Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Gratitude and Love....
Gratitude is a key that opens the door to the flow of
unconditional love through your heart.
The heartfelt expression of gratitude,
either in words or in thought.
Focuses on the plenty that you have,
rather than anything that may be missing in your life.
Giving thanks is the expression of gratitude, and gratitude is
one of the most beautiful secrets in spiritual life.
Gratitude is a form of love, and love is something which flows
from the Creator of the universe through all forms of life and
manifestation. Without love, life in the universe cannot exist.
Love is the universal force of preservation which holds
creation in manifestation.
*The Natural Flow of Love*
Love is as natural as the universe. By design, there is a
tension between the forces of creation and universal love.
It is this tension which controls the size of the universe,
holding it within its envelope.
It is this tension which regulates the size of an electron's orbit around a nucleus.
Love is the force which retains electrons in their orbits,
making atoms possible and the existence of life as we know it.
You can block love, or you can allow it to flow naturally
through you. Falling in love with another person is an
allowance of the flow of love through your heart.
In a world where everything has the appearance of separateness, it is a
surrender to the underlying unity of all life.
It is a place of apparent vulnerability, a willingness to take the risk that
separation will once again return if that love is later lost.
When you allow your heart to open to the universe flow of love,
gratitude comes with that flow.
Gratitude for being alive, for just existing,
for just being in the flow of the adventure of life.
Gratitude for the Sun that gives us life.
Gratitude for the Earth that gives us our home in the cosmos.
Gratitude for the people that you love, and for those who share
your journey through life.
Gratitude flows unimpeded from an open heart.
When you allow it, it flows as freely as the sunshine, unobstructed by
judgments or conditions.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires,
let these be your desires:
To melt and be like runnings brook,
that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart
And give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer
For the beloved in your heart
And a song of praise upon your lips.
Blessings with Gratitute and Love.