The Flow of Love
“Walk with me in the garden, let me show you my farm” said the Soul Mechanic. I had landed on the Big Island of Hawaii the night before and woke up to the sound of birds and bees on my friend’s fruit farm. Every breath of air filled my chest with the smell of ancient flowers of all colours, white and yellow and purple, red and orange and blue. I had come here to find healing after my relationship fell apart into tears, I was finally alone, and finally free for the first time in more than eight years. I had no plan, but to find peace.
The Soul Mechanic grabbed a hose and started watering the plants.
“Flowers love water. Look how beautiful they grow” he said. I picked a plumeria and stuck it to my nose in a deep breath. “Here, water the garden.”
I took the hose and ran my fingers through the water.
“You are very much like a water hose” he continued. “Spirit flows through you, just as the water runs through this hose. Your mind is your thumb. When you put your thumb and partially cover the flow, the pressure increases. The more you block the flow, the greater the pressure. If you cover the hose completely, it will eventually blow up. That’s why you collapsed into depression. You’ve covered your heart for years. When you don’t live your truth, when you don’t acknowledge the calling of Spirit in your heart and you think and behave opposite to love, to joy and to freedom, sometimes with the best intention, you block the flow of Spirit through you and pressure builds up. If you do this for years, it blows up: rage on the outside or depression on the inside, and your body falls ill. Just as water continues to run through the hose when your fingers block the flow, Love continues to flow through you when your mind blocks its full expression. All you must do is remove the blocks and express yourself through love as love, because that’s what you really are.
Maybe now you will understand what ancient spiritual teachers meant when they said our task is not to find love – which is what we really are – but to remove all blocks that we have built against it.”
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