There are no degrees of Love. Love is Whole, Full, and Perfect. Love in action is Creation; Love’s creations are Whole, Full, and Perfect. When we express Love, we are being creative in the Truest sense. Creativity is Love in action, and produces activities, relationships, and experiences which are Whole, Full, and Perfect.
The keystone of today’s Thought is when we express Love, we are being creative in the Truest sense. It links and supports the sentences that come before it with the sentences that come after it.
First, there’s a description of Love, and its effects. To me, these first sentences put me in the mood of, “yeah, I want that for myself”. Too many people still do not appreciate the value of what it means to live with Love; too many people still value violence and conflict. The first part of the Guiding Thought asks people (not in so many words) to look at what they value (hearkening back to the 8th day of each Round), and consider what a life and a world would be like to let go of the conflict and embrace a life of Love.
Then, the keystone sentence tells us why Love is important to us, as creative beings, and how to utilize Love (through Its expression) to create. I went from, “yeah, I want that for myself” to “how do I get that?” to “ohhhh, I just need to express Love”.
Let me tell you, expressing Love is not as hard as you might think. I admit, I am still working on this, but here is how I have been able to do it, so far: I disconnect my mind (my needs, wants, expectations, memories, and/or perceptions) from whatever is going on. When I have my mind wrapped up in what’s going on, I think that “I” need to do something that is expressing Love–but that’s not it. I remove my mind (remove myself), and just think about Love doing it. Sometimes I see It as Light; sometimes it comes through my heart or my third-eye, but it really does not matter, as long as I take myself out of it and trust that Love is doing what it does. Because Love is always doing what it does. I just have to get out of Its way.
I have done this many, many times in my life, and I am always amazed at the results…
Because the results are exactly what the Guiding Thought describes: Love in action…produces activities, relationships, and experiences which are Whole, Full, and Perfect.
I have had situations turn on a dime from conflict to “everything is fine”, when I have switched off my mind and allowed Love. Things have happened that in my wildest dreams “I” could never have created. And I don’t know “how” it happens…but, I do. It’s happened so many times that I now have confidence (faith!) that I can express with Love.
So, this week, I want you to try it. Think about what Love really, Truly is: Whole, Full, and Perfect; Trust that Love does not need you to feel It, know It, or understand It, for It to be Fully Itself.
Then, be aware of the situations you are in. When you notice one that is uncomfortable, stressful, conflicted, tense, or any other feeling that is not Peace or Harmony, remember what you value (Love, Peace, Harmony), and then choose Love. Remove your mind. Allow Love.
If you are in a heated discussion, be still, and Know that Love is there with you. Love does not need you to defend it, to speak on Its behalf, or to say anything. Just allow yourself to be confident that Love is there, where you are, and you are expressing It.
Stay aware: remember Love is subtle, and it does not always make things happen the way you think they “should”. However, do your best to notice the edges smoothing, the heat cooling, the tension subsiding. Just notice. If this is your first time with this exercise, that’s enough. The more you practice this, the more you will notice, and the more confidence you will have in allowing Love’s expression through you, as you.
Let me know how it goes, either in the comments, or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). And if you have any questions, let me know those too.