A baby is born and the little soul leaves a place of pure and absolute love, takes on a body, and comes into a strange world where he or she is either welcomed and loved or thrown to the lions. There are many shades of welcomed and loved and many shades of thrown to the lions. Welcomed and loved can be anything from over indulgence to smothering to controlling mode which is designed to mold the child into the parent’s own image or so the parent may life his or her own life vicariously through the child. So, being loved and welcomed can have it’s darker side. Being thrown to the lions can be total disinterest to neglect to horrendous abuse. So what could possibly be the “good” side of this you ask. Unless the child makes the decision to break that chain and to find what he or she desperately wants to find or know about or to receive which is love, then I am afraid the life story of that child will have a long and very unsatisfactory outcome.
It is a well-documented fact that children tend to survive and thrive the best when there is at least one someone in their life who gives them love, affection, attention, and welcomes them. Babies don’t know anything but love but soon forget once their socialization and induction into the human race begins and that is when pure love, absolute love, gets clouded over by the coats of social paint that is applied to . There is one saving grace however, and that is that no matter how many coats of social paint is applied there remains at the seat of that soul, pure and absolute being – pure and absolute love. One may go to his or her grave never to experience that LOVE within or they may experience it but have no idea where to go from there because they are still carrying the scars and paint that seem to add to the confusion.
People reach for other people, medications, drugs, alcohol, or some other soon to be addiction like spending or gambling or sex. These may offer some relief and make the person feel good for a while but it never lasts. They must go get another “fix” or add another one on top of the first one. They could end up with many if nothing in their life changes. Even a religion or philosophy can provide some relief and bring some joy to that believer. Not all things people reach for to find that love, joy, and peace is bad or wrong in itself but if used for a substitute for the real thing or as an escape, it can only take one so far.
Though this is your personal journey from the crib to the grave, there are helpers who come to you in all forms and in all situations that you may use to guide you, to help you find what feels like is missing in your life. Sometimes it takes different people, different situations, and different things at different stages of your coming out party. So keep your eyes and heart open at all times because you never know what form in which help may appear.
The first order of business, whether or not you believe this is true, is to go within yourself. Learn to pray without words. Invite LOVE to make itself known. Meditation is another form in which to find the inner door to your true self again which can lead you to that very love within that you seek. There have been many books written on this subject and many workshops out there if you need help with this. Some call this Love Within by names such as Holy Spirit, God, Allah, Great Spirit, The Universe, and so on. Whatever you may call it, you will know when you have reconnected with IT and you will know when you are consciously awakened by IT.
Love is what you seek. Love comes to you in many forms but until you experience this Presence within yourself you are likely to miss it in all its forms. In fact, once you have experienced it, it will enhance all of your relationships, all of your experiences, and everything you think, believe, or do in your life.
Love is wanted. Just apply within.