Love Is All There Is!
Some of you who know me know that I quite often say this line, “Love is all there is.” I learned this long ago from a higher source. Whether or not you believe this or not is not the point. The point is plainly that Love IS all there is and all else is distractions. That second part was told to me as well. Some distractions are fine. They are amusing, they are trifles that distract us from our path of bringing Love to all we do and say and that is okay.
Some distractions really blindside us and we go off the rails for a while. Even this is not too bad as long as we work our way back to the path. Much like a sailor gets blown off course and works his way back to get to his destination. Only if he goes up on the rocks is it a bad thing, otherwise it is only a delay in the journey.
The distractions that put us up on the rocks are not good. The worst being the loss of life. Even this is not the end for those who believe that there is more to the path than just this life and body. Again, Love is all there is. One of the things I find interesting about this phrase is how it is laid out:
Love is all there is
Love is all there
Love is all
It is complete all the way to the end. And that is how Love is, complete. It is like a hologram. When you look at Love as the source energy then you will see that it is wholly abundant. It is complete no matter how many pieces you might break it into, you always have all there is.
You can even look at this in a scientific view. When we get into quantum mechanics we see the same aspects of completeness. Any part of the whole is complete in itself. Any part of the parts are as well all the way down to the tiniest quark. It is all energy. All of everything is energy!
Fear, on the other hand, is not about energy, has nothing to do with Love and is pretty much an illusion. The problem with this illusion however is that it has been given so much attention that it feels very real. And that is the real issue. We keep giving it so much attention that we have been brainwashed into thinking that it is real and Love is the illusion.
This is twisted thinking. But it is being reinforced with everything that goes on around us. If we become aware of our surroundings we discover that the fear mongering is so strong that it is almost impossible to pull out of it. And that is what the corporate society wants us to believe
When I talk of the corporate society I am not only talking about business but all corporate structure. Politics and government, news, marketing, education and religion all make fear mongering their main focus. Look around you and you will begin to see how fear is played into the very fabric of our lives. If you are thinking that the fear is real and we should be afraid then you need to wake up to a different reality. If you are happy where you are, then fine, but there is a better way.
An example of the fear-based reality is with religion. There was a fourth generation Pentecostal preacher, a bishop, who was high up in the church when he had an epiphany. Maybe the way they were sharing God with the people was wrong. Maybe we were all included in God’s Grace already and that we need to share His Love instead of preaching fear. When he brought this to the attention of the others, he was promptly booted out of the church. One of his colleagues said on the side, “Carlton, you are right, it is all about the Love but fear is what gets them in the seats.” How profound is this when they even admit that fear is the engine that drives religion. Where is God’s Love in all of this?
Mandy Pantinkin in an interview on CBS News concerning the state of the world said, “Fear is the poison of our lives, our humanity is at risk!”
Fear is the poison and Love is the antidote. This is not a fluffy, new age, naive view of the world. It is the only reality that will turn our world around. I was told once that I was too altruistic because I see the world the way it can be if we would wake up to the fact that we are all one people.
Just looking at the course of human history we can see that there were only a small amount of people on the planet long ago. Some religions say there were only two. Be that as it may, clearly we are all related biologically if nothing else. Are cultures are different, the way we see, or don’t see, God or source energy is different but we are all humans.
In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice Shylock says: “I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?”
Granted, later in the speech he talks of revenge but the point here is this. We are all the same. Why then do we think that one is less than the other? Why do we think it is okay to do harm to another brother or sister? The leaders of the fear mongering vilify the “others” to make it seem “appropriate” to harm the “others.”
How is this okay? It is okay, even encouraged and applauded because we take the humanity away from the “others.” “They” don’t believe the same way we do so it is “okay” to do what we do. We are afraid of them because of what they do. We want them to be afraid of us.
What is it that they do? Check out what Shylock said earlier. You can replace the ethnicity with any other ethnicity and it all applies. It does not matter where we were born or where we live we are all one. We all have the same source energy flowing through our cells. To a person we are all the same.
Does this all boil down to some puppeteers pulling the strings of our lives and there is nothing that we can do to make a difference? We may feel like that and there may even be some truth to that.
But (Behold the Underlying Truth) we can do something. We can look to ourselves and decide to buy into what is going on in the world or (Other Reality) decide to bring Love to all we do and say and step forward with that peace in our hearts.
We have the power to do just that. We also have the opportunity to share this with others and help guide them, if they choose, in the path of Love. Again, I am not talking the Hallmark, saccharine “love” but allowing the source energy to flow through us and guide us to a better path.
However we see, feel or experience this energy is fine. Some of us experience this as God and some will experience this as an energy that flows in through the heart and mind. It really is the same thing. What we need to do is plug into this power. In each of the religions the ones who really knew their God knew that one must plug into this energy, what I call Love, and allow it to guide us on a path of compassion and peace.
Do I hear, “I will if he will.” “I want to but you know what “they” are like.” “I am a loving person but with my people.” “They don’t think like us, they don’t believe in the same god as we do.” This will never work if no one takes the first step.
Take the first step for yourself if nothing else. You only have control of yourself. If you start, then maybe another will notice and start then another and who knows where it will go? Like Arlo Gutherie in “Alice’s Restaurant” when he talks about one standing up and maybe another and so on, we can start a quiet revolution.
“Light One Candle” by Peter Yarrow beautifully tells us that it needs start with each of us and it will make a difference.
“But light one candle for the wisdom to know
When the peacemaker’s time is at hand
And light one candle to find us together
With peace as the song in our hearts.
Don’t let the light go out!”
It has to start with each of us. If nothing else it will bring peace of mind and soul to ourselves, and that in itself is a good thing.
Love is all there is!