December 13, 2018
This Sunday is the traditional Advent celebration of Love. Love is my favorite topic and yet in some ways it’s the hardest to talk about…
It is Everything.
It is Who We Are.
It is All That Matters.
Bette Midler’s performance of “The Rose” goes deep into my heart and soul every time I hear it. I also find the lyrics profound… especially the words, “I say Love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed.”
Upon looking up the origins of the song, I learned that the songwriter, Amanda McBroom, had a spiritual experience in which the song basically wrote itself! In her description of writing it, she ends with expressing her eternal gratitude, “…to the Universe for speaking to me in the first place and for showing me what I truly believe.”
I love thinking about being a seed of the flower that is Love. It’s another way of saying that I am a child of God, for God IS Love.
Another image that came to me this week is that of being a carrier oil. In aromatherapy, certain strong essential oils are diluted by a “carrier oil,” so that the potent oil does not burn or irritate. Maybe we are like a carrier oil for the essence of Love!
As part of our reflections on Light and Love, Shannell Sedgwick will share a personal miracle story of a longed-for, unexpected birth.
Blessings and Love,
PS – Don’t forget to take time to go into your own Inner Stillness.
Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths. Listen to podcasts of her Sunday talks.