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Ponder This Break Down…

What is Love?

This is a very big question. A big question that usually brings many answers. What do you think Love is? We know that Love is patient; Love is kind…it is joy and it is peace. But, is that really all that Love is?

If you’ve seen the movie Wedding Crashers, you remember the scene where the girl asks the guy “What is true love?” He responds with “True love is your soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in another.” It’s a funny movie, but what a great definition and point. Let’s add on to it…

I believe the complete answer is contained in the simple phrase “I Am”. Why is this the answer? Who are you? Where do you come from? What is it that makes you, you? All of these questions have one reply…Source. Creator, Source, God, whatever you choose to call It, is Love. What else could Source be but pure Love? …nothing more, nothing less.

We all come from Source and go back to Source. We are all individualized or seemingly separate portions of the Creator; we are reflections of light. Each of our personalities makes up the Whole, like facets of a crystal. We begin as One and “separate” ourselves to go out and gain experience in order to learn and evolve our soul. Our individual experiences help to create our perspectives and form our unique realities, where we learn as parts of the Creator, the One, learning about Itself.

So what is Love? You are Love. I Am Love. We are Love. We are One. In the One, there is only Love.

How can this be true when reality doesn’t seem to be so loving all the time? As I write this, I am sitting in an outdoor waiting area where there are others also waiting, getting work done, or making calls. Along comes a woman on the phone. She seems completely annoyed with the person she is talking to. She comes and sits two chairs away so I (whether I wanted to or not) hear the whole conversation. In the past, I would have been annoyed with her and probably gotten up and moved, not wanting to hear the nonsense or be around the energy. But instead, I recognized what was happening. I am sitting here writing about how we are all One and this example sits down next to me. Hmmm. Thank you universe. This was an opportunity for me to examine those parts of myself that this woman was mirroring to me, and to ultimately be able to see the Love within her and in within myself in a situation where love was not apparent.

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As an empath, I could feel her frustration and impatience. I put up an energetic barrier to shield against these unwanted vibes, but it didn’t survive the whoosh of anger I felt come from her at one point. Wow. It took all the concentration I could muster to focus on seeing the love within her at that moment, remembering that she is only a reflection of me, of Source. How have I behaved this way? Have I made others feel the way she most definitely made the other person on the phone feel? Obviously I have, because otherwise the gift of this mirror would have looked differently. She was demanding, controlling, admonishing, and insensitive. Jeez, this is a tough mirror to examine within myself. But thank you lady…thank you for this exercise. The love and light within me recognizes the love and light within you.

I had a few choices in this situation. I could let her angry vibe come into my world and allow it to make me angry; I could get all spiritually egotistic and be like, “Um, Like…OM ”* lady; or I can see her as the Creator experiencing Itself. How else for one to know joy if not to know anger? How can one learn patience without experiencing the corresponding impatience? How can we learn to let go if we don’t know what it feels like to hold on, etc.? You get the drift.

Why would the Creator who is Love want to experience these emotions that seem to be the opposite of Love? How would any experience be gained and anything learned if there was only the realization that Love is all there is? This is why we forget when we are born. If we did remember, we would have nothing to experience, no will to grow and evolve. So we forget, and we get to go out as little creators experiencing all that the Creator can be. The goal is to remember. Remember who you are, remember where you came from, remember what you are made of…Love.

What if we could exercise “seeing our soul’s counterpoint in another” in every experience in everyday? What if we could remember that each and every one of us here is only an illusory fragment of the Creator and just another version of ourselves? What if we could see that Love within ourselves and within everyone we meet? I think with a little practice (and patience) we could have a more harmonious existence with creation and all of our fellow other-selves. So what is Love…I Am. Remind yourself of this basic fact everyday and watch the Love compound in your world.

