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Love - the Keyword for 2018?

"There is a 'love tribe with a love vibe' that is a network of conscious people from all faiths, religions, and spiritual journeys that are opening up to even more awareness, more spiritual growth, and more love at this time. There is no one centralized organization or belief system with love. It's just happening now. Can you feel it ?"
- David Lawrence Brown

The Source 
What is the source of love? If you believe or acknowledge that there is a Divine Spirit within the universe, a creator of all things, an intelligence that is also the source of love, then Divine love can be seen as infinite, powerful, and present within and around us at all times. We are one with this source. Imagine being in a meditation, and suddenly, unexpectedly you are immersed and one with a brilliant white living light, so full of Divine love that your only experience is that your soul and spirit are one with it. Imagine that this is happening all the time, and that you don't need to be in meditation to experience it or know it. 

The Journey
The keyword "Journey" is used frequently as a personal journey referring to what we may experience individually in our spiritual practice, our goals, and our life. There is also a collective journey, where we have the sense that we are on a similar journey with a smaller or larger group, or tribe, or close friends or family, or all of them simultaneously. In fact we are most likely on several overlapping journeys within ourselves and with others. Is love the journey, or a part of the journey, or empowering the journey? If love is a keyword for your journey or our collective journey in 2018, what does that mean to you?

An Invitation
The invitation of this blog post is to embrace the keyword "Love" as a collective journey that we are on individually and together, however we are connected, and to amplify it this year - 2018 - as a powerful focus to neutralize and dissolve fear and to open hearts for healing and joy. If there is one keyword that can be embraced for this year 2018, could it be love? If so, why? If not, why not?

Love Dissolves Fear
It has been said that love is one of the most powerful words and emotions in human language and experience. For what it represents on many levels, it is not hard to see why. One of the most powerful emotions on the planet is also fear. It has also been said that love dissolves fear. This is why the title of this blog is in form of a question - "Is Love the Keyword for 2018?" and why I answer and affirm that yes it is. There is so much fear out there, fear of world changes, world leaders, the future. Fear as food that is fed to millions every day, every hour by the media. You are invited to live in the question and experience your own answer to whether love is an important keyword for you this year.

Love Heals 
The healing power of love is well known and documented throughout history in stories and sacred texts. Love can heal the past through forgiveness in love. Love can heal relationships, illnesses, broken hearts, fears, and melt away resistance, addictions, violent acts and thoughts. It seems that there is nothing that cannot be transformed by love. It is that powerful. 

Is the Vibe Shifting in 2018?
Last year I chose inspiration as a theme and published a blog post about it  - Inspiration - the Keyword for 2017 - as it seemed to be needed with all of the divisiveness and negative vibes going on around politics. This year that vibe may be changing, even if only a small amount. I think many people are realizing, especially those involved in personal growth and spiritual practices that love disables fear, can heal it, and dissolve it. Much of the hysteria out there seems to be based on fear. Much of the media seems to be serving up fear on a daily platter of negative news. If love dissolves or neutralizes fear, as the most powerful keyword and emotion on the planet, then what if love were amplified dramatically this year? This year in particular may witness even more fear than the prior two years, and love is needed now more than ever before. Are you ready for the journey?

There is a 'love tribe with a love vibe' that is a network of conscious people from all faiths, religions, and spiritual perspectives that are opening up to even more awareness, more spiritual growth, and more love at this time. There is no one centralized organization or belief system with love. 
It's just happening now. Can you feel it ?

Imagine Love as oneness with the Divine Spirit, our bodies and hearts like crystals, and love shining through our hearts and being amplified in ways that we cannot imagine as the quantum physics of the "love vibe"  transforms us, and transforms the world. 

The Tribe Vibe

The quote to the left has an anonymous author, yet when you read it you are also invited to participate in it, to be around others in person, on social media, or in whatever ways work for you to open up to a tribe vibe. It has subtle levels as well as obvious ones. For example, if millions of people did prayers and meditations at the same time around the world with love it would be a powerful vibe for positive change. We may see more of this happening in 2018-2020, and beyond. 

