Daily archives "12-22-2014"

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This past Friday I was unexpectedly invited to attend something I had no idea about nor had ever attended anything the like of before. So, I said yes. But, before you start applauding my spontaneity, I’ll admit, it was pretty easy to go with it. The invite sounded pretty non-threatening, I was in great company and nowhere was it mentioned that I’d have to walk across burning coals or give tax advice. I was in.

Good decision by me. 🙂

What I attended was a “winter solstice celebration” at a neighborhood church. I’d never been there before, so I can’t speak to what they usually preach about, but last Friday, the governing religion was Love.

Amongst the dozen or so shares, there was a man that told an ancient Buddhist parable, a woman sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, a Jewish fellow took the podium and spoke about Hanukkah, two East Indian women performed a traditional song and accompanying dance, crystal bowls and drums were played for everyone to discover their own meditation to, and finally, we were bid farewell by being wished a Merry Christmas and a figgy pudding.

As I climbed into my truck after the service, I didn’t have much choice but to feel pretty great. It was really a beautiful evening. Within the span of a brief two hours, there were more denominations and ideas represented there than I can remember. And, they were all heard by everyone who chose to attend, chose to accept and chose to Love.

From all corners of the Earth, Love was being offered and Love was being received. Under one simple roof. In an Anglican church.

Love makes the world go ‘round

Maybe I’m behind the curve, but Friday night taught me that this is true; there’s no other way about it. It taught me that it’s possible and it’s happening. And, by more people than I thought, with open minds and open Hearts.

It’s certainly better than never at all, but we don’t have to wait for the winter solstice or Christmas or Valentine’s Day to choose and show Love. Sure, it helps to have the constant reminder ever-present in front of us but, the real reminder is in your Heart. Love is available for us to give all year long; acceptance is accessible January to December; and, compassion never takes a day off.

When your decorations finally come down for the season, don’t let your Love go with it. Deep down, we all just want an opportunity to share our Love and to accept Love without reservation, judgement or expectation. Every person that took the stage and opened their Heart on Friday was met with an open Heart; an open Heart by choice. And, that’s even having to buy tickets to attend to the service. Love is always free, though. 😉

It’s easy to lose sight, but it’s also easy to get it back. You’re not here to drive a fancy car or be famous or have more stuff than someone else. You’re here to make the world go ‘round with Love. And, if as a product of being Love, you drive a fancy car or become famous or have tonnes of stuff, well, even better for you. Just don’t forget that none of those things is a representation of who you really are, Love.

Wishing everyone a beautiful Christmas and more Love than you know what to do with.

be Love.