Where Strength Abounds

A friend once told me that when she is able to feel the quiet force of the Universe she feels an abounding love. I responded that when I am able to feel the quiet force of the Universe, I feel power. I could tell from the look on her face that this startled her and it may have even made her a little afraid.

I have since come to realize that I did not know the type of love that she was talking about and she did not know the type of power that I was talking about and that we were talking about the same thing. I can say this because I recently woke up from a deep sleep and felt this powerful love.

It was the strangest thing because this feeling was not coming from me. I was actually only a witness. What happened was that I woke up and instantly felt something I had never felt before being directed toward two of my friends who happen to be a long- term couple. It came from the right of me and was complete in itself, unadulterated and unshakable. It took me a few seconds to realize that it was love!

This love did not seem to have any expectation of anything in return. It had a “Just Is” quality to it and I trusted it immediately. I felt the intensity of it’s being and yet I knew instinctively that it had no purpose. It was being what it Is. It was not revved up for this particular occasion. I did not come upon it in my dreams and discover something new. It was there and had been there for a very long time. It was kindness and compassion. It was penetrable and impenetrable. I suppose, now that I look at that evening, that the power was not only in its unmovable quality but in its total lack of concern, this sounds funny, for other people’s opinion. It was going to do what it Is and it needed nothing else from anything else to accomplish what it naturally does in its being. I remember thinking, Ah! This is the Being I have been reading about and feeling little nudges from!

My friends did not respond. I had the feeling they were just going about their daily lives while this power directed its love toward them. It occurred to me that this happens a lot. That an amazing source of love is working in our behalf and we are mostly oblivious. I do not remember that I had any judgment around this thoght. I do remember thinking how strange it was that my friends could have this much undeviating interest from the Universe and they be so seemingly unaware of its presence. To my credit, I quickly asked myself if I walk around in my daily life with the full awareness of this kind of love. The answer is no. No judgment (well, maybe a little).

But, also to my credit, since that night of being a witness to this powerful love, I have been deciding to become aware of its presence in my life. Some amazing things are happening in direct result of that night’s grace and my deepening decision to pay attention. There were a few other images on that night of insight that I am still processing. The glimpse I have received of the existence of a powerful love has filled me with a hope I did not have previously and a strength that bolsters me in a way I could not have predicted.

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