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The call for Love

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I’ve been pondering the difference between the energies of love and those of anger for creating change.  What I’ve realized, for myself, is fairly simple.  While anger may feel like a great motivator for change, it tends to draw on fear and drain me.  It works through my nervous system like a toxic chemical, leeching my strength.  Love both motivates and energizes- it feeds and sustains the drive to create change.  For me this is the difference between a protest and a rally.  When I hear the rallying cry for Love, I know that it doesn’t mean to ignore situations, or to pour honey all over them.  It means to draw needed strength from a healthy and sustainable source.  The Call to Love is the call to draw strength from Love, (especially when feeling anger) to draw strength from a faith in goodness, affection for life, and a vision for a healthy & peaceful world.

Questions to be with:

In what ways do you draw strength from love?

What vision for the world gives you energy & strength?

 

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One Response

  1. Lynell Ross says:

    I could not agree with you more. When I watch the news these days, I get sad. I long for a way to bring people together. You said it beautifully, “The Call to Love is the call to draw strength from Love.” This really helped me. You are a beautiful writer.
    Thank you for spreading love, light and hope.
    Love,

    Lynell Ross

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