When a baby is born, it is a creature full of potential. Potential is like power, it does not vibrate in the light or in the dark. It just is. Potential is possibility, the future growth, the magical wonder of what could be. In order for that potential to be allowed to become fulfilled it needs one vital ingredient… Love. You can give a child food and water and clothing and shelter, you can give them toys and games and education and discipline, but that child will remain an empty vessel never ever able to reach its full potential without love. It is the vital ingredient to growing a happy healthy and well-rounded Human Being. It is so vital in fact that science has taken note of it. Studies have been done on the difference that touch makes to premature infants. Even Autism advocate and Bovine expert, Temple Grandin, found a way to experience the physical comfort of love, by creating a machine that could hold her body in a light squeeze. Thus releasing the vital chemicals in her brain she needed in order to be a happier person.
Love is expressed both spiritually and sexually, it is expressed via the heart and via the head, and it is expressed through actions and through thinking. It is, in its pure form, a compassionate act. An act of service and of kindness. Love grows within the bearer as well as within the recipient every time it is expressed. It goes beyond emotions, love is a feeling. It knows no boundaries of time and space, no fence lines, no barriers of country or language. Love does not care what colour you are, what religion you are, what species you are. It doesn’t even care if you have style and flair, or if you prefer to dress for comfort. Love just is. Love just wants to grow. It is like a perpetual motion machine. Like an ancient tree, living for eternity, flowering and going to fruit, spreading its seeds in the hearts and minds of all who breathe in the oxygen it produces.
Love is the essence of a new born baby. A chick hatching from an egg, a Joey kangaroo climbing up its mother’s fury tummy to finish it’s gestation within her pouch.
Love is the willingness to stop, wait, listen and consider another.
Love is generous. It gives for the sake of giving. Knowing that in giving love, it will grow in love and it will then spread more love and where there is love, there is light and freedom and courage. Love respects others; it stands back and allows others their space. It shows itself respect by respecting others too. Love considers the needs and wants of others, it considers the belongings of others and what others find to be of importance. Love wants to learn about those things and to grow from that learning.
Love delights in the little things: in a Lady Beetle gliding over a blade of grass, in the light in a child’s eyes when they see something for the first time. Love delights in delight. For delight is an enlightening joy in the heart of the delighted and love is at the centre of that delight. It is the spark that creates that feeling of joy and wonder within.
Love is kind and considerate. Love says, how you are or how was your day. Love offers to pick up a dropped item or serve another with a drink of water to quench their thirst. Love is kindness and kindness is love because, One cannot be kind without first feeling the pull of love to act. Love creates the urge to be kind and to act on that urge. Love is noble in kindness.
Love is forgiving, for love knows that only in the making of mistakes, can a heart or mind fully learn the lessons it needs in order to grow. A seed must break the surface tension of the soil, in order to feel the sun’s rays upon its skin. So too must a heart and mind face challenges and grow, in order to bask in the light of love. Love has the capacity to forgive, because it is aware of this fact and it knows how far love itself has come.
Love is committed to being loving and spreading love. Love is a contagious virus that infects the heart even before it is born and is essential in the proper growth of an animal child. Even some snakes nurture their young. The jaws of a Crocodile may offer death to many who encounter them, but to that of a new born baby Crock they are a safe haven, mother’s tongue gently pressing them against her palate, as she carefully places them into the water. Not all animals are nurtured by their parents, but all are loved, because love is radiated from Mother Earth Herself. She gives love to all Her children, She permeates Her love to those animals who are abandoned by their parents and She provides them shelter and food and warmth. Even a desert lizard is given a drink of water from the morning dew, via the boundless energy of love…as is understood by environmental science.
Love inspires the heart and mind to grow. It gives the heart a platform to speak and the mind an outlet to perform. Love encourages the potential to be teased out of the heart and mind, creating a dynamic that expands them to their full capacity, whatever that capacity may be. Love inspires the brush of paint on a canvas or the stroke of a pen on a page. Love is the muse who encourages the inventor to continue on his quest and or the poet to write his song. Love inspires love to be spread by love and to be expressed by love. Love is inspirational.
The foundations of love are respect, delight, kindness, generosity, forgiveness and inspiration.
Like a spectrum of love, each of these words has a colour and a vibration. Should we paint the colours of these words onto a spectrum wheel and spin it fast, we would see how each of these words merges into the next to form the white light of love. Thus, love can become visible to the naked eye. Dr Emoto found this out when he photographed a molecule of water after he had meditated over it chanting the word ‘love’. The snow flake like appearance of the water molecule, is a thing of beauty and wonder, in itself. Love is worth the effort of prayer and meditation.
You are a vessel of water. A vessel of water that has the potential to feel and give and believe and express love. You have the choice to be loving and to dwell your mind in delight. You have the choice to be a loving and kind person, a person who is brave enough to forgive and kind enough to be generous. You are a person who has the capacity to be inspired by others and to be an inspiration. Love is your true guide in life. Embrace it, it is your birth right. Love is free and it is within your true nature. Love is natural.
- That smiley love. (whathauntsme.wordpress.com)