I listened to the recording of a channeling of Martin Luther King, Jr. from March 2007 by Michele Mayama of www.lightsmith.com yesterday. I found it most inspiring. His gift of power, authenticity, and inspiration are still alive through the words he speaks even though he's no longer embodied on this planet.
There were two things he said in this recording that especially touched me. The first was that the dynamic of slavery exists throughout the cosmos. It's not something that humans on Earth thought up, it's something that was brought here and has been practiced in many other places and in many other life systems. The second was that Earth was born out of a great love affair!
In regard to the first point, of slavery not being unique to Earth, I realized the far-reaching importance of healing that dynamic. Because, by healing it here, and fully realizing the oneness of all Life, and the equality of all souls, and choosing against the enslavement of any being--human or otherwise--we would contribute to the healing of slavery throughout the cosmos.
But, it was in regard to the second point, that Earth was born out of a great love affair, that truly rocked my world. Many of us acknowledge and are aware of the fact that Earth, or Gaia as many of us call her, is a living being. But, I had not taken that awareness farther into the wholeness of what it means in the context of our larger reality.
Two beings, two energies--or maybe more than two?--came together in great love; and the Life that came out of that communion was Gaia. Why Life would be created any differently in the larger sense than it is in the human sense had just never occurred to me. But, it brought home to me in a way that I had not realized before, the oneness of all Life. It's difficult to articulate the impact this statement had on me. When I heard it, I had to stop the recording and just sit with the statement. I sobbed as I processed it into the deeper levels of my being. I'm still processing it. I might have more to say about it later, but for now, I wanted to share it with everyone.
I heard the Martin Luther King, Jr. channeling 9 years ago, when it was first recorded, but I don't remember hearing this statement about love at that time. Obviously, I wasn't ready to receive it then. And, I'm most grateful to have been given the chance to listen to the recording again now, so that I could receive the gift that this statement of love carries for me.
Our bodies are small and human. But, other bodies are large and the size of a planet, or a solar system, or a galaxy, or something else of which we have no concept. And, Life loves, whatever its body looks like and however it takes its expression. And, more Life comes out of great love. Love births Life. And, Life is the expression of love. There can be no Life without love, because love is the essence of Life. I need to come up with new vocabulary to express what has opened for me. Just as we need to create new systems by which we live together on Gaia, we need to create new words to express our continuously expanding awareness.
The Earth was born out of a great love affair. Yes. And, that love surrounds her still, and those of us who live in, on and with her. She is made of love, as are we. It is the essence of who we are. It is what breathes us and lives us and expresses through us. Love is not an action. Love is.