There is true sanctuary on this Earth. It is right in our very own hearts. There is where you will find LOVE and there is no truer home.

So, we just go where we go. And no matter where we wander we will find LOVE along the way because LOVE walks with us. LOVE never abandons us. LOVE has been with us all along the way and for a lot of us it merely waits for us to open the door. There is no greater home for LOVE than our own hearts. There is no greater place from which it springs eternal.

Our very own hearts have the stuff of legend. The one true, deep, and ever giving fount of LOVE is within us. And wouldn’t we be surprised to know, it’s been there all along, waiting, listening, hoping that this time, we’ll say yes.

Say yes with me. To you, to me, to the all, say yes to love and walk boldly into any Earthly realm alive, awake, and aware that love is real, love is here, and has always truly been within.

There is no death that I could fear in this knowing.

My disbelief in love has died so that I might truly live.

What I was told love was has died so that I might truly love.

What I was conditioned to believe of love has melted away and all that remains is truth, and the truth is that this love is in each and every one of you, just as it is in me.

Sometimes, it just takes a perilous journey into the unknown and often the known, which can be even scarier. It might lead us through brambles and thickets, swamps and mires, crackling mountain tops and plummeting valleys. There at the far end of the morning of tomorrow’s tomorrow, you’ll find it, steadfast as ever, allowing you to seek so that you might find where the secret truly lies. Or you could even find it right now, as you read this, in this very moment.

Love is inside you.
It’s full truth
Cannot be found solely
In another.
True love
truly starts,

When in passing
With another if
Your eyes alight,
Pause, think,
Is true love there?
No, not that kind
Not forever, or
At least not just
In attraction’s delight.

You will not find love
In a bottle;
Liquid or chemical.
Love never holds you
For ransom
Entrapping your soul
In a vice.

Love never asks you
To forsake your true
And noble worth.
It doesn’t demand,
Placate, or abuse
So that it can get
What it wants.

Love listens.
Love waits.
Love embraces you
When you fall.
Love holds you
At the bottom
Of the deepest
Darkest pit.

Love sees everything
Good, bad, and every
Shade of grey therein
And loves you freely
No bargaining,
No cheapening,
No chagrin.

Love holds you to
Higher standards
Than you may hold
Yourself, and holds
You accountable,
Should you fail.
What love doesn’t do
Is reject,
Bully or cajole.

Love listens.
Love waits.
Love knows it’s
never too late
To say yes.

You can say yes to the
Impossible truth,
That even you
Are made so grand,
Yes you, are already so
Inherently worthy
Of the real and startling truth,
That love is
And has always been
Patient, and

And should you disagree,
Kindly I ask,
Why are you defending
Your right to be so abused,
Used, or confused?
I ask you, why are you
So deeply afraid of
This kind of truth?

You are not so broken
As to not be loved.
You have not gone so
Far off course
That love will not
Welcome you home.

Love is already
With you there.
It does not falter,
Seek it and you shall
Find it.

Some journeys are perilous.
Some are filled with
Seemingly insurmountable pain
And even then
It is love that leads you
Out and through.

It is love that carries you
When you’ve stopped caring
For yourself,
But somewhere something
Inside you just won’t give in.
It is love.
It is there.
It is waiting
For you to say yes,
To go within.

I wish to know love.
I will seek to find love.
I will do what it takes.
I desire to feel love.
I am lovable.
I can feel love for myself.
I am loved.

You are.


Deeply humbled and in awe of you,
Angel Marie Russell