“Love is not form. It is content.”
So many times we believe we know what we want and in order to manifest and attract a certain thing, situation or person into our life we attach ourselves to the form in which we want this thing to come. But love is not form, it is content.
I spent a wonderful, challenging, expanding summer one year ago in Algarve, South of Portugal, volunteering at the Meditation & Yoga Retreat Center and wanting to get away from busy urban area of Porto and reconnect myself with nature during this summer as well I started to look for a job in Algarve. I wanted nature, beaches, challenges and experience that will allow me to grow and expand. Last summer it was in Algarve that I got all of that, so my mind automatically connected that place with those kind of feelings and experiences. But love is not form, it is content.
I sent million e-mails to various hostels, hotels, retreat centers and surfcamps in Algarve, receiving little or no response and all of it negative. As a typical Taurus, I kept pushing on, sending more and more e-mails until it became obvious to me something was off. Algarve wasn’t in plan for this summer. I surrendered and started listening to subtle clues, looking for a direction. Where would you have me go? What would you have me do?
Portugal is a country with a huge coast, so if I wanted beaches and that kind of nature, there are so many places I could go, yet I limited myself to Algarve believing that that’s the form in which I’ll receive what I desired and craved. I started to send e-mails to different places on coast and also I sent one e-mail to the surfcamp on islands of Azores as well, which are situated in the middle of the Ocean, half-way to the States. The funny thing was that I was kind of reluctant to send an e-mail looking for a job there, because it is so far and my mind was trying to prevent me from doing so offering very logical explanations why I shouldn’t do it.
I did it anyways, mostly because Azores were jumping out of nowhere for a few months already and I found it kind of weird - I’ve been seeing random people with Azores T-shirt at the street and in the gym, people I follow on social media were traveling to Azores, YouTube was suggesting me videos on Azores even though they weren’t related to the content I usually watch at all.... Everything was pointing that direction, but I was so attached to the form in which I believed my desire will manifest itself that I was blind for all those signs. But love is not form, it is content.
Needless to say by now, I got job in Azores and I’ll be spending this summer there, 3 months living in a tent and working in a surfcamp in a beautiful isolated place immersed in nature. Couldn’t imagine something so stunning and amazing even if I wanted to.
What I was reminded through this is that the way we approach our wishes and desires should shift if we want to really embrace the whole manifestation potential that we have. Of course, desire naturally arises within us and there’s nothing wrong or bad with that, but I believe we should get to its core, discover which feeling states are we actually craving and focus on that, leaving to the Universe to decide how it will wrap the manifestation this time around instead of getting attached to a certain form. Because love is not form, it is content.
You may have already experienced and I did as well,(oh so many times) focusing on the desire that is a pure form falsely believing that that form contains the content we crave for and then getting disappointed. Because love is not form, it is content.
Surrender your desires to the Higher Power and let it guide you to the paths of which existence you are not yet aware of.
Lots of love, my friends.