The Art of Choosing Love

I am surprised how often a person writes, or says to me that they have no idea how to choose Love. It was requested that because “. . . consciously choose Love!” has become my tagline, maybe I would write an explanation.

As a generalisation, people live either head-first or heart-first. This is not a hard and fast rule; it is simply my observation of the often unrecognised difference between these two types of people. Obviously it is more difficult to choose Love when we are head-focussed than if we are more heart-oriented. I used to wonder if this head-first or heart-first way of living is a learned behaviour from childhood, or if it is simply the differences in our inherent nature; I decided on the latter.

Celebrating the Feminine Principle

Looking at our sad and terrible history we come across the Catholic based Spanish Inquisition. God only knows how many innocents died — with the emphasis on women and girls -— but it lasted far longer than is generally realised, beginning in the 12th century with the last execution early in the 19th century. However, my point is this. The majority of those executions were based in rounding up the village women and looking for the local witches. Why? The prime movers of religious control knew that intelligence follows the feminine principle. Intelligence, not the intellect. From my metaphysical investigations and as a pure generalisation, men are more intellectual than women, while women are considerably more intelligent than men.

The Basics of the Basics

Any mention of ‘back to the basics’ conjures up ideas and visions of back to Nature and growing our own food. And rightly so, for this is fundamental to our health and wellbeing. As a measure of how important this is, all my earlier books were on this subject, and they became best sellers. Although organic gardening and reconnecting with Nature are basic and essential for us to survive our precarious future, if our main thrust is from fear and survival then we are in trouble.

New Growth

As I work in my new Forest Garden I am aware of all the new growth that surrounds me. There is new growth in the young plants, but also new growth in the older ones. Age in plants does not stop new growth; they grow as freely and as vigorously as the young ones. As I worked, I could not help but become aware of how different this is with people.

Understanding Life, or Embracing it

What is the new? What is the old? Is there really the new and the old? Or is the new actually the old in new clothing? Hmm . . . something to ponder! We ask questions basically because we want to understand. Yet do we really want the Truth in our answers, or do we just want a truth? Something that is both acceptable and easily understood. Take, for example, the old biblical adage . . . the peace that passes understanding. Do you immediately want to understand this statement? Or understand what peace is? This is actually a very common reaction in our left-brain dominant world. The implication, however, is very challenging for many people. You can experience peace – I do – but you cannot understand it. I do not! The mind likes to understand, especially when driven by a clever intellect. But the mind cannot experience peace, it can only be a witness to its presence. So peace actually is beyond all intellectual understanding . . . although I doubt that the intellect fully accepts or understands this!

Self-Observation and Being Aware

There are many aspects regarding our ability to be aware. Generally we are more aware of what is going on around us and outside of us, than we are of what is taking place within us. We react over and over, yet unless our reaction is called to our attention we seldom notice it . . . so we carry on regardless. Yet, if or when it is called to our attention it is commonly met with another reaction about how we don’t react! Unfortunately, this is a very frequent scenario in the lives of most people.

Human Transformation

We are Beings of pure creation, this is our design . . . to create. My teachings are based in the universal principles of Truth. To teach these principles I am required to express them, embody them. One of these principles states that in every moment of your life you are creating the direction and the content of every moment of your life. Obviously this principle holds the key to personal transformation. One way or another, deliberate or otherwise, we never stop creating. If we look at the rising suicides, increasing dementia, all the drug and alcohol problems, depression and sicknesses, it becomes apparent we are transforming into a species that is expressing far less than our potential.