Descartes had it all wrong. It isn’t “I think; therefore I am.” It’s “I love; therefore I am.”
My muse is calling and I can’t write fast enough the random thoughts that are popping into my mind so I’ll simply jot them down as they come. I can’t wait till Wednesday to post them.
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We are love. The animals are love. The trees and plants are love. The void behind the air in the spaces between the trees is love. All, all is love.
Everything we see and don’t see, feel and don’t feel is composed of love, held together by love, and given leave to go by love. Love calls worlds into being, gives them life for a while, and then plunges them back into nothingness when their usefulness has ended.
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Love is the answer to all our dilemmas, problems, and quandaries. That having been said, one can say to another that the answer to all dilemmas is love and it may not make a whit of difference to that person. It didn’t make a whit of difference to me either so long as I was into resistance, resentment and revenge towards my father.
So long as I was I could not get something said like that as more than intellectual knowledge; later it was up to experiential knowledge; but only after I eliminated from my life the feelings of resistance, resentment and revenge could I feel unconditional love.
So subtle is the latter and so obedient to free will that my resistance to my Dad was sufficient to deny it access to me.
Now that those are gone, love arises automatically. Once the obstacle was removed, life took over. I couldn’t have had love arise in me before for the life of me. I don’t need to make love arise in me now; it arises effortlessly upon my calling it.
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What I want is a quiet mind and a loving heart, a still mind and an open heart.
If I want there to be peace inside me, I need to quiet my mind.
If I want there to be peace in the world, I need to share my love out into that world.
A quiet mind and a loving heart can bring peace to the world.
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A quiet mind is an unattached mind. To quiet the mind, detach from any and all emotions that will take you to the peripheries, the extremities.
Take out your garden shears and cut away all the vines of attachment that you can find anywhere around you. Take out Archangel Michael’s blue sword of truth and peace and make sure that no visible or invisible attachments remain. Use St. Germaine’s violet flame to burn up all seeds of attachment. And blow away the dust.
Now, remain in the middle, the center, the heart, without attachments. Abide as that and decline to go again to the extremities.
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The answer to depression is love. Imagine yourself as an elevator clerk, going up and down, picking people up.
Depression is a call to bring the elevator down. Jubilation, inspiration, love is a call to bring the elevator up.
The motive power for the elevator to go up is to breathe in love from the heart and then breathe it out to the world. Up you go, almost instantaneously. You get to feel the love as it goes by.
You can’t hold onto love so you’ll need to do this exercise … well, with every breath. In my eyes, there’s no exercise that’s more important to do. In fact if I could choose but one exercise to do, I’d choose this one.
How many will do it? Perhaps not many.
But I will. Will you?