Ah, yes… the exciting and transformative feeling of being in love!
Today is Valentine’s Day. My advice for today and every day: Just Be Love. Allow your feelings to arise and then be still and Just Be Love.
There is a truly transformative difference when one decides to be Love, instead of looking to be in love with another. When we can be Love, we fall in love with life in all its expressions, and our tendency is to be more accepting, compassionate and objective. When we become Love, love is not elusive; it is never on the run. When we become Love, love becomes the constant, central flame of our universe.
Dr. Ernest Holmes, author of The Science of Mind and Spirit, describes Love this way:
Love is the central flame of the universe, nay, the very flame itself.
Love is an essence, an atmosphere, which defies analysis, as does Life Itself.
It is that which IS and cannot be explained.
The essence of love, while elusive, pervades everything, fires the heart, stimulates the emotions, renews the soul and proclaims the Spirit.
When I speak about love and loving to couples, I notice that we often have different ideas of what love should look and feel like. Whether they are couples who are young and rather inexperienced, or older and carrying hurt and caution in their minds, love seems to be something missing that they think they can only get from the other. To me, Love is the nature of who we are, the self-givingness of Spirit Itself, always present and available as the elixir of Life.
It is my experience that I am either moving towards Love’s pull or pushing it away, and I don’t believe I am alone. When I open to receive love, I know myself as loveable. When I resist love, I affirm the absence of lovability. So… I have decided to make my mission in life to simply know myself as Love.
This means not needing to have to replenish what is lost, but rather, give from the infinite nature of Life itself expressing as me. I am never depleted in this way, and still await in wonder and awe the increased joy I feel, in freely sharing my love with another.
Rev. Nadene Rogers