Religion of Love

Dear Friends,
In my morning meditations, I often read from Pathways to Peace: Interreligious Readings and Reflections. It has truth and beauty spoken from many spiritual leaders, teachers, prophets, and gurus.  I read this passage from Muby al-din ibn’Arabi (1165-1240CE) one of Sufism’s greatest teachers. He taught the “Unity of Being and ALL that really exists is utterly ineffable and we are God’s attributes.”
“My heart has opened into every form; it is a pasture for gazelles, a cloister for Christian monks, a temple for idols, the Ka’ba of the pilgrim, the tablets of the Torah
and the book of the Qur’an.
I practice the religion of Love.”
LOVE is within and yet beyond all faith traditions.  It is the GOD GLUE holding all universes and dimensions together.  We know this to be true every time we forgive, every time we reach out to help someone in need, every time we ask for forgiveness.  This incredible feeling of pure peace, joy and love flows through us.  It is God saying YES, that is how I created you to feel.  Love Heals, Love Prospers, Love opens the gates of good flowing in our lives. Love is the link that connects us with all our fellow human beings regardless of faith, culture, race, country, or gender orientation, and our animal friends as well.
As John Lennon  put it, “Why can’t we all just get along?!”
We are created out of the ONE STUFF, material, essence of  God.
We are 99.9% the same.. The  .1% reminds us of our uniqueness  as flowers in the garden.  When we remember our ONENESS we are remembering the LOVE that keeps us alive, well and blessed.
Open your heart wider today and LOVE more deeply, more profoundly for every living and non living thing.  You will feel so good and you will ultimately realize you are LOVING Yourself!

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