Living in love starts with loving yourself. It means saying “no” to situations and energies that are meant to tear down instead of build up, no matter where they come from. Living in love is not always easy. Sometimes choosing love is hard. Sometimes it hurts.

When people disregard your boundaries and needs, they are disregarding your soul. If you stop to look around you, you will know right away who in your life appreciates you and the light you bring to this world. You do not need to hold space for people who do not value your light.

People who truly honor and love you will show you in everything they do. Don’t be afraid to cut away the dead branches. You may heal the broken ones while you are at it. A rising tide lifts all boats.