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HEALING WITH LOVE

By Shannon Peck

A New “Love Tribe”

 

A new culture is emerging and it is characterized by our awakening to love. It is emerging in quiet, invisible ways. It’s a new “love tribe.”

More and more I find synchronistic moments where I am standing in front of strangers in public, loving them and considering how valuable their life is — in fact, as valuable as my own. This is new for me. Have you noticed this?

I also find myself almost defiantly protecting someone against judgments and criticisms because I am more interested in being with them in a loving way, seeing past the immediate circumstance while peering into their innate innocence and not their supposed guilt or unworthiness. Do you find yourself caring more too?

And I’m finding myself spontaneously including the entire universe in thought, as though there were no boundaries, borders, miles, or space to divide us. More and more I find that my heart wants to unite and stay connected all the time, without breaks. I want to love!

Something wonderful is occurring. Here are some other ways it’s emerging.

The people of Africa, China, Europe, Americas, and those on islands are with me. I enjoy a presence of love when I think of them.

There are moments that occur in the middle of a day, when I suddenly think of women or children in captivity, the suffering poor, the hungry, weak, addicted, sad, victims of injustice, or without hope. Rather than feeling sad, I feel love for them and I pray for them like there’s no tomorrow — right in that moment. As I experience more and more of this, I notice my heart is opening and expanding. And, also, I am experiencing this increasing love from others as well.

We are becoming a more compassionate people. As the new love tribe emerges, we are growing in our love. There are heroes among us and they may be your neighbor. Even the hero within yourself may be awakening. Through love, we are feeling empowered to do something and make a difference. We feel we can.

There is a silent trust in our hearts that something wonderful is guiding us. Though there are moments of great discouragement, wondering if we should even continue trying with so many opposing forces, hope lives and burns strong in our hearts, perhaps more than ever.

While my 89-year-old mother was waiting for the doctor, a two-year-old toddler literally marched herself towards my mother across the waiting room and smiled into my mother’s eyes. She then returned to fetch her ball, bounced her ball to mother and returned, marching and talking with mom as though they were best buddies. She did this repeatedly with so much connection and love! We were charmed by her. I thought to myself, “She’s one of the new love tribe members!”

At nutrition class last week, one of the students sensed my frustration and approached me at the break offering herself to be my sounding board for any frustration I was experiencing. She gave me her email address and we became fast friends. I was moved by her kindness to me. “Another love tribe member,” I thought.

On a recent herb walk with a botanist and master herbalist, a group of us trekked into nature for several hours to discover individual plants that bear great medicinal gifts to alleviate our pain, quench our thirst, provide minerals, settle our nervous system, and way more. We celebrated each and every herb’s gift. It was an afternoon of connections with each other and the wonderful plants, and we were bursting with gratitude. Our hearts were open. We were safe to do so. Behold the emerging love tribe!

Today, my husband, who is in real estate, asked me to come with him for half an hour while he previewed new houses on the market. He said he wanted to connect and be closer to me. This was in the middle of the day! He does that often. I feel his love and connection and it is these moments that cause me to know that I am never without his love. We are deeply connected in our hearts, souls, and at every level. He often tells me that his number one goal in life is for me to feel loved. This is how people love each other in the love tribe.

It is important to draw back in these moments and look at what is occurring. Something new. Something wonderful. This reflection causes me to say thank you to all indigenous people who have left their mark upon the earth, indelibly imprinted in our hearts, with the mystery of love and connection with all that is.

Welcome to the love tribe!

Copyright © 2010 by Shannon Peck

As a special love offering, go to my website and download my free, healing e-book, “Love Heals, How to Heal Everything with Love.” This is a limited time offering. Also, enjoy my newsletter offering tips on healing and ways you can keep love flowing and your consciousness growing. Just email me at ShannonPeck@gmail.com