This is Your
to OUTRAGEOUS LOVE!
The three holy words, the sacred credo, the most important eight letters of our era in history are:
I LOVE YOU.
To be alive and awake is to feel the power of those words, I LOVE YOU, lighting you up every day. But we have forgotten what the words mean or how they feel when they are truly awake in us. And when we do feel the truth of these words, it is usually only in relation to very few people. Our love lists are very short. And that small list of people we claim to love also happens to be the same people who seem to give us ego security and comfort.
But love does not work this way.
Our love lists are too short! To love is to be awake, alive, and empowered in all of your life. To love is to be all in for all life. To love is to live in service as source. To love is to recognize and honor the infinite specialness of every being. To love is to love every moment and open to its highest potency and power.
When our sacred words lose their meaning, when we can no longer access the goodness, truth and beauty that they convey, the center does not hold.
We fall asleep. Our lives are deadened. The best in us dies. We experience the pain of loneliness. Our lives feel empty. Addiction, depression, starvation and violence try to fill the emptiness. The outrageous pain of the world is too much to bear. So we close our hearts.
We close our hearts, not because we are bad, we close our hearts because the gap between our ability to feel and our ability to heal is too wide. The gap between our ability to feel the pain and our ability to heal the pain is too much to bear. So we close our hearts.
But we only have one heart.
So when we close our hearts to the pain, we close our hearts to life. When we close our hearts to life, our lives become detours which are dead and depressed and destructive. We feel impotent, powerless and futile. Futility, impotence and powerlessness are the root sources of the failure of goodness, truth and beauty. But how can we keep our hearts open? How do your reclaim your potency, power, and passion? How do you wake up? You wake up by answering the call. You answer the call by getting the right answer to the first great question of your life.
THE FIRST GREAT QUESTION OF YOUR LIFE IS: ARE YOU WILLING TO PLAY A LARGER GAME?
You’re invited to play a larger game! This is your Outrageous Invitation to Outrageous Love! We live in a world of Outrageous Pain. The only response to Outrageous Pain is Outrageous Love! This is your invitation to awaken to the path of the Outrageous Lover. What does an Outrageous Lover do? An Outrageous Lover writes Outrageous Love Letters. This is the way of the Outrageous Lover. Writing Outrageous Love Letters is the spiritual practice of our generation. In generations past, it was meditation or prayer. Today, the core spiritual practice that has the power of awakening is writing Outrageous Love Letters.
Do you remember the feeling of once being in love and writing a love note? How did it feel? Do you remember you sense of power, passion and clarity?
When you write an Outrageous Love Letter, you wake up! Get up every morning and write an Outrageous Love Letter. It is the change in your life that will change everything.
But to whom should I write, you ask? Our love lists are too short.
We have exiled love to romantic love, those very few that we profess to love, those same few who happen to give us a sense of ego, and comfort. Our love lists are too short. Love is not limited, Love is unlimited. Love is not weak, Love is strong. Love is not merely a passing romantic feeling. Love is the initiating and animating intelligence of All That Is. Are you ready to play a larger game? Are you ready to wake up as an Outrageous Lover and access the joy, power and passion that are your birthright and your essence?
If you answer, yes, and the answer to this ultimate question is always, yes, then Write Outrageous Love Letters!
TO WHOM I WRITE OUTRAGEOUS LOVE LETTERS?
Here is a list of suggestions:
§ A family member either close or distant
§ A good friend that you have not appreciated or fully recognized
§ A person in your life who you are not close to and whom you have the capacity to recognize and appreciate
§ Someone who used to be in your life but has fallen away
§ Someone you would like to be in your life in the future
§ Reality itself
§ Anyone who needs to receive an Outrageous Love Letter.
Commit to writing an Outrageous Love Letter every day. Write every morning or evening for the next seven days, that is how you access your superpower as an Outrageous Lover. But do not just keep it to yourself. Participate in the evolution of love. Be a catalyst for the awakening of love. Send us your Outrageous Love Letter. We will post it on the Outrageous Love Letters site. Catalyze a viral wave of Outrageous Love waking up all of reality. Simply write an Outrageous Love Letter to a friend, to a beloved, to someone who has been incidental and unrecognized in your life, to any enemy or adversary. Send the letter to them and us or just to us. We will post it for you in the virtuous world of the virtual on our website at www.outrageousloveletters.com
There are two steps to sending your Outrageous Love Letter:
1. Write an Outrageous Love Letter
or via snail mail post at this address:
36 Peck Slip #2d
New York, New York 10038
Your Outrageous Love Letter will inspire other Outrageous Lovers to wake up and write Outrageous Love Letters around the globe!
Okay, what’s next? What does an Outrageous Lover do? Here are several things Outrageous Lovers do. “I have spent seven days writing Outrageous Love Letters.” “I have awakened my innate capacity for Outrageous Love. I can feel the joy, power and passion of the outrageous lover alive in me as I write.” The Next Step: What does an Outrageous Lover do in response to Outrageous pain? The Outrageous Lover commits Outrageous Acts of Love. Which outrageous acts of love should I commit? The ones that are a function of yours to do. The Outrageous Acts of Love that are an expression of your Unique Self. An Outrageous Act of Love addresses a unique need in your circle of intimacy and influence which you are uniquely capable of addressing.
