December 24

LOVE MONTH: DAY 24:

“Even

After

All this time

The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

Look

What happens

With a love like that,

It lights the whole sky.”― Hafiz

This quote speaks about the kind of unconditional love we receive when we are aligned with that Power. We don’t have to do what so many religious bodies tell us; we don’t have to merit or earn the love of that Power. We get it because we ARE it.

They all tell us that we are made in love. Then turn around and speak about the Fear of God, the Wrath of God, etc. Which one is it? I choose to acknowledge the beauty of the Grace I live in today. Grace is the place where I receive so many blessings and so much love that I do nothing to earn or merit. On the VERY WORST day of my life, ever…with the accumulation of all the things I ever did that I was not proud of or happy with, I got the gift of recovery.

All I wanted that particular day was death. I could not stand being me one more day. And I received this Grace…this absolutely undeserved and unearned gift of recovery and the 12 steps to change my way of thinking and believing about life. Oh! It was (and IS!) so beautiful a gift that all I can do is open it each and every day and feel that love and how it lights up the whole sky.

Nothing I have received from that Power has ever been due to my GOOD or BAD behavior. There is no punishment, no judgment, no earning or being deserving of. That is all Ego…the antithesis of Love. I am not good or bad, right or wrong, deserving or undeserving…that is all judgment, all Ego. I am the beloved child of an amazing Power in a Universe where all is created in Love and made from Love and where Love is all there is.

Ego lives in the minds of humans. It does not really exist except as WE manifest it into the Universe. Today I will work to keep it out of MY Universe, because it does not feed my spirit. I will dance with Love and Light and Joy! Hope you do the same.

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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