Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Intention to Love and Be Love

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you" What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstong
All is Love. This means despite appearances, it is our function to love; it is the intention of all there is to act with love and to be love.

Everything and everywhere is radiating love. This means I'm constantly receiving love every moment. It may not always seem that way as appearances can seem to get in the way. For instance, when I'm reading someone's experience shared on a forum, it doesn't always resonate. It's as if the words, concepts or doctrines are blocking what the writer is wishing to express. Instead of dismissing the writing as irrelevant, I realise the one love behind the writer. In other words, the writer is saying "I love you," which I gladly receive.

A while back in the library, I offered to assist this man who was trying to log on to the Internet. I told him he needed to register with the librarian who would log him in. The man was really hostile and he swore at me. That was a huge shock to my system. The manager of the library came up to me and apologised on the man's behalf. She told me not to take his attack personally as the man wasn't all there. The next time I was the library I noticed he was back and being hostile to someone else. His favourite way of intimidating people was to stand behind them and glare at them. The librarians advised users to ignore him. People got used to his behaviour and got on with their work.

One day, while I was working on the Internet, he came and stood behind me. I decided it was time to teach him a lesson he would never forget. I felt God's presence within him and imagined rays of love radiating from him to me; and I received his love with gratitude. After a few minutes he moved away and went to sit down. Later, our eyes met and he actually grinned at me. Wow! I'd never seen him smile before let alone grin. Nice grin you've got there, God!

What I was doing with the man in the library was reminding him that despite appearances, the reason he was standing behind me was to express his love and I was happy to receive his love. After all, since there is only Love, every moment Love is saying "I love you."

Does this mean the man's behaviour completely changed? Yes and no. Yes, he never behaved the way he used to with me; he tends to avoid me. On the other hand, he still continues to glare at people and intimidate those who feel he is intimidating, while the library staff continue to ignore him.

I used to experience what I would refer to as psychic attacks. Thoughts of anger and hate used to feel as if I was having darts thrown at me and it's not a pleasant feeling. I knew when someone was having a not so nice thought about me by the feeling of pins and needles around my throat. Another way to look at psychic attack is it demonstrates a divided mind. Where there is only one there is no other to launch an attack at; but when you see the universe as split into many conflicting parts, you may experience this conflict in the form of attacks resulting in physical or emotional pain. The worst form of attack I've ever experienced happened one night while I was sleeping. I woke up feeling a "hand" on my throat trying to strangle me. As I was fighting for dear life, I thought of a line in the Bible.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil." Psalm 23: 4
The "hand" immediately left my throat.

The way I've been dealing with attacks is to realise that there is only the one Love. I tend not to think of personalities because I end up feeling their thoughts which are not always pleasant. I prefer feeling the essence of everyone as Spirit. Last night I woke up and felt pins and needles around the throat. I thought "Whatever thought I'm picking up, your intention is to love." The pain immediately vanished.

I have noticed when I read newspapers with the intention to see love and be love, I tend to see love and harmony behind the stories. Otherwise, the news is filled with propaganda, spin, dogma and rhetoric.

The intention of all forms, all experiences, all life is to be who they really are - love. Sometimes, people forget that there is only one love and think thoughts of separation. I can help by constantly remembering the intention to love.

My intention is to love and be love.


Related articles: Throwing a Wobbly; We Have All the Love in the World; Peace Be With You; Loving the News; Being the Source; Receiving; The Will to Do Good; Dissolving Personalities; How To Avoid a Divided Mind