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March 16th.2012 The last Day of our Quest
We made it. We’ve reached the end of this Quest. Today is the final day.
We talked a bit about what love is and what love isn’t. We’ve talked a bit more about these emotional addictions we all have that stop love in its tracks.
The trick now is to take some of these truths into your life. We’ve all been counseled or attended wonderfully transformative workshops that leave us feeling great for a few hours or days. Then, “real life” sets back in and we find ourselves struggling once again for answers, for more “quick fixes”.
Love cannot be generalized – it is very specific. I cannot from these love notes reach in and identify your unique challenge. I can only share what I’ve learned and hope that you will be able to grab some of it and apply it in your life.
We are human together and as one we understand and share the concept of ego and agape. I would submit we have rarely seen the two co-exist.
Our ego is our very human self-definition. It is subjective and its goal is to keep you focused on your human part. This is a very small component of all that you are, yet this is the ego’s job and it performs it very well. Your ego, which is the voice of your addictions, wants to keep you focused here. When you chose to incarnate your ego had an agenda; to make sure you stay the course and remain involved in your third dimensional life. The way to accomplish that is to pre-occupy your mind with something, with an addiction.
For you are so much more than the sum of your addictions. You have such a difficult time conquering them because this ego of yours is up to the task. The trick is not to reject your emotional addictions, but recognize, love, and alter them when they do not serve you. You can get addicted to “happy” or “strong” or “healthy”. We were never told about the possibilities and we know better now. Loving yourself is paramount. It will give you the keys to the kingdom.
The signal that you’ve stepped into an addictive behavior is only one – you feel bad. This is the only thing to remember. It is our sign that an addiction that doesn’t serve you has taken over. Recognize it, visualize and love yourself – then tell yourself “This is not who I am anymore, I will stay here, no worries.”
Then get addicted to something else and hug yourself.
Patience and persistence is required. Gentle acceptance and understanding will guarantee positive results. This is not a race and you are not out to win anything or beat anyone or reject any part of yourself. You are out to love. This is about agape.
You have been thinking all wrong about love and looking for it in all the wrong places. Love is not in your head, it resides in your heart. Love is recognized, not found as if it was lost. Love has been beneath your habits of fear. Fear has been all you could see and your addictions to fear all you could feed.
Your eyes are open now and you can see that love. It resides within you, within me, and everyone you know.
This shift is a shift from fear to love, separation to unity, and polarity to oneness. It is not a fantastic, esoteric, beyond your daily reality sort of shift. It is real and occurs for you while you are buying groceries, paying bills, watching news bulletins and caring for yourself. It is an internal shift, make no mistake.
In order for the changes you desire to occur, you have to love yourself. You are the one who is here. There is nothing you are, nothing you could think, say or do that is beyond love. Forgive yourself for every imagined fault and resolve to love. Just love. Understand that you may be a work in progress but we all are and it is okay.
You are worthy. This life is your chance for you to love as a constant expression of who you are. The choice before you is love or fear. Choose love. You will always find there the answer you seek.
Thank you for joining this Quest.
I love you absolutely.