Hello! Hello! My dear reader! How are you doing today?
I hope and pray that you are doing okay.
That picture above is a lovely memory of my son and me on his sixth birthday. It was a surprise party, and it was so heavenly to see his reaction when he was greeted by all his family and friends.
What an incredible moment I shall never forget.
This young one of mine taught me what pure unconditional love is. Do you know that children are pure unconditional love? Sometimes they stay that way, and occasionally life teaches us how to put conditions on our love, especially for ourselves.
In my last post, Creating Energy Over Exhaustion, I discussed how love and joy create energy, and hate and misery take it away. You can read it if you haven't by clicking here.
I invited you to do a spiritual experiment with me in this recent post. Did you do it? If not, that's alright. If so, how'd it go?
I did the experiment and discovered that I became more aware of two things. First, I became aware of thoughts that indicated I did not, in fact, believe in myself in certain situations. This is very enlightening because I think I have great confidence.
Second, I found myself considering the truth of who I really am. Intellectually, I believe that we are all love, unconditional love.
Do you believe that you, we, are love?
I believe it!
I say this so often.
When we are born, we are this cuddly little baby full of love from God, and then life, parents, teachers, and society show us we are loved based on conditions.
When we are born, we are pure love all the time. Then human conditioning shows us, through approval and disapproval from others, that we are loved when we do the things that please others and not treated as such when we displease others. This conditional admiration teaches us a new behavior that is not a part of us. Hence, the human conditioning of emotions toward hate. All emotions move towards one of two categories; faith or fear, and the scriptures teach us there is no fear in love.
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." ~1 John 4:18, Holy Bible, KJV
The reason I found myself contemplating this is that I know that we are love. I believe this is the truth, and I know it about me.
So why do I not believe in myself in certain circumstances and situations if I know the idea explained above?
Crazy, I know... It's my uniqueness.
It's my humble opinion that human training taught me to put conditions on believing in and loving myself.
Do you believe you put conditions on how and when you believe in and love yourself?
You are love!
Love is the truth.
Think about the opposite, hate. Hate is a taught behavior from thoughts of competition, you against me.
Think about love. What does love bring to this world and to your world? What does love give to the person you are with and your environment? Love lifts. Love heals.
What does hate bring? Hate lowers. Hate hurts.
What if we considered the truth for a couple days? The truth is that we are perfect, unconditional love.
Love feels great!
Love feels like faith and fun.
If you don't want to consider love a focus, try asking yourself and meditating upon the truth.
What is the truth about you? Perfect love, maybe? It definitely is not hate.
Unconditional love has no hate! Conditional love has hate when one does not love. Think about that!
This may seem abstract to you, and if it does, it's alright. The purpose of it is to contemplate, focus, and meditate on the desire for spiritual things. Obtaining and living for more spiritual life is leveling up!
If we are not choosing our thoughts, we are not actively choosing our actions, behaviors, and beliefs. We can leverage our habitual thinking by pointing ourselves to higher ideas rather than lower ones.
I don't really know how else to say that.
We are living spiritual lives by desire, or we are living human conditioning by default.
Your mission, our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to ponder, often, at the forefront of our mind, the truth that we are, in fact, love, or just contemplate what the truth is for you.
It's just another spiritual experiment for leveling up in life.
Here's to another successful week of love and feeling good. Feeling God!
God bless you, my dear reader.
God bless you with faith, patience, and trust.
Believe in God, wait on Him, and trust Him.
He will strengthen you no matter what you are going through. When we know this and live this, we know our power, value, and worth. If this isn't leveling up, I do not know what is.
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