Cracking The Oyster
Happy Monday! Welcome to Day 24!
Another article about Love…with a capital “L”. Susan sure is hard on everyone, isn’t she?! Why does she keep banging away on this subject? Honestly, I think because it’s the most difficult lesson of all; Love is hard! Self-Love…well, that seems almost impossible for some folks.
My personal dos centavos on that: by the time most of us figure out what Love actually is, particularly real self-Love, we’re carrying around so much damage, so much baggage, we either don’t know how to put it down or we don’t think we can ever forgive ourselves for the rotten things we’ve done to others. I promise recovery is possible. It won’t be found in a bottle, or a book…you’ll find it inside yourself; it’ll be stuck in behind those dents, in the bottom of that baggage. It’s there, I promise…Love with a capital “L”…keep looking!
Grab yourself a temperature appropriate beverage, get to your favorite cushy reading spot, and as always…
Our worth is inestimable, beyond compare!
We always know we have everything to give—thus, we may always give freely! We know our worth and we give it; we give it freely, and Know in the giving!
As we give, we learn, allowing Joy and Peace to lead and to guide us. We follow willingly for we know: Where there is Joy and Peace, there is Love; where there is Love, we are; where we are, we are giving our inestimable worth.
There is a recurring theme throughout this Journey. Have you seen it? It goes like this:
- Who you are, the Truth of you, is infinitely valuable (the Truth of you is Love, the only thing of value).
- If you happen to be one of the many billions of people who have forgotten how valuable you are, all you have to do is share yourself in order to remember. That is, you must love; you must be Love, you must be the Truth of you.
- Love is infinite; your worth is infinite. What you “have” to give is infinite, so…by all means! Give!
- You know you are succeeding because you experience Joy and Peace.
That doesn’t sound so hard does it? There are so many theories that tell us we are hardwired to seek pleasure and avoid pain, why don’t more people seek the pleasure of Joy and Peace through Love? At such a basic level…why aren’t people smarter about this? (There’s also a lot written about this, which I am not going to go into right now.)
I will say this, though: Love is infinite. That means it’s everywhere. Everywhere. Love already exists in everything you do, everything you say, every hope or dream you can imagine. As you go through every moment of your life, what are you valuing? Love is there already; if you don’t see it or don’t experience it, it’s because you’ve excluded It, not because It has excluded you.
Love includes you. Always. Valuing “things” that are not Love, means simply not recognizing the Love that is in everything, everywhere, including within you.
Richard Bach’s Reluctant Messiah said, “You teach what you most need to learn”. A Course in Miracles states, “As you teach so shall you learn”. I think, for me at the moment, both are true. I can feel myself as part of the many billion who do not know this lesson of Love; I have made it my personal imperative to learn it; I feel like it is the thing I most need to learn right now. And so I teach…and learn!