Love is our Source.
I know our source to be infinite. We can draw from it over and over and over and over again and our source remains infinite. Good news for us. This is what I know as grace. It is as an infinite bank account that we freely give and receive from.
What this means is both simple and complex; Love is the source of both joy and pain. Joy, as in we are free to be, love, dance, work, make love, sing, smile, do nothing, do something or just simply enjoy all or any of it. Pain, as in fear; our attachment to any of it. Fear is a signal to act; whether perceived or real. Pain is also a signal.
Fear is not a source. Fear is like the shadow of light blocked by an attachment. If I stand with my back to the Sun I see a shadow cast in front of me. That is how I see fear. It is something blocking the source; an effect or result but not causal.
Love gives us fear as a gift in order to survive potentially dangerous situations. In case you hadn’t noticed, life is not all roses here. The trouble arises when our mind begins to dwell in the effect (fear) through our attachments and insecurity. It is a choice that we do not realize we are making. If we were fully aware, we would not make that choice. When fear arises I ask; what is my insecurity here? How have I come to believe that love has left the building and I must suffer? What is my attachment and why? What purpose has it served me and what would happen if I just let it go? Is it a signal from love or is it bullshit?
I have experienced life from both cause and effect and I can report that life is to be lived from the source; Love. Just so I’m not vague about this…
I’m not talking about a bio-chemical reaction in our brain. I’m not speaking about human emotion love (which is typically attachment/insecurity). I am pointing to a peace that is so perfect nothing can touch it. It is a still knowing that is so vast that it encompasses all things. It is presence in the moment. I’m acknowledging our natural state of being and suggesting that we function optimally in this state.
If this is a stretch for you then do your best to remember a moment where you felt perfectly still, at peace, with a slight smile on your face. Go back in memory and find a reference or many references and build on that. Maybe it was when you were five years old? The structure of our mind is associative and built by references. We can reprogram the mind by removing old references and implanting new ones. It is work but it is worthwhile and it is no secret.
This post is affirmation of my commitment to allow our source to flow through me unhindered or die trying.