Friday, February 12, 2010

Love

This is the time of year we express our love by giving gifts to our valentine--if we have one. This is great. Love is something we need to share. It brings joy to our heart and puts a smile on our face when we give or receive it. But do we tend to forget to put love into our busy lives during the rest of the year?

We were created in love and as love. We don't have to conjure up anything to produce it. It has always been there. Even when we don't feel it, it's there. It seems like the whole world is longing to be loved, and the love in us yearns to be expressed. Yet we try to conserve our love, as if we have only one pint of it, so must dole it out carefully. And certainly not to ourself. How sad to ration love when we have an endless supply of it.

Love is the most powerful energy in the Universe, and its curative powers are immeasurable. It could heal the whole world if we just let it flow to everyone and everything without judgment or requirements. But it's hard to love some people, isn't it? They just don't seem lovable or deserving. But what if we took a chance and loved them anyway?

I remember a supervisor I had who seemed quite unlovable to me. The tension between us was heavy. Then someone told me to visualize her in my mind everyday and send her love. At first I wasn't happy about this plan, but the more I did it, the easier it got. We both began seeing beyond the negative and discovered qualities we had missed the the past. And it changed both of us. The wall came down, and we were then able to enjoy a warm productive relationship. Maybe people like this come into our lives to teach us something about ourselves and the power of love. I choose to believe so.

The love we send out may not come back to us from where we send it, but it will return--sometimes through a channel where we least expect it. What a wonderful surprise. Who knows what blessings will come from just allowing our love to flow freely, without strings, to express as pure love for anyone who may also need a blessing.

I send love to all,

Marilyn

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