“Let yourself be carried away by love and you will feel safe.” Choose Only Love: Let Yourself Be Loved (COL bk.2, 13:IV)
Who among us does not want safety? Who among us does not want to feel safe?
These are the same questions. And the Answer is the one that we have heard all of our lives: just to love. Let us be “carried away” by love.
The Way of Mastery, another received work, this one from Jesus, says that if we were told that scientists had discovered something new in the universe, never before known, and if it were called some exotic name, we would be more likely to listen than when we say that that this something new is love. It is new because love has never been tried on a large scale. We have loved in our families, perhaps, though this love has often been conditional and therefore imperfect. We have loved our significant others, though often we have special relationships that do not become holy, and therefore fail us in the long run. We have loved our friends, but often this too is fickle. Whatever are we to do?
For love to work for us, we must sense love in our hearts. This is the only way. When we are enthralled by love in our hearts, we will know, finally, that we are safe in this earth. Even in this earth that is fraught with dangers.
Safety is not always a physical thing. But it can always be a “feeling” thing.
Our hearts know the Answer, the Answer to one of our greatest needs—to know that we are safe in the arms of God.