reply that I sent to someone:
>> Would you be willing to describe your way of offering love?
I am not asking out of pure curiosity; I do healing work with people daily and anything that helps me help them is helpful
For me, I'd have to say that my way of doing it would be more based on acceptance. Not that the word/concept of love is insufficient, just that I would extend it encompass the many aspects around acceptance.
And then that begs the question, how does one understand/interface with the notion of acceptance?
Well, first of all, I don't think acceptance is passive or impotent. It's not about submitting to a negative situation - which is how many people commonly understand that word. Like acceptance is something you do, when all other means have been cut off or nullified - "accepting your fate'.
To me - acceptance includes understanding, compassion, insight, balance, resolution, forgiveness, and finally movement through the difficult pattern.
So it's a powerful expression of transmutation.
Of course - I totally understand that people who are very experienced, and developed (and people who are natural empaths, and counsellors/practitioners) have this already encoded, and so when they use the word 'love', it includes everything I've described. Like they already know 'how to do it'.
But it's something which wasn't obvious/transparent for me, and only really made sense after I had worked on myself (mentally) for many years, before I even had the audacious notion of doing this work for others
So yeah, that's my long elaborated answer
But yes, once that love/acceptance has been internalised, it becomes very natural to then extend that outwards to others; and it's in no way an abstract/intellectual expression. It then comes from the core, and is very palpable, energetic, and a very soothing presence
Thanks for drawing that answer out of me.