My eyes go straight to our nametags in this photo... Then our smiles... Then our eyes... Haha, then the fact that we look oddly alike! 😇
10 min before my Friday evening class, Phelan MW walked through my front door unannounced! I dropped everything to squeeze the heck out of him! He surprised me before leaving for his three weeks of army training in the desert.
My gratitude is overflowing as we had been preparing to go 2 months without seeing each other. To add some sugar on this sweetness, he came in right before class and I didn't have to leave him behind! Because he is in the LA program, he joined me for ILP class here in Phoenix. I was beaming about the opportunity to share him with my new community. It was such a gift to have him by my side.
This man is amazing. His level of consideration never ceases to amaze me. He has been pulling more surprises out of his bag of tricks all weekend. From a beautiful claddagh ring to a organizing photoshoot tomorrow, my brain can hardly comprehend that I found what I had been looking for. We don't just look alike. We are pretty much the same human.
As far back as marriage, I had given up on meeting ALL of my expectations in a man. I had totally convinced myself that I would have to make a trade out or sacrifice somewhere along the line for love. I conditioned myself to think that I would have to train a man to love me the way that I wanted to be loved.
I hadn't believed peeps who would encourage me in my healing from divorce that there are people in the world who meet ALL of my conditions of satisfaction. "He exists and you'll find him at just the perfect time."
"HA! Shyeah right!" I would cynically respond internally.
As I have been, what I call, 'practicing' dating over the past year, I saw how I was actually practicing maintaining the boundaries and standards that I had set for myself.
The work I have done on 'dating' was really work on WHO I want to be in relationship. Once I got clear for myself, I watched the men I went on dates with get closer and closer to everything I wanted. I saw the Universe high fiving me for my efforts and I took it to heart. I stayed committed to myself and my dreams and in walks this man.
For those of you still in search wondering where YOUR significant other is, he/she is looking for you too. You won't find each other until you become the you who is ready to receive all the love you say dream about. Set your standards. Own your conditions of satisfaction. Declare your nonnegotiables to the Universe, lace up, and get in the game!
The life of your dreams is on the other side of declaration and inspired action.
You can SURE bet that I learned this Universal lesson!! Bless ups, babes.
Love the one your with (yourself) so the one your meant to be with can find your love! 😘
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