LOVE—what a beautiful word! It slips off the tongue like honey. It emanates from the heart, the center of love. It’s the opposite of hate. Say LOVE aloud. Now, say hate aloud. Feel the difference?
(I’m discussing universal LOVE now, not the personal love between two people, which is sacred unto itself.)
Louie (Satchmo) Armstrong sang, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. That’s the only thing that the world needs plenty of.” How true! But, we must begin with ourselves. If you think, “I’m only one person; how can I influence the world to change from hate to love?” you are underestimating the power of your thoughts.
I’ve said it before; thought is a potent form of energy. It is the common denominator which governs and influences our lives. Every thought we have manifests eventually as a form of some kind precisely equaling its original pattern, the thought itself. So, let us think peace and love and with purpose direct those thoughts out into the universe. We can focus our inner attention on the “hot spots” on our planet and on the perpetrators of hate and terror.
We can begin in our daily excursions to treat everyone we encounter pleasantly and genially with a grateful smile and flattering words. Marianne Williamson said, “Before you leave home in the morning, send your LOVE before you. You will walk in Light throughout the day.”
I have been doing this for years in my meditation: “I love, respect, forgive and bless myself and (I repeat the names of individuals against whom I may harbor negative feelings and groups who are our alleged “enemies.” I also imagine I am embracing a globe of the earth and I affirm, “I embrace our world, everyone and everything in and on it with my love.”
We don’t have to FEEL the LOVE. Just saying and thinking the word is all that is necessary.
If everyone who is reading this Blog begins now by sending out LOVE thoughts to our world, you will be doing your part. There’s power in numbers. It’s called GROUP POWER. You can simply repeat, “I direct my LOVE to all humanity and to all living things on earth. Thank You.” Also imagine that you are embracing a world globe.
A WORTHWHILE RECIPE
Original Poetry by Dr. Norma Locker
In songs and novels and poetry love is a prevailing theme.
It is known worldwide, you will agree, the basis for everyone’s dream.
Love is the strongest force on earth; the greatest healer we know.
Those of us who were loved from birth, were able to thrive and grow.
But, there are many who were deprived of the love that was their right; and some of them struggled and strived to emerge from the darkness into the light.
Then, there are those hapless, misguided souls who somehow got lost in the gloom, and relinquished all of their self-control to a life of corruption and doom.
Love nurtures all that’s living on the land and in the sea.
So let us always be love-giving; it’s a worthwhile recipe.
Let’s save ourselves and this great land by sowing love generously.
We have this power at our command to create global peace and harmony.