“There’s nowhere to hide when love is callin’ your name, yeah
From the dark, nowhere to hide, baby, yeah
There’s nowhere to hide, so let love have its way with your heart
When love calls, love calls, love calls your name”
(From the song of the same title by Kem)
After any heartbreak, falling in love again tends not to be high on our “To Do” list. We’re too busy reeling in anger, frustration, disappointment, and if we’re lucky, celebrating because something that may not have been good for us is finally gone. Whatever the state of our emotions post-breakup, the majority simply aren’t looking another relationship anytime soon.
There are those who haven’t been in a relationship for some time and may or may not be looking for that special someone to come into their life. They could be living out their hopes, goals, and dreams in a relationship with themselves in order to be the best person that can be before they enter into another relationship. I wholly applaud this person. Being at one with ourselves is probably the hardest relationship we can be in, but it’s assuredly the most rewarding in every way.
However, when it does, we’re caught in a Charlotte’s Web of emotion. We receive daily messages and affirmations of how good life now is, and sometimes; and at the same time, find ourselves both elated and scared as we compare our past relationship to the potential of a current one. We contemplate the pros and cons of moving forward all while trying and sometimes failing to extricate ourselves from the invisible web. We may find themselves back in touch with someone from our past and the course of the friendship begins to escalate into something more than previously imagined.
Whichever way it happens, Love’s calling, and it’s got us caught in its sights and we’re looking down at the red dot sitting in the middle of our chest. We find ourselves caught in a tempest of giddiness and anticipation as we fight to quell the hummingbird flitting about our hearts. Love’s calling our name loud and no matter how much we fight, we won’t last ten rounds and that TKO takes us down hard. Love showed up and love showed out.
There is no blueprint for how or when we fall in love, or with whom actually. Love is emotion that overrides and overrules logic. Love defies colour. Love challenges hate. Love is the aspiration of each of us. Love gives and does not take away. We may have had a bad relationship, but love will always be a part of it. Love is the maker; never the breaker; we do that all by ourselves.
We may each have many loves on varying levels and each person will bring something different to our lives, but there will only be one gold standard love. That is the love like no other and there will never be. This is the one we tend to call “The One”; I like to call it “Epic Love”. This is the love that knocks you out in the first round and you remain in a blissful coma forever. This love is rare. This love must be guarded. This love is Love’s Divine.
We are not immune from love. There is not inoculation to cure us. It’s an infectious emotion that we’ll experience at least once in our lives and at least a few times if we’re lucky. Love is nothing to be afraid of. It’s proof positive that we’re human and capable of feeling. When love calls, answer it. Open your heart and receive.