Thank God ~ Love is Blind
by Aluna Joy
When we get to the heart of the matter, the center purpose of our lives is to simply love, to love with arms wide open, to love with mind, body and spirit. Love at its core is the most powerful spiritual path one can journey on and seems to be the most elusive. We must be missing something because we keep getting love all wrong? We fall in love and out of love over and over. We get love sick at the onset, and heart broken when it fails. We have all been wounded by love and have been the one doing the wounding. It rips us up, turns us inside out and burns us to a crisp, yet we keep asking for more.
"This is the most profound spiritual truth I know:
The power of love is so encompassing and overwhelming that it can sweep us away by its beauty and power. It can feel like a fire burning into our very souls. Love can make all other things in life pale in comparison. If Love can move mountains, then I would expect love can do just about anything at all. Are we afraid of its power or are we ready to be taken by love all the way? All we have to do is look at our life history to discover the answer.
When I look at how we speak about love and discovered that our thinking about love has negative connotations. We say "your love sick" and "love is blind." When you fall in love your friends say "be careful, be smart, cover your bases." Why do we relate love to an illness or something to be cautious with like a ticking time bomb? With these kinds of projections on love, how could we possibly make love last? We have already begun the journey with a handicap. We have failed before we have even taken our first step.
When I was a kid in Sunday school I was told God is Love. They never said God loves and then falls out of love ... or God loves sometimes and sometimes not, or loves with conditions. So if God is a living example of overwhelming unconditional love why is it we can't get it right. Is it because God's love is blind?
I looked at how we fall in love. When we fall in love we see perfection in the other person. We are blown away by the connection, the power, the intensity, the beauty. We see the truth of that person, not the illusion. We are seeing this person as God sees this person. God does not see us linked to our past, our mistakes, our reactions or programming. All these negatives are just conditions caused by simply being human. We don't get through life without a few bumps. The Dalai Lama says that all people are good at heart and that it is simply their hard situations that make them who they are. Is the Dalai Lama Love sick, blinded by love? Hey if that is the case, I want to experience the world like he does.
Why do we keep letting the insidious negative programming of this world sneak in and open our physical eyes and close our hearts, ending our blissful blindness? Why do we allow ourselves to see perceived faults and react out of past experience? I am no expert in love, but I bet it has something to with the fear of intimacy... You know... In-to-me-see. Love brings a brilliant piercing light into any relationship in which every corner of our being can be pulled out and examined by those who love us. Love is the purest form of spiritual awakening. Do we really want to become spiritually awakened? Do we really want to be really seen by another? Are we afraid to merge, like God merges with us?
Then I notice another pattern many of us seem to have... we doubt love. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speaks about doubt and he says, "If you observe the nature of doubt, it is always about something that is positive. You never doubt what is negative. You know this from your own experience... If someone says "I love you very much" you say "really?" But if someone says. "I hate you" you never say "Do you really?" Understanding your doubt as questioning the positive and having confidence in what is negative, and knowing that you are having doubt, there must be something good present. Once you cross this barrier of doubt, then further progress comes." The Star Elder say something similar. They say "Doubt always follows truth. Doubt is the marker to remind you that you just had a powerful truth!"
Love is a force to be reckoned with. It will keep searching for an open conduit in which to express itself totally. If we open the rear escape door in relationship, called doubt or fear, love is going to leave quickly to find another willing person to express blinding love through. If we apply our past wounds to the present, we break the spell love has on us and create the problem we had hoped to avoid. We may feel temporally safe from a possible hurt by pulling back, but soon we discover we are lonely and out there again searching for love.
One thing I have learned over and over, spiritual awakening does not come to those who play it safe! Spiritual awakening is full of risks and is a bit like being pushed off a cliff. The falling is great as long as you forget to hit the ground. So close your eyes and go blind to the fact that the ground is down there somewhere and jump without hesitation.
A line in one of my favorite prayers is "May I have the eyes to see as God sees, May I have the heart that Loves like God Loves." I know God loves me no matter what I do, good, bad (my judgment by the way) and otherwise. So If I want to love as God Loves... hey I got to get back to being love sick, blind, and under the spell love can bring.... and stay there! Thank God for a great example ... Love is blind and I hope I never wake up.
Aluna Joy Yaxk'in . . . A Star Messenger - Earth Oracle - Soul Reader - Sacred Site Junkie was literally born awake and in the company of her guides, the Star Elders. Today she has evolved into an author, spiritual life coach, sacred site guide, alternative historian, ordained minister and modern mystic. In the Inca world, Aluna is considered a Qawaq (cow-wak), a clairvoyant or seer of living energy. Aluna acts as a spiritual archaeologist using her clairvoyant / clairsentient gifts to excavate current messages from the masters of ancient, enlightened cultures to uncover what affect this has on humanity and the collective consciousness. She is well known for her down to earth, accepting attitude that makes each one feel like they have come home. She inspires and encourages others to recognize and accept their own authentic divinity and connection to the Creator. "Our groups are family, and each one is a teacher and also a student. We work together as a team to unravel the sacred mysteries of life." Aluna coined the term "sacred site junkie" because she is one herself. After her first trip to Tulum, Mexico, her life changed dramatically, and she was sent on an entirely different path in life. Since this time, her work has been influenced by uncountable shamanic experiences in sacred sites of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Greece, England, Australia and New Zealand. Aluna has been leading groups in the Maya world since 1986, the Inca world since 1996, and the Egyptian world since 2008, and the mystical world of Avalon (England and Scotland) since 2007. Aluna offers Star Elder Sessions, formulates Sacred Site Essences and a free newsletter. She is the author of "Mayan Astrology" and her articles have been published worldwide. Website: www.AlunaJoy.com
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that even when we're most sure that love can't conquer all,
it seems to anyway." -- Anne Lamott
Thank you so much for this magnificent work you are doing. Love is what it's
ALL about nothing more... nothing less. You inspire me!!! Love, Ulpu
I have just opened up your letter. Wow! Itís the most beautiful message you have every written! I resonant with all that 100%!!! LOVE IS THE POWER BEHIND ALL GREAT WORKS. It increases the strength of the immune system and is the most powerful force to repel DIS-EASE. Hey youíre very special!!!!
Love and laughter Rob - UK