I came across this wonderful article by John McIntosh on The Global Peace Web and felt I had to share it with you. It is when we realise that our power is through love radiating from within us, everything has infinite possibility through the power of love, we just need to remember that this is who we are at our core.
Love is found in the Now … what some call the 5th Dimension, beyond time and space. What serves as love for most people is tethered to conditioning borne of the past and colored by the opinions or perspectives that are formed from the personal experience of their own history including what they believe about the world’s history.
We all have experienced moments of Now-ness spontaneously when we fall into the timeless state borne of passion … a deeply felt passion that pulls us away from the ticking clock and into a limitless consciousness often lasting many hours. There, in that pristine joy we are not ‘in love’ … we Are Love, our natural state.
We may refer to this as Joy but it encompasses Freedom as well, Abundance as we are immersed in All That Is and the wonder of boundlessness. It is also Peace, without the many definitions the conditioned mind wraps around its concept of what it believes Peace ‘should be’.
When we come to the realization that this consciousness is natural and not some haphazard state that just sort of happens once in a while, we know that we can return in any moment we choose … in fact, we can remain there always and yet still somehow live ‘in’ the world of opposites, separation and duality … the chaotic existence the world calls reality.
We can consciously make this choice by choosing to ‘do everything with Love’. When we make breakfast we can choose to make it with Love. When we take the garbage out, make the bed, drive to work, do our shopping, fill the gas tank … anything, not what the conditioned mind tells us are ‘important’ things, we can choose to do it with Love.
There is no formula for this and no steps to the achievement of doing everything with Love … it’s simply a choice. The Real Being we Are, that we feel when we are in the Now ‘knows’ the way and will guide us if we Allow IT. It does this through our feelings not through our thoughts.
When we choose to do everything with Love we are actually choosing to do everything ‘as’ Love, which is what we Truly Are. We not only radiate this Divine Essence, we also permeate everything and every experience with the Life that Love Is and it can be felt by all who in some way come into contact with this Force.
If you are a seamstress for example and you choose to create your garments with Love, those who handle and wear your garments in the future will actually ‘feel’ the Love you have imparted to your creation. They may say,
“I just love wearing this blouse or shirt …
I always feel wonderful whenever I do”.
This is REAL and all have experienced it, whether it be a piece of clothing, a little restaurant that always makes you feel wonderful no matter what you eat, a walk through a park filled with flowers that have been cultivated with love or in any everyday experience that we all have.
We do this Loving for ourselves not for anyone else … not for what result may come from it, what feedback, what acceptance, even what altruistic motive we may have toward the world and humanity. When we ‘Are’ Love, we are also aware of our Oneness with All and that there is no separation between us and the world or humanity. There is simply no need to look ‘out there’ because it has become (that is remembered) as being ‘in here’.
The choice to do everything with Love gently returns our awareness to Truth, to the Now Moment, to the Love we Are and to the Peace we Are. It is an effortless experience accomplished by the True Self and requires no explanation.
Our Attention to this is enough as all we give our attention to expands … the Light of Love shines away all that is not of Light.
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