Love Is the Only Answer, by Matt Kahn, November 21, 2014
In this one-hour and 14-minute video, Matt Kahn presents what I experience as a transmission of divine-consciousness energy in the form of an insightful and humorous talk about spiritual awakening. For me, Matt has presented the key to inner peace, which is to hold loving space for everything that arises within oneself.
Matt explains that the spiritual ego is a mask the inner child wears to get our attention, in lieu of receiving our own loving loving attention.
He sheds light on a popular ‘myth’ within spiritual circles, and this light serves to unravel the spiritual ego. This myth is the belief that along the spiritual path, our goal is to feel one way all the time, whether this is ‘peaceful’, ‘present’, ‘joyful’, ‘loving’, etc.
Despite the emphasis here on love, Matt suggests that we are best served not by trying to be loving all the time, but rather by being loving to the place within us from which any feeling arises; this includes anger, frustration, fear, hate, and the full spectrum of emotions of which we are capable. Simply love the place within us that is offering up that feeling.
He also suggests that ‘love’ is not one feeling. The message is to love however you feel. This is different from striving to feel however you define love to feel.
“Love,” Matt explains, “is a spectrum of experience that encapsulates all feelings.” In other words, all feelings fall under umbrella of love. Surrender to the love already within you, rather than trying to be loving.
Trust that all feelings are the highest expression of love within us in that moment, rather than trying to change the feeling into our conception of love, thereby punishing ourselves when feeling other than how we’re ‘supposed’ to feel.
Any feeling that arises in our consciousness is doing so in order to receive the love we’ve never been taught to give it. ‘Whatever arises, love that’. Not, ‘be loving all the time.’
Matt points out that the ‘yucky’ parts hang out longer when we refuse to give those parts love (what we resist persists). Even if in that moment we can’t love what arises, just acknowledging that it’s arising to be loved is an act of loving it.
This video can also be viewed on Matt Kahn’s website: True Divine Nature.