I've been wanting to tell you that I know. I know you've been treated badly in the past and that it's hard.
It feels shitty and terrible and yes, it sucks to know that people can treat others that way.
I want you to know that it's not your fault. You haven't done anything wrong.
Not everyone in the world is like this, and, one day, you will be able to let your guard down and trust and love again.
In fact, this is what the Universe wants for you - to trust, to love, to hold that spark of hope once again.
I've been wanting to tell you that even though you don't feel ready, even though you are still stuck in the land of doubt, you are so much closer to that spark than you realize. You are so close that you're almost able to reach out and touch it - grab the light and see its beauty as it fills your hand.
So don't you dare stop reaching, Love. Because that day will be here before you know it.
**photo by me; graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching