Saturday, May 8, 2010

Love

"Through love thorns become roses." ~ Rumi

Love is revealed in our willingness to meet one another with an open heart. Many of us already recognize this truth and understand that love is made perceptible through sharing. Still, regardless of whether or not we are fully aware of love's potential, healing happens. Much like a river following its course to the sea; love is our very nature.

Without question, we honor love's fullest expression by embracing everything, including our darkest thoughts and deepest fears. In acknowledging this wisdom, our body becomes a sacred vessel through which love emerges and breathes life into our physical reality. And while all paths open from within the ground of love, all paths also return to love's door through the breath of love. Truly, we are love offering love to itself.

The invitation is to be kind and compassionate even when we cannot see eye to eye with one another. When we understand that there is unity in our diversity, we will celebrate, respect and honor the full range of our humanity. For while the crow cannot sing the eagle's song, each voice offers an essential chord in love's most perfect harmony.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Journey into Silence

Oh the music of silence! I love the eternal quiet of the sun, shining on the fields in the afternoon here at Safe Harbor. The rays of light move like a hand, waving ever so softly over the earth. Like a healer, it rests its warmth along my brow.

Then a cloud rolls by, and I feel coolness... then warmth once again. This wondrous light continues its play. Now like dancing notes, it moves through the tree tops and rushes in the leaves. I hear the voice of the Holy Spirit, calling me Home. It breathes my name, and in that moment, I know that I am not alone for I feel the comforting presence of God's unconditional love and acceptance.

This journey into silence is the perfect reflection of the simplicity of my Being. I need nothing... I want nothing... I know nothing... All that I AM is the quiet of this light, playing in gentle, soulful awareness of All that there is and All that there ever could be. Truly, "I am one Self, united with my Creator." (ACIM W - 166)