Tonight’s lesson from prayerful meditation: a reminder that praying for the ones who’ve broken my heart—genuinely wishing them their own healing and wellness—is the best way to truly mend my heart and release the hurt. Even when I let go of someone out of my own self-care, loving them doesn’t stop. That attachment doesn’t simply disappear overnight, and if that person was a part of my core, we’ll be connected forever, even if I never see or hear from them again.

So goes life.

So goes love.

When I think about it, I don’t know how to stop loving a person, not really. I know how to stop showing love and I know how to stop my loving actions. But stopping the emotions that tied me to them in the first place? No, I’ve never had those disappear. And I don’t think I ever want to.

Even when a relationship ends and a treasured soul disappears from my life, they’re still a part of me and always will be. That eternal love can be so, so painful. But I’m being reminded by Spirit to redirect that energy from pain to prayer. To at the very least, channel that love into spiritual actions when there is no longer the space to carry out the physical ones. I have to remember that because I am Love Without End, that I shouldn’t try to kill my love, even if the relationship itself has died.

So in such prayer, I hope there is peace. Peace for me and my heart and peace for them and theirs.

And maybe…just maybe…a relationship rebirth.

– Heart Healing Through Prayer