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‘What Would Love Do?’

Robin Lee burgandy102411When I was a little girl, I was raised with a lot of ideas of Heaven and Hell. Rules of how to live my life so that I could get to Heaven. I can remember being little and dreaming of what Heaven would be like. It was this mystical palace where everything that I loved existed and only the feeling of love and joy remained. I remember being driven often to do the “right” thing out of the fear that if I didn’t do the “right” thing, I would go to Hell.

I had a dream the other night that I had gotten really sick and was spending a lot of time laying in bed. In the past month two really good friends of mine have been diagnosed with cancer and apparently it was something that subconsciously was affecting me. I knew my life was coming to an end in this dream and started having random thoughts about death and dying, Heaven and Hell, and what it all really meant to me.

Out of the blue, my father (who has been deceased for four years) sat by me on the bed and started gently wiping away the tears that were trickling down the side of my face. He asked me what was wrong and I told him that I was afraid that maybe I should have followed the rules a bit better and maybe I didn’t and I was going to go to Hell.

He asked what rules I was talking about. I told him, “You know…the Ten Commandments.”
He threw his head back and started laughing so hard his belly started to jiggle.

“Honey, those commandments were shared with us to create peace of mind while we live in the craziness of the world. They were taught to us to remember to live a simple, heart-centered life — and by doing this we would experience a profoundly deep sense of peace while living the lives we did. When you breathe your last breath, one or two questions will be asked of you. Nobody asks you these questions, they are questions you will ask yourself. The questions are very simple. Did I love enough on the days I was given? Did I make loving enough of a priority? Honey, remember — being right doesn’t matter — being loving does. When you feel conflicted about how to respond about something in your life, ask this simple question, ‘What would love do?’”

He kissed me on the forehead and told me he would see me soon.

I woke up from that dream around 4 o’clock in the morning. My pillow and hair were soaked with my tears. My Heart felt very expansive. I love when my dad comes to visit me. His wisdom is so profound in my dreams and I miss him ever so much.

Ever since that dream when I have felt confused, irritated, or overwhelmed by something, a little voice inside whispers to me, “What would Love do?” I take a deep breath and listen for the answer. Sometimes it takes awhile to hear the answer, so until I hear the answer I choose not to respond and just sit in silence.

Our lives go by so quickly. Let’s live simply and love as much as possible.

In Health and Love,
Robin Lee

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Robin Lee is a Medical Intuitive and Healer. Check out Robin’s site here and follow her on twitter here.

  • Michelle Crowley

    Wow. “What would Love do?” I think maybe he meant that if you simply Love, daily, everyone, and everything you do, that’s all you need. Love is/does/and takes us there where your dad is when it’s time.

    • Robin Lee

      hi Michelle! :) Thank you :) Hope you are feeling good today! Hope to see you on a Gratitude party soon! :)

  • http://beyouliveyourdream.blogspot.com/ Sarah Noel

    Wow. Your dad’s message, and the fact that he came to you in your dream, made me cry. SO touching and awesome! My own deceased father (who I hardly knew when he was alive) has come to me in a couple dreams and it was beyond profound and healing. So I get it. And I can relate.

    I just LOVE the question, “What would Love do?” I’m going to use that! It fits in perfectly with the mantras I’ve been practicing lately of “Open in Love” when I feel my heart closing in fear or judgment.

    This also reminds me of a quote I found recently that is now written on the dry-erase board I keep in my bathroom:
    “In the end these things matter most:
    How well did you love?
    How fully did you live?
    How deeply did you let go?”

    Those are MY new “commandments.” :)

    Sarah
    http://beyouliveyourdream.blogspot.com/2013/06/cleansing-ego.html

    • Robin Lee

      hi Sarah! I love the quote you found!!!! :) Do you know where you found it? So wonderful! Thank you for sharing and saying hello. It means the world to me to read as you open up your heart! Breathe in Love,exhale out Fear. It works like a charm :) Sweet Dreams!

      • http://beyouliveyourdream.blogspot.com/ Sarah Noel

        Robin,
        I just got the quote off google. I’m sure it’s on multiple quote sites but that’s where I saw it.
        Sarah

        • Robin Lee

          thank you !

  • Brian

    Be love. Such a wonderful idea. Stop trying to act loving and simple BE love. Thank you for the reminder. Love from Denver! Brian

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Brian! :) Love back to you from San Diego! Thank you for saying HI! : )

  • Tanna

    What a profound and beautiful dream! I love the message and you can feel the love with which the message was conveyed. This past week, in getting ready for my daughter’s 8th grade graduation, I was going through photographs of my two daughters taken in their younger years. This same question came up over and over as I stared into their eyes in these photos. The question was, “did I love you enough?” I felt some sadness in that I was sure I had not slowed down enough to be truly present with them and to really love all that encompasses raising children. Thanks for this special message!!

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Tanna! Thanks for saying Hi! : )Have you ever thought of asking your daughter directly? That may bring about a very heartfelt wonderful conversation! :) It is so beautiful to hear how connected you are to your process and your girls. How blessed you all are to have each other.

  • Lara Devika

    Great post!
    Sometimes my dreams are so real that I wonder if my waking life is really the dream, y’know what I mean?

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Devika! Oh yes! I know exactly what you mean! :) Thanks for saying hi! So nice to see you here!

  • Amanda

    Amazing and thank you for sharing. My dad passed away when I was 18 many years ago. And I had a similar dream like that, similar in the sense that I woke up and my pillow was soaked and hair from the tears in my dream that were actual tears. I felt so blessed that my dad had come to visit me and talk to me. Beautiful when we have dreams like that. Have a wonderful day!

    • Robin Lee

      Isn’t it the coolest thing Amanda? I feel so blessed when he comes to visit me. He is so much deep and wise than he was when he was alive! haha! So fun to see the connection we now share with each other. I love that!!! :) Sweet hugs to your Heart! Thank you for saying hi and sharing!

  • Erika

    Thank you for sharing this story Robin! Such an important reminder – it should be something kids say where they used to say the pledge of allegience in school!!

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Erika! And something we as parents can plant into these wonderful beings we are raising :) ox Thanks for taking the time to share! Hope you had a great day!

  • Teresa

    This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you!

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Teresa! Thank you for making the time to read! : )

  • Fed up and had enough

    It would be so wonderful if you could actually walk your talk because you certainly never act loving in any way in our interactions. it is just the opposite as you have become so small and petty. I guess that little voice doesnt talk during these times?
    It is your lack of being able to say “what would Love do” that is further effecting our younger child.

    • Dharmajam

      Your impropriety in making such a comment on this page clearly shows that you are a hypocrite. Kudos to Robin for following her heart but I could not read your inflamed response without naming it. There is no honor in making a personal attack on the mother of your children.

    • Sez WHO?

      Is THIS what love would do?

  • Eva

    This is so beautiful!! ~Thank you for sharing

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Eva :) xo :)

  • Reba Charleston

    What a wonderfully detailed dream. Love is truly what matters. Thank you for sharing.

    • Robin Lee

      hi Reba! :) So very welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read! :)