The Voice of Love Photo Credit: Singing by Pixomar

“It sounds like this is an opportunity for a conversation,” I said to my client.
Laughingly she replied, “Ah yes. EVERYTHING is always a conversation, isn’t it?”

This particular client has known me for quite a while and was lovingly and playfully referring to the “way” I generally direct things, which is often the way of the conversation.  I seem to be always steering people towards a conversation instead of away from it.

Personally and professionally, I firmly believe that the two most important factors that determine your success in any given area are your willingness to take imperfect action and your “ability” to participate in a difficult conversation.   

And by “conversation”, I mean the ability to initiate and experience deep connections, love, empathy and awareness with yourself and others. These conversations are where the Voice of Love speaks, and where the Power of Love is able to create magical transformations.

“We need to talk.” Everyone dreads hearing those words as much as we dread saying them.  It’s easier to just avoid the conversation altogether.  But a powerful conversation, is not just about talking. Listening is absolutely necessary for Love to have her way, for the Voice of Love to be heard and for the power of Love to transform our lives.

In this modern high-speed world of instant communications, we are constantly bombarded with clichés, sound-bites, abbreviations and snippets. So much so, that we tend to not listen very deeply. Yet without the conscious decision to listen deeply, a surface conversation remains powerless to truly transform the situation.  Deep listening requires stillness, presence, and intention, and the best place to start is with our own self, our own body, our own soul.


This inner space is where we must begin if we want to have the greatest success in the outer world of our life.  

When we learn to listen carefully to our bodies, our souls, and our hearts, we will discover our needs, our desires, our longings, our callings – we will hear the Voice of Love.  It is then, that we can listen to others deeply and create a conversation that is full of peace and grace and has the potential to be powerfully life changing…where the power of Love can transform any situation.

The Voice of Love speaks with confidence, with power, with knowing, with vulnerability.

When our body speaks to us, through our feelings and emotions, this is the Voice of Love.

When we speak to others, with confidence, power, compassion, vulnerability, grace – this too, is the Voice of Love.

  • What does your body say to you at this moment? 
  • What does your heart desire? 
  • What does your soul long for?
  • What feels good? What hurts? 
  • What are you tolerating? 
  • What is unbearable? 
  • What makes your heart sing?

These are the places to start listening. When you can listen to your innermost self with ease and clarity, you can answer these questions… This is where the conversation truly begins.

Today, I encourage you to listen to your body, your heart, your soul – without judgment.

Listen with curiosity and compassion – because your body is speaking to you in the only language it has – feeling and emotions – and some of them will be painful, some of them will be pleasurable, and all of them are valid and necessary.

Your feelings are a miracle.  When you hear them you are hearing the Voice of Love speaking, and Love never fails.

Cindie Chavez: The Voice of LoveCindie Chavez is an Intuitive Life & Relationship Coach who partners with busy, creative women who struggle with overwhelm and want to connect to their innate feminine spirituality to create a life full of Love & Magic. She writes a weekly inspirational blog and has some great free stuff for you at www.cindiechavez.com

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  • Shann Dec 11, 2013, 7:13 pm

    Dear Cindie,

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful voice with us! XO Shann

  • Petrea Dec 12, 2013, 3:17 pm

    “This inner space is where we must begin if we want to have the greatest success in the outer world of our life.” Love this, it is what I have been sharing with those I work with as well. The delving into the deep inner work is hard but so fulfulling.

    You have beautifully expressed the importance to true listening!

    • Cindie Chavez Dec 12, 2013, 3:54 pm

      Hello Petrea, I love hearing that this is what you are experiencing in your work too. That kind of synchronicity is another way I hear Love speaking in my life. 🙂 Thank you for your kind words. 🙂

  • Cindie Chavez Dec 12, 2013, 3:18 pm

    You’re very welcome, Shann. I am looking forward to interacting here 🙂

  • Tanja @ Crystal Clarity Dec 12, 2013, 4:25 pm

    Gorgeous post, Cyndi – this sentence especially spoke to me:

    “Listen with curiosity and compassion – because your body is speaking to you in the only language it has ”

    I need to remember and reconnect with this more often!

