This is your favorite philosophical mylk maid stepping into your inbox to share some of my deeper thoughts on Love. But first, market news!
We have three markets this weekend. You can find us on Saturday at Portland Farmers Market at PSU and at Beaverton Farmers Market. Sunday we will be back at Montavilla! I'm excited for spring to come so we can be at more markets! If you know of anyone who might want to work for me this spring and summer at one of our farmers markets, please let me know!
The shop will also be open this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday. We will have the usual assortment of goodies, including basil seed vanilla puddings and more chocolate tiger nut overnight oats. We will have granola, too! (Try topping the oats and the chia puddings with my granola. It's amazing.)
Now for Amy's deep thoughts on Love & relationships:
I am finding myself once again in a season of personal growth. These spiritual and emotional growth spurts are always challenging, but they are also incredibly beautiful and powerful. I've been doing a lot of journaling every morning. I do this first, to affirm my love for myself and second, to bring awareness to how I want to feel that day, so I can step into a creation mindset. Why do I do this?
We all need Love. The problem is that most of us try to outsource filling that need to someone else. This is the human condition: we seek an external validation of our existence though the reflection of other people’s “Love.” Our culture's addiction to social media is a great example of this.
We equate our worthiness with whether or not someone “loves” us. We falsely equate someone’s attention with their affection. We falsely think codependency is actually support and we think that attachment with someone is actually connection with that person. (I did not come up with this myself, but read it earlier this week and have been reflecting on it ever since.)
The truth is, we can talk ourselves into almost anything and most of the time we talk ourselves into feeling hurt, misunderstood, undervalued and underappreciated. Trying to create an agreement with someone to fulfill your need for Love in exchange for you fulfilling their need for Love is always going to make you come up short because most of the time your need is going to remain unmet.
I believe that the thing we came here to learn is how to LOVE ourselves. To be in that energy, and sustain that energy and to reflect that energy.
You can’t find Love until you fully accept and Love yourself. That is the law of Love. It is an energy that you have to be in.
You deserve to have a Love that is not a compromise or an agreement. You are worthy of Love simply by existing.
The Love that you desire does exist. It exists because you are a reflection of that Love. You are the Love. You exist. Therefore it is possible.
Love is Love whether you are in a relationship or not. It is an energy and you can be in that frequency or you can filter your reality such that you are out of that frequency.
Each morning I journal to reconnect with the frequency of Love. I call it lining myself up so that I can walk the gossamer thread. It's hard to see, but it's there. You can feel it. That's the vibe you get when you walk up to my booths or into my shop. You can taste it. Every drop of aMYLK and every bite of food created in my kitchen is infused with it.
aMYLK tastes like Love.