THE SECOND GREAT QUESTION OF YOUR LIFE IS: WHO ARE YOU?
It is the answer to this question from which all else follows. Who are you? You are a Unique Self. There is no one else like you that ever was, is or will be. You are an irreducibly unique expression of the love-intelligence and love-beauty of All That Is, with the capacity to perform Outrageous Acts of Love that are yours to initiate, to take response-ability for as the joy and delight of your life. You are an irreducibly unique expression of the love initiating and animating Eros of All That Is. Evolution awakens through you! Who Are You? You are a Unique Self. You are an Evolutionary Unique Self. When you commit an Outrageous Act of Love, you are playing the largest game there is. You are participating in the Evolution of Love. So commit to Your Unique Outrageous Act of Love. Then write us and tell us about it. Writing the story of your Outrageous Act of Love is another way of writing an Outrageous Love Letter. Write the story of your Outrageous Act of Love and send it to us. Do not keep it to yourself. This is not the time for being humble. Access your Divine Pride. Tell the Story of Your Outrageous Act of Love. The letter that you send us, which tells the story of your Outrageous Act of love, is one form of an Outrageous Love Letter. It is an Outrageous Love Letter from You to all of reality.
Why should I tell? Because by telling the story of your Outrageous Act of Love in an Outrageous Love letter, you catalyze a thousand other Outrageous Acts of Love. So commit an Outrageous Act of Love, inspire the world with your Outrageous Act of Love, and catalyze a viral wave of Outrageous Acts of Love by writing an Outrageous Love letter and sending it to us. We will share it with all of reality via our virtual home. The virtual address to send your Outrageous Love Letter to is: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two steps to sending your Outrageous Act of Love. You can write us in two ways:
1. Write about an Outrageous Act of Love
or via snail mail post by postcard or letter (remember those things?) to this address:
36 Peck Slip #2D
New York, New York 10038
Here is the great secret! The real answer to the question of
“Who Are You?” is:
YOU ARE AN OUTRAGEOUS LOVE LETTER
This is the path of the Outrageous Lover. The path of the Outrageous Lover has four distinct steps:
1. Wake Up by Writing an Outrageous Love Letter
2. Commit an Outrageous Act of Love
3. Write about it. Share what you did – Outrageously – in an Outrageous Love Letter to reality.
4. Send us your Outrageous Love Letter and we will share it with the world.
Remember: Why is it important to share your letter? It will catalyze and inspire other Outrageous Lovers around the world. This is not a place for the knee-jerk humility of your ego. Rather, reality needs the holy audacity of your Unique Self to step up to the plate and share your letter with us. The Outrageous Lover says to reality, Yes!!! I Do!!!! Love the Moment Open, Commit Outrageous Acts of Love, Love Reality Open. When you love the moment open through your Outrageous Act of Love, you close the gap between your ability to feel and your ability to heal. You are no longer impotent. You are potent, potentiated and powerful. Your heart is open again. This is your invitation to Wake up and Show up by committing Outrageous Acts of Love.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF LOVE?
What should I do? Here is a list of possibilities, some are specific examples designed to get your HeartMath calculating, others are meta-directions which you manifest in practical real-world
Outrageous Acts of Love:
Adopt a child
Send a gift beyond what you would normally send to someone you normally would not send to
Recognize someone who has been systematically unrecognized and desperately needs your recognition
Do a random Act of Love for a stranger
Be like Rumi, the Sufi poet, and write an Outrageous Love Letter to someone you know
Put someone through school who is not your child, who could not do it without you Give your child a full download of your love and respect for who they are
Give your mother and father a full download of your love and respect for who they are
Give up being right Step down from a long-held position, even if there is some loss in doing so, for the sake of integrity
Heal the lineage of anger and abuse in your family; break the family tradition and establish a new lineage of love
Realize that love really does apply to you as well, confess your greatness
Give your unique gift, which addresses a unique need that can be addressed in that particular way only by you Ask your waiter her/his name, refuse to receive service from anyone whose name you do not know
Leave a relationship that does not honor your Unique Self
Bracket your ego-self to support the emergence of someone else’s Unique Self
Find your Unique Risk and Live Your Story
Enter an intimacy that you are afraid of by staying open as love through the fear
Open your heart again and again, and be an Outrageous Lover even after you have been betrayed
Awaken to and align with the ecstatic evolutionary impulse that urgently seeks to live in you, as you and through you!
The Outrageous Lover does not try to solve the problems of the world. The Outrageous Lover thinks locally and acts locally, at street level, in relation to his or her neighbor. Outrageous Love acts from the bottom up instead of only from the top down. Outrageous Love initiates a viral self-organizing reality of love. The self-organizing reality of Outrageous Love is realized by recognizing that the Outrageous Lover is an irreducibly unique expression of the love-intelligence and love-beauty that initiated and animates All That Is. The Outrageous Lover knows that he or she can respond to a corner of UnLove in the world in a way that no other being, that ever was, is or will be, can do. The Outrageous Lover says to reality. Yes!!! I Do!!!! Love the Moment Open, Commit Outrageous Acts of Love. You, the Outrageous Lover Are the Evolution of Love.