The Love we felt and shared on Valentine’s Day will stay with us as long as we allow our self to feel It, all the way through February and beyond! Love causes us to feel light, happy and free. Love lifts us up where we belong, into that high holy Energy of Positive Creativity where our life seems to beautifully and effortlessly unfold without our trying so hard. We can stay uplifted as long as we choose to because Love is always present to uplift us when we choose It.

Love is without beginning and without end. It is always present without a particular day to call It into expression and without any opposing power to cause Its suppression. We know Love has Power because God is Love, and that Love flows through time, all the time, and timelessly beyond time. Love is present wherever you are right now, taking form as the one you call “your self.” Rumi wrote, “Every moment is made glorious by the light of Love.” Our purpose in this human environment of time and space is to let Love shine through us, to give It as many ways as we can to manifest in form through us and lighten and brighten our experiences of life.

We read in The Way of Knowing, “You were created to create. You were created out of an overflow of joy and Love. Therefore live joyously, live lovingly of yourself. Dare to consider that your Self is so important that you have an obligation never to settle for less than your own authenticity.” Whenever we feel unworthy or undeserving of abundant good in life, the amazing thought that we were created out of an overflow of joy and Love reminds us that we are worthy and deserving of every good thing. We don’t have earn our worthiness because its always been with us. There’s nothing we could ever do that would cause us be more deserving than we are right now because we are already all that we would ever want to be.

We are the consequential creation of the Unstoppable, Uncontainable and Irresistible Joy and Love of God, which means that we are unstoppable, uncontainable, and irresistible too! We were just born that way! We are a Love Child created by the same uninhibited Impulse of Love that causes any love child to be born, even in this world. We are beings of Love created by Love to love. We came into this physical human environment for no other purpose than to give Love expression as our Life on Earth. Rumi wrote, “Stop acting so small. You are the Universe in Ecstatic Motion.” We are the rapturous expression of Boundless Ecstatic Joy in motion, the Eternal ecstasy of Love being Love in form. We are created to create from that Overflow by living joyously and lovingly as our Self.

Putting our self down isn’t humility, it’s blasphemy. We are obligated to our Divine Inner Self never to settle for less than our own authenticity because our Spirit won’t. Charlie Chaplin wrote in his autobiography, “As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering were only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know this is ‘authenticity.’” Living in the flow of own Truth causes us feel light, happy and free. Once we let go of all the reasons not to live joyously and love our self enthusiastically, we feel the Reality of who we are. Once we do, if only for brief moments at time, we won’t settle for less. If a negative thought or feeling arises, we’ll love our self so much we’ll recognize it as an imposter and not our Truth.

When we remember who truly are, we can’t help being happy being who we are and loving our self. Even if we don’t experience our true Spiritual Reality all the time, the feeling of that experience stays with us like shimmering residue throughout our day, no matter what we’re doing or who we’re with. The poet, Nikki Govanni, wrote, “Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.” Once we know who we are, we can stop worrying about who we’re not. We can stop trying to discover who we are and just Be who we are. We won’t emotionally suffer from the confusion of false identity.

When we were in school, studying math for instance, we all experienced, at some point, that math was true and reliable. Once we made that discovery we didn’t worry it wouldn’t be true and reliable the next time we tried to solve a math problem. We didn’t doubt the validity of the multiplication tables even if we couldn’t remember them all. We still trusted that even if we had to count it out on our fingers and toes that twelve times twelve would always be one hundred forty-four. We use our trust in math to create in our life, whether we’re measuring ingredients for a cake or building a house. Once we’ve discovered the Truth of who are, once It has felt real to us in a way that we know It’s so, even if from time-to-time we need to metaphorically count it out on our fingers and toes, we know the Truth of who we are is reliable and won’t change. We can use our trust in that Truth to create whatever we desire to create in life because we’re created to create.

Despite our earthly birth certificate, despite what we were told by others, despite the human choices we’ve made that caused us to temporarily think and act as if we were less, despite all our human efforts to deny It, the Truth is we were all created from an overflow of joy and Love and there’s nothing truer than that Truth! Dr. Seuss put it this way: “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Shout loud ‘I am lucky to be what I am.’”