To find Love ( or God, or even just a purpose for living! ) we must be willing to look beyond the form it takes! Beyond bodies or words. Beyond all symbols WE give meaning to! The meaning WE give is mistaken!
ALL things have but 2 meanings! LOVE… Or a Call FOR LOVE!
Practice seeing all things in these terms and watch how your life is transformed before your very eyes!!
So how can this be done in a practical way?
Let’s start with the thing we are most interested in. Ourselves! How do you really see yourself? As a Body? A person? Are you trying to get something out of life you feel is missing? Do you feel people love you in most cases? Do have ANY insecurities? Be really honest here! EVERYONE is afraid of something!
Make a list of 10 things that make you feel insecure. Even 5 will do! Go ahead and do this right now! Open up a note pad and make a small list.
Now that you have your list. Write beside each listing if this is a way to see yourself as love, or a call for love.
Now ask yourself if you have been giving this trait a different meaning. Did you tell yourself that you were stupid or some other negative thing? Is that loving yourself, or a call to be loving toward yourself? Simple answer right? Obviously that would be a call, or a clue, of a need for self love! Can you give yourself that gift? Do you here your mind trying to give you reasons not to give yourself love in this area? I’d be surprised if you didn’t!
So what do you do? Just saying to yourself “I am Love” sounds like one of those old affirmation -positive thinking tricks that you’ve tried a million times before, doesn’t it?
So here you go making up an excuse NOT to call yourself Love! So again that’s a call for Love! If you’re confused about how this works…that too is a call for Love!
Are you frustrated by a situation? Has somebody done something to you? Could that be a call for love? YOU BET!
Now the BIG question comes! Are YOU love? Can you be the one to answer the call when people act crazy, get into trouble, or say hurtful things to you or someone else? Or…will you be crazy too? Will you attack them with the same weapons they use!? Hate, Judgment, malice, etc.
Did you ever wonder why there is so much of that going around? So much war, fighting, gossip and all the filth that makes life disgusting! Because we love it!! We actually enjoy watching the 10 o’clock news to see who got hurt today and who did the hurting! Yet we can’t seem to stop engaging in the same behavior by blaming (which is an attack ) the perpetrator, or defending (also an attack) the victim! Then we lie to ourselves and others by saying “I’m not like that!”. But if we really want TRUTH…isn’t saying “I’m not like that!” a defensive position? A way to separate ourselves from the “bad”guys? So we can be “better than they are”.
Let’s stop a minute and ask our question again!
Is THAT love? Or is it a call FOR Love?
Do you really want to make the world a better place? Have better relationships? Feel better about yourself?
Haven’t you heard??? Love is the answer!! By looking at the world with these two questions, we bring conflict in ourselves and others to a halt! Why? Because we are single minded in the question! We begin to take right action automatically by seeing only ONE thing in any situation! Regardless of what it looks like to us! We see the SPIRIT of things and not the form it takes! Maybe not right away. But everything takes PRACTICE!
So how can we practice?
Look around you! There are all kinds of things to practice on! If your cooking a meal, is that love? What about the food your preparing? The salt and pepper shakers your using that adds flavor to the food. Does that sound silly to you? Could that be a call for love? A way to tell yourself that it’s not OK to be silly and playful? What about the trees? Don’t they provide shade to cool you? Beauty to look at? Wood for building and heat to warm you? Trees are an EXCELLENT example of love for ALL creatures! Could you imagine if there were no trees anywhere!? YIKES!! What about that person that just irritates the —— out of you? Want to bring that to a stop? ASK THE QUESTION! How is that person asking for Love? By being a jerk? Did you ever think maybe that’s how they see YOU? OUCH!
Maybe they see themselves as a jerk! That’s a painful way to go through life don’t you think?
I guarantee if you practice the questions as suggested, you will find ways you never thought possible to answer the call for love! In so doing you find the truth about yourself!
YOU ARE LOVE! We ALL are! That’s the whole point!
Conflict comes from house divided on itself! Our mind is the cause of this conflict! We think we are not as God created us! Satan (or the ego) places the thoughts of doubt about this fact!
Doesn’t love Unite all things? But hate, depression, lust, and all the things we call “sin” divide us! ( We’ll talk about sin soon so stay tuned)
By seeing things as Love, or a call for Love. We bring unity to everything we thought was separated. We begin to heal a mind that has been split apart by “evil” and bring “peace on earth and good will to man” into reality!
If we are truly created in Gods image, does that mean we look like him? Two arms, two legs, a head, and a body? Or are we made in the likeness of love that HE is?
How do you see yourself?? Are you as God Created you? Is he calling you because he loves you? Isn’t that the question we are having a discussion about here? Isn’t love what we all try to find in relationships and forms of all kinds? All the cars, houses, money, and things we try to get in life that we think will make us happy, only leave us empty again. So we repeat the process over, and over, and over again to maintain a feeling of “security” that only love can provide!
A COURSE IN MIRACLES says that the ego thought system is “Seek but do not find”. Doesn’t that sound about like what most people do? Go out and seek the next big thing to feel good about themselves? How many are Truly happy? Very few!!
The old country song LOOKIN’ FOR LOVE by JOHNNY LEE comes to mind:
Well, I spent a lifetime lookin’ for you Single bars and good time lovers were never true Playin’ a fools game, hopin’ to win Tellin’ those sweet lies and losin’ again
I was lookin’ for love in all the wrong places Lookin’ for love in too many faces Searchin’ their eyes, lookin’ for traces Of what I’m dreamin’ of Hopin’ to find a friend and a lover I’ll bless the day I discover Another heart lookin’ for love
If you see that you are love you’ll never sing that song! If you ask the question is this Love? or a call for Love? You are always seeking the kingdom of heaven first! And You will find it! Within YOU where God placed it! Because you seek by asking this question what God ONLY created! Which is Love! And shared it by answering the call where you saw need, because you were looking for the need to answer loves call!