Who wouldn't want bliss?
Who wouldn't want to live in the certainty that Love is forever?
Who wouldn't want to sleep each night enraptured and embraced?
Who wouldn't want to completely rock their world -- for easy access to Love without Limits?
Who wouldn't surrender everything -- including their breath -- for Love like this?
It is hard -- incredibly hard -- for most folks to realize that their essential nature is a "refraction" of the One Love Consciousness... "We were created by Love, for Love, to become Love" wrote Simone Weil: no truer words have ever been uttered by a human being: this is where we begin... where we live... and where we end... The trick is to wake up! Holy Moly! Holy Moly! Holy Moly! Say it: "I am Love!" Give it: "I give Love!" Be it: "I am Love!"
Every time a contrary self-definition creeps into your mind, return to your core: say it, "I am Love!" Every time a contrary experience of reality imposes itself upon your truth, say it, "I am Love!" Every time a choice of contradiction presents itself, give it, "I give Love!" Here's the thing: when you magnetize your consciousness and reality with affirmations of the truth of your being, you will increasingly find happiness, friendship, delight, pleasure, and ultimately, bliss coming your way and becoming attached to you...
Here's the next thing: you can't keep it for yourself! You can't control it, manipulate it, direct it, or dominate it! Like a straw, you've got to let the Grace and Love flow through you -- coming to you, going from you -- with the freedom of non-attachment... This "no need" to claim attachment, is the essential recognition that everyone in your life is exactly like you: created by Love, for Love, to become Love. This is the living experience of deep spiritual solidarity...
Being Love is the ultimate attraction: you want bliss? Be Love: be gentle: be kind: be loveable: be humble: be delightful: be thoughtful: be compassionate: be just: be merciful... Being this is being Love, is being beautiful! And this beauty has nothing to do with whatever you see in a mirror: that is always a distortion of the Really Real: you are beautiful only to the degree that you are kind: and that you actually and truthfully practice Loving...
The Way of Love is service: everyday engage in some free service to people in need: you've got to personalize compassion by your action. Join an organization (or start one) that offers opportunities to serve in your community... Everyday practice deep spirituality: meditate, adore, and surrender within your heart to the One Love Consciousness: practice the remembrance of the Holy Name with your breath: engage in regular mindfulness trainings: make adoration of the Divine Love your secret identity... Everyday practice a vibrant solidarity: organize and work for justice and peace: build equality into the very fiber of your being: liberate the Divine Feminine through practices of both remembrance and justice: work for the education and empowerment of girls: advocate for a transformation of economics, politics, culture, and religion to the just, the kind, and the beautiful...
You want to access bliss? Fill your mind and your days with evidence of "service, surrender, and solidarity"... Believe and practice, with a smile on your face, "I have been created by Love, for Love, to become Love!" Don't cling to the Love welling up in your heart: give it all away! Be Love: bless everyone you see with these simple words: "One Love Blessing"... as soon as "you" get out of the way, bliss will fill that blessed empty space... "Amma" with your incoming and outgoing breath... Let your breath give birth to God in this beautiful world...
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.