I want first to wish you a very happy New Year.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was a year when wars and terrible deeds ceased! Wars are so often started because of ‘love’ of a country or a religion; but your name is taken wrongly and the reason not debated and your dreaded neighbour ‘Hate’ takes over. It must be so exasperating for you to know that, with a little help from Mankind, these conflicts could cease and you would be given a chance to flourish. I was reading recently about the Christmas Day Truces in the World Wars when the soldiers of opposing sides stopped killing and maiming each other for the day and met to share food and cigarettes, news and even laughter. Then, after a glimse of you, they were ordered to hate and kill and maim again.
Some of those soldiers must have been aware of physically relaxing a little and filling their hearts. You have such a wonderful way of filling ones heart and thus affecting the whole body, culminating in the eyes softening and the mouth smiling. A cat will purr and a dog will wag its tail with your influence. I think there is research being done into what affect you have on other animals.
Love you are quite a trickster with human emotions though; but maybe I say this because I am an ordinary human being. How can we gain the knowledge to keep up with you? We don’t all have the time or means to meditate on you. Experiencing you is like being on a Roll’a Coaster in a fair; one second high and calm, the next second careering down into an abyss with fear and excitement. Your cousins, Passion and Compassion are meditated on, along with you; and many religions make deities and gods and goddesses of you three .
Animals cope with your vitality well. The purring cat, fed by one’s affection, will return its feelings, and help one to relax and see problems more clearly, and help one to see the positive side of conflicts. Cats and dogs are taken into Old People’s Homes to be stroked, giving their aspect of you to the bewildered, grieving elderly men and women.
Thank you, Love, for all you give. You will ‘save the world’, this little planet moving through Space, if we give you the opportunity.
Best Wishes for this New Year and an Eternity of other years,
and my humble love, C.B.