Thoughts from the Heart

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I am beginning to experience warm thoughts and ideas about Love.  I am beginning to think about the love I have for my family, the love I have for my friends, the love I have for all people in the world and consequently, the love I feel for everything in the Universe. As these thoughts flow though my consciousness, I become fully aware of how Love has expressed in my life.  This brings to my mind the Idea of Divine Love and it begins to fill me with thoughts, visions and memories of Love which seem to permeate my consciousness and flow into my whole Being.  As such, I begin to remember all the LOVE that has been poured into my life from so many wonderful souls.

Of course, my first memories are of my parents, who I know loved me so. I somehow know they brought me forth out of the deep love connection they shared with one another.   And I know that I was loved.  I think about my grandparents and the many hours we spent together during the summer in the country and on their farm. They always made me feel loved unconditionally because for some unexplainable reason, I could do no wrong.

And of course, I think of my brothers and sisters (and I have many) and how we grew up together laughing, playing and just having fun, creating all kinds of joyous memories.  Those were the greatest days I experienced as a child, and I truly know that I was loved.   I also have memories of my lifelong friends and of how we have traveled through this life together.  Through the joys and pains of living, we have always been there for each other, comforting, supporting and bringing to each other, our very best.  From these experiences, I have come to realize that I have been extremely blessed by their presence in my life.

I have truly been shown wonderful expressions of love, but as I think about all this love in my life, I begin to think about the Love of God.   I wonder and become more excited because I know the Love of God is even better. As I start to think about the Divine Love that God so freely bestows upon us, I begin to contemplate and idealize, “What that experience truly is like?” To make a clear distinction between personal love and Divine love, I turn to our Co-founder, Charles Fillmore for enlightenment on this matter.  In The Revealing Word, Mr. Fillmore, states that love is “the pure essence of Being that binds together the whole human family.  Of all the attributes of God, love is undoubtedly the most beautiful.  In Divine Mind, love is the power that joins and binds in divine harmony the universe and everything in it; the great harmonizing principle known to man.  He further states, “Divine love is impersonal, it loves for the sake of loving.  It is not concerned with what or who it loves, nor with a return of love.  Like the sun, its joy is in the shining forth of its nature.  Love is an inner quality that sees good everywhere and in everybody.  It insists that all is good, and by refusing to see anything but good, it causes that quality  finally to appear uppermost in itself, and in all things.”

Wow, from this explanation it seems to say to me that, as human beings, we express personal love when we choose to love certain people, and we sometimes expect to receive this love in return.  However, as we grow and evolve into the consciousness of the Christ, the offspring of God (the Divine Beings that we are),  we begin to show forth Love in the way that God our Creator created us to express.  We begin to Love everyone and everything—-totally, completely, and unconditionally.  We see the Good and Only the Good.  And we Love, because it is our True Nature to Love.

So let us choose this day to express our love, as the Divine Offspring of God that We Are, by allowing our Love to Flow freely, just because it is our True Nature to Love.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Let Us Daily Affirm:   I Allow the Divine Love of God to Express as Me Now.

Blessings As You Spiritually Unfold,
Juankee J. McKinney

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