Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

May you know love


I am off today to be part of miracles unfolding. Off to that place where I become one with the energy of 100 people diving into their inner space as they uncover the beauty and wonder of their being who they are. I am off to witness spirits soaring free, hearts opening up and minds cracking open to the truth — We are all unique. Magnificent and vital to this world.

I am off to coach at Choices for the next 5 days. Long days, fast sleeps. And time to reflect upon my own journey, my own evolutionary path.

It is why I do it. Volunteer my time for five solid days, plus every weekend that Choices is here. Not only to I get to be part of the energy of discovery that happen in the training room, I get to feed myself soul-nourishing, spirit driven food that fills me up with awe and wonder, that reconnects me to my commitment to be my one true self, my all that I can be when I let go of my fear of being vulnerable, real and alive.

Yesterday morning I had the gift of interviewing Christine Valters Paintner, abbess of Abbey of the Arts and a true monk in the world. (I’ll be sharing our conversation on Sunday, April 28 — stay tuned!) When I asked Christine, what is a ‘monk in the world’, she told me that monks long to reclaim their inherent contemplative nature that allows them to live in a meaningful, committed way. It is a shared belief and trust in that ‘something sacred’ that pulses through each of us and the world all around it.

Being in the Choices room, I feel that ‘something sacred’ Christine talked about as a very real and alive presence. It pulses through the hearts of everyone, it runs like a river, whispers like a breath of fresh air, a leaf falling gently to the ground. It is beautiful, inspiring and healing.

Choosing to coach at Choices feeds me. It inspires me. It gives me courage, strength, hope and above all, it reminds me, again and again, no matter what, no matter where, the choice is always Love.

May your day be filled with fresh ideas running like a river, whispers of love breathing into your heart and the touch of spring caressing your heart. May you know Love.


Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe we each have the capacity to be the change we want to see in the world, to make a world of difference. I believe we are creative beings on the journey of our lifetimes. It's up to each of us to Live It Up and SHINE!

11 thoughts on “May you know love

  1. Beautiful!! I hope that your next few days are just wonderful.

    Great, and fitting to run into you at IFTC last night! Know that you were a big pat of my inspiration to find a way (or ways!) of becoming more involved in the community of those helping our nieghbours who are epxericning homelssness and poverty. Thank you for that motivatoin! My first shift was challenging but fun, and meaningful. I cannot imagine working on those front lines everyday though – what amzing people run these organizations.


  2. I will look forward to your interview with Christine, whose blog I’ve long followed.

    Have a great week at CHOICES.


  3. Enjoy, and be filled…
    It is wonderful to share such things, especially with like minded people. I’ll look forward to April 28th… 🙂


  4. Be blessed and be a blessing as I know you will. ❤


  5. Thank you for this post I enjoyed it


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