Loveing – something very special, we all seek, and a gift beyond measure when shared with spiritual intent. The bible has a wonderful definition. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always hopes, always preserves.” Love supersedes all else because it outlasts them all. Long after all other gifts are no longer necessary; love will still be the governing principle that touches us all.
Love is a very precious commodity in this world, we all seek it, we reach for it and feel a special richness when it is a part of our lives. Sometimes though, I wonder if we really understand how very precious and rare it really is. We were created in love, the Infinite Spirit breathed the breath of life into us at the time of creation and has embraced us in unconditional love ever since. There are times when we don’t feel the love that is around us or within us and that’s because we have put conditions and expectations on it. Love is unconditional and free. Love, real love has no limits and is infinite. There are no conditions on the love of the Infinite. We don’t have to perform in a certain way or be a member of any political party or even practice a certain religion. The Infinite Spirit loves us no matter what we do or who we are. That’s unconditional and absolute.
In human form we try to be like the Infinite in loving ways and the more we practice those unconditional methods the closer we are drawn into a union with the Infinite Spirit. We strive for oneness and love, each in their own way. We seek loving relationships and often forget that we must love ourselves first before we have anything to share with others. The old term unconditional comes into play over and over again in our striving to find the bliss we seek in the love of the Infinite.
We love people, pets, chocolate, ice cream, potato chips and sweets. Sometimes the things are easier to love than the relationships we struggle for. Things don’t expect anything of us … relationships, now there’s another matter altogether.
We were once cold, without warmth, like a cold stone picked up on the side of the path, until the Infinite Spirit breathed the breath of life into us and embraced us with his love. We rested in the embrace of that love and were warmed by it, just as a stone resting in the palm of your hand will be warmed by your life force. You don’t have to clutch or grasp the stone, simply cradle it as the Infinite did with us, it warms and reflects what we share with it, without effort. You don’t hold tightly to the stone for if you do eventually your hand will cramp and you will have to release it … So too with love. That which rests easily, is cradled and embraced by spirit, will rest within you forever. If you choked the stone, tried to change it, make it into your perception of what it should be, you would eventually fail and have to release it … so too with love. You cannot change love any more than you can change a rock.
Love rests easily when it is not chocked – love resides within you and around you – you are able to love because you are loved – unconditionally and eternally.