Newsletter October 2003 by Cathy Combs

The Infinite Passion Of Life

Here we are in October approaching the Wiccan New Year at Samhain, the time of life when many Earth-Based traditions celebrate the final harvest of planet Earth’s growing cycle in the Western hemisphere. Our focus turns from outer planting in the Earth’s soil to an inward focus of planting in the darkness of the invisible realm where our thoughts and feelings will take root and in Spring we will reap what we have sown. The Law of Cause and Effect, that operates in the 3-D realm, teaches us to be mindful of what we are doing. There is another law that operates above and beyond the 3-D realm, that is the Law of Transformation, also known as the Law of Love. It is even more powerful than the Law of Cause and Effect because it engages the heart. This law tells me that if I want transformation I must pay attention to what my heart is doing, and what my heart is feeling. Living more meaningfully and joyfully from the heart allows us to live "in the world but not of the world". The body, mind, Spirit connection that defines us as human/spiritual beings speaks to me of the fascinating paradox of what I’ll call immanent transcendence. As we build our relationship with the immediacy of the Love of our Being, we more and more easily transcend and transform what used to be petty or hugely annoying occurrences into a truly holy continuity of love and peace. Does that even seem like a real possibility? It is real! Being totally in tune with the realm of Love makes it possible.

Slowly and ever so surely I am learning to trust in the infinite goodness that underlies each moment. I am learning to focus my attention on Love and not let fear generated ego run wild. Living life as a walking peace/love meditation is not just for the monastic gurus on the mountaintop. It is a gift for all of us, available right here, right now. It is a gift that brings an immediate joy and depth to our experience that didn’t seem possible even a moment ago. Love can open our heart and mind that quickly. This kind of Love also has transformative consequences for our immune system, our heart rate, our whole being. Love actually physiologically transforms all our biological systems and coordinates our functioning to maximize our well-being. Centering our bodies and feelings in the flow of Love melts away obstacles by aligning us with a power that is beyond the seeming limitations of 3-D sense-based functioning. Moving toward this Love more and more makes me very aware of limitless opportunities despite what my fear-based focus tells me. The miracles that seem to happen are simply the Law of Love in action. As we hold this possibility dear to our hearts we can and will transform the world. I invite you to join me in holding any change you want to see lovingly in your heart and give thanks even now for the transformative power of the ineffable Love that transforms the seemingly commonplace into the ecstatic joy and peace that is our birthright as children of the Sacred. Blessed Be to all of us as we move toward this holy New Year celebration in a new light. As Frederico Fellini says, "There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life."


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