Our connection with the Infinite Source of Love is and always has been enough. Love loves us always, everywhere. Assured in love, we are perfectly lovable and perfectly loving with all people in all situations.
One purpose of this practice is to get to at least a momentary acknowledgement and acceptance of the Truth within the Guiding Thoughts.
Each one holds a seed we are planting in our consciousness. The practice (the commitment, the focus, the dedication) acts as fertilizer to nurture the seed and help it grow so we can watch the Truth take root and begin to affect us through our bodies and actions.
Action follows thought. Right action follows from right thought.
Sometimes (like today), I can accept the Truth of some of the Guiding Thought, but not all of it. When that happens I push myself, because I know there is an obstruction, some belief or thought that is getting in the way of accepting the whole thing.
When I started, the first two sentences were easy; they felt good. Isn’t it nice to be assured that Love is all there is, and that we are loved infinitely, beyond all our imaginings?
“Wait, you mean, I have to be loving and lovable with all people in all situations???” My brain came to a screeching halt with, “Huh? What??”
In that moment I thought about a person/situation where it is very difficult right now for me to want or be willing to give love. In fact, I feel like I want to withhold it.
The Truth is Love. It cannot withhold itself.
Therein lies a clue. Like yesterday, I made it about “me”—about “I”. If I think about me doing the loving, it is difficult in some situations. I know I need to set “myself” aside.
There is another element to this for me today…Courage. I’ve been thinking a lot about courage lately. What is it, and what does it mean to have it?
In this case, maybe it’s as simple as stepping aside, allowing Love to be…and letting it do the loving for me.