Love is a community working together to create kindness, compassion, acceptance, listening, and appreciation. Love is sharing the Path of Spirit and Our Lives with another. It is forgiveness, sacrifice, openness, willingness of heart, and devotion. It is the awakening of Great Spirit in our hearts, in our relationships, and in our world
Love is the willingness to merge our thoughts and emotions with another. Love is the willingness to do this even when it hurts. The path of spirit calls for us to blend our minds and hearts so thoroughly with Great Father and Great Mother that we are no a longer separate melody but One Loving Eternal Symphony.
The first criteria of true love is acceptance, the second is giving. When we are filled with love we demonstrate that love by seeing the needs of the loved one and doing what we can to fulfill that need. This can be as simple as supplying a drink of water to someone who is thirsty. Love is giving freely and generously to others. It does not have to be accompanied with aroused emotions.
Receiving is often harder than giving. Sometimes it is because we don’t recognize what is being offered as a demonstration of love. Someone might ask us to chop wood with them because they want to share with us. We might see this as a chore not a gift and do it grudgingly, if at all.
Everyone desires to love and be loved. Stories, songs, poems, and world events are based on some version of this eternal truth. The Masters have often told us that love can never be wrong. For this to be true, our love must be based in non-harm. We cannot harm another and claim that we are really beings of love. Our love must also be anchored in acceptance of others as they are.
Unconditional love, Ama Marai, has to be both personal and impersonal. It must be inclusive. It is the greatest treasure of the path of spirit to discover the capacity to love everyone. True acceptance is to imagine the worst person you can and then to know that entity can be forgiven, accepted and honored with love. When this is possible, then unconditional love is possible.
Beloved Spirit Mother and Father
Help us to be open to the people around us.
Show us the paths of loving kindness
and assist us to walk those paths in joy.
Teach us the ways of love
that we might learn to exchange ourselves
for another in true sacrifice.
We accept the touch of your love upon our minds-
our hearts and our lives.
Change us into beings of love.
Let my heart be a vessel of love
Le my thoughts be a blossom of love.
Let my words be an expression of love.
Let my actions be the fulfillment of Love.
Together may we merge
into the infinite possibilities of love.