While I do believe that every moment of this life is a gift, I don’t necessarily live it as such – ask me again in the middle of the night when one of the children are awake ill for the 3rd night in a row and I have work the next day! However it is so beautiful when this realisation comes and then everything falls into place and the birdsong touches my heart once again, and a smile on my face.
I have just created a 21-day challenge to lead up to Global Love Day on May 1st over at Kindspring.org and I thought that it might be of interest here?
It is based around a daily 10 minute guided meditation for loving kindness with some songs, and daily quotes from The Love Foundation as well as a chance to meet and open your heart to my brothers and sisters at that wonderful site.
I’ve found that letting go of anger opens up a whole lot of space around that which I’m angry at, or angry with (even myself, or should I say especially when I’m angry with myself). If I let go of the story behind the anger for at least a moment and allow the anger to be, see the anger for what it is – an natural and needful emotion, watch where it is physically and how it feels, then I can perhaps be a little bit more compassionate with myself, and see the underlying reason why I feel the anger, then the situation can start to change; then Love can step into the space created and soothe the hurt in me, or that I’ve caused me or others.
If I can picture that anger inside of me (where it’s physically situated inside) then having acknowledged it, see an empty space around it, then let Light shine on this space, it changes it, it allows compassion in.
I find that even this ‘little’ amount of Love being allowed into the situation is enough to change the whole thing quite drastically.
It’s quite Lovely when I remember to practice what I preach though!
Looking at the bigger picture, I’ve been finding this true of our collective angers too. When we are angry as a group, as a people, and a section of that people begin to be aware of the anger surrounding a particular situation, this in turn allows Love and compassion to begin to enter – and the more Love enters, the more space develops and the more Love can enter, the sooner the anger dissipates and evolves into (evolves is not the right word) a Loving viewpoint and a Loving action.
I’m grateful for the questions which motivate and inspire us into constantly pushing back the barriers of our minds, the ones which ask us to look more closely at this wonderful creation which we are and are part of.
Yes, sometimes riding it out with (or without!) grace is a small miracle in itself.
“Love is quiet and it is unfolding.” You said it much nicer than I. Unfolding, such a beautiful word, unrushed, unhurried, carefully done :)))
Yes, beginning “with our individual worlds” – but as these worlds are only separate in our minds, changing one world – even for a moment, changes them all. Your post has already changed the world and our existence! Amazing!
It is coming soon, we are creating it all the time, more and more, unstoppable Love. Seeds long ago planted in the hearts of our forefathers, in the heart of mankind, coming into fruit now, every day!
Yes, Violet Gray, it staggers the imagination, but imagine it all the same! For first we find the seed of the reality inside us, we dream it into life, we begin to create in our imagination. We draw it, paint it sing it into an idea, a concept. We design it many times, getting it wrong, getting it right until it is created perfectly. Love is unstoppable.
It very much exists in some ways. You must remember that Love goes quietly about its business while fear and hate shout louder because they are scared. Love is assured of itself and those who live in Love, reassured. Take a look underneath the shouting, the noise, the media and find the stillness of Love. See the seeds of loving kindness which have long been sown in the heart of Humanity and the wonder of the new world which we are creating moment by moment will begin to unfold before your eyes.
Yes! Imagine all the people living life in Peace, John Lennon of course – but straight from our collective heart!
I wholeheartedly agree, Jill, though I do believe that it is coming soon. :)))
It is coming soon and is already here whenever we step back into the reassurance of the moment we see the Truth so clearly once again. When more and more we realise that the Realm, the Kingdom is within us and is already here, then more and more we create Heaven on Earth.
Yes poverty will always be with us, and should always be with us, so that we may always see our need and remember that our riches lie in one another, in our togetherness, in our disparate gifts. And when we realise that we all share the same Light, Life and Truth we will see more and more that we are ‘all in this together’ which is our Oneness.
That’s very helpful, thanks.
I’d add that this “‘little’ amount of Love” is in fact not so little at all, for as you know yourself, Love is not separate from itself, and is therefore all Love. It’s merely our perception of the ‘little space’ that we’ve granted to it to enter into the situation which makes it seem as if a ‘little’ Love has been allowed in.
This is our perception only because our anger takes up so much space in our minds. Even in our anger, Love is holding us, though we might not see that, or cannot see – for a while at least! :)))
And even when our view of the World is that of an angry world, this is not the reality, it’s simply that the anger shouts louder and makes such a fuss and we feel it’s constrictions upon us. But when two or three (millions!) begin to let it go again… Love heals, our collective heart expands and we find that we’ve learned to, or grown so as to Love that which we couldn’t before. And Everything is once again available to us.
Love is always there, Love is always at work, Love seems to be in the background, when that’s never the case at all.
Lovely! I like the idea of ‘making space for’ – Anger forces us to hold on so tightly to our emotion and constricts, makes no room for Love, but when we let go… :)))
Yes, I run from You, to You!
I was thinking that we are Love and so any meaning ‘here’ must also be found in Love; in Loving ourselves, one another, our world, the universe, our Oneness. In fact just simply Being Love, Living Love and Living Loved, or even Dancing the Dance.
And I wasn’t going to post here, but then I came across this quote a few minutes ago:
“Love is life’s greatest gift. We seek for love, and yet it is all around and within us. It belongs to the oneness of life, to every dewdrop on every leaf, to the spider spinning its web, the child looking at the stars. If we open our senses and open our hearts, we can feel its presence. Love is life speaking to us of its real mystery……
…..Despite all of its distortions, pain, and suffering, this world belongs to love, just as each of us belongs to love. And just to know that we are part of this love is enough…..
…Learning to love is learning to live, to become part of the great love affair that is life. And just as love is life’s gift, so is love the one true gift we each have to give.” -Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (From: LOVE: Life’s Greatest Gift)
Thanks, Ed, for saying it your own way.
I was thinking in particular about a march that my friend attended in her country to support new Transgender legislation, and also it brought to mind a wonderful initiative which I heard is about to take place in the Antarctic where many women scientists from all around the world, will be gathering to study marine ecology and discover soulutions. (At least that was my simple understanding of it!) (Oh and I spotted the typo, but liked it and left it in! :)))))
Love that. Wish I got the chance to say that to myself sometimes! :)))
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