May 13, 2015 10:31 AM
Go ahead and say it, “I love you.”
Now look at a tree or a plant or a squirrel, and think of it as being a thread of the Divine—as a shaft of Her light—and say, “I love you.”
Piece of cake, right?
Now think about somebody—somebody you know—and say, “I love you.” Not, “I love you because you do something for me,” but “I love you because you are a reflection—a manifestation—of TaoGodHer.”
“I love you.” Not so hard, right?
Now here’s the tricky part. Walk up to someone you know, but who you are not in a relationship with, think about them being a manifested aspect of the Divine, and say to them, “I love you.”
That’s a tough one. Even when you know you are going to explain it to them, even when you know they know what you mean, it’s a lot harder isn’t it?
Explain it to them, then say it again. “I love you.”
That’s easier, but still clunky, right?
The answer to that question, Why is this uncomfortable?, is the lesson here. That’s the big reveal. The contraction you feel—the discomfort—is the “you-knot”: Your fears, your self-consciousness, your self-concern.
No need to push it though. See it for what it is. Start small and build up to it…
Think of someone you know, but are not in a relationship with. Think about how they are a manifestation of the Divine (even if they don’t realize it). Think about them and say, “I love you.”
Unconditional, outward flowing love (not inward pulling, “I want something from you” love, but outward flowing love,) feels good, and that’s a wonderful feeling.
That’s a wonderful way to live.
The less there is of you, the more there is of the feeling of I LOVE.
Think it. Feel it. Say it: “I love you.” Over and over and over again. Make this your practice for a few days or weeks or years.
I love you.
I’ll bet you’re already starting to feel better.
I love you. I really do.
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