Make Love Infectious
We all ache to belong, to connect deeply to someone, something. It is the original hole desire seeks to fill. The truth is we are already connected. It is our ignorance that blinds us to this truth. Yes, on the surface we have different ways of being, this is diversity at work. How can we see this diversity like a garden instead of weeds. It is in the naming, because weeds too provide sustenance. Who wants an entire crop of corn? We know the problems inherent in this. Yet, we insist on thinking that if we make ‘other’ like ‘us’ all will be fine. Instead of knowing there really isn’t other, we are all us.
The pull on the surface to homogenize is a false sense of unity. Diversity is beautiful and necessary in order for life to thrive. We need to understand, to experience that diversity isn’t the enemy but the expression of that unity. As far as I know, the only way to do this, is to go to source; to experience the space of creative immanence that everything arises from. Perhaps then we will not be threatened by other and instead begin to recognize self.
It’s not about making connection we ARE already connected. It’s about experiencing it, knowing it. In knowing our deepest self we know our truest humanity and in that we experience belonging as wholeness and unity. Consciousness is whole and perfect we are her/his/it’s reflection. In experiencing belonging, deep and true, we touch our divinity. Divinity is supreme excellence; it is genius; it is holiness, whole-ness.
Love is divine. It is also often thought of as sappy or wimpy. We must challenge this language this meaning. Love is strength and courage. Love is bigger than romance, more than emotion. It is louder than sweet words and softer than exclamation. It is both exhilaration and settledness. It shouts and it is silent. It is the breath and the beat of our heart. It is light and darkness. It is the glue that holds the universe together.
It already exists because we exist. How can we know it fully and in the experience live it, spread it? How can we make love infectious?
John A Powell, a legal scholar, in speaking about critical mass said, we do not need to reach every one but only to “infect” enough and let the natural course of events do the work of spreading, infecting change. I love this. This is Gandi’s ‘Be the Change’ you wish to see in the world.
First we must love our Self. Not in some solipsistic manner but truly deeply love who we are at core, at essence, at heart. Know our truest Self. It stands to reason that if we know, experience this connection deep inside we will begin to see, to feel, to know it on the surface of life.
Saying we are all connected at source is one thing, knowing it, experiencing it quite another matter. The first is philosophy; they may be beautiful words but without experience, they remain dry and rather abstract. It is the back lash of intellectual elitism we are experiencing now. Only when words touch our heart with the ring of truth that vibrates from prior experience can we truly recognize connection. Know your full self.
Make love infectious.