Day 9: Elder Muse -Love Has No Labels

Today”s post is dedicated to a beloved friend in Scotland, who is on an immense heart opening journey at this time. I am deeply touched and grateful that you are sharing this journey with me. May you find love as your compass….

May we recognize the impact we have when we promote acceptance and inclusion – within ourselves and with others. All it takes are small simple acts of kindness, open compassion, non-judgemental listening, a deep letting go of what we think we know, and being willing to open our hearts.

“This video is a celebration of love in all of its beautiful, diverse forms. While this campaign was originally filmed in 2015, its message is timeless and continues to be relevant, perhaps even more so today. Allow this lovely video to fill your heart with hope and inspire you to trust love as your compass.” from Grateful Living.

“Bias and discrimination are among the most pressing issues facing our nation today. Love Has No Labels is a movement to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people across race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability. Throughout its duration, Love Has No Labels has opened a dialogue about our implicit biases — our assumptions, stereotypes, and unintentional actions toward others based on their perceived differences or labels — and erodes those biases by flooding the market with diverse images of love. We believe love is the most powerful force to overcome bias. Together, we can create a more inclusive world.”


Taking responsibility for our own journey is at times incredibly challenging. For those of you who read this blog regularly you may have noticed there was only one blog post published from September-November.

I was on a journey of exploration and discovery on how it felt to work a temporary part time mainstream job 20-hours/week, as well as continue on with my own private house/pet sitting business at the same time. It seemed my writing and creativity went into a hibernation of sorts.

I became acutely aware of what is most important to me at this precious elder time of life..and what is not. What opens me to wholeness, creativity, compassion, beauty, peace of mind and love….and what shuts me down into scarcity and contraction in the midst, of “busyness”. .

From this short 3-month experience the “elder muse” made an appearance and patiently waited to reveal a plan to re-engage with creative artistry when the timing was right. Over the next 31 days you will receive a daily Elder Muse blog post accessed from the unfolding of the day – not planned or scheduled.

I have no idea what will arise…..but then do we really know ahead of time what our moment to moment daily experience will be? We are only asked to pay attention.

Case in point – Just now I almost missed this sunrise extravaganza while focused on the words instead of the ever transitioning beauty emerging right out the window…….

I appreciate that you will be along with me for this journey. Please feel free to make comments or add your own insights and humor…..

In Gratitude & Appreciation!

Gaye Abbott



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