The High Calling of Love

"Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed. It can be ignored. To the extent that we abandon love we will feel it has abandoned us. Denying love is our only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again. Love heals, forgives, and makes whole.” Ernest Holmes

The Divine is our perfect potential for experiencing and expressing Love as the ability and power to desire, attract and come into greater authentic union with what is true and what is good, first individually and then collectively.

As we awaken, and our greater awareness of Love unfolds, it's presence and power brings healing and wholeness to us, and to others, from within to with-out. This healing begins as a personal and individual experience, and then as we give and receive the wholeness of Love, it becomes contagious, empowering healing and wholeness as our collective good.

The calling of Love is a high calling. It is the one true Divine inspiration and aspiration to be all we can be. Love is the one true and reliable high-road in life. In any life situation and experience the question of "what would perfect Love do?" will always reliably serve our best and highest individual and collective good.

Here are some insights from James Allen on the high calling of Love ...
"He who knows that Love is at the heart of all things, and has realized the all­sufficing power of that Love, has no room in his heart for condemnation. If you love people and speak of them with praise, until they in some way thwart you, or do something of which you disapprove, and then you dislike them and speak of them with dispraise, you are not governed by the Love which is of God. If, in your heart, you are continually arraigning and condemning others, selfless love is hidden from you. Train your mind in strong, impartial, and gentle thought; train your heart in purity and compassion; train our tongue to silence, and to true and stainless speech; so shall you enter the way of holiness and peace, and shall ultimately realize the immortal Love."

Love asks us to live with an authentic vulnerability. To venture our into the world and risk the giving and receiving of Love. It challenges us to live without mask or armor, open and wholehearted to all that life brings our way and to commit to Love as our constant and consistent response to Life. This is a high calling, but know this - Love is a Divine faculty, ability and power at it comes to us, in order to come into the world through us. It is prepared and empowered to fulfill itself and inspires us only to be willing instruments of its cause and effect, firstly in us and our lives, and then in the world, to the benefit of the best and highest good of all.

The Daily Application of Love ...

Begin each day with Affirmation Prayer for Love, setting your attitude, intention and expectation in Love for that day. Let the spirit of Love go out into the day before you, preparing the way for a day of giving and receiving of Love. From time to time throughout the day take time to pause for a minute and affirm the power of Love, faithfully claiming its presence and power realizing in you, demonstrating through you and manifesting in your life. Go about your day in the attitude and intention of Love, thinking Love, feeling Love, speaking Love and acting from the ideal of Love. Mindfully in the moment ask: what would Love think? What would Love feel? What would Love say? And what would Love do? Take time at the end of each day to review and reflect on the days events and the experiences of giving and receiving Love. Affirm and empower what is true and good and deny and release what is not.

If you have any questions about the spiritual insights in this teaching, blog post or any other of my Spiritual Director services connect with me directly at any of my contacts listed below.
 
Rev. Clive deLaporte, LUM
Spiritual Director at ​Clive deLaporte Ministries
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