I've been a big fan and follower of today's guest and author Scott Stabile, for a while now. After losing his parents tragically at the age of 14, he felt that he had dealt with the loss in the years after – he did well in school, had a lot of friends, but he kept his parents' death a secret to all those who didn't know.
It wasn't until he was in his 20s that Scott jumped into personal development and realized that he never really faced his loss or dealt with the wide range of emotions that were involved. He had built a wall around himself to keep out the dark, but because we can't be selective about what we let in, he blocked out so much of the light, too.
Today, since learning to move through his emotions/energy, Scott has made it his mission to use love as his guiding force in life and serve the world with the power of love and positivity. On every level, he strives to operate from the energy of love, kindness and compassion. Can you imagine if the entire world did this? Scott believes we must focus on showing up in our own truth and then aligning ourselves in love.
I cannot thank Scott enough for being so open and honest and willing to share so much of his heart with us today. It has definitely further engrained in me to originate everything I do in love to obtain the best outcome. And if you love this, you'll really want to check out his book, “Big Love.”
o Where did your story start?
o What did it look like when your wall was up? What was the turning point?
o What did the space look like when you had to go back and heal, forgive and let go of the shame?
o Is there something else you do to help move your energy/emotions through?
o What was the moment that helped you see what you needed to let go?
o How do we show up with an “open” intention?
o What is something you do when neediness (or another emotion) comes up again?
o Why did you write “Big Love?”
“Love is the guiding force in my life.”
“Unless we're honest about what we're experiencing in the world and unless we're willing to sit in the uncomfortable feelings and feel, there is no potential for healing.”
“When you're ready to grow and heal, and you're really open to looking at yourself and your experience honestly, life is going to provide ample opportunity for you to do so.”
“When I'm taking care of myself, I feel more taken care of by the world.”
“When we're willing to take responsibility for how we're showing up in the world, the possibilities for growth are endless.”
“We can be clear on our intentions, but that doesn't always mean that we're going to get what we want. And it certainly doesn't mean that we're going to get what we want in the way we want to receive it.”
“Wherever we're putting our energy toward avoiding feeling, we're giving all of our energy toward that feeling.”
“What does love invite me to do in this moment?”
“Go within. Go to love. Love is the key to joy.”
Scott Stabile is the author of Big Love. His inspirational posts and videos have attracted a huge and devoted social media following, including over 350K Facebook fans and counting. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post, he lives in Michigan and conducts personal empowerment workshops around the world. Visit him online at http://www.scottstabile.com.