“Wise men don’t need to prove their point;
men who need to prove their point aren’t wise.”
— Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
Thinking with love is a blessing to ourselves and the world we inhabit. Being loving is not meant to prove a point. It is an action that is whole and complete. Using Lao Tzu’s words and heart, the undertaking of a Love Movement as sharing, not enforcing has been the whole enchilada. Everything is offered up with love for your consideration. You have a choice to be wise, to live in the center of your divine inner wisdom, to experience the grace and ease of source flow of all knowing in complete service to your gifts to our collective humanity.
As inspiration Emanuel Swedenborg’s Divine Love and Wisdom in its preface talks about the sketch of a Roman Garden that adorned the title
page of each of Swedenborg’s books under the phrase Cura Et Labore “with
care and work.” The image of a beautiful garden with a cherub like Angel
watering the plants tending to the well loved garden’s growth and harmony
strikes to the core of any process.
commitment in realizing the fruits of our labor. It represents the opportunity
for us to make manifest the joys of a life fully lived in divine Love. When we
enrich each moment with care and work, making conscious choices. Free of the
energies that keep us bound. We allow nature to take its course in harmony without
calling out the struggle, we effortlessly step into the full beauty of existence.
Life is not always like a box of chocolates, sometimes you do know what you are going to get. There are signs and wisdom designed to give you instructions on the way forward, to guide you with love into new realms. Here are a couple of great wisdom pieces from some of our most loving Wisdom Masters that have helped me.
“Life is like a door: if it is written “pull”, please don’t push.” — Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) November 24, 2013
“If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?” ― George Carlin
What matters is you keep your heart open and stay in movement in the divine dance of possibility.
Lots of Love, Mel
#Wisdom #MelsLoveLand #Next100 #PeaceforAll
Loving thought in the world creates space for unlimited possibilities.
That energy of love’s purest grace is made manifest through our soul’s code working in concert with our nature. How we cultivate this powerful force of our being relates the ease at which we move through the world lending our imprint. Cultivating love in action is a practice like anything else of inspiring the leading edge of loving presence where miracles occur naturally.
Commit to be loving to yourself with each step forward, shift your thinking with love, and don’t
stop until the miraculous unfolding beyond fear blossoms. Take responsibility
for the joy that is possible in your heart space. Take today to make a commitment to loving.
As Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr shares nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; therefore, we are saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.
You can have faith in love, right now. You can love today like you have never loved before. You can love more in this moment than the next, more than you did yesterday, you can stretch your loving vision and action right now. Life is here for us to enjoy and experience and grow in the present moment, open and full of all the possibilities that are quantum and numinous in each moment.
Love leads us, love guides us and love opens doors into realms within realms.
Allow life’s wonderful miracles to flow as we are all saved by love and in loving and sharing that love all things renew in a never ending cycles of growth and rebirth.
As Babyface wrote “There’s a place inside all of us where our faith in love begins. Reach to find the truth in love, the answer is there within. I know sometimes it makes you feel, it is much harder than it really is…
Don’t give in.
Call on me, I will be there.
Don’t be afraid.
Please believe me, when I say.
Count on, Count on, You can Count on, Me...
Great song. Truthful message. In setting the stage for what’s ahead in calling on our faithfulness with compassion for ourselves and the loving actions required you will be fueled by exactly what appears.
“We need another standard to measure our actions, and I think that standard is faithfulness.” Listen to some expanding thoughts here. Ask the questions. Be in Service. Experience what is.
As How can I be of service?
In our faithfullness that gifts are always flowing we can have faith in Miracles with gratitude for what is. Let go of outcomes and results. Live in the greatness of possibility.
May we all find peace in our faith filled imaginations, full of hope to remain present to love today and everyday and watch the happy, joyful miracles unfold.
#MelsLoveLand #Next100 #PeaceforAll #Love #Mercy #Justice #Faithfulness
A few things to Remember with Love….
-Change is a constant. The Earth never stops moving and spinning and evolving.
-Freedom is something that our ancestors fought for and should never be taken for granted.
-The heart is always ready to sing a song and your body and spirit love to dance.
-Love always remains the answer.
-Every dog has its day.
