Those three words are ones we so often wish for others during the Holiday season of Christmas and New Year's.
They sound good... they are good... But we have to ask ourselves: what is it that we really believe when we say those words?
During the 60's, the song "Let There Be Peace On Earth" became a very popular and much loved song. The last line of the song was taken to heart, however, in varying degrees: "let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me..." Peace on Earth will never be truly obtained by "peacekeepers' with guns and bombs and other methods of annihilation. Until humans refuse to participate in war and discontinue believing that war is a 'necessary' means of 'keeping the peace ...the Earth will never experience Peace.
I am finally accepting/realizing/being enlightened to --the fact that absolutely nothing I can say...regardless of how profoundly I might word it ... or how attention getting or provocative my words might be --nothing will change people's minds/beliefs about the 'necessity' of war. Nor should I expect them to agree with me. If I want Peace in my own heart, however, and in my own daily life ... I have to Let Go of any negative feelings their pro-war opinions have on me...otherwise...am I so different in 'wanting to be right'?
What one resists...persists in one's life. That is Universal Law based on the Law of Attraction. PEACE begins in each one of our lives individually. We don't really "win" anything by winning an argument...or winning a war ... True victory comes from allowing others to think as they please...Swallowing one's pride is a small price to pay for true Inner Peace. Please understand I am not just talking 'war'...it can be something as common as a person's chosen way of life in every area imaginable.
JOY is the result of alignment with one's Source... it is a reflection of Spirit, of God, of All That Is, of the Divine. It is not an ego-based feeling at having gotten one's way, or by beating someone else, or of being the 'best' or a 'winner' ...or those types of 'victories' ... True Joy is a spontaneous outflow of our Higher Self; our true Inner Nature.
True Joy totally transcends the Ego's constant need to be right and need to 'win.' It is not dependant upon money or materialism. Joy is probably the purest of all our spontaneous emotions. Someone once said that feeling HAPPY is the result of getting what we want ... but JOY is spontaneously experienced as a flood of warm Light in the Soul. It is the best of all the natural high's!
LOVE is a word that is probably more subjected to personal interpretation than any other word one can think of... but Unconditional Love is one of the most subtle of all the emotions because you do not have to FEEL unconditional Love as much as you simply have to ALLOW it... Unconditional Love is a decision, a choice, our response based on what we know is for our Highest Good and the Good of all concerned. It is more of an Action than it is a _Re_action.
The Pleiadians said that the definition of Unconditional Love could be summed up in one word: _allowing_. It has nothing to do with thinking we are being so 'good' because we will tolerate certain things about others... It has everything to do with the realization that others were not born onto the Earth to please us. Unconditional Love is allowing others to have their own opinions and beliefs by simply recognizing it is the RIGHT of others to differ from us.
Without practiing Unconditional Love, we will never know the true meaning of Peace. Nobody owes us the debt of changing their beliefs to suit or please us... regardless of how convinced we are the we are 'right.' Herein enters Unconditional Love.
The Three Words: Joy, Peace, and Love are truly interconnected. We really can't pick or choose just one or two ... the three go together..an inseparable package deal.
People who are most insistant that their views on politics, religion, and 'morality'
is the only right way (and perhaps they insist God is on their side, too!)...are afraid to Let Go because they are actually in Fear of Being On The Wrong Side. They can't see this, however. And it's not up to any of us to point out the error of their ways so that they align with OUR 'correct' way of thinking. This is probably the greatest lesson we will ever have in transcending the demanding Ego.
Winners are really 'winners' when they are willing to put down their weapons before the battle.
Those of us who are metaphysically minded, know that what we experience in our world is very individual...that it will be what we create which will depend upon what we truly believe....I think a willingness to examine what we really believe about the words: Joy, Peace, and Love should give us a lot of insight as to what we will potentially create. It doesn't depend upon what others believe.
I truly do hope we are all blessed with understanding ourselves and looking within to find the answers that we too often think are 'outside of us.'
HAPPY NEW YEAR!