Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

I often think about how my soul feels connected to someone else’s, how our bond is incredibly strong and continues to grow and flourish, how my feelings are unlike anything I have felt for someone before, and yet there is no way I could possibly explain how I am feeling. Love, a four letter word, short in length, limitless in capacity. The other day at church, one of our pastors cited God’s definition of love in the Bible, and it is one that I have seen before. It make me realize… although I love, my love is more imperfect than I realize, and God’s love is more pure than anything. As imperfect human beings, we experience envy, at times we boast, pride does toy with us, and we have all hurt someone, we have looked out for our own good, have been angered, and even though we may forgive someone, we don’t forget. God, however, loves with all of his might. We can only strive to love like he does, and develop our own character to be more like his. Progress, not perfection. As I embrace my relationship, filled with love, this verse helps me to realize what I must always try to do:

Be grateful, not envious;

Let my inner light shine bright through my character, appreciate what I have, but do not brag as a way to feel better about myself;

Be humble and be willing to fail; don’t let pride get in the way of the occurance of great things and spreading love and God’s word;

Honor those around me and show gratitude; love those around me near and far;

Remember that I am a speck in the universe, and God is almighty; he has created all of this to heighten our faith and love and bring us closer to Him; do not get caught up in earthly things, maintain my focus on Him and being an ambassador of His word;

Keep calm in the face of adversity, and know that He is in all things and is always with me, in my heart, He created me and will always surround me;

Know that he sees progression, not perfection, for we can never achieve perfection and must not measure our faith and connectedness with God by the earthly laws; He forgives us for sins when there is true remorse, He leads us to righteousness, He loves to see us move in the right direction, the Heavenly path illuminated with his love.

When I say I love you to my special person, I can’t put into words what I am feeling.

When God says He loves us, it is more than we could ever imagine, more than we could ever feel for someone else. Seeing how much love and adoration I have in my heart for my boyfriend, it is leading me to think about how much more God loves us, more than any human in the universe could ever comprehend, and how incredible that is.

I love His love, and I am grateful for the love that He placed in my heart.

Amen

Reveal What’s Hidden

This past week I was awestruck by the hidden talent of someone close to me. Hilarious by nature, the humor equally as present in written word, it was something I was unaware of previously. I read somewhere once that a woman didn’t know what she was thinking until she began to write, and I can absolutely attest to that. Often I take photo, or think of a topic and run with it; thoughts pouring out onto the keys, messages that I would not have been able to articulate in the same way had it been through a verbal discussion. Reading his story, fighting through the tears of laughter, it makes me wonder how much talent is lying beneath the surface in those who surround us; how much talent is left untapped in the students in school, yearning to learn and be understood. What measures must we take as friends, partners, teachers and leaders to create a channel to allow the flow of creative energy, talent and raw emotions to breathe life into their existence. What we see on the surface is just the tip of greatness. I’ve never realized that so much as I do now. With each passing week, I experience something new with my special someone, something unexpected and fresh. Imagine what we could experience with those around us, with nature, with the world, if offered our unending love to more than our closest few; if we aspired to spread greatness and do good by others as He does for us. Praying for change is a start, praying for greatness, success, love and peace is important, but a huge piece of creating change is action, and that means not just having the thought for change, but putting your ideas into motion.

An Aura of Communication

A smile that lights up my life and eyes that gaze into my soul, I’m speechless. Language is such a wonderful method of communication, but this man made system lacks the ability of expressing the emotions, thoughts, desires and perceptions that God has blessed us with and instilled in our hearts. Much more than speech, far more intricate and saturated, the way that we feel and communicate without words is infinitely more powerful. A single word is a hollow statement in comparison to the aura of emotion in which I feel.

Each breath, slow and deliberate, I take in the blessings around me. I feel the air tracing the walls of my lungs, filling them up with life and hope, inhaling the positive intentions I have set for myself, the love that is shown to me, and exhaling any lingering fears that may exist. Just as the leaves blow in the wind, held securely to their rooted tree, my heart beats along with the breeze of nature, held securely to my faith and love for the Lord who created us.

Every breath that we take, every moment that we share, should be purposeful. We are all here for a reason, and it is up to us to unravel the pieces covering the image that God has painted on our heart, and see what plan he has in store for us.

His Love

The magic that fills the universe, the love and compassion of our Father, it runs through our entire being. Supporting us through our triumphs and hardships, assisting us in our life mission, we are protected, appreciated, loved and encouraged. My world has been altered, my state of consciousness is beaming, radiating love and gratitude and a sense of wholeness that I did not know was possible. The presence of love has tapped into pieces of me that were waiting to be uncovered. My heart, my soul, my aura, all expanding, reaching outward and filling the space around me. We all can attain self fulfillment on a personal level, but when the Lord sends you your soulmate, someone who understands you and makes you feel like your world was incomplete until they entered your life, things shift and a new transformation begins. I feel myself growing, blossoming into a person so full of love, a person who wants to grow stronger in my faith, who wants to show compassion on an entirely new level and imprint the lives of those around me, showing them love through my actions, near and far. I want to freely speak about my faith, and strengthen the roots that hold me close to Him. I pray for the world to experience love, for every individual to feel loved and give love, as it will be the only way to truly achieve peace on earth.

Spread the message of the Lord, speak of his love, and pray for all hearts to be filled with love, joy and emotional prosperity. We all deserve it. No matter what our story is, true forgiveness and a new today is also a wonderful new beginning.

Purposeful Progression, Centered and Free

Nature has a way of bringing forth its most telling elements at moments when your conscious is ready to perceive them. Laying back, suspended in the air, the gentle breeze kissing my skin and my heart feeling weighted with gratitude, I am free. Free from past hardships, self established restrictions, and the need to worry. All of the moments of my past have built the very essence of me. The memories pale in comparison to the strength that God has instilled in my heart, my mind, my soul and my existence. When you’re fighting flames it’s difficult to see the purpose for the turmoil, but when you ascend above the smoke and see the transformation that has begun, and the newly ignited spark in your passion for life, love, prosperity and self enrichment, you can finally set the heartbreak free.

From Far Away

From far away galaxies, to the fibers of your own being, matter exists. Energy is in everything, every piece of matter in existence. Have you ever noticed your intuition alerting you when someone just doesn’t seem right? Or that gut feeling when you know you shouldn’t walk a certain way? Does your heart expand with love and gratitude the second you walk in the door after work and you see your dog going wild when they see you? We have an unsurmountable ability to notice and feel the energy that others give off, as long as we are open and accepting. Many times, people write off things as coincidence, or a weird feeling and think nothing more; however, I’ve come to learn that nothing is by coincidence. There is synchronicity in life, and it is ever apparent. The beauty of this blooms once you acknowledge it. It is at that point that it feels as if the stars have aligned, and pieces begin filling in together. Be aware of the bountiful gifts of the earth, open your heart and mind to the rhythm of life, and allow the vibrations of your own energy to increase and expand to the loving earth and its inhabitants.

You are made of up of matter. Everyone and everything is made up of matter.

We all matter.