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Love can Heal the Spirit

Updated on January 29, 2017
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Physical and spiritual well being is of great importance to Phyllis. Spirituality is deeply ingrained in Phyllis' life.

Love Sends out More Love Like Ripples in Water

Ripples in water
Ripples in water | Source

Children Need Love

When you see a child who has never known love there is a vacant look in her eyes.

Give that child the knowledge that she is loved and you will see a change come over her.

Notice what love and acceptance will do for the look on her face.

Let her know that she will not be harmed if she accepts love.

Show her good things in life, puppies, kittens, and rainbows.

Run with her through the sprinklers and let her laugh out loud.

Teach her well and love her truly.

Love can Heal the Spirit of a Child

The Age of Innocence by Joshua Reynolds
The Age of Innocence by Joshua Reynolds | Source

Kittens Need the Love of a Child

Kitten
Kitten | Source

An Elderly Person

Make a visit to a rest home and take a look at some of the elderly people sitting alone and staring into a void where once there was love.

Touch that person's hand, say something kind and give them something pretty, like a flower. Sit and chat with them, ask them "How are you today? Can I do anything for you?"

Be aware of the change that will come over them. This may seem like a minor act of love, yet to that elderly person it may make a world of difference.

It can make them feel that they are still worthy of love. If you do that, visit that elderly person and show some kindness, then please take the time to visit again, at least once a week, to keep that light in their eyes and the feeling of love in their heart.

Give of yourself and your time and the rewards will change your life also.

Visit an Elderly Person

Elderly man in nursing home
Elderly man in nursing home | Source

My Little Marvin

Copyright Phyllis Doyle Burns
Copyright Phyllis Doyle Burns

Marvin Finds a Home

A lost, lonely, frightened and sick little dog was found and taken to the animal control center to be euthanized. He did not care, for he had nothing. Animal shelter rescued him from that fate, cleaned him up, fed him and gave him the medical attention he needed. Still, the little dog was timid and frightened.

My daughter saw him, begged me to adopt him and I did. The love we have given that precious little dog has made a huge difference in his life. His eyes are bright, his fur is shiny and soft, he is healthy, playful and content.

He knows he has a home, all the love he wants, all his needs are fulfilled and he is happy, very happy. Love made a tremendous difference in his life -- love saved his life. For the remainder of his life, he will have all he needs and plenty of love. And he brought a special kind of love into my heart and life.

Give a Lonely dog a Home

Basset Hound Puppy
Basset Hound Puppy | Source

Love a Plant

Give some loving attention to a neglected and weak plant and watch it grow into a healthy and lovely plant. Love comes in all forms for all things.

If a baby animal in the wild is neglected by its mother and the pack, it will die. It is the same for humans. If a human of any age does not know love, that person can die inside, in the heart, in the spirit - so can a plant.

Jade Plant

Jade plant, also called "Friendship Tree"
Jade plant, also called "Friendship Tree" | Source

Love Begets Love

All things that receive love returns love in many different ways.

When you Find That Special Love

When you find that special love in your life, the one that touches the deepest part of your soul, hang on to it. Love often does not come easy, it takes time to settle and grow. Love needs attention and work, just like when a seed is planted, it needs to be nurtured and cared for so it can grow.

That special person is the one that fills your heart with a love that is like no other. That is a love for life. It is that love which nothing can harm or end, not even death. True love which was meant to be can conquer all threats, it goes beyond all outside influences and beyond death.

I believe that there are twin souls who have spent many life times together. They always find each other because their love is eternal. I have a twin soul and I know the love is profound.

That Special Someone in Your Life

Amore and Psyche by Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée (1724 - 1805).
Amore and Psyche by Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée (1724 - 1805). | Source

Desert Sands

Sand Mountain in Nevada near Fallon.
Sand Mountain in Nevada near Fallon. | Source

© 2014 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a beautiful hub Phyllis, thanks for sharing these thoughts on love. Wonderful poem too.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Phyllis,

      The poem was awesome and the Hub was quite touching, as Love should be. A supremely inspirational Celine Dion. Shalom!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Awww, Jodah, such a kind and lovely comment. As always, thank you so much for the visit.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      My comment has disappeared. very annoying.

      A loving and touching Hub and a brilliant poem. A real soul-stirring beauty by Celine Dion.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Manatita.

      Thank you very much for reading and leaving such a nice comment. I always love reading your words, which mean a lot to me. Blessings to you.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Manatita, I am so sorry. Usually I am still up when I hear from you, for I often stay up till 4 or 5 in the morning, my time. After I published this hub, about 3 a.m. I went to bed, so missed your comment. For me, it is a delight to read two comments from you. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful evening.

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      sheilamyers 2 years ago

      Awesome hub. I enjoyed the way you covered the different types of love.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Sheila and thank you. There are so many types of love. I love ladybugs, too, and hummingbirds. That poem just came from somewhere far away, so I wrote a hub around it. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Very moving hub. Loved the poem it comes from the heart.

