As Love's Light radiates from your heart,
Greater Truth is illuminated before you, dissolving imperfection.
Purified Vision knows love's wisdom.
Love's Wisdom creates confidence,
now fear dissolves.
Love's Connections create unity,
now Harmony is revealed.
Seeing through the Light of love, you will know protection and joy. This sight provides endurance to continue in seemingly impossible situations. It provides wisdom to understand that circumstance is only part of the picture; and the total picture may be paradoxical to what appeared to be true (e.g., a "Blessing in disguise").
"Love is patient, love is kind. ... Love rejoices with the Truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. ...
For we know in part, ...but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. ...
Now I know in part, then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."
1 Corinthians 13:4, 6-10, 12
Look with eyes of love into your life, without judgment, trusting the desires in your heart are coming into fruition. Whether you are in a time of trouble or joy, look through a lens of love not fear. Look beyond the limited context of physical circumstance. Broaden your context to see a world illuminated in love's Light. See the grand scheme of all possibilities yet to be chosen from. Let your choosing be inspired and guided by love. These choices will bring forth clarity and evidence for increased understanding of the larger Truth. Don't limit your life to anything less.
Love's Light is Honest:
When you find yourself in the midst of a dark night, it may seem all light has disappeared. But you know the truth---Light makes darkness disappear. If you think you need more Light than you see, don't allow fearful thoughts to darken your perception. Fear's lies are blinding. The truth is you have all the Light you need. Love's Light can illuminate the best next step to take. Love's Light is always turned on. Shutting your eyes in fear does not make the Light disappear. Open your eyes! Each moment you are willing to trust love, you step deeper into love's greater context of peace and harmony.
When stars shine Light, their energy radiates throughout the solar system. When you radiate your love Light in and through your life, this power reaches all the lives you are connected to (All of Life!). But when you allow anything to interrupt love from flowing in and through your life, illusions of darkness and powerlessness will appear. Apparent darkness is a signal to you to become more aware of Light. Light is always available to you.
Trust when Light enters darkness, you will see the purpose for the apparent darkness. Love's potential is beyond what you know here and now. Become aware of the limit of what you know...your darkness. This darkness is not to be feared; it is to be embraced as a sign to look out further into the unknown until you see your Light.
You may have graduated to a new horizon of understanding. It may take time to adjust to the new frequency of Light available to you. Consider this: when the moon is between the earth and the sun, we cannot see the Light of the sun on the moon at night. We call this the New Moon. Have you outgrown an old understanding of the world? Are your old ideas blocking love's Light from illuminating a greater context for your life? Is there darkness revealing it is time for your New Moon/New Horizon? You may see a dark and lonely night -look further to see a night full of bright stars. Looking further brings greater understanding. Greater understanding transforms the experience of darkness and suffering into purpose and wisdom.Understand who you are in a larger context. Transcend the darkness! Let greater trust shine it's energy into your life. Reflect this Light back onto your life. This is your FULL Moon. [A bit of a mixed metaphor...]
One of Love's Lights is Trust. Sometimes you can't see what you think you need to see. At these times, what you really need is trust to Light your way. When you plant a seed, you don't demand there be evidence of it growing in order to trust it is, or evidence of blossoms to believe it will bear fruit. Time may be a factor in evidence coming forward. When you don't see the evidence you think you need, there may be an unknown factor involved. Identify any factors (e.g., fear, distrust, judgment, etc) keeping you from trust (love's Light). Do not put your trust in these factors. They limit your ability to trust love, when you can't see the fruit of love yet. Realize: the ability to see with trust (love's Light) is the greatest fruit.
Look out at the star Light; understand your world is so much bigger than you can see or imagine. The sunrise is beautiful - not because we get to see it all at once, but because the earth slowly turns, revealing its' radiant Light to us in its' own perfect timing. The shift from darkness to Light is a time of waiting. Don't get lost in suffering, or stuck in despair. Darkness is seen when we are not yet able to see the larger context. The larger context includes Light. As we wait in trust, we can feel this radiant Light of love rising up in us, using us to shine Light for all to see the larger picture. We can offer patience, grace, hope, wisdom, tenderness, compassion, forgiveness, and much more to the world. In this Divine space, your life becomes a Light to illuminate infinite possibilities for all to know the love of self, of others, and of unity.
