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Masters and Miracles

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.

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Once there was a Yeshiva student going out on his first date. He went to his friend for advice. “What do I talk about with the girl?”

His friend said, “It’s as easy as pie. First you talk about love. Then you talk about family. And then you talk about philosophy.”

OK, the great moment arrives. They sit down and first he says, “Tell me honestly, do you love lokshen (noodles)?”

She says, “No, I hate lokshen.”

OK, let’s try family. “Does your brother like lokshen?”

“I don’t have a brother.”

Oh, no, this is not so simple. Let’s try philosophy. “If you would have a brother, do you think he would like lokshen?”


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