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Friday, April 30, 2010

The Spirit of Love

Fostering the essence of creation itself
by Brant Secunda

Love is considered to be the most powerful of all powers by the Huichol people.  We say that the world was created with the spirit of love.  Because of this, all of creation has at it’s core this power.  I often tell people that love is more than just something found in a book or a movie.  It is tangible.  
The Huichols relate the power of love to the Earth.  Mother Earth nourishes us with food, beauty and love.  This sense of “taking care” is love.  We, in the modern world, are easily distracted by the objects that so often clutter our lives.  We love this and we love that, whether this be a new car or that be a new shirt.  Love your friends and family, love the plants and animals of nature, love life.  When we do this, true and lasting love is fostered.  
When you wake up in the morning, go outside with a sense of appreciation for all that you have been blessed with.  If a flying bird or jumping deer catches your eye, stop and enjoy your connection to the animals.  If a tree is budding fresh leaves, take a moment to recognize the growth happening before your eyes.  By simply taking the time to appreciate nature you will learn to love the world around you.  
It so important that we remember that we are a part of something much larger than ourself.  By doing so we can let go of our individual objects of distraction and instead focus on the things that offer true and lasting joy, happiness and love.
There is much more to be said about love, but right now I simply want to go outside and practice developing that power.  I recommend doing the same, for when you experience the love of Mother Earth all your problems seem to dwindle away, leaving you with that power of Love.

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