Love Is Everywhere (Reprise)
Weekly Reading Topic for December 5, 2020: Love Is Everywhere (Reprise)
Well, good morning, love! I just opened a Reading for you, my newsletter subscribers and here’s what I heard in answer to the following:
What do my readers most need to hear this weekend? What is the most important message to send to my beloved readers?
When I opened up and listened I heard, unmistakably: Love Is Everywhere.
And it sounded so familiar!
And no wonder — it’s also the topic for a message from December 14, 2019 — nearly a year ago.
So I listened a little harder. Perhaps I was missing something?
Nope. It was there, louder, and more insistent. Love Is Everywhere is the message for today. So … let’s see what we find out.
What follows is your weekly reading, dearest one.
Weekly Reading │ Love Is Everywhere
Q: What do we need to know about “love is everywhere?”
A: I have a little routine I go through before I engage in Readings with folks. When I say “let me settle in for a moment,” that’s me taking a moment to get the heck out of the way. I imagine myself sitting in the corner of my room, reading a book while I do this work. That way, I don’t get too engaged, I don’t get in the way. I can stay in the flow of the Reading and speak exactly what I hear, no more, no less. My ego is parked in the corner, studying something else. (I’m a thinker, and intensely interested in … ugh, everything. It’s vital I get my intellect out of the way!)
Sometimes, especially this year in 2020, I find I need to be a little further away. So I imagine myself on a beach down the road from me, walking on Keawakapu and enjoying the waves as I get into the conversation.
And lately, things have been so intense that I find myself floating on a raft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean — far from land. Out there, exposed to the sun and the wind and the salt, I know that I better not come back until the Reading is Over — because the water is deep, and there really are currents and strange things. It’s not safe for me to go back on my own.
Also, it’s pleasant to float for a while.
Also, there is no better way to experience the truth that Love Is Everywhere than float in the middle of the Pacific, the “newest” ocean with the bluest (newest) water. It’s so gorgeous, people. If you haven’t seen the blue of the water, you don’t understand just how gray-green the Atlantic is, for example.
And where I live it’s also warm, and the salt isn’t as intense as it is off the shore of New England, where I was first introduced to Ocean.
And yet, the ocean I live in is the ocean that you live in, too. There is no ocean on the planet that is disconnected and solitary. They all flow together, meet, and speak, and mingle and toss together. They are One, even though they are in different places and named for different things, and appear in different colors.
They are all one, and everywhere. Love is Everywhere.
And why are we being reminded of this now, at the end of 2020, as we were at the end of 2019?
I suspect in 2019 that reading was our higher selves arming us for the time to come. We were being asked to Remember Love so that we wouldn’t get too discouraged by the epic events to come. I mean, really — to find the love in a huge centipede?
How’d that work out for you? Does 2020 feel like a foot-long centipede, or what??
And did you manage to find the love in 2020???
Well, this coming year looks like it will not be quite as massive, hairy, or scary as this one was. It won’t be easy, but it won’t be as overwhelming and hard as this one was.
Of course, nothing magical changes when our calendars flip from 2020 to 2021. But the human brain is structured to associate change with change — so the turn of the year can FEEL like a magical clean slate to us.
All dates, holidays, traditions, rituals have one purpose: to allow us to focus and choose.
So as we come to the end of the year, let’s take a moment and look back. All years are One, as all Oceans are One … and Love Is Everywhere just like the ocean.
So over the next couple of weeks, repeat that to yourself, whenever you get the chance.
Love Is Everywhere.
[[Try it on as a thought experiment if you don’t really believe it :-)]]
It doesn’t mean that Other Things aren’t going on. It doesn’t mean that there isn’t needless suffering, intense denial and disastrous misinformation, or sad and hard things to go through.
It just means that somewhere in all of that is (also) a glimpse of the sea. Glinting on the horizon, or lapping at your toes, it’s there.
Even when you are land-bound in the center of the continent, the ocean is there for you. Every time you take a drink of anything, the water in it came from the ocean. And as it enters your bloodstream, it rejoins the ocean, because our blood is close to seawater in its salt concentrations — and it goes everywhere in our body, just like the sea. We carry the ocean. Love is everywhere, even in our every cell.
So if you look at your life this month and only see sadness, do this: press your fingers into your ears until you hear the roaring of your own blood. And listen, listen, to the sea, and feel, feel, how it loves you, this blood, this heart that pumps for you without your will or intention. Listen to the tidal rush of your breath in, and out.
Love Is Everywhere, including in You. You are the Love that Is Everywhere.
So as we bookend this terribly upsetting year, let us turn to this altered holiday time with a renewed sense of wonder and awe. Let’s listen for, taste, see, hear, and feel the Love that flows in, and out, all around.
The globe. You.
Love Is Everywhere.
May this meditation carry you this month and orient you toward the peaceful contemplation of what you love so that as we “flip the page” and enter 2021 we are focused, and choose to build More Love into our world, into our society, into our lives.
I am always here to serve in any way I can.
Much Love to You,
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