“Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast.” Psalm 139: 7 – 10
Alfred Adler, founder of the school of individual psychology in the early 1900’s, believed that the experience of belonging was of the greatest importance to people’s mental health and well-being. He felt that not having awareness of the flow of love in one’s life led to many of humanity’s problems. Adler’s healing approach emphasized helping people to love themselves and to create societies that foster equality, opportunity, and realization of one’s full potential.
When we combine Adler’s approach with a spiritual understanding, we can tap into the infinite Source of love right within ourselves. We do not have to wait to find love through other people, or even in our own thoughts. We can practice faith in God’s love in us and around us. We can let that fountain flow, and it will touch and transform our thoughts, our relationships, and our communities. It is a spiritual principle that as we open to the loving Presence of God within us it dissolves painful thoughts and experiences that have blocked our awareness of love. When we take the risk to believe even a little bit that God does indeed love us and begin the practice of trusting that love, we find love streaming in us, through us, as us, and to us from all directions. As all things in life, this growth in love is a process, often moving like a spiral that takes us deeper into awareness of ourselves. This journey is a demanding one, and well worth all that it asks of us–and we have lots of help along the way. Hear this love letter from God, allowing it to hold and nourish you.
“Dear One, I see you. I see your strength and courage, your hesitations and fears. I see the way you love others, and your struggle to love yourself. I see how hard you work to grow, and your dedication to heal. I see your vulnerable humanity and your transcendent divinity. I see you, and I love what I see. I love you–it’s just that simple! Signed: Your Loving Mother-Father God.” (from Celtic Christian Tradition FB page)
In the Love and Light of the Christ,