Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fear and trouble are abrogated by LOVE's love

Fear and trouble are abrogated by LOVE’s love

            There are millions of people suffering from what seem to be insurmountable difficulties and the terrible fear and anxiety these induce.  There are also those who suffer from irrational fears that paint daily life as a battle for survival.  Some do not know what it is like to live a day without these oppressive and paralyzing intrusions.

            Bertrand Russell wrote, “Fear makes man unwise in the three great departments of human conduct: his dealings with nature, his dealings with other men, and his dealings with himself.” 

It does not help those who are suffering when they hear insensitive and ignorant comments telling them to just get over it.  Empathy and compassion are essential to be able to help others. 

            Those who have been healed of habitual fears and chronic distresses will tell us that it is imperative to not give up.  Even philosophers who highlighted the despairing aspects of human life, like Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Camus and Sartre, saw the importance of courage and determination.  Courage moves us to act constructively in spite of fear and despair.

Prayer/meditation is a courageous and constructive act.  It includes impersonalizing one’s fears and troubles and looking honestly at the thoughts and emotions that are a part of them.  Hopeful prayer can help us to imagine being free. 

This biblical passage is a soothing and effective starting point for spiritual enlightenment and healing: “16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.  God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 17 And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. …18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love” (I John 4:16-18).

This GOD is perfect LOVE.  No anxiety, fear, sin nor illness can coexist with perfect LOVE.  LOVE-GOD extinguishes everything that is unlike its preeminent harmony. 

Author and outstanding spiritual healer, M. B. Eddy, wrote: “’God is Love.’  More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go.” 

Best-selling author, Huston Smith, wrote this in “The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition:”

“One of the earliest observations by an outsider about Christians that we have is, ‘See how these Christians love one another.’  Integral to this mutual regard was a total absence of social barriers; it was a discipleship of equals. … The only power that can effect a transformation of the order we have described is love.  … God’s love is precisely what the first Christians did feel.  … Once that love reached them, it could not be stopped.  Melting the barriers of fear, guilt, and self-centeredness, it poured through them like a torrential stream and heightened the love they had hitherto felt for others to the point where the difference in degree became a difference in kind.  A new quality, Christian love, was born.  Conventional love is evoked by lovable qualities in the beloved, but the love people encountered from Christ embraced sinners and outcasts, Samaritans and enemies.  It gave, not prudentially in order to receive, but because giving was its nature.”

            LOVE-TRUTH is the universal, matter-transcending reality and power.  This is precisely why our synchronicity with it can override our troubles and despair.   Our incorporeal, LOVE-designed essence is constructed of outstanding and mighty attributes and qualities. 

Our spiritual nature is engineered by infinite INTELLIGENCE-MIND.  It is not trapped in physical elements.  It never underwent human evolution, and it is not generated nor held back by material factors.  A human brain, personality, or DNA cannot contain or restrict our infinite spiritual range. 

We are non-physical embodiments of LOVE’s immortal, magnificent elements. Therefore, the ability to know LOVE, to experience LOVE, to be healed by LOVE, and to help others via LOVE is natural to our spiritual selfhood. 

Perfect LOVE individualizes us.  It surrounds us.  It acts in us and through us.  Jesus attributed his ability to love and heal to LOVE’s universal presence and its being the true core of everyone.  Christly love represents LOVE’s movement within us.  It produces such magnitude of grace and power that it can heal anything. 

Persistent communion with LOVE heals our human minds and physical bodies.  It redeems relationships and elevates our personal and business affairs.  It does this by eliminating decaying, limiting, sickly and harmful patterns of thinking.  LOVE’s influence constructs new mental patterns.   These produce physical transformation, and give birth to more abilities and opportunities. 

LOVE-MIND’s intelligent and creative ideas connect us to a celestial dimension of infinite health, joy, confidence, tenderness, compassion and overall goodness.  It morphs us in admirable and surprising ways. 

            Communion with LOVE’s transformative ideas restored a baby with a feeble heart back to health.  Medical exams and opinions regarded heart surgery as dangerous and offering very little chance of recovery. 

            The prayers of the parents, united with my own, visualized the spiritual wholeness of the baby.  Fear and medical opinions were supplanted by spiritual understanding, confidence and healing expectancy.  We recognized that the ill heart was a material distortion and imposition without any backing from infinite TRUTH-LOVE.  Our prayers/meditations brought the baby’s human heart under the jurisdiction of LOVE’s superlative, celestial health. 

LOVE produces us.  We are LOVE’s healthy, beautiful and treasured ideas.  LOVE is saying to us, “You are blessed with my infinite goodness, you are free from material delusions, and you are magnificently whole!” 

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