Imagine.... Compassion being amplified in your own life and collectively. Imagine the love vibe increasing the amount of compassion worldwide. Forgiveness happens. Imagine fear and anger dissolving on a large scale. The world shifts. Momentum builds. Love keeps expanding. The media starts to catch the vibe. Imagine Divine love shining more powerfully through millions of hearts worldwide. Imagine Love becoming the keyword for 2018 and beyond. Enjoy and love the journey. 

Love is the Most Important of 333 Keywords

"The invitation of the keyword “Love” is to recognize it as one of the most important keywords in our life for fulfillment, happiness, joy, and spiritual growth. Loving ourselves is just as important as loving others. Loving our life as it is, as well as what it is becoming, can empower our days to be magnificent, amazing, and full of deeper experiences. Love is a journey in itself, and our journey can be filled with love. We can send love to strangers through our eyes or our smiles. We can also love the divine presence in our hearts, shine our love into the world with our minds and hearts, and share love with our families and significant others. Love is a deep expression and need of our soul to connect with others and with the divine."
- 333 KEYWORDS to Change Your Life

A Special Tribute to Mile Hi Church

Ministers at Mile Hi Church

This blog post is a tribute to the spiritual community at Mile Hi Church, which isn't a church at all in the traditional sense of the term, but an all-inclusive, positive spiritual community experience that welcomes all denominations, all religions and spiritual paths. Many have the experience of "Welcome Home" when they attend their first service that usually has over 1000 people attending at the 10am Sunday event.

I am so grateful for the inspiration from the Divine Spirit to have broken through the resistance to writing and to have the gift to share inspirational topics. Inspiration is the focus of the topics in this blog, and my experience with Mile Hi Church in the city of Lakewood in the Denver area has been one of the catalysts for inspiration in my life on many levels. The video below (at the end of this blog post) is from the Mile Hi Church YouTube channel, and provides an excellent overview of their mission and vision. They are the largest New Thought Community in the country, and the people there are an amazing diverse group committed to spiritual growth, healing, and prayer. The Works of Heart bookstore is a vortex of fascinating books and sacred art. I loved being a part of this community, and am still connected although not there physically. I enjoy watching the 10am service streaming live from their website.

Besides the weekly services, one source of inspiration for me was taking my first class "Beyond Limits" with Rev Barry Ebert in Oct 2016. I had originally planned to just get the book and self study it in the summer, but then thought that a group experience would be a more rewarding form of study as I had enough solitude in my life as it is. In addition to many insights and enjoying the sharing of others, I had a breakthrough in my desire to meditate twice a day. Everything else always seemed to get in the way. The breakthrough was the insight that "well who is the one letting everything else get in the way?"! It may sound simple, but it changed my life in that I have meditated twice a day ever since with a few exceptions.

Another source of inspiration for these blogs was a Mile Hi Church class entitled The Power of Your Word that I took with Reverend Shannon O'Hurley in Feb 2017. I had started this blog just before the class started, and it provided me with some powerful tools and insights that contributed to the flow of writing that has happened.

I also want to give a huge shout-out to the Mile Hi Church choir, and the amazing choir director Stacey Landes, M.M. Choral Conducting. I sang with this amazing choir in 2016 and through December of 2017. It has been such an inspiration to sing with this group of souls who are like a family, and together offering their voices as one voice to the Mile Hi Church community. Singing in the  Christmas Candlelight services in particular has been one of the special times in my life and if I do not return for another season, then it is a cherished memory that I will never forget. I miss the choir family and am glad to be still connected to many of them in Facebook. View one of the choir videos below "Read My Name"....beautiful lyrics.

Thank you Mile Hi Church, the ministers, Music Ministry and choir for the inspiration, insights, community, classes, and great people!  Even though I have moved out of the state on December 30th, I am still connected to this amazing community, through live streaming of services, friends, Facebook, and on all levels.

And so it is !