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Choosing Love Not Fear

by Rebecca Gifford

Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.  –Tom Barrett

(The following is an excerpt from our April newsletter. If you want to sign up to receive it monthly for free, please visit

Breaking News reports are the backdrop of our time. Change is the order of the day. Stress levels are high. What looks and often feels like chaos is becoming the norm. And human suffering is, so sadly, part of the package.

In these times, for us at Body of Light, meditation becomes a necessary part of each day. The quiet soothes. The peace becomes openness. And from that space come ideas, energies and visions –- revealing glimpses of why and how this is all happening and the almost maddeningly simple answer to the question, “How do we get through it?”

When faced with such times, we have choices.

We can react with fear -– through anger, violence, finger-pointing, anxiety, resistance, isolation -– or we can move forward in love.

We can live in the regrets of the past and fear of the future or we can welcome the joy of the present.

We can recognize that we, as spirits, chose to be on this planet during this great time of change, and embrace the opportunity to grow and contribute. Or we can reject and deny our path –- choosing stubbornness, apathy or blinders out of fear of facing what is.

Fear adds to the chaos. It keeps us stuck in one place, running round and round in circles, desperately looking for a way out of a groove that only gets deeper the more we pass over it.

Love is always the solution. Love shows us that all we need to do is slow down, take a breath, look around, see the wonder that already is and never left, and appreciate the infinite possibilities –- for growth, change, peace, understanding, healing, creativity, sharing, abundance, a strong global community –- if only we embraced all that it has to offer.

Love is always the answer.

Love gives us strength to face the darkest days. It allows us to shift our feet off the usual path and walk assuredly along our own, open to whatever may come. By living through it, we move forward with confidence into the unknown -– stepping off the cliff, trusting that there is a bridge there to meet our foot.


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