Dear friends, let us love one another, for love is of God – John 4:7
Every creature is a glittering, glistening mirror of Divinity. – Hildegard of Bingen
Let’s talk about love. Let’s make it. Let’s create it. Let’s fall in love. Let me count the ways. Love, love, love, all you need is love! Love makes the world go round. Who doesn’t love love?! I LOVE LOVE!
I’m such a romantic at heart, I started falling head over heels in love when I was in the 4th grade. One of the first times I shared at Jubilee! I told you all about that first one. Oh, that first one. Rob Stevenson. Sigh. He broke my little lover heart. But then came Brad. And Timothy. And Nicole…
And romantic love sure is special. But that’s not exactly what I’m talking about for these here Holy Days. I’m talking about… drumroll please… Mystical Love.
What the heck is that?! you may ask. Well, it’s the love we feel with the Divine. When I say God loves you, I want you to feel it, embody it, live it and spread it. Because God IS love, and God IS loving you right now in this very moment.
Mystical love is the love we have in our hearts for our fellow humans and creatures that walk with us here in this wondrous life. It’s the love that remains when our hearts are broken from that romantic love that didn’t work out (I’ll get over you someday, Rob Stevenson), the loss of a dear friend, or some unexpected tragedy that comes along as so often does in this rollercoaster of life.
This season, I’m looking forward to falling even deeper in love with you all, Jubilee! and with the idea we have here of God/dess/Great Spirit/Universal Intelligence. This God, this Good, this eternal, creative energy, is growing, expanding, and loving us, every day, in every way.
Sometimes it doesn’t appear so. Sometimes we feel alone and lost, without a hand to hold. Come, let’s hold hands and be in love with the Divine. together.
We are coming together this season to remind each other of the Love that is here for the taking. All we have to do is open our hearts to feel it. Look at the holiday stories, and how much hope they represent. The oil burned longer than we thought, the miracle of the birth of Jesus, the lights, the presents, the joy! So much love! So much Divine, Mystical love. It’s here for us, and we are here for each other. Happy Holy Days.
With a tender heart, Amy