      Thank you..
      May you allow the words you shared in your comment to reflect back upon you and circulate boldly within your own life….

      Hi Z,
      Thank you for your Light, airy comment..My heart soars as I read..
      What a special visitor you had..and to think she spent the night as awe-some especially when you think of the symbolism of butterflies..
      And…you took the time to observe and play..*that* is ultra cool…to set aside ‘regular’ life to participate in extraordinary:)
      Oh Z…I’m so happy for you..and so very glad that you shared..

      Hi Mary,
      Thank you for visiting!
      Thank you for your kind words..May love surround you this week…

      Thank *you* for visiting!
      When my life feels busy, I slow down and think about whether I am avoiding something or staying busy for a reason..I usually allow my life to unfold naturally, slowly, effortlessly…so busyness is huge for me..
      As you point out, goodness exists, it surrounds us..I just need to be aware and open to it…

      Hi Jenny,
      Thank *you* for visiting…
      So in love with love is a fun, wonder filled place to be..I’m glad you are there as well:)
      In my life, I Know the signs are is whether or not I choose to be open and aware…

      Hi Evelyn,
      Thank you!
      Thank you for your kind words…
      I chose to share this story because sometimes people tend to think magic is grandiose, something to prepare for…when it is available in simple, every day moments and the ‘only’ preparation one needs is to open your heart..
      As Alex said we can become so busy..we forget…I understand, yet I think in those moments of busyness we just need to look up and notice..

      Hi Lance,
      Thank you!
      So much of what you share reminds me of the beauty around me, that the magnificence I See is actually a reflection to me of inspiring..
      May beauty and love surround you as you are open with intention..

      Much peace,

  8. #9 by Sara on September 28, 2010 - 7:09 pm


    What a peaceful blessing!!! I loved that you shared the pictures. It’s nice to see you, your children and your boat…oh, and don’t let me forget the butterfly:~)

    Keep that loving heart strong, okay? Thanks for this post today:~)

  9. #10 by Kara on September 28, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful blessing. Thank you for that!

    I could feel the power of your love for everything.


    • #11 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on September 29, 2010 - 2:33 pm

      Hi Sara,
      Thank you! I normally don’t take photos but this day I woke knowing I wanted to capture the essence..perhaps *that* was why there was so much magic..I “Knew” there would be:)

      Hi Kara,
      The power of love certainly touches all when we are open and allow it too:)

      Much peace,

  10. #12 by Davina Haisell on September 30, 2010 - 2:18 am

    What a lovely post, Joy. You have such a beautiful way of expressing yourself. So much so, that I can read your heart. As I was reading your pondering about “falling in love” I had the feeling that it’s all about you just letting “it” flow. And you do that beautifully. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Beautiful.

  11. #13 by Peggy Nolan on September 30, 2010 - 3:12 am

    How beautiful you are Joy! Your spirit shines through and through!


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