Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Loving What We Do

Woke up this morning with the sound of a woman's voice following me up out of dreams. She said- "Do something you love today. . . . or love something you do. This feeds the soul of the world."

I have been sitting with these words as I see photos of some homes burnt to the ground in California and others flooded with water and leveled by wind in Puerto Rico. I will pray for those impacted, and send resources to help.

And I will do something I love today- I will love something I do- which is to say, I will bring my full attention to the moment and savor the sweetness of reading or writing or walking in the park.

Individually we are small, and brief, and highly biodegradable. Humanity's strength has always been found in community. There are people scrambling to evacuate, or find clean drinking water, or fight a blazing fire today. I can send prayers and monetary help, and I can participate in communal action to prepare for and prevent these tragedies where possible.

The voice in the dream suggests something more- suggests that moments of loving what we are doing, tasting the sweetness of this day, offers something to the collective consciousness, feeds the soul of the world that somewhere, every day, faces challenges. It seems like a small thing to ask. And there really is no down side to loving what we do- although I admit, it might make us question some of what we do on any given day.

I suppose you could call consciously loving the moment a prayer, a way to add a drop of that which sustains us all to the collective consciousness we share. ~Oriah

Came across this photo from Karen Davis at Open Door Dreaming. Her eye for beauty, ability to photograph it and willingness to share it with us is just one way to add to loving the world.


2 comments:

  1. Loving what we do and doing what we love is what the book is about that I am reading. It's called "Whatever Arises, Love That" by Matt Kahn. He also has some YouTube vids. I find this is the next step for me in my spiritual walk...loving all of it. Sending love, like you did today and in our everyday lives is such a great way to stay in the "zone" of heightened vibration. I have been doing this for a few days and really enjoy the benefits of feeling closer to my guides and to the Divine Beloved. I had asked for that closeness that can be FELT. I am experiencing the joy of it now. And it makes my heart open even more. Thank you for sharing this core teaching today, Oriah! I love your work!

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  2. Sounds like we are in very similar places Maureen. I ran across a "Welcoming prayer" shared by Cynthia Bourgeault, where one grounds and then lightly names and welcomes and gently lets go of whatever is arising within or around us. It does indeed deepen the felt closeness to the Beloved.

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