Archangel Michael said the other day that forgiveness was a step along the path. (1)
That was certainly something I noticed in the work I did when I was off. I set out to forgive everyone in my life. But simply talking about it did nothing.
So I ran an exercise (2) which involved imagining my resentments to be arrows that were thrust into me (I actually thrust them into myself).
When I removed all the resentments, something amazing happened. I couldn’t remember anything unfortunate that had happened to me; all my issues were gone; and there was nothing and no one to forgive.
We go beyond the need to forgive when we drop all our issues and resentments.
Another example of an interim matter is an aspect of romantic love. That aspect too, I think, is a step on the path.
Of relationship love, Saul said recently: “You seek satisfaction in relationships with other humans, and while they can be deeply satisfying they are never enough.” (3) They are never enough for two reasons. One is that the built-in longing for God (4) will not let us rest until we lose ourselves in love for God.
A second reason is that we primarily feel love, in my experience, by its welling up in our own hearts, what AAM called the wellspring or the volcano. (5)
Yes, it’s true that we experience the loving energy of someone capable of radiating it. But the experience of that is nothing in strength, potency or duration compared with experiencing the love that finds its way up from inside.
As long as we feel romantic, we’re generating love from within ourselves. But when that stops for any reason and we look to the other person for love, we run into this predicament. Transformative love is an inside job, not an outside job.
I use the word “transformative” to indicate how the love I’m describing here sweeps away elements of sleep, unconscious awareness, or old 3D thoughts and feelings, and leaves us for as long as it lasts in an elevated vibration.
There’s no substitute for experiencing this unconditional love. It cannot be conveyed to another. It cannot be wrapped up and delivered. We each have to find it and experience it for ourselves. The difference between it and any other kind of love is the difference between biting into a juicy apple and sipping a glass of heavily-watered-down apple juice.
Without that experience, we continue along the same groove of seeking love from parents, lovers, gurus, bosses, etc.
Interestingly, transformative love contains within it every feeling I associate with love for an intimate partner. It receives and conveys sexuality (it enhances it, actually), intimacy, fondness, the personal.
It contains within it everything else. But, interestingly, the realization of that goes out the window when the energy of love makes itself felt because all sophisticated considerations like “everything” fade away. I’m left with a happy, equanimous Cheshire-cat smile. (6)
I use anything to trigger this bliss effect. The photo of a loved one, drawing love up from my heart, simply deeply breathing since love is the very air we breathe. Once I establish contact with the love again, bliss almost always follows.
Love doesn’t like to be ignored or neglected any more than an intimate partner might. It diminishes with neglect and increases with the loving attention we pay to it. Just writing about it right now is causing me to drift into bliss.
Once marry love and you’ll never want for anything else. That’s how it shows up for me.
I’m in love with love. I’m worse than bitten. I’m consumed. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the very love I feel. Last night I rolled in ecstacy on my bed, loving the love.
I’m sure this is where we’re headed, folks. The Company of Heaven seem to be rolling out their new Spring line. Heart openings, the emergence of transformative love, for some (I imagine) Ascension and even levels of enlightenment beyond that. (7)
This is one reality I have no difficulty creating. And all of a sudden, seen from this new vantage point, I no longer feel doubt about my creative abilities; I feel curious, optimistic and satisfied.
Notwithstanding that curiosity, all I wish to create is love.
(1) “When you are thinking about forgiveness, think of it as a step along the way.” (“Activating the Wellspring – Part 1/2,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/03/14/activating-wellspring/.
(2) “Healing the Wounds,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/03/11/healing-wounds/.
(3) Saul via John Smallman, Marh 16, 2015, at at http://johnsmallman.wordpress.com.
(4) See “The Longing for Liberation” at http://goldengaiadb.com/L#Longing_for_Liberation and http://goldengaiadb.com/The_Nature_of_Life_1#The_Longing_for_Liberation.
(5) “What you do when you bring the love up and out, when you begin to send, to share; it is as if you have in fact activated what we call the wellspring. The visual you may think of is the volcano.” (“Activating the Wellspring – Part 1/2,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/03/14/activating-wellspring/.
(6) In Alice in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat would fade away until only his smile remained.
(7) Ascension is Fifth-Dimensional consciousness (eventually, sahaja samadhi) but many will end up in higher dimensions.