The Love Within
by Rev. Kamatara Johnson
“Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed. It can be ignored. To the extent that we abandon love we will feel it has abandoned us. Denying love is our only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again. Love heals, forgives, and makes whole.” Ernest Holmes
As I sit in prayer, I open myself to the One Love, One Heart that is my very essence. This is the animating force of it all, so I am aligned with this Love that is the Presence and Power within. I am it; It is me. And when I forget and act as if I am anything other than Love, that is when I falter, I cause harm, I lose myself. So right here and now, I reconnect to the Truth of my being that I am Love in Action. It is who I am called to be. As it says in a Course in Miracles: everything is either love or a call for love. My job is to show up as love and more love, as the healing balm, the muse for inspiration, the catalyst for deepening. When I come back home to myself, I lead from my wholeness, my power, my truth; and it makes all the difference in the world.
I give thanks for this powerful force for good that is my very essence and a tool all at the same time. I stand strong in love with all the world regardless of outward appearances and current events. There is enough love for it all. In awestruck appreciation for all that Love can do, I open my heart to be an instrument of the Divine this very day. Knowing that this is the only way forward in my life and in this world, I know that I am blessed by the bounty of this Love. So, I release this prayer out into the Universe knowing it is already showering the world with a fountain of Love through each and every one of us. And so it is.