A Course in Miracles tells us that “… words are but symbols of symbols… They are thus twice removed from reality.” Yet God sometimes uses words to focus our attention on what is important. It is up to us to open to the underlying experience and uncover their true meaning. God is always pointing us in the direction of love so that we may experience it rather than simply know about it intellectually or accept someone else’s definition.
Let the Flame of Love be not just ignited in your heart but burn forever.
May that Flame of Love burn forever in your heart.
And let the heat and the light of that Flame of Love radiate out in every direction.
That Flame represents you with God.
That Flame is you and God dancing in your heart.
The image of you and God dancing is deliberate. It’s to remind you of the joy that comes from your union.
In this tranquil corner of northwestern Connecticut, a trip to Walgreens is largely calm and uneventful yet, when I arrived for my COVID booster vaccine, I was met with sheer chaos. The pharmacy was short-staffed, causing long lines of people, some having waited for over an hour. There was a mother with a daughter who looked terribly sick. There was a big guy bellowing about how he ran away at fifteen years old and was told never to come back. For that reason, he believes in tough love. That turned into a very loud diatribe on kids today and the failure of today’s parents. Some customers agreed, and some didn’t. People felt free to share their opinions.