Building Love Muscles
by Nancy Bowers, RScP
“Life is simple.
Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right
moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just
easier if you do.”
― Byron Katie
In this moment, I call myself back to the awareness of the Power and Presence of Life, the Essence that I call God. I recognize that this Life Force is Reality. It is “what is,” and what I absolutely know is that the bedrock of this Force Field of Life is Pure, Unadulterated Love. It is Total Support. It is Goodness. It is Harmony. It is Peace Eternal. And so, recognizing this, what I absolutely know in this moment is that God is for me. What I absolutely know is that Spirit has your back. Life is happening for you, not to you. It is a gift. That Presence I call God is the ultimate present.
It is in, through and around me. Always. It is in, through and around you, as well. We are swaddled in Loved. We are swimming in Support. God’s got this, no matter what this is.
So, I surrender. In this moment, in this here and now, I give up thinking I need to control any of it. I give up thinking I need to “fix” anything. My only problem is that I have misperceived. I forgot who I was. I forgot who you were. I forgot that I made my perception of the world and that failure to notice God does not mean that He is missing. I forgot that no matter what is happening, God is here. Love is here. Life is happening for us. Therefore, I embrace all of it. All the challenges. All the messiness. All the things that my mind wants to tell me are “wrong.” I run into the heartache. I eat the difficulties. I strengthen my soul with each trial that I’d prefer to avoid but now embrace with the knowledge that I am building love muscles. That is the gift – I am building love muscles, for each time I encounter resistance to what is but I stay with it anyway, I become a better person. Each time I remember to surrender and embrace Reality as a gift from God, it reinforces my ability to love what is. I bless it all. I ask God to help me feel the blessings that I know are here. I allow Spirit to guide me, to dissolve my resistance and embrace life full frontal.
I am so grateful to surrender, so grateful to let go of all the effort. I give thanks for each moment that builds stronger love muscles. I am grateful to love it all. It is so much easier to enjoy what is without the burden of thinking it should be different. So, I release this prayer, knowing that God has it covered. Life is for us and it is brimming with Love. And so it is. Amen.