    Blessings

    TANJA

    • Cindie Chavez Dec 12, 2013, 4:54 pm

      Hi Tanja, I’ve been so conscious of this thought recently – and so often we judge feelings (painful ones, especially) as being “bad” – and we just want those feelings to stop and go away – but curiosity is much more useful than judging, yes? And powerful too. Thank you for your kind words and blessings. I appreciate you! xo

  • Chizelle Dec 12, 2013, 7:04 pm

    I love “listen with curiosity and compassion”

    I’ve been practising listening to my heart rather than my mind for the last two months, but I must admit at times there has been a distinct lack of compassion for myself.

    I’ve also had to take on the mantra of looking at my past and present with Kindsight (what was/am I learning) rather than Hindsight (what was I thinking, how could I have been so stupid?) and meld the two.

    Now I have the third part of the recipe, mixing in the compassion and curiosity 🙂

    Thank you xx

    • Cindie Chavez Dec 13, 2013, 11:15 am

      Aww Chizelle, Kindsight!! I love that, it is wonderful 🙂 So happy to hear that this post resonated with your current experience, I love when that happens. Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate them very much. xo

  • yiye zhang Dec 15, 2013, 1:47 pm

    Wow, Cindie! The compassion, the soothing vibes simple flows through your article. I love the way you explained with your own spin and style. Such a beautiful reminder. Sincerely thank you and Shann!
    Love,
    Yiye

    • Cindie Chavez Dec 15, 2013, 7:19 pm

      Hi Yiye! Thank you for your kind words about this article. I’m so glad to know that you enjoyed it. 🙂 xo

  • Lorraine Dec 15, 2013, 9:55 pm

    LOL – I’ve learned through a few lessons I didn’t really need to take (but I guess I did!) my body is very vocal. The longer I don’t listen the more it ups the ante until I can’t plead ignore-ance anymore. I’m also very aware when my body is letting me get away with something, fully realizing my mind thinks it is getting away with something. Quite entertaining at times really. I’m grateful for the Loving, compassionate soul expressed through my body and holds me through the good times and bad.

    Lorraine

    • Cindie Chavez Dec 16, 2013, 3:10 pm

      Hi Lorraine, I totally get what you mean when you say “the longer I don’t listen the more it ups the ante until I can’t plead ignore-ance anymore”!! I think so many times we ignore what our bodies are telling us until they are screaming at us…often in pain. ugh. I appreciate your thoughtful comments and so glad you shared your experience here. Thank you 🙂 xo

  • Sue Kearney (@MagnoliasWest) Dec 16, 2013, 11:22 am

    I too am loving this article, and taking away the message of this bit: “Listen with curiosity and compassion – because your body is speaking to you in the only language it has…”

    I’m still developing that muscle, the one that will allow me to show up with curiosity and compassion, above, before, bigger than my fears and emotional-needs agenda.

    So glad I’m not alone.

    Thanks for making this so lovingly clear!

    Love and magic,
    Sue

    • Cindie Chavez Dec 16, 2013, 3:15 pm

      Hi Sue, You are NOT alone!! I’m still “developing these muscles” too – and the nice thing is recognizing that the reflexes get quicker and quicker…more awareness, more knowing, more sensitivity to just what our bodies are saying to us all the time, and it is a practice like any other sort of meditation. I’m so happy to know that this post spoke to you. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts too. xo

  • Arwen Dec 16, 2013, 12:26 pm

    What a delightful post. Thanks to Shann for hosting Cyndie! “Listen with curiosity and compassion – because your body is speaking to you in the only language it has ” really spoke to me. The idea of combining curiousity and compassion…that rocks my world. 😀

    • Cindie Chavez Dec 16, 2013, 3:17 pm

      Thank you, Arwen. 🙂 Curiosity is so powerful…did you know that when we make the curious “hmmmm?” sound (like Yoda!), it is almost impossible to judge or to worry at the same time?! isn’t that awesome?! 🙂 Appreciate you, so glad you enjoyed the post! xo