Make no mistake.
We are all being asked in a very profound way, to take a closer look at who we are…versus who we thought we were.
This is the Mirror Darkly.
This is originally a Bible passage: “For now we see in a mirror, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I have been known.” [http://biblehub.com/erv/1_corinthians/13.htm]
Here’s that passage…in context of the theme of LOVE:
And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil; rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall be done away; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part: but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child: now that I am become a man, I have put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I have been known. But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
Strange, isn’t it? That a passage we know is about the true meaning of love has within it an undercurrent of how we can fail to love?
How can we know that we are failing to love…we know by examining what that looks like in the mirror. By looking closely at how our reflection is often clouded in self-doubt, self-protection and ignorance of who and what we project into the world and how that is projected back to us by the 3D reality we understand as the physical part of the world.
We are here in physical form to love one another. Simple…or is it? In one form or another, EVERY SINGLE religious text has some form of “Do Onto Others” as one of its principle precepts. So, why are more wars started and/or continued because of religion?
There is a core misunderstanding among the people of this world, that we are somehow different…not from the Original Source of All Things. This is a huge error and one that is being highlighted…again…for us in these closing days before the end of 2016.
We are all in the process of awakening to truths that have not been a secret at all. There are no secrets, just confusion and ignorance of these truths.
Look into your own mirror…darkly. See, maybe for the first time, your shadow self. Feel how that shadow hides that which you prefer not to be revealed…not even to yourself, and certainly not to those who you claim to love. Dare I say, unconditionally.
As long as we remain in this 3D world, we will have a shadow. But, that shadow can reveal itself to you…if you allow yourself to investigate those places within your own heart and soul that scare you. That which scares you drives the light away, and, it is only by allowing the light to illuminate your darkness that you will awaken to your ability to love even those things that you fear.
…”But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three, and the greatest of these is love.”
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