Today I’m doing things a bit back to front. I’m going to start at the end, with the words we chose to finish our messages and letters with.
This week a dear friend ended their letter with ‘One love’. Reminded that love is universal, I felt an instant connection – not just to my friend but to everybody. My heart was warmed and open in this recognition and celebration of oneness. I hurried to my Bob Marley CD and put on the song ‘One Love’, smiling as the poignantly relative words were sung. If you don’t already know the song, here are those lyrics –
‘One love, one heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One love)
Hear the children crying (One heart)
Sayin’, “Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.”
Sayin’, “Let’s get together and feel all right.’
As autumn wraps us in it’s cosy blanket, beckoning us into our homes and into the arms of our families it’s nice to remember that this love we share with those close to us is part of the One Love. There are many loving roles we play in our lives to which we give our primary focus – dedicating ourselves to the happiness of our children, caring for the elderly in our families, the passion and romance of intimate relationships and even the realisation that we each need to spend time loving every aspect ourselves and taking care of ourselves. Our love doesn’t end there though. Focusing on healing and loving our Selves, our friends and our family doesn’t mean we have forgotten the rest of humanity or that we’re somehow not playing our part in an evolving society or world peace. Quite the opposite. Love is flowing, it is everlasting, universal, divine. When we love ourselves, when we love the person we embrace in our arms, when we lovingly acknowledge and bless the strangers we pass on the street we are in that moment loving everybody and everything, as part of that One Love.
I’ve decided that I too will use the expression ‘One love’ when signing off, from now on. A lot of the books and articles in the October issue help us to amplify this love and fortify a real sense of togetherness. Planetary Healing, for example teaches us effective ways to enhance our relationships with ourselves, others, and our planet. The authors Nick Scully and Mark Hallert explain to us that ‘when working from the High Self, the boundaries between ‘self’ and the rest of the universe will blur. To be effective, the ego steps back so that resonance with all of creation will be amplified.’
One Love can be offered, from our hearts, to help heal any living thing. Ann and Geoff, for example, have been calling upon Ho’oponopono’, the Hawaiin forgiveness ritual during their daily walk, to offer healing and love to an Oak tree that somebody had sadly set fire to. Traditional, simple methods are so often the most effective for quickly tapping into the truth and the love in our hearts, Ushering those sensitive words of the ‘Ho’oponopono‘, ‘I am sorry, Please forgive me, I love you, and Thank you’ are a perfect example of this pure healing.
Jewels of Silence is clearly brimming with that One Love. From the first note your heart is warmed and engaged as you enter a deep, blissful relaxation. Surrendering to Ashana and Thomas Barquee’s musical alchemy simply melts away all stress and negative thought patterns – from here we can easily reflect upon the vastness of our consciousness and affirm our place in an interconnected universe. There is a free eight and a half minute track, from Jewels of Silence to be found by following the link on this page and scrolling down … so you don’t need to take my word for it … why not find a quiet moment and see where the music takes you?
Louisa and the Cygnus Team