Love is our focus every Sunday, not only in February, but every month. To speak of Spirit or Source Energy at all, to speak of God as all, is to speak of Love. As we said last Sunday, “Love is Love,” and that’s true no matter what name we give It when we speak of It. As Shakespeare famously wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The sweetness of Love, by any other name, is the fragrance that fills the air we breathe with Life Itself.

Valentine’s Day may be behind us now, but Love is still in the air and we can still feel it, and see it everywhere, if we choose to. The 14th C Persian Poet, Hafiz, wrote: “This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings, so love, love, love.” Love is the wind beneath our wings, the movement of Pure Positive Energy that lifts us up where we belong, into the high holy Conscious Vibration of our perfect Creation. As we soar in the freedom of that Clear Sacred Sky, we become aware of the unlimited possibilities for living our life fully and loving our life completely as we do.

A Course of Love tells us that the human spirit that knows Love knows that Love is not in need of restriction but rather in need of being unrestrained. If we want to live happily-ever-after, we can begin right now by letting go and letting Love flow above, beneath, and within us. Whatever the question, whatever problem is in our life or the world, the answer is unrestrained Love. Everyone loves a lover, and everyone loves being a lover. That’s why we’re unhappy when we restrict Love through us for any reason.

The human spirit that knows Love, and chooses It as its self-expression no matter what the circumstances becomes an extraordinary vibrational free-space where Unconditional Love flows into the world. When we’re in love with being Love in this life (more than we like being right), and when we love living our life, and allow others to live theirs without attaching our opinion to it, we feel our wings and soar in the Sky of Spirit where we know that there is nothing impossible to us.

Jiminy Cricket sang “When You Wish Upon a Star” in the animated film Pinocchio. A wish is a desire. We could say that when we wish upon a star, our desire rises higher into a space of awareness where answered prayer dwells. The words to the song can inspire us to desire higher in our life: “When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are/Anything your heart desires will come to you/If your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme/When you wish upon a star as dreamers do.”

Are we a dreamer or a realist? In other words, do we feel the power of our spiritual wings and let our imagination soar so that it can enrich our life, or do we focus on the world and just wish our problems would go away while believing there are a whole lot of reasons why many of them are here to stay? Do we believe that anything our heart desires will come to us, or do we believe that some of our requests are too extreme, too unrealistic to come true at this point in our life?

Michelangelo wrote, “The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” If we don’t desire higher than what we see physically, if we don’t dream up more than has already manifested in this world, and if we don’t desire for something greater for our individual life because we think we can’t have it or don’t deserve it, then we’re stuck with what is because we’re not dreaming up anything greater in our mind that can manifest in our life.

The Way of the Heart tells us that the nature of a being of love is to extend, to bring love into form. When our heart is in our dream, we’re in love with our dream—we love the idea of it, we love the feeling of it, and we live with the happy anticipation of its arrival in form. When our heart is in our dream we’re actually loving our dream into manifestation. There is no Power like the Power of Love to make our dreams come true.

When there is nothing within us to restrict our dream from coming into physical form, as Jiminy Cricket would say: “Like a bolt out of the blue, fate steps in to see it through.” Fate is just another name for the Law of Attraction. We are spiritual beings of Love, living in a spiritual Universe of Love, that is governed by the Spiritual Law of Love, which says: “It is done as you believe. You are free to dream any dream and it will be made manifest for you.” In the Book of Matthew we read, “For amen, I say to you, that if you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you may say to this mountain, ‘Move from here’, and it will move, and nothing will be difficult for you.”

As spiritual beings we are one with the Source Energy that creates worlds upon worlds, universes and multiverses. That same Source Energy creates in our individual world whether we aim high or low. If we’re wondering how high we’re aiming, all we need to do is look at our life and notice how we feel about our physical body and everything else we see that we call “our life.” The Science of Mind tells us, “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.”

We can spend our vibrational thought coins wishing the pain in our body would go away, or wishing a family member, friend, other drivers on the road, or someone in the government would behave in a different way. But, when we don’t wish upon a star, i.e., when our thoughts are not uplifted by Love in our heart, we’ll spend our time experiencing sameness,—whether it’s continued pain in our body or the continuation of a metaphorical pain in the neck—and then we complain that nothing changes. Complaining doesn’t change anything because it disallows and prevents any higher experience for us than our focus on the physical world allows to manifest.

We read in The Science of Mind, “Pure Spirit is at the center of everything and is always responding to our thought. There is no limit to Its manifestation for us except the limitations that we set.” Do we still dare to dream or do we believe it’s too late? The only difference between us and Don Quixote is that nothing we dream is impossible. We can move mountains and it won’t be difficult! It will be miraculously easy, “like a bolt out of the blue.” We are free to desire higher, to wish upon a star that shines in the High Holy Realm of Spirit, “as dreamers do,” as do those who trust that there is so much more to life and our self than meets the eye.

Pure Spirit, the Pure Source Energy that rocks the Universe, is at the center of everything because It is the Power of Love that creates everything and brings it into form. It’s in a butterfly or an elephant, a flower or a tree, a molehill or a mountain, and it’s in us or else we couldn’t be here. If we’re still here in this human environment, no matter what our age we still have a whole lot of dreaming to do. There’s no limit to what we can be, do, have, or experience right now if we don’t set limits for our self.

We don’t have to struggle or effort in this life. We’re already spiritual beings free to dream a dream. If we have faith “like a grain of mustard seed,” and allow our desires to rise beyond this world of appearances, we’ll become aware that no request is too extreme. We’ll know that it makes no difference who we are, we’re loved by Love Itself. When our heart is in our dream, we’re in love with our dream—with the idea of it and the feeling of it. And, when our dream feels true within us, there’s nothing to prevent it from coming true in physical form.