The words that conjure up mixed feelings seem to draw me in; I guess you could say I was vulnerable to that (tee hee). A discussion with a friend led me into thoughts around the true essence of being vulnerable, which means capable of, or susceptible to, being wounded or hurt. Vulnerable also means open to moral attack, criticism and temptation.
If you are open to all those things through vulnerability, then it would stand to reason that you are open to receiving love, nurturing and basically all emotions. The idea of being vulnerable seems to carry negative connotations around a state of weakness, but in truth, should carry a more positive response as the apparent gateway to receptivity.
A quotation from Anne Morrow Lindbergh that I really like is, “I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.”
In reflection, some of my most profound experiences resulting in a conscious shift emanated from my own personal moments of vulnerability. In those instances where I became vulnerable, I also became aware and, through that consciousness evolved the positive features of my story. Now for one of my most vulnerable activities, I will engage with angels for a whisper on the subject:
The heart must open fully in order to receive love, so you must remove boundaries in order to assist in manifesting the balanced heart. A warrior can express the loving spirit while wearing armor, yet finds it difficult to receive love while covered with protection. This represents the true nature of boundaries and being vulnerable.
Tremendous courage and the highest example of the human spirit shine in the light of vulnerability. In this state of being, barriers and limitations are removed, making available possibilities that were not apparent in the moments prior. Without limiting factors entering the mind, the spirit is free to explore new opportunities and experiences.
The depth of feelings experienced in a vulnerable state reaches levels within your existence that can uncover lost information and feelings in the energetic search for truth. Within your highest vibration, truth and vulnerability illuminate purpose, integrity, faith and love with extreme clarity.
To fully experience all aspects of life, be willing to allow yourself to be vulnerable and present in moments of strength as well as times of weakness. The energy of receiving love from being vulnerable creates a wave of relief that washes away all barriers standing between you and the playful, compassionate, nurturing light of the Highest Power in the Universe, God and the angels.