Only As We Are Willing To Be Hurt Can We Let In Love


By Raphael Awen

The shell that protects us from being hurt is also the same shell that keeps love from coming into our lives.

Only as we are willing to risk being hurt, can we open ourselves to love.

This is because our self protection mechanism that prevents us from being hurt and that protects our heart is the same mechanism that energetically blocks love from entering our lives more and more.

It’s not that we are so fragile that we can’t handle being hurt, as much as it is that we have a backlog of unfelt hurt in our energy field that a part of us is convinced that we cannot endure getting in contact with. This part of us will work tirelessly in what it feels is a love motive to protect us from being hurt any further in our lives. What this part of us cannot fathom however is that this valiant protection is also what is keeping love at bay as well.

But wait!… If I AM love, MADE of love and SOURCED in love, how could it be that I am also IMPERMEABLE to love at the same time?! How is it that I struggle to feel the love that I am? Why would fear of being hurt be stronger than my surrender to love?

The magic of who and what you are in your love essence doesn’t mean that this is what it feels like to be living life as you know it, or more accurately, as parts of you know life.

This is the sacred journey we are given of re-MEMBERing ourselves back to love, where our experience of life is brought more and more into alignment with the essence of life and love that we ARE. These parts of ourselves who fear love and its inherent risk of hurt are the first ones who we are invited to seek their re-memberment back to the love that we are.


Raphael Awen is co-creator, teacher, and facilitator of the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life.Visit for more information about sessions, group calls, videos, community, etc. You can make a one time donation to SoulFullHeart at or visit our Patreon page to become a monthly supporter:



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