Love isn’t scientific it is wholly an expression and experience of the heart.
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again
I’ve been tryin’ to get down to the Heart of the Matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
— Don Henley The Eagles The Heart of the Matter
Martin Luther King Jr. did not say it is your job to like your enemies, he did say it is your job to Love them. (***see below for more)
Forgiveness is not forgetting.
It is releasing the hurt into Love.
The mental attitude of love is something that when repeated in action achieves the result of peace in our heart. Love works like an antidote breaking through any pose, opening that core ache of our humanity, that always remembers we are all connected, that is our loving center.
Add love to any equation and you arrive exactly at the heart of the matter. Unhinging the magic of love’s truest power to make right every situation.
lots of love,
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Day Thirty Six of #LoveLand101
***More Martin Luther King Jr. on Love Your Enemy Like Jesus Does..
The Greek language comes out with another word for love. It is the word agape. …agape is something of the understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill for all men. It is a love that seeks nothing in return. It is an overflowing love; it’s what theologians would call the love of God working in the lives of men. And when you rise to love on this level, you begin to love men, not because they are likeable, but because God loves them. You look at every man, and you love him because you know God loves him. And he might be the worst person you’ve ever seen. And this is what Jesus means, I think, in this very passage when he says, “Love your enemy.” And it’s significant that he does not say, “Like your enemy.” Like is a sentimental something, an affectionate something. There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. And love is greater than like. Love is understanding, redemptive goodwill for all men, so that you love everybody, because God loves them. You refuse to do anything that will defeat an individual, because you have agape in your soul. And here you come to the point that you love the individual who does the evil deed, while hating the deed that the person does. This is what Jesus means when he says, “Love your enemy.” This is the way to do it. When the opportunity presents itself when you can defeat your enemy, you must not do it.
“Each of us is on the earth with a holy mission: to give and to receive the love of God. With every encounter, it is our function to give to others the love we
Lesson 154 ACIM states –
I am among the ministers of God.
Moving further into this idea the text of the lesson states — “The messages that they deliver are intended first for them. And it is only as they can accept them for themselves that they become able to bring them further, and to give them everywhere that they were meant to be. Like earthly messengers, they did not write the messages they bear, but they become their first receivers in the truest sense, receiving to prepare themselves to give. An earthly messenger fulfills his role by giving all his messages away. The messengers of God perform their part by their acceptance of His messages as for themselves, and show they understand the messages by giving them away. They choose no roles that are not given them by His authority. And so they gain by every message that they give away.
We will not recognize what we receive until we give it. You have heard this said a hundred ways, a hundred times, and yet belief is lacking still. But this is sure; until belief is given it, you will receive a thousand miracles and then receive a thousand more, but will not know that God Himself has left no gift beyond what you already have; nor has denied the tiniest of blessings to His Son. What can this mean to you, until you have identified with Him and with His Own?”
You are here to deliver your message with love.
Enjoy sharing it today.
Day Thirty Five of #LoveLand101
When we don’t have awareness about our thing that triggers us… The future can be something unintendedly unfortunate. When we are aware of our trigger we can fully make a choice to recognize what is a loving response in each situation and we can dramatically transform the ways which we are in relationship to our environment.
Wounding takes place unconsciously and needs an energetic wounder. It’s part of the human conditioning. Without knowing it, you subconsciously attract people who articulate and amplify your fears. Living and working out of your heart space reveals the truth. So you can make the Loving correction, face your fear and allow healing of your vision to enter the equation.
Despair is… I blew it again. I did it again. “Shit. When am I going to stop doing this?” Interactions are energetically designed for us to learn, evolve, grow and Love. They are designed for us to get the lesson. To see the truth. Any energy or pattern will come back around until it is resolved, forgiven, understood. A relationship is a gift to see more and more of yourself.
It’s cool. Accept it. You are the problem.
Learn to tune out the voice of your inner self abuser.
Keep your heart open to the truth.
Restore your vision by seeing with loving thoughts.
Allow forgiveness to enter into your heart.
Let the truth behind what hurts, open you up.
Have a beautiful day!
The definition of involvement is as follows 1) The fact or condition of being involved with or participating in something. 2) Emotional or personal association with someone.
