April : LOVE
Let There Be Love
By Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann
Love is the most universally recognized and most frequently misinterpreted of the Twelve Powers. It is a part of life and living, and without love, people perish.
When Jesus prayed the prayer of atonement with his disciples, as reported so beautifully by John (the love disciple), he was calling attention to the ultimate activity of love, the spiritual oneness that pervades everything in the universe.
Love is. Love continues to be, just as the sun continues to shine, whether or not we know it is there, whether or not we can see it, whether or not we believe in it.
The love center in the body is in the heart. As the heart circulates life-giving blood throughout the body, so a right concept of love circulates life-giving sustenance through our thinking-feeling nature, as well as through our body and affairs.
Development of the God-consciousness of oneness enriches all phases of the life it enters. The faculties of love, centered in the heart, and wisdom, from its seat at the pit of the stomach, meet in the solar plexus, at the back of the heart and stomach.
In considering the unfoldment of love, we must make sure that we link it always with wisdom.Wisdom and love are not only two of the twelve powers, but they are also the two phases of God that combine to produce creative activity of any kind.
Love without wisdom has a tendency to be blind, easily misled, foolish in its actions. On the other hand, wisdom without love may be harsh and cold, unfeeling in its activity. Linked in the Mind of God, working from pure knowing and the ultimate oneness, they produce perfect ideas in mind and manifestation.
It is love that looks past appearances to behold the Truth of being. It is love that enables us to live in harmony with all our universe. It is love that heals, prospers, attracts, holds and makes real the good ideas. And divine love is the greatest power for protection in the universe.
It is not necessary for us to like all that we see in our world. We do not have to agree with the wrong things that people do. But regardless of appearances, we must love the Christ or God in all persons and all things. We must, because it is our nature to love and because “he first loved us.”
Affirmation: “ I am a radiating center of love.”
Love: The spiritual power for this month is represented by the disciple John. The coordinating color is pink and the physical location is in the back of the heart.