One of my biggest awakwnings came when I literally woke up and realized...
all I have to do in this lifetime to be successful is love. That's it.
In every moment, in every situation, regardless of circumstances,
I just need to love.
It sounds incredible simple and you may be thinking, yeah, yeah, I know...love...God is love, love your neighbor, yadayadayada! But this is different, this is a bodily and energetic/soul EXPERIENCE of what it is to BE LOVE in every moment...for months! I have grieved this time in my life many times over.
I woke up every morning, very organically saying,
Dear Jesus,* Thank you for a new day. Help me to give and receive love as you did. Amen.
I then wrote it on my mirror and it became my mantra throughout the day.
I have never felt so much instant peace in my life!
As I focused everyday on following this heart song, life got easier...things began to flow... hell, even little things like traffic lights routinely turning green as I approached! :) It was like living in a parallel universe were other people would look at me with sparkles in their eyes and wonder how they could feel what I was feeling. I could see love in everyone because the love I felt was being reflected back EVERYWHERE AND IN EVERYONE!
As I passed people on the street, I looked in their eyes and quietly reminded myself we are all children of God and I was instantly connected. This was my first conscious experience of "all is one." Strangers told me their life stories, teenagers confided their deepest longings and pains and I felt incredibly grateful to be a vessel in every moment of love.
Looking back this is the time I began doing "energy work" for people. It was an awakening to what I am called to do here to evolve this beautiful planet of ours and it came through opening my heart, more like my heart being flung wide open... uncontrollably really (but we'll get to that later!) :)
That was it. But that was enough and all I needed to be forever changed!
Why do I tell you this? It's 2012. Shifts are happening. Big shifts and I know many if not all of you are feeling it. I personally believe our world is being rebirthed and we are all feeling the symbolic squeeeeeeeze right now before we pop our heads out into the light.
Old beliefs, systems and institutions are dissolving before our eyes and all I can tell you is...
THIS IS THE BASELINE, THE CORNERSTONE FOR THIS NEW WORLD. NO MORE SURVIVAL, SUFFERING OR PAIN. IT WILL ALL DISSOLVE IN LOVE AND WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
So if you've long forgotten your new year's resolutions and already "messed up" the new habits you started in January, or never even tried... I ask you to consider one thing for 2012. Love. The best you can with all your might. Friend, foe, neighbor, enemy, child, elder, animal, plant...
including yourself (which again, we'll come back to :))!
My vision of our new world is one with Love at the bottom of the Maslow's Hierarchy and physical needs, although important aren't even worth considering because we have loved this planet and it people into full bellies, flowing, clean water, clean air and our love for ourseves and this planet emotionally and practically becomes a shelter for all!!! <3
Love. Do it.
*I was a practicing Roman Catholic at the time so of course Jesus was my homeboy. :) I embrace all gurus, teachers, shamans, buddhas, people, animals... real or fiction who live love including Jesus. :)
Terri Rae Cerna
2/15/2012 04:41:32 am
Leslie, I agree with everything you have written here and I too feel these things and have been trying to see all of us as one for about 2 yrs. now. Recently...when faced with a dilema or conflict with something or someone, I ask myself...What would love do? The answer immediately comes and it is never complicated or difficult. It comes as a relief. Also surprisingly, the answer may lean more towards loving myself rather than pleasing others. This makes me feel loved and supported by God and the Universe. Thank you for putting into words what so many people feel yet can not articulate. Love you. xxoo
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