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February 12, 2016

Love Changes Everything

We are living in a time of great change.

Many thinkers and seers agree that humanity and the planet Earth are evolving at a quickened pace, and that this evolution will be severe and seemingly chaotic at times. It is natural for people to react with fear, because these changes will doubtless bring some level of difficulty and loss to many of us. However, it is essential that we all remember that our souls are here at this time and are a part of this process.

“Regardless of what actions we choose to take, the essential element will be the internal gesture of choosing to remain in love. This is all that is needed.”
Every movement in the universe can be a movement toward love. This is true even in situations that appear on the surface to be the opposite of loving. When love is allowed to be manifest in our lives, we are fully capable and ready to rise to the challenges in which we find ourselves.

It is often helpful to reflect upon our own lives and make any changes necessary to fully support humanity and the planet into a state of love. It is when we open our hearts in love instead of closing them in fear, that we serve the divine process.

We are all powerful spirits who take form at this time in order to serve our fellow humans, our planet, and the universe. As we find ways we can serve – to love – our fear dissipates.

We may serve love by remaining calm and loving with our children and our families, even as situations seem dark.

We may serve love by sharing money with people who need financial assistance.

We may serve love by going out into the world and actively helping to rebuild lives.

Regardless of what actions we choose to take, the essential element will be the internal gesture of choosing to remain in love.

This is all that is needed.

At times, it may seem difficult to remain in love. It is then that we may call upon our unseen helpers; the spiritual teachers and guides who are always with us. All we need to do is ask and then trust that we are being helped. The guidance we receive is love itself, showing us the way.

Throughout recorded history, love has burned in the hearts of composers, writers, painters, and playwrights, and seared in those of parents, children, and friends.

Love – primal, passionate, and pure – has been dissected, revered, praised, and derided. It has been called complex, ethereal, and mysterious. We long for a definition but fear that the feeling called love would be less exhilarating, were it to be defined.

Much of the mystery is rooted in the incomprehensibility of love’s purpose. Self-sacrifice, procreation, caring, and romance can each exist separate from love. It is possible to have intense feelings for others but not define those feelings as love. And yet love remains a powerful and universal force that uplifts, inspires, and is strong enough to bring about great change.

Like the wind, which we cannot see yet know is all around us, love is often more easily perceived through its effects.

As we transcend the boundaries of ego in order to love and be loved, we put aside self-centeredness and experience unity with one another. Compassion, peace, joy, excitement, and fulfillment are the inevitable results. It is irrelevant whether the focus is a partner, a child, a relative, or a friend. The results are both familiar and novel, more so when love is returned in kind.

“As we transcend the boundaries of ego in order to love and be loved, we put aside self-centeredness and experience unity with one another. Compassion, peace, joy, excitement, and fulfillment are the inevitable results.”
It has been said that “to describe love is very difficult, for the same reason that words cannot fully describe the flavor of an orange. You have to taste the fruit to know its flavor. So with love.” Those who have tasted of it often equate love with jealousy, bitterness, resentment, lust, or aggressive attachment, but love is none of these things. Love is both a feeling and an action, for as it brings us into the light, so do we strive for the happiness, safety, health, and fulfillment of those we love. It is true that love can be fleeting and accepts few controls or conditions. The strongest loves blaze into being and wither away in an instant or last lifetimes. The one constant is the release of emotion.

Love is not learned but brought forth from within because the basic nature of the human animal is love. It is only fear that causes the need to love and be loved to be buried. When we accept our worthiness and reject indifference, it is then that we are able to become outlets of love, where love can always be found, and always shines forth.

Love is life’s greatest blessing. We need to give thanks for every heartbeat of those we love, and for the gift of love when it is sent upon us. Most importantly, we must be willing and eager to accept their love and allow it to grow within us.

So, it is with much love & light that I offer what love I have to you,

Rev. Rob

Rev. Rob McMahon

Reverend Rob is an ordained cross-denominational minister with a rich history in Roman Catholicism and Anglican Protestantism. With a Certificate in Theology, Bachelor of Arts in Ministry, and a Doctorate of Divinity, he is based in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. From there he serves New York’s tri-state area as well our Mid-Atlantic region, specializing in custom wedding ceremonies. His focus on the couple’s spirituality allows for personalizing each ceremony with either a religious or non-religious structure and crosses different denominations and faiths, which has increased his popularity and demand. As a published author of his book “Wandering Thoughts”, Reverend Rob continues to compose his reflections on life as he works on his second publication, and contributes to our monthly blog. His extensive volunteer work, commitment to his local prison ministry, and weekly prayer service with the elderly and marginalized, through his own Mission of Saint Francis, has established him as a respected member of his community.

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