Recently a post on a friend’s Facebook site caught my eye, one that simply asked “WHAT do you love?” There was a rather robust response; a few of the more popular ones were: family and friends; Nature; jobs, pets, God, Jesus, country, peace, and so on. As I was reading them, I saw bubbles, each bubble encompassing what is most dear to that individual. I thought about the great love that must exist there within each of these bubbles. But then I saw the space “between the bubbles”.
In my view, there is no space, no disconnects in the love between God and any of its creations. I thought, what if we could connect each bubble, the greatest love of each individual on this planet, into one bubble; imagine what that would look like! So I chose the following response: “Awakened souls, actively engaged in the awakening of other souls.”
I’d like to share the following, taken from an unfinished writing project: ...Understanding love is a prelude to success on the journey to greater spiritual reality. Love is the fabric from which all of creation is woven, no matter what our perspective of creation might be. All of creation, from the Heart of God to our own hearts, is but Infinite Love, layered in level after level, allowing the opportunity for souls to achieve greater conscious awareness, an ever greater understanding of and capacity to love. All the characters, all the dramas in your life, be they perceived as right or wrong, good or bad, are but the play of Spirit, the love of God, providing each soul with the experiences, the lessons necessary to first become awake, and then to become aware of and realize more of soul’s potential.
As physical beings, we yearn for an emotional love that knows no pain, rain or darkness. But God’s love never comes to save us from our pain, our rain or darkness; for these are states that we have earned through our own mis-creating. God’s love is here to see us through our pain, our rain and our darkness; and in their passing, we will have learned in greater measure what love truly is, and hopefully a lesson in how to better utilize our creative potential.
Greater understanding of God’s love enables us to accept more love, and to give more love. The limited view of emotional love must give way to the reality that God is love, love is all, and all is God. From this viewpoint, there is no action, event or circumstance that is not the love of God expressed in some way that is for the spiritual benefit of soul. Love is not something that we find; nor is it something that we do. Love is who we are. We are the love of God, expressed in the individuality, the uniqueness of who we are. In the eyes of God, we are all single wonders of Its creation. All are whole, complete and secure in God’s love...
From the Book of Psalms: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
Is there a soul among us that would doubt this truth? And yet, all my life, I’ve had questions about the Bible. I’ve encountered many contradictions; and these fueled contrary views on evolution. There came a point though, when it all became clear to me. As I see it, there are many gems of wisdom in the Bible, and indeed most religious text; but they are scattered like shells along the seashore. As I view them I find some to be no more significant to me than a grain of sand on the beach. But ever so often one catches my eye. Something about it touches me, resonates with me. I pick it up and make it my own. Such has been my spiritual journey in this lifetime, with all religious and spiritual text, taking what I can use, and leaving the rest, with the understanding that what I leave behind is still there for a reason, there for someone.
I believe the Great Soul saw fit to sprinkle ITs spiritual wealth among all of its creations, that wealth becoming evident only to those who have prepared themselves to receive it. But I can never know how the Light of God will strike the eye of another, nor how another’s mind will perceive it. Hence, I never question the spiritual view of another, nor cease in my own yearning for greater spiritual understanding.
Life is generally lived in two ways, from the outside-in, and from the inside-out. Life lived from the outside-in is life focused on self; and self is, well to be honest, selfish. Surely there are times when I must focus on self; but that could easily become a distortion, which interrupts the natural flow of unconditional love, which always flows from the inside-out. When the flow is impeded, the clog manifests in feelings of anxiety, confusion, exhaustion, stress, and other feelings. Those living life from the inside-out know that joy begins within. They can give tirelessly, unceasingly, knowing that within, they draw from an eternal fountain...