Love’s Backdoor: Journey of Courage 2017 – Day 07

Love is strong, but sometimes, we don’t know how to work with it in order to tap into everything it has to offer. Love works through us only to the extent that we can allow it, and sometimes figuring out how to allow it can be a bit perplexing or overwhelming. Here’s a way to get to it indirectly, but effectively.


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Guiding Thought

Love is strong! Powerful! I embrace Love and wield it through my awareness of Oneness. Oneness destroys the illusions of the mind, of the past, and of the material world. I move forward courageously with Peace in the Truth of Love and Oneness.


Love is strong, powerful: yes, I believe that. I never quite understand how to tap into Love as a powerful force, but I know I have experienced it, and I know that when I have been able to tap into Love, I have felt Its power.

Which brings up a point: the Power is Love’s, not mine.

So, what am I “wielding”–or rather, how am I wielding the power of Love, if the power is not mine?

What I actually control (that is the most suitable word at the moment), is my awareness. In order to wield the power of Love, I must first control my awareness in such a way that Love is responsive.

How do I do that?

Through awareness of Oneness.

This seems a bit of a back-door, doesn’t it? Why not just be aware of Love, in order to wield Love? Why be aware at all, why not just love? I don’t think the back-door precludes either of these, but they are, perhaps, more of a front-door, direct approach. Sometimes my consciousness is not prepared enough to jump right into Love, into full awareness of Love. Sometimes, I have misconceptions about what Love is; I have pre-judgments about what I think Love should do, and should do for me. I cannot wield Love with integrity, if I have misconceptions or pre-judgments. Thus, a back door is a perfect solution. Because….

Oneness destroys the illusions of the mind, of the past, and of the material world.

When I am stuck in the human conception of Love, or I am mired in an attachment, or a desire, I can think or want something selfishly–and sometimes I can try to get it using love, but this becomes when I am not wielding love with integrity (notice the change in capitalization, when Love is used selfishly, it’s not really Love anymore, it’s love).

If I first approach Love through Oneness, the back door, I must see my conception, attachments, or desires in a much, much larger context. I must see all things as equal–all people, all outcomes, all things are equal in Love. This means that when I want or desire an outcome and consider Oneness first, then by necessity, I am seeking the outcome that is most beneficial to All, equal to my own benefit.

This is how Oneness destroys the illusions. Illusions are the result of putting one thing over or above another, of deciding in advance that there is something better for someone (often oneself), and trying to get that. Oneness just swoops in and says, “There is enough for ALL. There is enough Peace, enough Love, enough Abundance, enough Goodness, enough Joy. ALL are included, none shall be left behind.”

This is how your awareness of Oneness opens the door to Love. Love cannot enter, where you have chosen to exclude Love’s gifts from yourself or any one of your brothers or sisters. When you allow Oneness, you are agreeing that All deserve the Love that you deserve.

Then, you see your brothers, sisters, and strangers on the street corner in a new light. They are Love’s own, just as you are–worthy, deserving, and equal to All. That is the the Truth of Love and Oneness. That is wielding Love. That is how to walk in the power of Love.


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