Accessing Blissful Love
Perhaps there are many questions that may have come to your mind when you are going through a crisis, or standing at a crossroad, or simply being in your average day to day humdrum state of awareness, such as:
“Why am I here? Why all the confusion? Why the suffering?”
Sages and saintly mentors have always reminded us that the deepest, most refined, most sacred inner part of us, the part we call our soul, has its unique divine origin. It was created from the Infinite One, the Source of all Life, Light, Loving- kindness and Mystery called the Creator. They taught us that our soul is that essential part of ourselves which ever seeks the Presence of the Divine. It experiences blissful, everlasting Love. It can connect us with glorious beauty, truth, oneness, rapture, exultation and creative power. It seeks to infuse us with ever deepening wisdom.
Our soul is our true identity. It is the channel that encourages us to awaken and remember who we are truly connected with. Our soul patiently waits for us and calls us always from behind the scenes.
There may have been moments in your life when you were able to attune your mind and heart with your soul. In those blessed flashes of perception, you could begin to behold the great ocean of unknown power, of Love and infinite potentiality manifesting as Life and Beauty. This power has been called by many different names, such as the Infinite One, The Almighty, the All-Merciful One and many others.
In the course of thousands of years, holy men and women, sages, mystics and prophets, have been blessed to experience the Eternal Creator as a Being of eternal love, grace, power, kindness, truth… mystery... It is our destiny and highest calling to perceive and feel this eternal Presence always there for us, aware of each of us, listening to us, guiding us with every opportunity we give it to communicate with us. We truly can choose to listen and to interact in trust with this Being of absolute intelligence and perfection. We can begin to sense this staggeringly awesome Power sustaining and aware of every soul, every consciousbeing and all the myriads of extraordinary, powerful beings of Light infusing the cosmic dimensions of the worlds around us.
Our sages and mystics wondered: “Why were we created?” “What is our purpose?” They probed again and again in the profound depths of their meditation, seeking to understand the reason and intent for the creation of mankind and of the Universe. And their answer came shining forth:
“The Eternal, all powerful Supreme One desired to share blissful Love with us, with all created beings.”
We are created in God’s image. Our Creator created us with free will to be ultimately embraced in blissful love, as well as returning this love in a magnificent flow of giving and receiving! Our Creator eagerly supports and sustains each of us through our many experiences here and beyond, until we learn to give and receive love in ever increasing joy! We can choose to do this in our daily affairs with the people around us.
We can let go of self criticism as well as the criticism of others. We can forget about blame, guilt and regret in our life situations and those of others. We can choose to make our days beautiful with our attention centered on gratefulness and love for others and especially for God. We can do this through our unique privilege of free will. We can begin anew at every turn. Step by step we learn.
Our doorway to understanding and experiencing the reason of our existence in this world is through loving, caring and supporting others, as well as ourselves.
Have you noticed that the moment you begin to really appreciate and truly love someone, your life become enhanced with joy and aliveness? Suddenly you realize this is the most wonderful thing that can happen to you.
Giving and receiving blissful Love heals you. It connects you with the heart of the Universe, with all Creation and with our Creator.
Author: Rebbetzin Liliane Ritchie
Adapted from her book "Masters and Miracles"