Friday, July 6, 2012

Love & Light {on A Friday!}


Poster can be found here and credit goes to:

In talking about synchronicity and how ideas and/or concepts are linked I want to discuss Unconditional Love for a moment. You will notice in the above poster that each religion depicts the same message of "The Golden Rule." Being Christian I know The Golden Rule to be "Do unto others as you would have done to yourself." Simplified for me this means: love as Jesus loved. As I continue to share my friend's visions about a world-wide spiritual shift two themes that will be repeated over and over and over again are Light and the Power of Love. Not romantic Love but Love as the be-all end-all most powerful light-filled emotion in the world. Ironically today I opened my e-mail to read the bible selection that is sent out daily by my minster Shawn Cornett of Griffith First Christian Church only to find it echoing the blog I wanted to post today which is a reminder about the importance of Love. 

And then we have hate. Hate.  What a nasty word.  Hate is a fear-based emotion.  Hate is darkness.  Low-level energy.  Icky and dark and to be avoided at all costs.  Hate propagates pain and suffering to others and ourselves.  One cannot be in a positive "high" state of mind and be hatin' on someone or even something.  I know not all of you are Christian and the bible may not be your text of choice yet the words below are powerful so I'd like to share them with you- it is a universal message of love. 

With Shawn's approval I am sharing his commentary and the verses here.  


In 1 John 7:7-11, John speaks of a new command. He does not tell us what that new command is yet, but he will get to it eventually (3:23). It has something to do with verses 9-11. This new command is the opposite of hate. Hmmm...what could it be? We have this dichotomy between light and darkness and love and hate. How can you hate your brother or sister in Christ and claim to love God? If God is love (and He is), then how can you have God in you if you are filled with hate? When Paul wrote of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians, he lists the first characteristic that the Spirit produces in us is love. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 13 that the greatest of virtues is love. Love is the most important thing! Unconditional love can change the world! At the same time, hate is darkness. To hold a deep-seated hostility and bitterness toward a brother or sister in Christ is the opposite of God because God is love. Hate is ungodly. Hate is anti-Christ. Hate is darkness. Hatin' is bad! What the world needs now is love, sweet love! I feel a song coming on. May your day be filled with so much unconditional, godly love that it overflows to everyone you know and meet. Spread the love, my friends...

7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. 8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. 9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.

 1 John 7:7-11


My point in sharing Shawn's commentary and the bible verses, beyond that it's simply a rockin' Friday morning reminder to keep the Love, is that no matter what religion you are or your spiritual affiliation Love *is* where it's at or as Shawn puts it {and can it be expressed any better?}

Remember- unconditional love can save the world.  Love is a powerful emotion.  Love is energy.  When we love strong God-energy flows through us down into the earth and up into the sky.  The love we send out is returned to us and it multiplies, strengthens.  And yes- this exchange of a strong loving energy desperately *is* what the world needs now.

Be a conduit for Love!


"It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love” ~ John Lennon 

Love and Light to all :)


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