A Children's Circle of Love
The following was recently written on the Godwriting blog in response to Gloria's topic: "Learning what's important". Thank you Gloria for the topic and the cue that invited the following two responses by Jim and Jimi, and then Jimi. I have edited only slightly to create an independent context for: "A Children's Circle of Love"
When I think of other people in the world, whether they are in my personal life or not (whether I “know” them or not), what usually comes to me is a circle of children around me with me in the center. (we are all in the center of our own circle is just one way of picturing it). So all of these children are surrounding me with maybe the ones in the first row or ring, the ones I already know. But it is a ring that is infinitely deep…that is expanding infinitely with all of the people (as children) of the world. And my honor and privilege is to love all of them…from my heart…regardless of what my mind may think about them. And yes…one could say this is unconditional love…even though this term is somewhat of a spiritual cliche…that is okay with me too…It does not detract nor subtract from both the intimacy and vastness and potency of authentic love from the heart of one to the heart of another or to the billions of hearts of those “others’ “out there”. Loving you always…Jim and Jimi.
Jimi wants to say something about the circle (from the above discussion)…”It makes me very happy when I have so many children to love. They sit in a circle around me…and then love comes from my heart to theirs…regardless of how Jim sees them…or regardless of how other people from the outside world see them. So their faces and dress and bodies may be all different: For example: Their faces may be bruised or cut or dirty or not; their clothes may not fit or be dirty or not; their hands may be dirty or not, they may be seated or not; they may be crippled or hurt or not…..and their eyes…they may be shinny and emanating love or not. But…deep into their hearts I look, and all I see is pure love and light…because that’s how my Father made them and me and you too. So, I see and I watch and I love them…I love them…and I love them…I love both their inner heart…and I love all of the different disguises and masks and appearances that I see…and I love all of the thoughts in their minds and I love all of their pasts and futures too. So…I just keep loving All of them all of the time…cause that’s what my Father sent me here to do cause He gave me so much Love to do this with cause He loves me so much and somehow I trusted Him enough so that more Love would come through to love all of the world’s children and to especially Love you (whoever may be reading this) And you know a secret? When I am in the center of the circle just watching and loving, sometimes one of the children will stand up and come towards me…closer…and closer and closer and as they walk closer I feel more and more of the love for them in my Heart…and then maybe they collapse into my lap…and then their minds and bodies fall asleep but their heart opens!…their heart blooms like a special flower. That is so beautiful… Thank you for listening to this. You have a wonderful, loving heart. Loving and blessing you always. ” Jimi.