Greetings and blessings to you.
As we come into this new year, and having just experienced the spiritual releasing of the New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl service, and the spiritual receiving of the New Year White Stone service, we have in mind our new name, new consciousness for 2018. We have released the error that binds us and blocks our Divine good, and we have received a vision and affirmation of a new intention for 2018, a spiritual word that blesses our ever ready and unfolding Divine good.
“Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed. It can be ignored. To the extent that we abandon love we will feel it has abandoned us. Denying love is our only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again. Love heals, forgives, and makes whole.” Ernest Holmes
Love is always a good attitude and intention for the new year. The Divine is our perfect potential for experiencing and expressing Love as the ability and power to desire, attract and come more fully into authentic union and harmony with what is true and what is good, first individually and then collectively.
As we are spiritually rebirthed into greater awareness of Divine Love, it’s unfolding presence and power brings healing and wholeness to us, and to others, from within to without. This healing begins as a personal and individual experience, and then in the giving and receiving of the wholeness of Love, it becomes a contagious, empowering healing and wholeness of our collective good .
The calling of Divine Love is a high calling. It is our one true Divine inspiration and aspiration to be the all we can be. Love is the true and reliable high-road in life. In any life situation, in any human experience, the guiding question of “what would Love do” will always reliably serve our individual and collective best and highest good.
James Allen shared these inspirational words on Love: “He who knows that Love is at the heart of all things, and has realized the all sufficing power of Love, has no room in his heart for condemnation … Train your mind in strong, impartial and gentle thought; train your heart in purity and compassion; train your tongue to silence, and to true and stainless speech; so shall you enter the way of holiness and peace, and shall ultimately realize the immortal Love.”
The high calling of Love asks us to live with the vulnerability of authenticity. To venture out into the world vulnerable in the attitude and intention of giving and receiving Love. It challenges us to live with an authenticity that requires us to come out from behind the mask of personality and the armor of ego, open and wholehearted to all that life brings our way. To be a loving first-responder to all that life has to offer, constant and consistent in the attitude and intention of Love.
Empowered and transformed by Love; opened hearted to a new vision of life and a new year of living; with Love in the heart, with eyes wide open, seeing the opportunity for love, loving kindness and loveliness in everyone, everywhere, all the time. This is the high calling of Love; a new name, a new consciousness, for a new year.
Wishing you all a blessed and bountiful new year!
Rev. Clive deLaporte