by Vidya Frazier
If you’ve been on a spiritual path for any length of time, it’s really old hat to come across the idea that love is the answer to all problems … or, we should feel love, not fear … or, enough love will heal all wounds.
When you hear this kind of statement, you probably just kind of nod, acknowledging yeah, you know this – it’s a great thing to remember.
And then, the idea kind of vaporizes, and you’re back to trying to find a new way to feel better about yourself or more positive about life. Or, you’re busy attempting to get the latest news about what’s happening in the world – anything to distract you from the niggling dissatisfaction you have in your mind and gut about your life.
Why is this?
What We Sometimes Miss
Perhaps, although these kinds of teachings about love can really be helpful at times, and they do point the way to greater awakening to who we are as spiritual Beings, they somehow miss the mark.
They only point to understanding that we need to change our emotions toward people and life, and do things that are more loving. In simply focusing on love in this way, we may be missing a much deeper truth about Love – and about the reality of who we are. We may be missing that who we actually ARE is Love, Itself.
And sure, this idea floats around out there also. It’s nothing new. But have you ever actually focused on what it’s pointing to – and experienced the reality of it? Have you ever let go of all thoughts about love, all you think you know about it – and simply felt into the reality of it within yourself? And discovered that, yes, you have a body, you have thoughts and emotions, and even a sense of who you are as a spiritual Being – but at the very core of your beingness, you simply are Love?
Trying to Fill the Empty Void Inside
Again, this idea is probably familiar to you – and you may have experienced it from time to time. And yet, somehow the experiencing of this reality likely comes and goes.
Perhaps, to your surprise, even after you’ve had a profound experience of yourself as Love, you find you’re back into feeling a subtle sense of emptiness inside, like something is missing. And, maybe at times, as if there is an unfillable void within you, an unfathomable yearning for love. You are again somehow looking outside yourself for someone or something to fill it.
If you’re honest, even if you have a romantic partner or spouse in your life who is truly loving toward you, someone who really gets you and gives you many reasons to assure you they love you – you realize in your private moments that this feeling of a void doesn’t really go away.
Or maybe you have friends or family who truly love you. You can feel their love and be very grateful for it; and yet it too doesn’t always seem to fully land inside you. It somehow doesn’t fill that empty, painful void. Perhaps, when you’ve just experienced something really loving they’ve done or said to you, for a while, you feel fully loved. But, somehow it never really lasts. You discover there’s still something missing inside.
The Emotion of Love is Different from Source Love
And this, of course, is because you’re attempting to fill that void with something from outside of yourself.
And, you’re also trying to fill it with the emotion of love – when what you’re really craving is something much more profound and powerful: the kind of love that is the very essence of Source. Both of these energies are known as “love”, but they are actually very different.
When you can really understand this – and learn to fully experience yourself as the loving Essence of Source, itself – you realize you don’t need to feel loved by anyone. You can certainly appreciate and treasure the love you might receive from others, but there’s no longer a sense of need of this for you to feel lovable, valuable, important, and special. The void within you is filled with your own knowing of yourself as Source – a force of Loving Presence that completely fills you.
In fact, you can realize that this void is the true source of your dissatisfaction with your life, as a whole — that you mistakenly believe the lack of certain things or circumstances is the problem. But, once you really feel a strong sense of oneness with Source Love, with All That Is, you find you are suddenly free of so many problems and issues that plague you. You feel whole, loving and at peace.
Experiencing Source Love
You might be able to experience this Loving Presence within you surprisingly easily. Just take a few moments to tune in to yourself, and focus on feeling into the very core of who you are.
Shift your awareness past your thoughts, past your emotions and even your body sensations, and put your attention on your Heart center in the middle of your chest. Feel what’s there, quietly present and alive.
At first, it might be just a flash of a knowing, a brief sense of joy, a bright light – or an electricity that begins flowing through your body. There’s a feeling of power with it, a wholeness … a living, dynamic energy of Love that can begin to flood your entire being. And then there might appear a profound understanding, a knowing that this Living Source Love is who you are.
If you can experience this, even for a few moments, it can have a profound effect on you. You might shift into an altered state, as a powerful current of warmth begins flowing through you. As you breathe in and out, you may feel a smile forming on your lips. You fall into a sea of bliss. It’s an experience you won’t want to forget.
And yet, you probably will. Your mind, your emotions and distracting external events grab your awareness once again, and you’re back into experiencing that you’re simply a limited human form with thoughts and emotions and problems to solve.
Our Weakened Connection to Source
This is not unusual. As profound as this knowing of yourself as Source Love might be to experience, it’s somehow easy to forget.
What it points to is a condition humanity has suffered from for eons of time – a type of weakening of our connection to Source, of our knowing that who we actually are is a spark of the very Essence of Love we have issued forth from.
We somehow have to keep trying to be in touch with this truth; we have to keep meditating, praying, and doing other spiritual practices to keep remembering and experiencing that we are Source.
There are many stories as to why this state of being humanity suffers from exists. Some teachings indicate that it’s essentially humanity’s fault, an inherent weakness that needs to be corrected and remedied. Others say it’s a condition that was created by certain unfriendly forces to keep humanity weak – but that this control is now crumbling.
Yet it doesn’t matter what you believe. In the end, until a full transition into the Fifth Dimension occurs, you still have to somehow continue doing whatever you can to keep experiencing your knowing that you are Source, you are that infinite presence of Love.
Keeping Focused on Your Connection to Source
Fortunately, at some point, you will no longer have to do this. A constant knowing will be with you; the empty void will be gone.
You will no longer be seeking a sense of being loved from other people. You will know yourself to BE Love – and you will experience yourself as whole and complete.
But meanwhile, if you can just take the time each day to focus on your Heart, be still, and experience the truth of who you are — pure Source Love — this knowing will take hold more and more.
You’ll feel lighter, more at peace, and more optimistic about your life.
With the 5D energies now flooding into the Earth, you’ll find that it truly is getting easier and easier to achieve this.