We know, deep down, that it is the greatest power on earth. Are we afraid of such power? In order to use the power of love we need to drop all facades and show ourselves as trusting, uninhibited children of a loving Universe. … Love seeks no power over the mundane. Love wants no ego aggrandizement. Love turns from hatred and bears no arms in anger. Love accepts things as equal and is never short of tolerance. … To accept love, we must change. Gregge Tiffen (The Numerology of Love – February, 2007)
Not one effort toward love is ever lost in the record of the Universe. It goes on imprinting into the hearts of total strangers, carried like a spark into generations untold. Rivera Sun (The Dandelion Insurrection) a story of revolutionary lovers and love-in-action transforming the landscape of their world. Find it here: http://www.riverasun.com/online…/the-dandelion-insurrection/ Or here: https://www.amazon.com/The-Dandelion-Insurrect…/…/098481325X
Earlier in the week as I was journaling about something totally different (or so I thought), I found my pen putting these words on the page: WAR does not work. Never has. Never will. No war on drugs, cancer, poverty, on anything can ever work because victory in a battle is transitory. Only personal transformation can bring peace. Nothing is built by tearing something or someone else apart. This I know.
I wondered how it is that I ‘know’ this and found an answer, at least in part, in Gregge’s words. My knowing comes from that place deep inside, a Universal knowing of the power of love. In those moments of quiet by the fire, I’d touched that place.
My journaling made its way back to the initial topic. I moved on into my day. But a seed had been planted, a curiosity about the true nature of love. I felt a deeper awareness that the systems, institutions, and other of man’s creations are grounded in fear and control not love, a sense that was supported by reading I did later in the day.
This isn’t new to me, but feels rather like an opening for something new to emerge. And, it pointed to how far I’ve come, as well as to how much I have yet to learn and experience in this domain. It evoked questions to consider and experiments to be conducted:
- What facades do I hold on to – knowingly or not – that prevent me from using the power of love?
- How can I trust the Universe more deeply and allow that to be reflected in relating to others and to the world?
- How can I expand my understanding and increase my capacity for tolerance?
- What new possibilities for activism and engagement arise as I grow in my capacity to use the power of love?
- What changes do I need to make in order to be, to accept and to express the ever-present Universal love that our world so desperately needs?
In the midst of these reflections (and caring for a lost puppy that we found in the woods – a story perhaps for another day), the amazing Rivera Sun posted the above quote yesterday, reminding me that every word we utter, every action we take lives on forever as energy in this Universe.
So let our words – especially our words of resistance and change – be grounded in the power that is love.
As Gregge Tiffen so often said, ‘the journey continues’. I hope you’ll join me from your unique path and let’s bring more ‘love power’ to the planet.