40 Days of Love – Day11

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 11

The midwife knows that when there is no pain, the way for the baby cannot be opened and the mother cannot give birth. Likewise, for a new self to be born, hardship is necessary. Just as clay needs to go through intense heat to become strong, Love can only be perfected in pain.”* 


Today, we are releasing pessimism and embracing God’s Love for us. 

Our Lent Booklet invites us today to release pessimism.

Life throws us curveballs something, things that is beyond our control and so we feel powerless. When this happens, it is hard to imagine positive outcomes. 

In my view, every difficult situation or problem can be viewed as an opportunity to try something different or learn something. When we find ourselves in a time of despaired we can chose to reflect to see what the opportunity may be. What if by giving up pessimism we can see God in action? What if at the moment when our mind is cleared of fear and negativity, a now possibility shows up?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely
on your own insight.—Proverbs 3:5

Today we affirm: : Trust the Divine Spark in me to show me the blessings.

Note : My writing is based on the book “40 Rules of Love” by by Elif Shafak (See more about the book here (click)  ( and The Lent booklet by Unity.org 

Personally, I think it is important to find the True meaning behind the word ‘LOVE’,  understand it and experience it as a Spiritual Quality inherently within us. 

I am going to walk this 40-day Lenten journey contemplating on the True meaning of Love, Divine Love, Spiritual Love for me by experimenting with the 40 rules and quotes from the Lent Booklet. Every day, between 

the 14th of February and the 28th of March 2024,

I will post a ‘rule’ from the book ’40 rules of Love’ and an a release idea from the book ’40 days of Let go, Let God – Lent 2024′ by Unity.org. Then, we will contemplate on it and share about it in the UNITY EUROPE Facebook Group (CLICK HERE).

Download the LENT BOOKLET @this link 2024 Lent English 

Let’s walk this journey together!

Join me by …

either reading the daily blogposts I create – SEE THEM HERE (CLICK) – or joining the FACEBOOK GROUP (CLICK) where I am going to share my writings and daily contemplative questions. I will also post a short video/audio material on the daily posts. (click on the buttons below to join)