I sent out another newsletter. If you are interested, you can sign up here or in the sidebar. If you’ve already signed up, it ought to have arrived. Let me know. I know not everyone is interested in yet another message cluttering the inbox, so no hard feelings. It’s just another way to keep in touch and think out loud together, if keeping in touch and thinking out loud is helpful . . .
This particular one reflects on on the ordinary but extraordinarily helpful work of “looking straight at all the interference and see it exactly as it is” (T-15.IX.2:1). Love is there – it is given – but our capacity for awareness of it is cluttered, most often by our insistence that we already know what love is and how to see it.
I wrote, in part:
The key word in that passage is “looking.” That is all we need to do. We are not called to “look and undo” or “look and change” or “look and analyze.” We simply need to notice those obstructions to our awareness of Love. Love is the given; we don’t invent, discover or restore it. Rather, we give attention to that which hinders our awareness of it. No more and no less.
So, you know, we just keep at it, the best we can. Sooner or later we see that all this attention and effort isn’t necessary, but until we see there’s no need for it, there’s a need for it. Hence my wordiness, hence your generosity in listening and sharing, and hence our slow but steady march to the Heaven we never left.