This old gal has learned a lot from “holy books”–several of them. My first exposure was to the Bible, which I sincerely, deeply studied for many years. And I listened to its many teachers and so-called “authorities” on “God’s Word,” which according to them, is the Bible, preferably the King James version. However, the authorities seemed to want to turn me aside from the truth I FELT hidden in those pages to something else, something dark and rigid. Doctrines, opinions, interpretations galore–not in sync with what I felt within!
But Jesus’ message (as I understood it–heartwise) resonated deeply, and I held onto his message, letting go of the religion organized around him, where he had become an object of worship (I felt, against his own wishes!). But oh, how I FELT Jesus and loved him–and still do!
And then, still not satisfied, I studied other “holy books” offering that seemed to be truth, both old ancient ones and modern ones. You see, I had always been led to believe that the key was in the study, in the perceptions of the mind, the thoughts, the thought systems, the beliefs. On the pages of these other books I found similar things written, though they did not always agree.
Still I found threads running through these books, often small, hidden ones, of a common theme, a hint of that divine spark of Love within us. I found words of Buddha and Lao Tse and others who had achieved their own realization of Oneness with Source–with Love. That deep and gentle FEELING of encountering truth pointed me to the Love within and nothing else. But it took years for me to trust this feeling. And I studied on and on.
But from the plethora of different teachers that aligned themselves with these other holy books, I got more and varying spins yet again on what those many words meant. More divisions of opinion and revelation, even more splintering of truth. So many taking on roles as as gurus, teacher, interpreters. The value in these experiences came down to only one thing for me.
Ultimately, it became clear to me that listening to the heart’s voice was the goal, the means, the narrow way to freeing Truth. My heart said, “Listen not so much to men as teachers of words–and not so much to words in books, for all truth is in you, as you…and in ALL living!” My heart said, quite in agreement with those hidden threads in the books, that Love is the answer, and that Love’s still, wordless voice is the only one to which I need listen.
Trust Love and listen to Its voice within. Love is God is Love is all, and It is IN us, AS us. Words in holy books point only to this ONE LOVE, beyond words and thoughts, that we truly ARE, and LIVING It. It’s all about the wordless voice of Love within. And for now, that’s all I’ve got to say about that. And oh, yes, I LOVE you, and we are ONE.