Love's Light Expands and Purifies Your Vision:
When you think you are having a crisis, do you wonder how it may change your life in ways that evolve you? Do you consider how this moment may transform and amplify your service and love in the world. Or do you limit yourself to suffering, as if it is the end of the story? Using love's Light, integrate the present experience with the evolution which is still hidden. Harmonize your physical knowledge with spiritual knowledge for a greater context. This will give you a more thorough understanding of your life.
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the Master calls a butterfly."
Why do we have to be like the caterpillar? Why do we have stages in life when we don't appear able to fly; when we have to ingest every bit of healthy encouragement just to function; when we feel heavy hearts; when we can't see beyond what is near to us? Being a caterpillar is the necessary nourishing stage of eating and growing for the butterfly. For humans, we eat reality to become humble. (Love's power cannot operate without humility.) We have to develop humility, wisdom, and courage. We must learn the limits of our brains' perspectives. We learn of our hearts' love Light. We are free from the traps of anger, passivity, or fear - no matter the circumstance. We experience the power that comes from an even deeper understanding of love's Light in what appeared to be dark places. When we depend on love to illuminate each beneficial step in life, we evolve through all circumstances. We become butterflies.
The butterfly flies and expands life. It creates life, and it plays with other butterflies. It colonizes new areas with fresh plants, and migrates long distances to escape freezing winters. The shift in context of life from caterpillar to butterfly is the responsibility of each of us. You can live and die as a limited caterpillar, or you can evolve to fly as a beautiful butterfly. Let your heart's Light inform and transform you. Create and play; colonize new areas with fresh ideas; expand the territory of your love; escape isolation. Be wise; let your Light shine on your courage. You have more Light and courage than you know.
Butterflies were caterpillars; butterflies create caterpillars; butterflies do not judge caterpillars. All people are on a journey in life. Some are more like caterpillars; some are more like butterflies. ALL are necessary to the process of creating unity and harmony. When you encounter someone who seems to limit your ability to fly, it is actually your judgment limiting you. Get out of your way. Let go of seeing limit; see and seize this opportunity. Shine love's Light onto the other person. They may be in the necessary eating and growing stage (caterpillar). Give them encouragement, not judgment. Be patient as they crawl. Someday they may join you and play with you in flight. For now, you live in two different worlds (crawling and flying), having two different vantage points and understandings of world context. Remember that to someone else, you appear to be a caterpillar. Thankfully, they are a butterfly who is already full of wisdom and patience, encouraging you. NOW, evolve into the wiser butterfly.
Love's Light Shines Wisdom and Creates Confidence:
Put Love's Light into Your Eyes,
Love's Sound into Your Ears,
Love's Taste onto Your Tongue,
Love's Touch onto Your Skin,
Love's Fragrance into Your Nose.
Interpret the Whole World Through Your New Senses!!!
The world, seen through the eyes of love, is a different world than seen through the eyes of the ego. The ego contains fear, force, arrogance, and limitation. It sees a world of darkness. Trust love's wisdom and Spirit. Trust in the existence of a larger context. You will sense peace beyond your understanding. Love is dependable, honest, humble, courageous, and has access to more truth than the brain can understand. Love's strength is powerful and gentle.
"Rejoice in the Spirit always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentleness be known to all. The Spirit is at hand.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
The Peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds"
This transcendent peace supersedes any other focus for peace. It takes priority over physical peace, emotional peace, financial peace, and any other subordinate peace. Although this peace surpasses your understanding, it can become your primary experience in every situation. Great peace already exists within you; it needs only to be discovered. Let love's Light shine into your understanding of who you are. See yourself through eyes of pure love. The Spirit of love is alive in you and Light's your way. To understand your life in the larger the context, understand information and circumstance without utilizing fear. Let love's Light wash away anxiety and despair, and shine Light into darkness.
