It’s taken me over 40 years to come to the realisation that LOVE is all there is. I don’t mean to fall in love with someone or to love material things like your car, house and possessions. Although this love has its place. I mean a love that is deeper, a love that stems from the depths of the soul. The love I am talking about is pure, inner love – the love for Divine, for the Creator.
With love in my heart, I feel contentment. It is this love emanating from my heart that is resulting in the negation of negative feelings and thoughts. I now feel I am able to fully let go of previous anger, resentment and blame. This feeling of love in my heart is allowing me not only to forgive people, who in my past, I feel have wronged me but more than that; I now feel positively towards these people – something I thought was never possible. When I think of these people, I see them doing well in life, I feel my heart smiling for them.
Oddly enough, there seems to be an internal expansion of the realms of the heart. There has to be as the love I feel sometimes seems as if it is not containable within the heart in which it resides. For me, the month of Ramadan acted as a catalyst in magnifying this closeness I feel for my Lord. The practise of constant gratitude and meditation has created within me a realm through which my form is beginning to evolve, as has my practice of meditation. This now takes the form of focusing internally on the heart, which follows an inherent urge to allow the heart to recite His names – ‘yaheyyo yakayyum’ (The Ever Living, The Self Subsisting). These words resonate with my soul and create a connection with my Creator that is magnificently blissful! This allows the heart and mind to connect as one and generates a feeling of oneness that radiates from within and creates a feeling of connectedness to everything. I feel the warmth of love surrounding my being, holding me, reassuring me.
Let there be love. Allow the heart to feel love. Allow this love to negate all ill feelings towards other people and situations and heal wounds of the past. With love filling the heart, it possible to let go and to have greater faith in the Divine Creator – in his plan. Allow this beautiful emotion to dictate the course that life takes. Let the heart take over and submit to the will of love, the will of the Creator. Love is God and God is Love – with love, you feel the presence of the Divine encompassing you. Begin this wondrous journey through adopting the practise of gratitude, kindness and meditation and feel connected to the Almighty.
This journey of self -discovery, I feel is only the beginning. There is much to experience, to feel and discover, learn, love and evolve.