Over the holiday’s my friend’s Seven year old son read a card he got from his Aunt and Uncle. As he was reading the word involvement, in his mind the letters transformed and he say out loud “in-love-ment” and kept reading.
I thought, “Wow, In Love ment.”
Sounds like a great idea to me.
He smiled to himself at the sound of it.
Nobody corrected him.
After completing the reading satisfied with his accomplishment he said.
“I’m a smart guy” radiating a super smile.
Let’s get involved with more love.
Let’s take today to be loving in every way, to start an in love movement.
No matter what divides us… We must remain united in the highest order of love to see us through with right action. With respect for our differences and find our common humanity. Let’s make exercising our humanity a way of life. Not because it’s easy. But because it’s the right thing to do.
We owe it to those who come after us not to fall asleep, not to forget who we are, and to take advantage of the deeper conversation. Today, and every day.
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
PEACE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
…LOVE REMAINS THE ANSWER
As big as the problems we may face in the world today, the forces coming together in willingness and openness will find the answers. Nothing is insurmountable cause we are in it together.
Day Thirty Three of #LoveLand101
Never more and never before has it been important to stand and speak the truth to power. It is a time of great change and great opportunity so stop being a unique conformist and get out of your box and say what needs to be said. Get the answer you want to know in your heart and then MOVE ONWARD@@!! to what is next.
Promise me that today you will do what you are afraid to do. That you will say what is in your heart to say.
Ask the qestion. Get the answer. Live your life. Fully. No excuses. No regrets. All love.
Make your life an emblem of beauty. Standing for what is Loving, allowing any action that is necessary to rise up. Never forgetting the highest space of possibility. Remaining centered, so when adversity strikes, when you are irritated, when getting knocked down or stumbling awkwardly when your intention was to soar you know Love takes it all in stride allowing us as Dorothy Fields wrote to “take a deep breath, brush ourselves off and start all over again.”
Day Thirty Two of Melanie Lutz’s #LoveLand101
I am blessed to live and love my life surrounded by people who have a dream, who work every day to transcend the fear of the unknown, and every day rise up to whatever comes no matter what, with grace and compassion.
I have come to a place in my life where I love everyone I meet for who they are, and not for who I wish they were. The biggest gift you can give anyone is to not make it about you and instead to have new vision to count the blessings of what people are bringing to your life. Love doesn’t ask you to judge. Love doesn’t ask for you to understand anything. It merely requrires you to open your heart and let it flow. If it aches to do this, more the better.
Take today to count the blessings in your life and to love someone more than you thought possible. Turn into the people you see every day, and give yourself the honor of meeting face to face in a practice of loving them more. Go into the qalities that make you feel love and experience more and more of that fully and at the deepest most open space of your being where you are truly meeting another naked and unashamed. With love.
Yes, I have heard and experienced that we are meaner to the people that we love the most than we would ever be to a stranger or a friend. It is a beautiful shift to practice in your life turning to the person who you have spent years of your life with and to say from that open space of your heart. I love you. (hugging from the heart is also a fantastic process – see AMMA )
This shift is something I am proud to stand with and to share as often as possible. Be love. Watch the world of the heart open up.
Try to love someone a little more instead of being so irritated as to why you are not doing what you feel you need them to do. Process your own frustrations in a different space. Give yourself new tools of learning to communicate your needs. Don’t beat up those you love most. Cherish them.
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Proust.
We have —
Peace on earth.
Freedom of expression.
Love in our hearts for our neighbors.
and be in service to each other to bring a brighter day.
Hold this in your heart as you move through the days ahead, repeat often and with much joy and share as often as possible.
Today and everyday.
Lots of Love,
Thanks be for everyone, everywhere.
Thank you to all of you who contribute your time and attention and energies to the spirit of our collective connection.
The gifts you have so graciously given are deeply appreciated.
Thank you for all your loving thoughts and Thank you for extending that experience of grace through you with each breath you take to all you meet.
In short. Thank you.
May Love land in the deepest spaces of your truest self and may the lightest touch of peace awaken all to your call.
With infinite Love and Gratitude…
The book told through a series of letters The Color Purple written by Alice Walker was re-formed as a brilliant movie directed by Steven Spielberg and then into a blockbuster Broadway show. The book starts with the lead character writing a letter to a God outside of herself not understanding why God is not listening to her and moves through a beautiful story of the birth of a soul, ending with a letter to a God within her, and everything she sees, marking the shift in her faith and deeper understanding of the mystery of source.
