The word unconditional according to dictionary means - not subject to any conditions.
Some synonyms are unrestricted; unlimited; absolute and unquestioning. The word love according to the dictionary has many varied meanings from an intense feeling of affection; deep romantic or sexual attraction; and a great interest or pleasure in something.
How the word is described in the meaning of love; appears to me to be an attachment or conditional. However, to me love is a state of being.
I consider love a state of being we come into the world with; lose somewhere along the way in our human journey and arrive back at through various life experience, challenges and trials and tribulations.
Unconditional love is the hardest state to achieve over all. It takes a true amount of faith in something greater than ourselves, as well as a lot of self-reflection and self-understanding. To me it means, standing in or own truth, often alone and uncomfortable.
It is not just about putting others happiness before our own nor is it only existence when people are meeting our needs.
Unconditional love is exemplified when everything seemingly goes wrong, when we make mistakes or say things we may not necessarily mean and the person is still there without judgement, or punishment. They may not agree, however, there is a deep level of acceptance for our human flaws.
I believe this can only be achieved once we love our self in this way.
We cannot extend what we do not have or do not know.
What has your experience been? What do you think?
Rev. Pamela Robinson is a Reiki Master, Ordained Revered and Certified Hypnotherapy Practitioner. She offers Hypnosis and Spiritual Counselling in Hamilton and Toronto