Love’s Higher Vision on Relationships
Higher inspiration comes through many different channels. For some, it comes most powerfully through the Masters of loving kindness that have graced our world with their presence of immense compassion like a miracles. When we connect in our heart with great Masters, they find a way to reach out to us and guide us. Here is one way that happened to me a few years ago. It was a startling experience. Yet, over time, it completely slipped from my memory for a few years. One day, looking through some papers, I was surprised to find these following notes:
“In a dream at night I found myself among spiritual friends in a large gathering, standing close to the Lubavitcher Rebbe. He was sitting there facing us. I mustered up enough courage to approach him and told him: “My husband and I would like to write a book about “Blessing your marriage”.
The Rebbe opened his eyes wide and leaned toward me. In that timeless moment His presence felt like an awesome,penetrating, all embracing powerful soul contact. I also could feel the presence of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach with him as well.
“Oh that’s a very good idea” he replied with strong empathy and blessings. Then he leaned forward and reaching down with his hand he traced some sweeping patterns over a beautiful light pink floor. I was surprised and I looked. These were free flowing patterns like some flamboyant ancient signature that were curling up in majestic, glowing pink colors.”
The symbolic meaning of these wide curls was his way of speaking to me in my own language, since I am an artist. I understood it well.
When I woke up that morning I spontaneously began to write about love’s higher vision on Relationships, especially about marriage. Words flowed freely on the page like wide, flowing patterns in bright pink, for this color carries the healing energy of Love.
“We cannot live in joy without true love and we all yearn to live in joy. Our golden opportunities given to us for our growth and fulfillment come through marriage, as well as raising children and bonding with real friends, because in these relationships we chose a lasting commitment to cherish, to treasure, to support, to honor and to love others. We are given a chance to express our very best in a true, lasting way, repeated many times over for their many needs and yearnings.
True Love is unconditional. It doesn’t stop when our spouse or children or friends make mistakes. It is accepting the mistakes with a sense of humor. Just like a good mother accepts her young child’s awkward fumbling to get dressed, with a giggle and a compliment, true love shows compassion for our human frailties and vulnerability.
We know that True lasting Love is the gateway to joy. We cannot really feel alive without joy in our lives. Joy is our soul’s primary need, just as food. Without it life becomes tasteless, dull, boring and hateful. It becomes a harsh “reality” for us.
It is known that Reality for us is what we choose to feel within. True Reality is revealed to us when we choose to feel love for God and His creation. When we choose to perceive many souls through the higher vision of love and compassion, when we choose to understand, to honor and to support them through the eyes of Love, we experience true Reality.
True love is a choice we make many times a day. Being loving can become a choice as spontaneous as breathing, as vital, as natural and expected as breathing.
What is true Reality? The harsh “reality” we believe in is there because we don’t know yet that we can choose a better one, the one connected to higher, eternal realms.
We express true love when we are accepting our loved ones just as they are, cherishing the beauty and precious uniqueness of their spirit, sensing the presence of the sacred in the depths of their soul, becoming aware of much greater depths than we knew. When we are sitting quietly together in prayerful moments of sharing, of listening with compassionate empathy and care, we may begin to experience the sense of being united as one. We may somehow become aware of the sacredness and mystery of life that has no boundaries, no limitations ~ a sense of timelessness. A sense, of being nourished with grace and kindness. Harmony embraces us with its crowning beauty.