By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness
Often in the conscious community, we hear that love is the greatest force in existence. If we have it, we have everything we could ever need, and while life will still challenge us in unexpected and potentially frustrating ways, it all gets easier when we have love. We hear that creativity’s easier if we approach it from a heart-centered space, and everything we create comes from love.
Whether it’s an article or an entire book; a song or an entire album, it comes from the space of love. Love is everything, and when we connect with it or express it, we connect with our higher consciousness. This makes enough sense to me, but it also makes me wonder what love really is and how we can really connect with it.
Does love equal happiness, or does it take on a more transcendent quality? If we put ourselves in a ‘happy’ space, does it mean we’ve connected with love or simply created an artificial happiness that falls short of love’s potentially transcendent qualities? I’ve been wrestling with this for a while now, and the best conclusion I’ve come up with is that love is indeed transcendent, and it’s about more than just feeling ‘good’ or ‘happy’.
Happiness is great, but it alone might not connect us with love or help us get through hard times. It’s a dualistic emotion, and just as easily as we become happy, we can become sad or angry. Some people might say the same thing about love (we can express hate just as easily), but I’m starting to think it’s about more than being happy or joyful.
Love causes people to do things that simple joy or happiness never could. It causes us to care about one another and even go out of our way to help those in need. It makes us want to be there for the people around us, whether they’re in our immediate family or our extended human family. It causes us to show compassion in times of struggle, whereas simple happiness can be somewhat self-centered and can go away in an instant.
Most importantly (to me, at least), love inspires creativity. Like I mentioned earlier, it’s a powerful creative force, and when we’re truly connected with it, our creativity can flow out of us and inspire us to work harder at our passions. We’ll struggle at some point even if we’re centered in the heart, but that connection gives us the strength to keep going.
When we feel heart-centered but we have trouble with the creative flow (or we struggle with other aspects of life), we’ll know if we’re truly centered by our reaction to this problem. If we’re willing to take a pause without getting frustrated, upset or discouraged, we might be genuinely centered in the heart.
If we’re frustrated or we can’t seem to get out of the tar pit of negativity our problems caused us to create, then we probably weren’t very heart-centered from the start. Love seems to be one of our calmest, most patient qualities, and especially when it comes to creativity, the heart-centered person is never in a rush.
Their patience is caused by their centeredness and their presence in this moment, and their mind doesn’t endlessly wander from thought to thought as they work. They’re completely focused on what they’re doing, and the love they put into their work raises its vibratory level and allows them to uplift even more people than they would have if they worked from the mind alone.
The mind is a powerful instrument that allows us to create our reality, but we’re incomplete if we don’t pair it with the omnipotent power of love. Everything we create will be enhanced when we’re centered in the heart, and our struggles, creative or otherwise, will be seen as challenges that we’re excited to take on. Instead of letting them frustrate us, we’ll understand that life is one big game and they’re a part of it.
I’m still having trouble determining exactly what love is, but to me, it’s more than simple happiness. We can try all we want to stay happy in hopes that we’re connecting with love, but as long as we allow that happiness to wane, we aren’t totally connected with the transcendent love that never goes away.
I couldn’t tell you how we’re supposed to connect with love or keep the connection intact when we struggle, but I do know that it’s the most important quality we could have – especially when it comes to living on Earth. We suffer from a lack of love on this planet, and this is clear if you look around at all of the devastation and bloodshed, most of which is caused either by greed or dedication to ‘leaders’ who’s greed has corrupted them.
It’s our job, as potential wayshowers who are growing in consciousness, to understand what love really is and pour it into the world. The collective consciousness needs our love, and since it produces creativity, the creative minds among us have every reason to center themselves in the heart and work from that space.
When we can root ourselves in the heart and stay there, we can finally start changing the world by offering ourselves in joyous service. Our love will create a significant ripple effect, and if we can all try to help the world from a heart-centered space, others will eventually notice what we’re doing and start contributing too.
It all starts with our discovery of the true nature of love, and when we finally understand it, we can use it to heal the world and create the changes we’ve waited so long to see, which, as we’re learning, will be reflected by our dedicated inner changes.
I’m a twenty-two year old spiritual writer, blogger, musician, and channel for the creative expression of the inner universe, and I created The Culture of Awareness daily news site.
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