      Love is beautiful, even more so when it touches the heart, there is many kinds of love, the most important one is, the one that can light up every day all the year, to bring you happiness forever.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Elsie. Thank you for the lovely comment. I like your thoughts on the most important love. Thanks for stopping by.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Don't you sleep, my Dear? Yes, I know. Hub Pages take a lot of time to respond to friends and even to post articles. Both comments are here. They disappear and reappear for their own reasons. Make sure that you get enough rest.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I sleep one or two hours at a time, dear Bard. There is always much on my mind and in my heart. Since I wrote this hub I am realizing that love is not a thing to define really. It is a place of being. I am going deeper into this and awakening to the truths of love. Thank you, Manatita, for your concern. I will try to get more rest.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Phyllis this was oddly sad.. but soft and very well expressed.. the photos help bridge the hub voted awesome :)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes, my Sweet,

      Perhaps you are right and again ... :) Words are necessary too:

      " Day and night the Universe sings and dances to Your cadences; Your own rhapsodies; I caress the beauty of your rainbows; my gaze fixed on the luminosity of Your twinkling stars."

      Did you feel this? Are you looking at the rainbows and twinkling stars? Can you hear the rhythm of the Cosmos? (I am teasing you, my Sweet Phyllis) Not fair, I suppose. Forgive me, and sleep well.

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      Alastar Packer 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Just what the soul needed today, Phyllis. And speaking of souls, what a wise and wonderful one you are.

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      Alastar Packer 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Just what the soul needed today, Phyllis. And speaking of souls, yours is a wise and wonderful one.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Frank. It is sad to know there are some in life, like the examples I chose, who do not know or have lost love. Yet in each case, (the child, elder, dog, plant) came from my own experiences. When I was 18 I began working in a rest home and learned how to reach out to the elderly to let them know they are worthy of love. Later in life I worked with young teens in a rehab center and saw what a difference it made when those kids were understood and given the knowledge that love comes from the heart. I adopted the sick, lonely dog and love saved his life. The poem - now the poem is about one who knew profound love all her life and is ready for the next life where she will find that love again. So, yes, you are right. Sad, but with a happy ending. Thank you, Frank, for reading and leaving such a nice comment. Love and hugs.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Manatita, Yes, I do feel the words, see the rainbow and twinkling stars, here the rhythm - it is beautiful.

      I forgive myself for being rather vague in my last comment to you, so, yes I forgive you. It was a fair and meaningful use of words you sent me. Om Shanti - peace in heart and the Cosmos.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Alastar, what a very sweet thing for you to say. This is a mutual feeling, my dear friend. So glad the hub touched your soul. Thank you.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      That was so meaningful Phyllis, I have seen some of these in TV reality shows. What a beautiful poem, it sounds like it came from your heart. I voted this up, shared and G+ it.

      Kevin

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Kevin. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I appreciate the votes and shares also.

      What is it you have seen on reality shows, Kevin? I do not watch TV reality shows, in fact I rarely watch TV at all.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I do not watch reality shows all of the time either Phyllis, except when I read the info, or a commercial sounds interesting. So I saw bits of visiting elderly homes, loving pets and children.

      Kevin

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Oh ! Okay. I was wondering what you meant. Thanks, Kevin. I know that visiting the elderly is appreciated by those who have outlived all their loved ones and now have no one. Thanks again.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      You are welcome. :-)

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      bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee

      Phyllis, this is some very GOOD advise you have shared, and so beautifully stated. Voted up.

      And congrats on the new edition to your family. He's a cutie pie and lucky to have you.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Beth. What a very nice, kind comment you send me. Yes, my little Marvin is a cutie pie. I love him so much. I wish you could see him when I come home from grocery shopping - I set the bags on the floor in the kitchen and he looks in every bag till he finds his "chicky". I buy him low sodium deli sliced chicken as a treat. Even though the "chicky" is in a zipper bag, he knows what it is and will jump up and down till I give him some. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

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      anglnwu 2 years ago

      Beautiful poem, so lovely and poignant. Great hub on the power of love. As someone who loves nature, it's heartwarming to see that you've included plants as well. Thanks for sharing.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi anglinwu. You are most welcome. Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Every soul needs to feel the deep abiding love..as you so vividly share here. It takes so little really to make another feel loved.

      Thank you for taking the time to share words to lift us up, Phyllis.

      Angels are winging their way to you today ps

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      You are most welcome, Patricia. I thank you for such a very kind, lovely comment. So happy this article is uplifting for you. Sometimes a poem just demands to be written and I have no choice but to let it come out. Thanks again, Patricia. I hear Angel wings. I do believe you are an Earth Angel. May Angels always surround you and your loved ones.

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      Clive Williams 21 months ago from Nibiru

      Love heals all Doyle, it comes in some of the simplest forms but once unfolded is enough to cover the globe. Let love reign i say

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 21 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Clive. I so agree with you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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