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Love: How Essence Speaks to Your Heart

posted by Jonathan Ellerby

Live a Life of Love

In any moment, you can always ask
yourself, What is in the highest good?
or What would be most loving and
empowering?
Despite your wounds and habits, you know what kindness is.
Holding a door for someone whose hands are full, picking up a pen that someone
drops, or being forgiving with a customer-service attendant when addressing a
failed product that they personally didn’t design–these are all easy examples
of the way most people know to be “nice.” When you feel love, you act out of compassion with respect, gratitude,
accountability, and kindness. When you commit a loving act, you are in your
Essential Self.

This energy and mind-set will always move
you into your center and reconnect you with your essence. Things that create a
loving feeling do the same, which is why daily gratitude exercises,
volunteering, and falling in love are all experiences that somehow make the
world feel like a better place. It isn’t because of what other people are
doing; it’s because of the
feeling of
love inside you. Being in nature, with a friend, or with a pet are simple ways
to create a loving feeling. All these things move us into our essence.

Don’t be trapped by thinking that you have
to make people happy in order to express kindness. Love is not conditional.
Love and compassion are expressions of your essence, and they draw their energy
naturally from your Original Source. True love is never depleted; it’s a
willing choice. Notice whenever you feel it and what creates a loving feeling
in you.

Excerpt from Inspiration Deficit Disorder



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Brother Bruce

posted June 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm


Well said, Real or unconditional love is often misunderstood by many in this world. I believe that most people do not realize that each of us is only capable of experiencing the thoughts that originate with us. In terms of Ultimate Reality Love is the gift we give not only to others but also to ourselves. On the other side of that coin the same principle is equally true. Whenever we hold a thought of anger or judgment of any kind we cannot escape the energy of the thought. That being said, I would offer this advice to all who can hear, if you wish to experience love offer nothing else to others.
Love and light
Brother Bruce



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Jonathan Ellerby

posted July 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm


Thank you, Brother Bruce. Very well said!



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