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It’s February and Love is in the air! The saying “love is in the air” isn’t just a metaphor because Love is the very air we breathe every moment. Love is the Source Energy of Life in which all that live exist. In The Science of Mind we read, “We live, move, and have our being in God.” And God is Love, so how could Love not be in the air all the time.

We all know that there could be no Life without breath, but do we know there can be no Life without Love? Love is everywhere Life is, throughout all of Existence including here on Earth. Love is present in every living being as the Awareness of “I Am; I Exist.” Love is the holy connective vibration of Awareness or Consciousness that connects everything in the Universe with everything else. Love is the heartbeat of Life, Itself. Without that Love there would be no connection. Without that Love there would be nothing to connect. Love is the Creator, and Love being Love is the Creation.

We don’t need to try to find Love because It is within us and around us all the time. There is a saying, “There is no spot where God is not.” If you’re alive right now, you’re that spot where God Is. Right where you are right now, not someday but right now, is the very Presence of the Love that is God. That Love beats your heart. Close your eyes, put your hand over your heart. Whether you feel Love or not, you can still feel Life beating your heart. If your heart is beating God’s Love is causing it to beat.

Rumi wrote, “Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there. When Love Itself comes to kiss you, don’t hold back.” When we fall in love with being Love, when we become a lover of Life, a lover of Creation, our heart beats in perfect rhythm with the Heart of God.

“Love is Love” is just like saying “Life is Life” because just as we can only know Life by being alive and living, we can only know Love by being Love and loving. We can look around us and see expressions of Life everywhere, but we can’t know what Life is for our self unless we feel alive. In the same way, we can look around us and see expressions of Love everywhere, but we can’t know what Love is unless we feel Love alive within us. We read in A Course of Love, “God’s love is your love. Your love is the love of God. God is Love.” How then could anyone alive not be Love in Truth.

Even in human form no one can be spot where Love is not because when we were given Life by God, we were given Love by God. It’s a complete package! We brought that Vibration of Love with us, as us, when we arrived on Earth, or else we couldn’t have arrived. The Vibration of Love allowed us, and continues to allow us, to appear in physical form. It’s important for us to remember that we didn’t get here alone or on our own.

OSHO wrote, “Love is born with you; it is your intrinsic quality. All that is needed is to give It a way, to make a passage for It, to let It flow.” We make a passage for Love by consciously choosing It as our Self. We let It flow by not believing there’s a reason for It not to flow. And, we give It a way by loving.

We were born loving Life, everyone and everything in It. But once we got here with all that Love, and began experiencing this human environment, certain events, conditions and situations may have caused us to forget who we truly are and to hold back when Love Itself came to kiss us. We didn’t start this Earth life holding back on Love. In fact, the Presence of Unconditional Love in newborn’s has been documented in a study by sociologists.

Sociologists say Love is evident at every birth in the hand of every newborn baby, no matter where in the world the baby is born and no matter under what circumstances. They discovered that it doesn’t matter whose finger is placed in a newborn baby’s hand—no matter the age, education, religion, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation—a newborn will gently clasp that finger in what sociologists refer to as a primal “finger-hug” that unconditionally honors whoever has placed it there. Yet a newborn holds that finger without holding on tightly so that it just as easily and gently yields to the visiting finger’s departure at the instant its taken away.

Sociologists believe this universally offered finger-hug reveals the primal absence of interpersonal friction among humans at birth—no judgments, no holding back, no possessiveness, no unwillingness to let go. They say the finger-hug is far more than a meaningless reflex; that it is an instinctive greeting that demonstrates how free we all felt in beginning to join with each other without barriers or resistance. Rumi wrote, “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

How soon we forgot how easy Love Is, and learned to build barriers of resistance, depends on what happened next in our life. Perhaps we learned that there was not only something unloving around us, but something unlovable about us. Maybe we were told we weren’t planned or wanted, so we learned early that our arrival on earth wasn’t a miracle, but a mistake. Maybe we were told we weren’t smart enough, quick enough, talented enough, physically attractive enough, or valuable enough (by people who seemed to know about us), so we learned it wasn’t safe to give or receive love freely.

The good news is that because barriers to Unconditional Love are learned, they can be unlearned. Our mind is full of materials to build barriers, i.e., our thoughts, and we turn those thoughts into words and actions. When we focus on where we believe Love is not, in our self or the world, we define our “not there” observation in so so many words; often far more words than we offer to define the Presence of Love when we talk to self or to others. But, as we all know, our mind is all talk, and often full of bothersome chatter.

Eckhart Tolle wrote, “When you no longer believe everything you think, you become aware and realize the thinker is not who you are.” We are the observer of our thoughts. If we can observe our thoughts, we must be more than our thoughts. We’re the changer of thoughts, and if we can change our thoughts, they can’t be wholly true because Truth is Unchangeable. We are the Unchangeable Love behind our mind. We live, move and have our being in Love, even now.

We can’t experience Love in our head no matter what our head says about Love because Love lives in our heart, and we can only experience It when we feel It alive in our heart. Eckhart Tolle wrote, “If you have a bad thought, a repetitive thought, a thought that makes you unhappy, all you have say yourself is “next thought please,” and your mind will be immediately cleared for several minutes or longer. It’s a very pleasant way to change the narrative in one’s head.”

Unconditional Love isn’t something we can give to others or the world unless we give It passage through us, unconstrained by barriers and unrestricted by judgment, so It can freely flow. Unconditional Love may not seem easy, or even possible, but we’ll start to believe that it is possible and it will become easier when we remember we knew how to do It before we knew anything else.

When we give Love a way to express as us without judging why we should, when we make a passage for It to extend equally to all, and when we let It flow through us into the world around us without reservation or preference, we know what Love is because we’re being Love. When Love is alive in us, we give solutions a way to solve problems, we make a passage for the good, beautiful and holy to appear in the world, and Love flows freely. We are aware of our connection with the One Life we share and we breathe together in peace.