difficulties and diseases can be healed by love. If you have
difficulty in the office, try love. If you have a difficult
parent-child relationship, try love. If you have a health problem,
try love. Try love when fear, anger or hate appear. Whatever
you are confronted with, try love.
Do not play at loving; really do it. Get the feeling of it.
Know you are working with a principle that always works. Who does
the loving? You do. Where does it originate? From you.
It is not something that you manufacture. It is something that you
recognize, something you feel, something you experience. All the
while it is within you waiting to come into expression. It is that
which holds you together and keeps you from falling apart. It is
the power that gives you life and strength and intelligence. A
lack of love will cause your world to fall apart. An experience of
love will put it back together again.
There is no difficulty that love will not conquer. There is no
disease that love will not heal. Isn't it worth taking a chance on
love, especially when nothing else seems to work?
Trying love is something we have to do for ourselves. We have to
love the real self we are. This is very important.
If we had a healthy love of self, many of our problems would be
eliminated before they began. Learning to love the self and the
self of others is our greatest achievement in life.
Begin to love until doing so becomes real and natural to you whether
your love is for yourself, for another or for any situation or
difficulty that arises." –
Dr. Frank E. Richelieu, The Art of Being Yourself
Every day we have the opportunity to express and celebrate our
consciousness of love. As we can realize from Dr. Richelieu's
words above, love has a tremendous healing capacity. But, we
cannot develop a consciousness of love unless we consciously choose to
express love in all things that come to our awareness ... both the
seemingly good and the seemingly difficult, as Dr. Richelieu has
pointedly reminded us.
Each of us know when we express love rather
than react to our experiences with anger, distrust, envy or selfishness,
because when we don't, we feel that tinge of uncertainty about the
experience. With love we are never uncertain, even at times when
we know that our expression of love did not immediately meet with
receptivity from others. Love that is expressed from a
consciousness of love is not looking outside of itself for validation.
In our consciousness of love, we know and we know that we know, that
love in and of itself is enough. We know that no matter how the
situation may appear to be, we have left an imprint of love that will
weave its perfect work through the situation or conflict, as we
recognize that this is so.
Dr. Richelieu writes: "When
we experience love, it melts away all that appears to obstruct. It
creates a way for us to experience a greater expression of life.
It gives depth and meaning. It puts joy and rhythm into living.
Without love we seem to stand still and mark time. We feel heavy
and weighted down. With love, there seems to be a constant surging
or pushing up that takes us to new heights of awareness, to new realms
of attainment. With love, we are not afraid to expose ourselves to
all forms of love. Few of us realize that, at times, our only
problem is that we have ceased to experience love and share this feeling
of goodwill with others. We ride the surface of things. We
forget to look beneath the surface." ( click
here for Dr. Richelieu's affirmation )
Far too many of us fail to love ourselves
because we hold in memory our seeming failures and shortcomings.
But, we are not that person anymore, nor can any experience ever label
us except in our mind. When the Master Mind Jesus told us to
"judge not" ... he wasn't just referring to our judgments of
others, but to our own self-condemnations as well. If we really
want to freely express our love to others, we must first love ourselves
fully and completely. We must give-up, forgive and forget, all
that is behind us, all that is in our past, and know that in this very
moment, we have enough love for everyone, including our self.
The month of February has 28 days, and
Valentine's Day is only listed on the calendar as one day, February 14th
... but we don't have to let this notation on a calendar limit our
expression of love, or our capacity to celebrate Love every day. Let's
begin right now to "consciously" express love for all 28 days
of this month ... after all, whether we were aware of it or not, we have
already been doing so ... we just haven't been conscious of it ... we
haven't recognized Love's Power, Its Presence, and Its Intelligence
consciously. It has been with us every moment ... but we can't receive
the full benefit of It, until we recognize It and consciously trust in
It ... depend on It ... It is a principle that will never fail us.
Let us do this and begin to expect the most marvelous things to happen
for us, through us, now.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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the Science of Mind