-No matter how many tears fall, they will eventually stop.
-A smile turns the world around.
-Every moment is compete.
-Everything that isn’t loving as a call for love.
-No matter how dark it gets the sun will always rise and shine.
-Love doesn’t hurt, closing our hearts to love hurts.
#MelsLoveLand #Love #Joy
In light of all that is happening and in celebration of the days ahead the single greatest action we can take is that of loving ourselves and sharing that love in the form of our own declaration of our planets independence from fear.
Let us declare love, today and every day.
Let us declare love on those whose actions we feel have hurt us or transgressed us in some way, because these are the people who need love the most, who feel alienated, whose cries have gone unanswered in the space of our humanity, who feel disconnected unheard and/or unseen. Let us offer love as a blessing to these folks who need it most, feeling it first in our hearts and then extending it outward without reserve.
Let us declare love on our communities, we are interconnected and in declaring love in this way enables our community to flourish for what is seen with love never changes.
Let us declare love on our work for we are here to be in service to each other and our world.
Let us declare love on our ancestors, to those who have come before us, on whose shoulders we stand, for in extending love we are providing light to our experiences.
Let us declare love on each sunrise, when you wake up, because no matter what happens love will lead the way and as the sunsets we will have confidence the sun will rise again and on and on.
Let us declare love on those we cherish, that we may empower each other to know peace.
Today and every day is the day to stand up and make our actions count by declaring love.
May our days ahead be blessed, may love surround and guide us and may we allow love to lead the way!
#MelsLoveLand #Next100 #Possibility #PeaceforAll
It is always a treat to see one of the greats in spoken word and discourse on the poetic tradition, David Whyte talking and reading his poems in person. A recent Saturday morning in Santa Monica, California at the First Presbyterian Church found Mr. Whyte touching deeply on one of his favorite topics, igniting the soul of passionate creative expression, this time discussing William Wordsworth and the moment in his work Wordsworth committed to his life’s work and love, Poetry.
“After dancing all night, Wordsworth walked into the morning light somatically alive, casting his eyes on the beauty of day break, once and for all dedicating his life to sharing/writing his poetry free of the burden and besiegement of other’s voices.”
(I love the use of ‘somatically alive’ in reference to a post night of dancing.)
is the meeting place of deep intentionality and self forgetting, the bodily alchemy of what lies inside us in communion with what formally seemed outside, but is now neither, but become a living frontier, a voice speaking between us and the world: dance, laughter, affection, skin touching skin, singing in the car, music in the kitchen, the quiet irreplaceable and companionable presence of a daughter: the sheer intoxicating beauty of the world inhabited as an edge between what we previously thought was us and what we thought was other than us.Joy can be made by practiced, hard-won achievement as much as by an unlooked for, passing act of grace arriving out of nowhere; joy is a measure of our relationship to death and our living with death, joy is the act of giving ourselves away before we need to or are asked to, joy is practiced generosity. If joy is a deep form of love, it is also the raw engagement with the passing seasonality of existence, the fleeting presence of those we love understood as gift, going in and out of our lives, faces, voices, memory, aromas of the first spring day or a wood-fire in winter, the last breath of a dying parent as they create a rare, raw, beautiful frontier between loving presence and a new and blossoming absence.
To feel a full and untrammeled joy is to have become fully generous; to allow our selves to be joyful is to have walked through the doorway of fear, the dropping away of the anxious worried self felt like a thankful death itself, a disappearance, a giving away, overheard in the laughter of friendship, the vulnerability of happiness felt suddenly as a strength, a solace and a source, the claiming of our place in the living conversation, the sheer privilege of being in the presence of a mountain, a sky or a well loved familiar face – I was here and you were here and together we made a world.
‘JOY’ From CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
What if you woke up and all you felt was acceptance in your heart for yourself and all you meet?
What if every breeze that hits your cheek felt like loving kisses?
What if you lived your life from the purpose of your being?
What if today was a day that you recognized you are enough and you always have been?
Listen to the answers that come into your heart. Listen to the words that come out of your mouth. Listen as if your life depended on it.
Wishing you lots of love to see the truth, lots of joy to live your dreams and lots of truth to guide your way.