This idea is powerfully translated in the below song from Broadway Show.“Dear God, Dear Stars, Dear Trees, Dear Sky, Dear People, Dear Everything…. Dear God. God is inside of me and everything else, that was or ever will be.” Enjoy this clip from the Oprah show….
Thanks for the inspiration and reminder that no matter what form the expression, the truth that love always remains the answer and that God lives within all things.
Day Thirty of Mel’s #LoveLand101 – Thanks Be For Everyone and Everything because I am connected and a part of everything I see remains.
Surprise yourself with that full release into acceptance for who you are right now. It is the surrender into your authentic self that brings the radiance of total possibility to the forefront.
When the best of us is brought forth in loving acceptance, it gives us the chance to let go of the worst of us. There is a place that lies within all of us that knows everything that happens is for our highest good, that lives in perfect peace.
Repeat after me…
I will do what is necessary to make any change that will free me of my past judgments and addictions. I am willing to act in my best interests, I am willing to love and forgive myself that I may be in service to those around me.
No matter what divides us… We must remain united in the highest order of freedom. With respect for our differences and find our common humanity. Let’s make practicing humanity a way of life. Not because it’s easy. But because it’s the right thing to do.
We owe it to those who come after us not to fall asleep, not to forget who we are, and to take advantage of the deeper conversation.
Today, and every day.
Have a great one!
Day Twenty Nine of #LoveLand101
Being precedes the doing, so today is the day to be in touch with the present moment. To be gentle. To love well. To give with grace. Enjoy today in complete rest. Allow the moment to envelop you, wrapped in the joy of a world born anew.
We are here to nurture our hearts, to enjoy who we are and to celebrate that expression in the world.
My first mentor taught me ‘don’t try to be better than your competitors try to be better than yourself. It brings to mind the quote from my dear friend’s support group for the Mother’s of Down Syndrome children, who has the most beautiful son named Gideon… “normal is a cycle on the washing machine.”
Heck YEAH! Normality is a function of whoever is the perceiver and has no bearing on the truth.
Who’s to know anything what you think is your greatest challenge can be your greatest blessing.
Who’s to say.
Let’s take today to own and love all of it.
In the light of remembering to be all of you. You might need a little reminder that you don’t do it alone. Enjoy CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams singing Count on Me at the Grammy tribute to Whitney Huston… what a song, such a great message and a beautifully produced tribute that resonates…
Count on me through thick and thin
A friendship that will never end
When you are weak I will be strong
Helping you to carry on
Call on me, I will be there
Don’t be afraid
Please believe me when I say
Count on me
We’ll get through it. Don’t give in.
Day Twenty Eight of #LoveLand101 – Be in Touch with the present.
The secret of everything is to love yourself as you are. When this is your mission within each moment, no matter what anyone says or shares with you – you understand it for what it is – information that is being delivered for your consideration. Not to derail you, or to take on as truth, but merely as information outside of your self.
When you love yourself, you have a clear boundary around remembering the truth, ‘what other people think of you is none of your business’, your only job today and everyday is to love yourself and wash whatever comes your way with that loving energy which understands intuitively you are more than enough…. Just as you are.
L.A. REID talking about his mentoring for X Factor reflected “I wish for myself that I will mentor them for who they are, not for what I wish them to be.”
How often are we caught up in giving someone some advice on how they could be instead of embracing who they are? Instead of extending acceptance for who and what they do.
The greatest power you have to change a situation or circumstance is in direct correlation to your level of accepting it exactly as it is without trying to change anything, offering a new vision of possibility for them to rise into after the total compassion for the total person.
You can’t change what you haven’t realized so in giving the gift of acceptance, you enable to possibility of undefended vision, allowing the person to grow beyond what they were attached to.
So thank you God for making you. Thank God for making them.
Life is an ever unfolding gift when you are willing to remember everything begins when you stop the chaos of your thinking and stay present.
It’s time to realize there is nothing to change and then watch how everything happens.
Today is the day.
lots of Love,
Day Twenty Seven of #LoveLand101
Here’s your extra Bonus qote (just because : ) and you probably need a little Marianne.
“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives. Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things.