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"Love & Fear Are Two Sides of The Same Coin"
- by Akasha Lonsdale
(c) Akasha Lonsdale. All Rights Reserved. http://www.BookShaker.com
LOVE = EXPANSION FEAR = CONTRACTION
"What world needs now is love, sweet love...that’s only thing that there’s just too little of...". These are opening lines of a great song and it’s true. What world needs now is love in its broadest sense because when fear, hatred, desire for revenge, intolerance and anger are present – Love is missing. Fear and Love are opposites. Fear is contraction of heart (not great for physical wellbeing!). With fear, possibilities are fewer and life can feel very narrow and restrictive.
LOVE Love holds hands with Courage to overcome Fear.
Love is at core of our being. We don’t have to find it – it is and always has been within us, tucked in inner recesses of our Being. Sometimes journey to “re- discover” it, can seem a long one and yet there are moments when we glimpse it totally and may not even recognise it. For example:
- Beautiful images "that lift our spirits" - The birth of a baby - Children really laughing - Strength in adversity - Being with a loved one at a special moment - A beautiful starlit sky - The unconditional generosity of another - And many more... Love is not soft and soppy. The love I refer to embraces Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Open-ness, Being Real, Truth, Courage, Authenticity, Joy, Generosity, Laughter, Stillness, Freedom, Clarity, Willingness, Sharing, Compassion, Empathy, Compassion ...and Tolerance.
It is a felt sense – sense of expansion – when heart feels full. When love is present, tenderness and strength co-exist. People may be moved to tears by its power but tears can be of joy and relief too. We may feel vulnerable but this is paradox:
VULNERABILITY IS TRUE STRENGTH.
How can that be? Because when we are vulnerable, we are open, exposed, REAL. We are in flow of river of life, not swimming against it. We surrender, we fall into ourselves and within we find Love that is there – has always been there – eternally burning light. The light that is. The light that will never go out – no matter how dark life sometimes gets. It is said that “darkest hour is just before dawn” – many times though, great insights and change come after a “dark night of soul”. DRAMA AND TRAUMA It is as if we create drama’s and trauma’s in life to challenge us to look within and begin taking us back to that place we know. A time of “re-membering”, “re-joicing”. The parting of 70,000 veils – to reveal inner treasure – LOVE. No judgements, no criticisms, no anger, no bitterness, no recriminations. Just Love, all embracing, all encompassing, all knowing, never-ending Love. Love that cradles us like a parent with a new born child. Love that holds us in our pain. Love that sometimes creates pain so that we may grow. Love that wraps around us like a beautiful cloak.