*Um, Like OM: A Girl Goddess’s Guide to Yoga by Evan Cooper: This is an excellent book written for pre-teen and teen girls helping them to embrace their inner goddess. (btw, this book is not about spiritual egotism, the title fit in with my point and was a great opportunity to give my friend’s book a little plug)

**This article was originally published Oct.15, 2016 on DrErica.org**


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Ponder This Break Down…

We are certainly ringing in some new and exciting times. In times of extremes, we are given the opportunity to examine what our triggers are, and how we will subsequently choose to behave. What sound or what vibration do we want to choose to ring? None of us are perfect. In fact, our imperfections are what allow us to strive to become better humans. The chaos of our cracks is the way to our awakening, of allowing the light in. Chaos and extremes are triggers for real and positive change. So this really is the best election ever. For the first time in our lives, we are witnessing an awakening of the masses. People are getting personally involved. This election is offering all of us a choice. We’ve all recognized the obvious polarities of love and hate that exist here. And many of us are making a choice, not between two political parties or candidates, but a choice between choosing love or choosing hate. When I say this, I am not implying that our choice of candidate represents our choice in polarity. In fact, these choices are being made across both party lines. Everyone has their own perspective, their own story, from which they create their own reality, and it is from this reality which they live.  

Let’s remember that it doesn’t matter which puppet is sitting in the oval office. The president is only a scapegoat, a representative; the one whose name goes on the paper…but who is really in charge here? We are. Each and every individual in this country is in charge of the thoughts and vibrations that we choose to put out into the world. We have a choice. How do we choose to behave in our own world? What type of energy are we allowing to radiate from ourselves? What is our contribution to this Whole that we are One with?

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Gandhi said, “We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change.” If we want to see a change in the world, we must first be the change in the world. So, how can we be a change in the world? If we want to see peace in the world, we must radiate peace. If we want to see love in the world, we must radiate love. The energy that we radiate is sent out like transmission waves to everything and everyone around us. If something makes us angry and we allow that anger to perpetuate, we allow that energy to be sent out into the world. So, is that helpful? Is that what we want to choose to radiate? We don’t have to. The most beautiful thing about this existence is that we have the free will to make that choice. We choose, and each of us can choose love, peace, and compassion.

This is a holographic universe. We are microcosms within the macrocosm, the macrocosm within the microcosm. As above, so below. We are all sparks of Source. This energy exists within us and is us. We are all creators. We choose. We can elect ourselves to choose love in every moment.

Let us also remember, this is not a battle; it is not about choosing a side. Although it may seem like the ultimate battle between good and evil, in the bigger picture, there is no bad, there is no good. It’s is all just experience. It’s all Love, because love is all there is. Our focus needs to be upon unity, not separation. Is there anything in existence that is not a part of Source? We are all reflections, and reflectors. Our outside world is a reflection of our internal world. So if we want to see love in the world, we must first see the love within ourselves, and within each and every other human being on this planet. The more we can love ourselves the easier it is love others. Loving others isn’t always easy in times like these, but it is especially important. This is even more so for those with whom we disagree with, for they are our mirror.  Make every attempt to find and see the love within them, remembering that they too are a reflection of Source. Maybe they can’t see that within themselves just yet. So have compassion for them, and forgive them because like Jesus said, “…they do not know what they do.” Forgive them, love them, and be grateful to them for offering you an opportunity to choose the light. Then move on to a place of loving peace and unity with the whole. We cannot, no matter how hard we try, change someone else’s opinions. That is for them to do, in their own time, through their own experience. It is not our place to try and do it for them. The best thing we can all do is be that example of loving kindness and compassion, be the light.

Just like little children, we learn from example. So if we want to see a positive change in the world, we must be it, despite the illusion going on around us. The more we attach ourselves to the illusion, the less we remember our connection to Source. This is a time of ascension and awakening. We are energy beings, creating our own realities. What we think we believe. What we believe becomes our reality. We decide. We create our realities in our every thought. We can always remember to bring our focus back to love, forgiveness, and gratitude; back to the Whole. We decide what our vibration is and what we want to radiate out into the world. We are Love, we are One, we are all connected…Let’s all be that example, and we will all change the world!

Namaste everyone, the love and light within me recognizes the love and light within you…<3


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