This is the message which we have heard from God and declare to you, that God's Spirit is Light and in this Spirit is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:5
Wisdom takes the bits of information our physical senses provide and inputs them into the larger context. The larger the context, the more Light required to see it. If you shine a flashlight, you will see into the darkness. If you turn on an overhead light, you can light up a room. If the sun is shining, lesser lights are dissolved into the illumination and the darkness is no longer a factor. Your physical senses are like the flashlight, light bulb, night vision goggles, or any inorganic technology. They are useful, but limited. Love's Light is like the sun, revealing all...full of power, illumination, and eternal energy.
Trust love's Light to bring the desires of your heart (your purposes) to fruition. Your desires and purposes go beyond what your mind can fathom. One purpose fulfilled leads to another. Using love, to determine each step, provides the safety you crave. As love is expended, it grows. Do not use fear... as fear is expended, it also grows. Use love's wisdom to choose your steps safely.
Love's Light Dissolves Fear:
What you believe you see determines your attitude, perspective, and behavior. If you believe someone or something is dangerous, you are vulnerable to fear and anxiety. While it is important to know what our senses tell us about the environment, it is important to know how to understand the context and greater picture.
When you see others as problematic or dangerous, look further. Shine love's Light into their darkness to see your safety beyond their impact on you. Love's impact is greater than the impact of anything else...even when you cannot see the impact with your physical senses. When you know this, you have internal safety, no matter the external situation. To have peace in your mind and heart, see beyond errors, faults, finances, politics, prejudices. Let love shine through you because of what is in YOUR heart. Do not be dependent on another's agenda. Your Divine love is needed in the world. Do not let your ability to love be stifled by hate from you or for you. Be filled with love's Light. In all circumstances, trust the wisdom of love. Feel into your heart to know how to be fearless and loving...to know how to respond in circumstances that appear to be overwhelming when seen with eyes of fear. When you watch media, when you see drama, when your own life feels overwhelming, you need to know what to trust. Go into your heart and find love. Trust love's wisdom THERE.
Do not put any faith in fear. Fear limits love's Light. Expect love to protect you. Love's Light is your protection against darkness. Through a lens of fear, life feels pointless, efforts useless, motivations wasted- darkness soaking everything. What you know is true of love (that it heals all, that it protects you, that it is never overwhelmed or scarce) may not seem to fit with what you see happening. But what you see is not all there is to see. Circumstantial evidence is not Light. That context is limited. There is always the larger context, the higher purpose, the unfolding of your (and the world's) next growth in wisdom and love.
Eyes exposed to bright Light, after being in darkness, can become overwhelmed at first. One may feel overexposed when Light illuminates a dark and difficult place. When Light exposes vulnerability or pain, this may feel awkward, risky, and uncertain. But Light doesn't cause pain - it illuminates areas that require attention and healing. Light enables you to see hidden issues that, when healed/resolved, will empower you.
If you don't trust the wisdom of love, you limit your role in bringing the Light of peace into the world. If you believe you know all there is to know about a concern, you will block the love's Light from working through you. You will block yourself from the Light, darkening the very circumstance for which you seek Light.
Love's Connections Create Harmony:
Harmony is realized when one awakens to Inner Light,
and connects with the same Light in all other beings.
This Light knows the existence of love in each life.
Project this Light into thought; manifest it in connections with all life.
Here is Peace.
A man who trusted love's Light: There was a refugee from the Middle East. He and his parents were immigrants from another country. His circumstances were very difficult (poverty, oppression, prejudice, violence, racism). Based on circumstantial evidence, it appeared he would not overcome his difficulties. He wasn't welcome in the new country. Sadly, he was killed at age 33. But despite his lowly status, he trusted a larger, Divine context. His love's Light made a wonderful difference in the country he lived, and in the world. He didn't hate his oppressors; he loved them. This was his love Light shining to all. His name was Jesus. He was strong because he used love's Light to see the world in which he lived. Do you? He said it's best if you do...No exceptions. Remember that the same Light of love is in you. You are not an exception. It's in ALL. Find it, and you find the heart of love. Jesus loved his 'enemies', and treated them with love. He said our love is the only true armor in the world. Be protected in love - love is your shield; and love is your reward.
You have the Power to shine the Light of peace and love into darkness. Do not hide this Sacred ability; do not let your concerns take it away. Invest yourself in peace and love, and you will make an everlasting difference to ALL.