“Unpack your Love” is what came through the meditations. “Unpack it. Open it. See into all it’s light and shadow. Inspect all that is included in your thinking about Love.”
My Love includes Attraction, Sex, Parenting, Kindness, Hurt, Compassion, Self-Loathing, Abandonment, Attachment and Detachment, Unconditional Trust, Grief, Joy and sushi! I guess this is NOT a carry-on bag?
I had only experienced Love like an ON/OFF switch. I loved my husband and he loved me. That was it! But I never knew how much Love could grow, that Love takes many forms, and that Love can show up in many different ways. Then Life and Death circumstances showed up and taught me more about Love.
Experiencing my husband’s complete surrender to an illness and his complete trust in me to care for him changed me. I saw how friends, new and old, supported us. In this way we have all been changed. And when Mike died I came to know him in another way. This changed me too.
It was the hardest work I have ever done, but he and all my friends helped me to live again. Slowly I have come back from Hell. Slowly I have gotten to really know my authentic self. And it is Love in all these many forms that has shown me the way.
Love begets more of itself; I have seen this. And I have experienced how Love surrounds and dwells inside all things. And through all of this I have felt Love get bigger and bigger and bigger. And it makes me wonder, “Just how big can Love get?”
To some this may sound cliche and simplistic. To others it may seem impossible. But Love grows exponentially when you nuture it. This is my Truth and to this day this Truth undergirds all my doings.
My own path is still uncertain, the details on how to make my dreams come true are fuzzy, but the clarity of how Love serves to guide my way is crystal clear. To this I am completely reverent.
Gary Zukav, author of Seat of the Soul says, “Reverence is engaging in a form and a depth of contact with Life that is well beyond the shell of form and into essence.”
I believe holding reverance for Love has caused me to look for Love in every circumstance. And in doing so Love teaches me to listen for it’s lesson. This reverence for Love, in all it’s forms, involves caring for my own well being first… and from this creates a great compassion for everyone else. This way instead of being ruled by or resistant to life’s happenings I am moved forward by Love’s immense power. Love has shown up in many forms for me over and over like this. In this way I have moved mountains.
I can move these mountains because Love has shown me they do not exist.
What resides inside your ideas of Love?
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