“Meher Baba’s three R’s: “(Don’t) react - instead Reflect - and then Respond.”
For me, love is like a sweet and delicious food and my neighbours’ behaviour puts me off it, as though it goes cold or turns sour, like it goes off. The heart closes to some degree and my primary concern becomes self-preservation as I attempt to protect myself from feeling pain.
"Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ‑ C.S. Lewis.
A MySpace friend trekking across the States: “How pain pushes love out you. The more pain I am in climbing up a mountain, the less I am in love with what’s around me. Oh, do I have stories of playing with deer, like puppies, extremely beautiful. Glowing fungus. Some good stuff, more later. I have been on a quest for earth chakras and had no idea I was. Titicaca here I come.
My reply (excerpt): Interesting. Yes, indeed. It lowers our vibration and closes us up, eh? That would be why women are more resilient and loving than men then! Haha. Because they open and close freely and responsively like flowers…more easily. Not to worry...our new silicone based DNA/bodies will make us more open and able to hold more Light…and more love. Though, as you suggest, it is surely always hard not to love nature's beauty and sweetness. And, indeed, the animals and elementals do inspire that playful, loving, soft side of us...if only we can remain open to our feelings. The male body contracts, closes, shuts feeling out, so I guess we have to make more effort. Like calling upon the elementals...and the Green Man who is everywhere. They are real my friend. :D
"Spirituality cannot be seen in a person, or measured by their wealth or status in society. Actions surely do speak louder than words, but words also carry with them a vibration that can heal; or harm a person. Be careful therefore Dear Ones, to watch your words carefully as they carry the power of creation within them.@ - SaLuSa (channelled through Mike Quinsey, 9 Nov 2009, www.gfbymikequinsey.blogspot.com).