Some musings from Courtney A. Walsh…
You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. . . You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story. Love in truth, doesn’t need ANY other adjectives. It doesn’t require modifiers. It doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel fully. That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU. It’s enough. It’s plenty.”
This passage is so encouraging…
And so necessary…
As we all need to be reminded…
To be “Re-Minded”:
To choose a moment or two
To take the next step
In learning the practice of shifting perspective.
To discover yet one more jewel
Shining just there…
In the Crown that is our Soul.
To uncover more of
Who We Are…
To relearn the Truth that this is all that is ever needed or required
Of any of us.
We ARE Love.
And each moment we choose to be completely present
With only our love exposed…
Each moment we arrive
With no other expectations
Each moment we leave behind the “attachments” that hide and smother
The Love that we are…
Then those are the moments we shine, reflecting the Wholeness of Who We Are…
With ALL the components that make us each so uniquely different…and yet simultaneously reflections of each other.
Now that’s ironic, isn’t it?
There was no separation ever intended to exist between
“Us and them”…
“Me and you”…
She and he”.
This has always been of of our own making
Along the path of our life…
Sometimes handed to us by another
Sometimes formed of our own fears and doubts.
Separation is the opposite of Love…
And this is the only clue we need in order to know where we stand:
If we feel apart, we have hidden the Love we are.
If we are sharing the Love we are, there will be no separation.
To keep our balance
To keep our hearts steady
Our minds clear and our souls free of projections…
To return to the fullness of living
For which we were always intended…
It is crucial for us to Pause…
Over and over:
We are created in Love
To BE Love.
Everything we need…
Was already “installed” within us at the beginning.
It’s already present in our “operating system”…
So if we can just sit still a few moments
And allow this realization to bubble to the surface
We will not only begin to know our own power
And love ourselves
For all that we contain,
But we will also begin to remove the darkened shades from our eyes
The shadow bruises on our spirit…
And to see the same Love
Within each of our fellow beings…
No matter whether they are showing Separation
I am thankful that Walsh took the time to pen her beautiful passage above…this “Re-Minder”…
Nudging me to make yet another Shift in my outlook.
I am honored to have been
That I am enough.
And all that is required is that
I “shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die” as ME.
3 thoughts on “Un”Modified” Love”
…gotta take a breath and pause, right?
I find I get going on a day-to-day track and lose sight of the meaning (or meaningful) of life.
Thanks for the “mind yoga”.
Thank you Craig~
You just gave me an idea for my next post: just how DO we get back to the present from the “busy-ness” that our world so often demands of us?!
You’re right: when we’re not present/aware of Now, we have lost its meaning.
More to come!
Makes me think of the Beatles song: All You need is Love: “Nothing you can make that can’t be made; No one you can save that can’t be saved; Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time.
All you need is Love.
There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known; Nothing you can see that isn’t shown; There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be….
All you need is Love.
Thanks for putting that song in my head today