Oceans Wide the Open Heart

Great Mother is telling us that her heart is as vast as the ocean.  What happens to something that we drop into the ocean?  It is changed; it is transformed, and becomes something other than what it was.  If we pick up a stone or a shell from the beach it has been smoothed and made precious beyond what it was before.

8b3cb4182b5cae282457530ffdc70aa9When we go to Maha Amma she will begin to remove the energy of our rough edges.  When we think in terms of oceans of love we are most likely to think of love as indulgent- allowing and accepting endlessly the faults, and petty behaviors of others.  What do we know of the ocean- it constantly transforms everything it touches.  Great Mother is an infinite force of change brought about by love.  She smooth’s, changes, and sometimes wears away entirely that which is no longer useful for life.  Great Mother takes us into the vastness of her ocean, and when we surrender to her we are saying we are willing to be remade- to be remade into what will be of value to life and to our people.  Great Mother can change our nature, shape our nature, and make our nature more precious than we can ever imagine.

When change comes most people try to hold onto the past and keep the new energy, the transformational energy, from happening.  If we surrender to change we can be content to simply see what happens next.

Mother-Ocean-web re-2Come to the heart of Maha Amma and say- Change me to be who you need me to be. We may have ideas of what that is but this is not surrender.  In surrender we don’t hold on to any ideas of who we need to become- we allow ourselves to become someone Great Mother needs.

Bhakti means devotion.  The truly devout soul surrenders their will to the will of another.  Devotion is not putting our hands in a prayer mudra or keeping a pious look on our face.  It is the ability to surrender our will to the will of another and to become what they would make of us even if that is no one we would recognize.

Maha Amma’s great ocean of love is calling for us to come and be tumbled and remade in her image and likeness so we can understand the true meaning of love.

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Love Is!

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

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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.

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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.