108 SHADES OF LOVE
I’m in love with love & although I’ve spent much of my life looking for it where it wasn’t and in the wrong places, the paradox is that these experiences showed me the truth of Love!
Paradoxes show me true logic, like the gift of the syncronisation - bumping up against each other simply so we can take note.
Welcome to the New World - I feel ‘new’ & in this new world I direct my intentions to ‘108 shades of Love’. Why did I choose108? There are various profound meanings of this number, but to simplify, 1= higher truth, 0= completeness, 8= infinity.
I figure if I direct my awareness to 108 attributes of Love my neural pathways will move from habitual obsessiveness routes including the addiction to harmful thoughts/beliefs to routes of love.
Whether it’s how I’m perceiving life, what is gravitating towards me or me romancing, it is my day to day experiences of love that make me be/feel lighter. Various teachers say “we are in a wonderful time” & yet many lives, situations & realities show me the total opposite, the paradox.
In a recent talk Stephanie Dowrick said “as much as there is physical famine in our time it seems to match the spiritual famine”, & in my limited & yet limitless being I see in myself & in our world a lack of care; respect, concern for others, tenderness, & most of all self-care. What I notice is selfishness instead of self-care, gossip instead of heart-based concern, inappropriate touch instead of tenderness.
Dowrick says “at this time more than ever we have the gift of East meets West & it’s bringing to us all great ancient teachings”. Those truths by many who have gone before assist us to find which teachings (perhaps ‘knowings’ would be a better word) resonate with our own uniqueness instead of those we’ve been indoctrinated to believe.
These wisdoms teach us to let go of ineffective ways we have believed in or carried as a weight upon our shoulders and which have stopped us expressing the miracles-of-love we know but have forgotten we really are.
Anthony Strano says “a learner needs honesty to change”. We need to be honest with ourselves and accept that we have forgotten and now choose to remember.
Aristotle says “unless digested how can I be impacted”. Our breath used by our awareness digests discomforts in our mind & body bringing us to our inner stillness (thanks Louise from Spiritual Detectives).
You & I are “enough”. We are Divine & in fact the Divine incarnate. Although separate & individual, we are complete & one. We are valuable & limitless. My choices affect you and your choices affect me because we are social beings in a matrix.
Therefore choosing to invoke and express attributes of love impacts our social network, our planet & the overall consciousness. Every choice makes for great change & difference. If I raise awareness of my own miraculousness by embracing & releasing shadows (Nicole Gruel calls Dragons) I then bubble and burst my precious life’s expressiveness - touching others in a positively contagious way.
So I say to each of us create 108 ‘shades of love‘. It’s your birth right to stay in this love.
Big Love, Purnima
(The photo on the top left hand side of the newsletter is of a recent broken window in the Global Contact Store.
The missing glass - in in the form of a heart - is, to us, a reminder of the beauty created when a heart cracks open to express 108 shades of love...)