Have you ever awakened one day to feel like you have been on a journey, moving down a pathway you suddenly don’t recognize? There are so many elements in life that hit us and sometimes all at once. We often tend to get jammed up or just plain caught up in the details of everyday living. Distractions come at us continually like comets flying through the sky surrounding us, and before we know it, we are lost somewhere, not remembering why we are even here or what we are doing.
Are we lost? Maybe. I can change the maybe to a definitely since cycles we go through in this world constantly teach us the right way to go. Yet we are so caught up and distracted by everyday drama, trying to get ahead, or relationship issues. So much movement and we are getting nowhere faster.
Can you close your eyes and just say, “Stop!” for a minute? Stop the drama, worry, movement in the wrong directions, and pulling one another down to a level of disruption instead of lifting each other up. Stop and just allow yourself to feel. What is going on in there? Is there disruption, or is there an eruption of the newness of life and love? If there is disruption, take more than a moment and do as Marianne Williamson put out there in her book, “A Return to Love.” Can you return completely to love?
As I meditate, I often wonder if we have come so far away from true love, or is it that we have not yet wholly found it? Have we ever really, truly loved, or has it been light-years away, lost in some cosmic energy field? I have to believe that the One who created us with so much originality and power gave us everything we could possibly need to find the One who is completely love. Then when we look hard enough, stay focused enough, we discover that the love of our Creator is in everything and everyone alive on this planet.
The planet itself is alive! How could we even watch the seasons, see the animals and plants grow, or witness the birth of a newborn baby and not believe that love has had us all in its grasp all along? We have just been too busy to remember how powerful we are and how much love gives to us daily. We are born from a divine inspiration that is perfect in every way! How could we not pass that inspiration along to everyone we see and encounter?
A while back, I was blessed to meet author Barbara Rose, better known as “Born to Inspire,” and the best-selling author of about 33 plus books. Meeting her in person was inspiration itself and a reminder that we are not just born to live, work and then pass to another form. We are here “on purpose.” We are here to inspire. We are here to love and to be loved! Are you waking up now?
Loving you from here,
Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, Ph.D.