Cracking The Oyster
Happy Monday (yeah, I said it)! Welcome to Day 17!
It was only a few days ago I said this, but alas, you WP folks did not get to read it (it was before Susan made me start posting my intros here, you know, back in the “old” days when I only had to post my nonsense on my own FB page: last Thursday).
In last Thursday’s article, In Truth, It Never Was, we found Sus in much the same condition as today: a bit flummoxed by Divine Love; it happens…regularly. Why, I don’t know. Perhaps, it’s because Sus has lived many former lives in religious devotion, but then perhaps not.
I think there’s simply something about it (maybe the otherworldly aspect) that keeps many from understanding one simple Truth, Love is Love is Love. The only really difficult part is putting it into action with people who constantly rub you the wrong way (Love as a verb towards the biggest jerk you know). My personal action in all cases of this type is “bless them on their way”. Sometimes it’s the only Truly loving thing one can do. I understand Sus would absolutely do this, ‘twere it only so simple. So, I throw this out to her as a reminder on occasion, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
Look, love is difficult enough, Divine Love even more so…still, as unfathomable as it is, nothing in this world is like it when we get it right!
Grab yourself a temperature appropriate beverage, get to your favorite cushy reading spot, and as always…
ENJOY! 😀 ❤
Claim who you are, the essence of your Self, established in and by Love. Your Self shines with the strength, beauty, and power of its essence, Love. As you open to your Self, accept your Self, and Love your Self, the Life of Unity infuses all your activity and transforms your consciousness. Life as your Self renews your Joy and restores your trust in Life itself.
I’ve been praying more for understanding Love. This is different than praying for feeling Love, though I do that too. You see, I don’t get it; I don’t understand Love. I know! I know! That sounds totally hypocritical doesn’t it? How can I sit here and write, day after day about Love, and say I don’t get it?
The depths of my lack of understanding feel as boundless as the depths of Love.
How can we know Love? How can we mere humans understand Love? How can we think the love we feel, as mere human beings, comes remotely close to the Love the Divine Knows, to the Love the Divine has for us? For the Love the Divine wants us to have for each other? How can we even begin to think that we, mere humans, can in any way represent the Love of the Divine?
Don’t get me wrong: I do not in any way feel “bad” or “guilty” because I don’t get it, and I have all these questions. We are always learning. Love is always the lesson. I am learning…I love learning; Love is all I want to learn. There is no shame in that, just a bit of perplexity.
I think about people like Paramahansa Yogananda, Sri Yukteswar, and Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī: does loving come naturally and easily to them? How do they do it? What exactly are they feeling? What does it feel like to Love like the Divine?
Here’s what brought this up at this time: I’ve been working on one lesson for about 4 years, learning Love. Learning acceptance. Learning tolerance and patience. I have prayed with love for it, I have sent light to it, I have meditated on it, it has been a focus of several Journey days. This is one of the hardest lessons I’ve ever had.
I was recently given a new tool: “All you have to do (said the instructions on the figurative package) is say the words, ‘I love you’, in your mind to this person/situation. Love this person. Mean it. Be authentic.”
The implication was clear: “understand that GOD loves this person/situation; there is no reason for you not to”.
There it is. That’s why I’ve been trying to understand Love.
Let me say this to you: Even in my perplexity, even in my gap of understanding, I Know that we are loved and lovable. I Know that there is so much love for you, available to you. I Know that in this infinite life, Love loves you as itself; it always has; it always will. As you open to your Self, accept your Self, and Love your Self, the Life of Unity infuses all your activity and transforms your consciousness. Let it.