Is there anything more to be said about unconditional love than this song?
I mean, there is love, and that works for a lot of people, but then there is the unconditional kind. This love; the one I made an entire card deck out of called, “A Vintage Journey to Divine Love” is based on the trials and tribulations of meeting a divine counterpart.
That’s a pretty heady term; divine counterpart, but pretty in line with biblical love. To me, unconditional love is simply a love without conditions, which most relationships are overwrought with.
We were all read the fairy tales growing up about the princess and the prince. Despite her being put into a sleep coma or locked in an attic, the prince always found his one true love. He was always presented with many options too, but he knew that there was someone out there who was different and never stopped believing, just as she didn’t.
Spells cast upon her, evil stepsisters and stepmothers, and even a fat cat couldn’t keep her prince from finding her and saving her from those who wanted to keep her bound to something less than what she deserved.
We all want this kind of love. And yet when it stands right in front of us, we deny it. We might not be ready. We might think it is supposed to look different, act different, talk different, maybe not talk so much.
But what we fail to realize is that the heart is always the wisest. Our minds might try and convince us of something else, but when your heart steps in, it’s the loudest voice in the room.
This is because love cannot be denied; it actually refuses. Love says, “This is what you asked for. This is what you prayed for.” And still we shake our head and say, “No! That can’t be it!” Is it because we cannot believe our prayers were actually answered? Or is it because our ego tries to convince us otherwise, in order to protect us from more pain?
Unconditional Love is what sets people free who have suffered horrible pain from bad relationships. It gives them hope and makes them believe in humanity again. It is essentially what we all search for, what we hope for, what we live for. It is what dating apps promise, but they are a lie.
This is because you can’t find love, it finds you. And sometimes it finds you when you least expect it. So you can run and hide from the love you have asked for, but eventually you have to be brave enough to take a chance on love again, because none of us are whole without it.
May we all experience biblical love. To me, there is no other option.