“It’s all about love. We fall in love with ourselves the minute we see our true Being. There’s no other option. It’s so beautiful. If we really believed that we were worthy of love – and that, in fact, we are the love that’s waiting for us within our own hearts – every second of our day would be different. Every single second. Immediately.”
~ Krishna Das
This quote really struck through to the core of me, I have been falling in love with myself for a while now and I have shed a lot of layers, but is there still a layer or two in the spiraling levels that my heart holds that may not have completely let go? I am the closest I have ever been to that place, have experienced it while journeying in deep spaces, know that in some ways everything else that is going on is a distraction, and yet it all does serve a purpose.
The seconds of the day are very different for me than they were even 6 months ago, much less a year or more, but it can shift some more, there is always room for expansion. When I reflect on the shift I can see that self-love really is at the core of what has changed within me, the critic speaks less and less, more and more I allow myself to deserve abundance in all areas of my life. And I am harvesting, not always in the way I thought I would but when you give things to God/Goddess you have to surrender to the way in which your intentions come to you.
In a talk by Ram Dass he tells a story of how his guru told him to love everybody and to speak the truth, if you haven’t listened to Ram Dass I highly recommend him. I decided to take on loving everyone as a spiritual practice some years ago when I was still in the big city and it was a most enlightening experience. I realised that I was judging people all the time without even realising it, every time I noticed this habit I changed it to loving the person instead. This brought me into a beautiful loving state every time, do this often and you are beginning to approach being in that place of loving kindness more often than you are in consensual reality, which tends to be a bit more dour.
A good reminder which I am going to take on for myself, although I tend to love everybody where I live because I live surrounded by beautiful people, it will be interesting to see if it seems much different.
Love is all you need.
Fierce Grace is a beautiful documentary of an extraordinary soul who describes his stroke as “being stroked”, if you don’t have time to watch it now save it for later, it really is a deeply moving story.
And here is Krishna Das chanting “Ma Durga”, one of my favourites, chant along with the music and feel the vibration of the Sanskrit language, it has a lot of power.