What is Love?Nov 28, 2020 03:51PM ● By Eilis Philpott
Most of us believe we know what love is and its various expressions. There’s romantic love, family love, love of friends, love of animals and nature and so on.
Before sharing a broader concept of what I believe love is, here’s a little back story. Back in the early 2000s, I attended a training in Sedona titled “How to Channel”. On the second day, we were practicing our new skills by being paired up and channeling messages for our partner. The question put to us to channel a response for our partner was, “What is my mission in this lifetime?” My partner shared with me that my mission was love.
My initial reaction was, “That’s a bit vague and general,” followed by disappointment. So I put it aside and carried on with my life. Fast forward to more recently, when it dawned on me what an honor and special mission this actually is.
So back to the question: What is love? I believe that each one of us is a unique spark of the Divine. My personal definition of Divine is that it is love. As such, each and every one of us is love. We hold it, we carry it, we transmit it and above all else—we want to feel it.
It gets complicated when we see and experience pain, anger, overwhelm and any of the perceived negative emotions. But what if there is a gift in these emotions—a way forward, so to speak. On one level, feeling uncomfortable in our bodies (physically and emotionally) is actually a motivator for us to delve deeper, to heal and to find out who we truly are. To take it a step further, what if part of what we, as humans, are learning is how to love every aspect of ourselves, every experience, every emotion, all our shadow selves—and in that loving, we are actually imbuing ourselves with light and love and transmuting these uncomfortable energies to bring them back to Divine Love.
I believe that we chose to come here to have the unique experience of the full spectrum of emotions. So how can anything we experience be wrong? What if we truly believe that we, in each moment, are exactly where we are meant to be, doing exactly what we are meant to be doing? Wouldn’t that remove a layer of guilt, remorse and judgement that would allow true healing to take place—the love of self? When we fully embody self-love, we can then reflect that out into the world and affect the most powerful change of all.
Back to the original question, what is love? Love is our Divine Birthright. It is who we are at our core. Maybe that is what we are moving toward in this time of Ascension: knowing that we are love and are loved more than we could ever imagine.
Dr. Eilis Philpott is the owner of Soul Healing Journey, LLC and has been a healing practitioner for over 20 years. Connect at 203-767-5954, [email protected] or SoulHealingJourney.com. See ad, page 11.