Friday, February 1, 2013

February 2013: Divine Dance

“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.” ― Rumi

The Divine Dance of our inner being has announced itself. The couple within stands at the top of the grand staircase, hand in glove, waiting to descend onto the dance floor of our heart of hearts and make way for the return to love. We thought we knew what love is, but we've been young in our approach. It's been a long, hard climb up the tree and back down again... and now finally after crossing the abyss... facing the shadows of the ego, realizing the implications of this journey...we're ready to open up, and maybe even cut loose.

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”  ― Rumi

We've learned that our vulnerability is only an illusion. We've learned that our creator has made us from love and it is to love that we shall return. In our fearlessness in looking at our own unloveable parts and disowned pieces, we've entered into an agreement with our own divinity, some of us inadvertently... to reveal our soul's to the world.

"Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred."   ― Rumi

Slowly at first, we peaked from the open cage door... and peered out into the vast unknown... scurrying back inside when we had had enough. Day after day, one foot in front of the other... using the patience of a saint... we coaxed our own souls out of hiding. It is a day of rejoicing. For we have braved a lifetime of pain and trauma... reconciled the irreconcilable... redeemed the unredeemable.... and loved the unloveable... and in the process revealed the Light and our own ability to love as God loves.

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."  -Mother Teresa

When the full realization comes and we understand the Divine Dance, we must know that there would never, ever, ever, ever be a He without a She. And when we can fully acknowledge this with nothing held back, this is when we get the nod from the guardians to lower ourselves down onto the dance floor of life. And with our own Mother/Father God consciousness in tact... we twirl and swirl in the divine dance of love, creativity, beauty, joy and eternal well-being. For it is through this dance that we live in the full flow of creation, as humans were intended to live.

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you?”  ― Rumi

Our resistance to love is no more. Our doubts about love are eradicated and rectified as we now understand that what before we took for love was only the cheap imitation thereof. For true love has no conditions, no attachment, no strings.... not because we are separate... but because we absolutely know that we are connected no matter what our state of mind tries to tell us. We each are a part of the other. And this has caused us to honor and love ourselves well enough to truly love our neighbor. For what good is loving our neighbor as ourself if we don't take very good care of ourselves?

“The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. ” ― Mother Teresa

It's time to dance... to be joyful... warm and loving. There is nothing to protect. Love is our protection. When we love like God, then we will know the only true freedom that there is... the freedom to love. It is loving coming out of us that makes us happy. Let yourself love and let yourself be happy. Join in the Divine Dance of love and life!

"Today, Creator of the Universe, we ask that you open our heart and open our eyes so we can enjoy all of your creations and live in eternal love with you. Help us to see you in everything we perceive with our eyes, with our ears, with our heart, with all our senses. Let us perceive with eyes of love so that we find you wherever we go and see you in everything you create. Give us a light to follow, and let today be the day that our search for love and happiness is over. Today let something extraordinary happen that will change our life forever: Let everything we do and say be an expression of the beauty in our heart, always based on love. Help us to be the way you are, to love the way you love, to share the way you share, to create a masterpiece of beauty and love, the same way that all of your creations are masterpieces of beauty and love."  - Don Miguel Ruiz

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
February 03 - Divine Dance
February 10 - Sacred Circle Altar - Love is in the Air
February 17 - True Love = True Community
February 24 - He & She: A Return to Love

February 2013 Divine Dance
I am filled with love for all that is.
I open my heart to deeper loving and higher living.
My mind is protecting my soul with loving thoughts.
I am devoted to the expression of true love in my life.
I am an artist of love.
I see the constant expression of love in my life.
I look for the positive, the good and the love in all situations.
I am filled with love, compassion and forgiveness.
I gratefully acknowledge the love that surrounds me.
The creator has bound us all in divine love.
I am an expression of love.
I express my love by living from my soul.
When I hear what is in my heart, I am listening to my soul.
My mind is filled with loving, positive thoughts and intentions.
I allow any pain or negativity to dance through me with love.
I release self-judgment and unforgiveness for healing and redemption.
I see the undeviating justice in my life.
I am always being guided and taught about love.
Loving is an action and creates an overflowing of energy and goodwill.
Love is abundance.
I engage in life with love, friendship, goodwill and warmth.
My life is a Divine Dance.