I recorded this song, to be part of an on-line service of the Douglas Congregational United Church of Christ during the pandemic, 2020. I hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you to be all that you can be. May the Light, Love and Joy of Spirit illumine YOU!
THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE
Let's focus on LOVE. The Truth of our Being IS love! We were created out of Love to express Love. No matter what we've said or done in the past, we are still LOVE. That will never change. Can you even imagine what our life, our community and our world would be like if we all did our best to express love and create peace in ALL situations?
When you ask yourself, “What would be the most loving thing for me to do or say in this moment” and act accordingly, you feel really good because the other person feels loved AND you came from that place, deep within you where unconditional love abides. You were being true to your Highest Self. The opposite of love is fear. If you project fear unto another person, that is what you will usually get back in some form. You both feel bad because neither of you were being who you were created to be...who you REALLY are.
It feels like a miracle occurs when someone looks beyond our humanness and errors to see the TRUTH of our Being. A shift in perception IS a miracle! If this is what we wish to experience, then that is what we need to choose to see and express..unconditional love. We need to do our best to “see the innocence” in everyone. Try to see the person who upset you as an innocent child. How would you treat a child who made a mistake? Young children love easily and give people the benefit of the doubt. Love like a child. Loving back is easy when a person expresses love. When a person behaves poorly, loving him/her back isn't so easy, but it IS necessary. Looking beyond the action, seeing him/her through the eyes of Love helps heal the situation and the person. A miracle is taking place.
We will always see what we choose to see. If we want to “find fault”, we will. If we want to see Love in someone, that is what we will see. It IS a choice. Often what we see is the projection of our own “mistakes”. Sometimes our vision is tainted by our past experiences, even if it isn't with the present person. It usually isn't. However, in the present moment, we can wake up and remember who we really are. We can choose to be in our “right mind”. No matter what we may have felt before or what “trigger” we feel in the present, we always have the freedom to choose to think a new thought about the person or the situation and feel differently. See yourself as LOVE, think loving thoughts and the situation changes. It's the law of “cause and effect”.
The desire and intention to connect with the LOVE that is deep within you, to see yourself as LOVE and to come from that place in all of your relationships, including the one with yourself, IS the most important decision you'll ever make. The peace you bring into your life through loving unconditionally will create real “Peace on Earth”. Your commitment to this goal will change the world...one person at a time. Love from within. Create peace. This is the moment. Let's begin... right now.
Nancy Plantinga | 616.405.3399 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Douglas, Michigan 49406