The above bit of art is called "Awakening" and is from Brian Andreas at StoryPeople. His website is www.storypeople.com where they have many wonderful art pieces for sale. This particular one is one of my favorites and I have a print of it framed on my living room wall.
We are in times that could be called trying, to say the least. There are many things happening in the world that might be triggering us into feelings of anger, limited thinking, insecurity and fear just to name a few. But, in these times, when we're feeling triggered into something that pulls us down instead of lifting us up, if we can stop, center ourselves, connect to our essence, and remember that, no matter what things might look like, love is all there is, we will move through this period of time with much more grace and ease.
My feeling is that, "In those times..." refers to now. In these times, these difficult times. "We finally chose to walk like giants and hold the world in arms grown strong with love." Yes, yes, yes. "We finally chose...," yes, finally, but still made the choice. It might have been a long time coming, but we finally made the choice for love. Making the choice for love is a choice we can make in any moment, through any decision or action or thought throughout every day. The choice for love is always there to be made. And, it is my hope that we all find our way into being able to make that choice, not only more often, but consistently.
"...to walk like giants..." because when love is the guiding light, the awareness, the constant, we are like giants in terms of our impact and effect in the world. "...and hold the world in arms grown strong with love." When we embody the love that truly IS all creation, we're able to contain the All of it because we ARE the All of it. Everything is grown stronger with love.
"And there may be many things we forget in the days to come,..." These times will tempt us to forget who we are and what we want for ourselves. We'll be pulled by the negativity that is being triggered by the immense amounts of light that are pouring into the planet. And, sometimes we'll forget and backslide into it. "...but this will not be one of them." But, of all the things we might forget, let's be sure that love is not one of them. Let's rest in the knowing that love is always present, and not allow ourselves to be convinced otherwise.
For all of us who are able to remember and hold the vibration of love, it falls to us to lift the others who have forgotten until they can remember as well. And, if we're able to walk like giants and hold everything that's crying for love in our strong arms, then the cries will be answered and the memory will return and love will grow. We can not curse the darkness because that gives it focus and power. We have to light a candle. We have to keep our heart flames lit and burning brightly. We have to be beacons of love and light so that those who are lost can see us and find their way back. We have to shine with everything we've got in order to dispel the forces that would take us down. Yes, the darkness is there and must be acknowledged, but by shining our light into it and upon it we set it free. We have to love it free.
So, make the choice for love, walk like giants in the world, contain the All in strong arms, and never forget. Never forget.