Love is Wholeness. The essence of Love is Peace. The essence of Wholeness is Unity. My essence is Love, therefore, my essence is Peace; my essence is Unity. Since my essence is Unity, I share Love and Peace with you wholly. Knowing the Unity of Whole Love and Peace with All is the essence of holiness. I choose to be aware, to understand and to Know my whole and holy self, which is Love.
Sometimes, I feel like the Guiding Thought is just too much for my little brain to handle. Today is one of those days. There are a lot of ideas here that feel out of my grasp.
Not that I want them out of my grasp, not that I am rejecting them… (Actually, there seems to be a part of my brain that does want to reject them. It feels contrary, like it just wants to dispute)…these ideas, feels like a huge stretch for my mind to accept. So I go slowly, take each idea singly, break it down, try to accept them one at a time, each standing on its own. And I let the contrary part of my brain get its hot air out.
The first sentence was the hardest to get past. What do I know of Love? How can I say Love is Wholeness? How would I know Love is Wholeness? How do I know what that means? OK…can you think maybe there is a way to imagine in some circumstances, Love is Wholeness? It’s hard to imagine. What is Love? Can you imagine Wholeness? Not really. But I can imagine wanting to be whole. I can imagine that it is something I want to Know. Start there. Start with being willing to want to Know Wholeness. OK. Now, can you imagine Love as Peace? I can imagine Peace. It feels like stillness, calmness, no worries, no thoughts. Can you imagine that might be how Love feels? Yes.
Each part of the Guiding Thought went like that. Going over and over the idea, until I could find a place within myself that was at least willing to imagine the Truth of the statement. But it was hard, I’m not sure why.
The one part of this Guiding Thought that was easy to accept was the sentence, “Knowing the Unity of Whole Love and Peace with All is the essence of holiness.” It was easy, because I could remove myself from it. Its passive voice made it about anyone other than me, anyone who might be holy. I was able (easily) to imagine enlightened beings (Jesus, Shakyamuni Buddha, etc.) experiencing the Unity of Whole Love and Peace with All. That is bliss; that is transcendence. In fact, of all of the sentences, this one makes the most sense. OF COURSE holiness is Whole Love and Peace with All. OF COURSE this is how holy people experience life.
For some reason…I am just not ready to tie the pieces together, to do the connecting this Guiding Thought prompts me to do. If I did that…I would have to think of myself as holy, as having the same essence of “those holy people”, and I am just not ready for that today. But I am definitely willing to imagine a time and place where I accept and Know my essence as Unity of Whole Love and Peace with All.