REVERENCE BORN OF LOVE
An Appreciation of Book One from Choose Only Love
Reviewed by Celia Hales. Previously published in Miracles magazine (Jon Mundy, publisher).
Miraculously receiving in Argentina from the angelic realm, Sebastian Blaksley has bestowed upon us a marvelous gift in Choose Only Love: Echoes of Holiness. This book, the first published in a series of seven by Take Heart Publications, is emblematic of all great books that inform us of ultimate truth. We will be primed to move to Awakening or Christ-consciousness through an infusion of the energy of Love. Reading it, we will discover that few other books touch us with such an overwhelmingly reverent, worshipful feeling.
Sebastian describes himself as merely a “pencil in the hands of the love.” His Roman Catholic faith brings passion to the words of the book. I “hear” words coming through a very devout individual, one “in the world” but not “of it,” a man whose sincerity is palpable. Yes, Choose Only Love: Echoes of Holiness will move us to a receptive frame of mind and heart, inviting the mellow feeling that characterizes Awakening.
Sebastian’s experience of channeling is unique. He hears choirs of angels singing, then finds himself in the company of Archangels Raphael and Gabriel. Jesus and Mary are present from time to time in the channeling. Sebastian absorbs the message from the Voice of Christ, then later transcribes it into words, first Spanish, and then he receives again, this time in English. The Archangels oversee that the meaning is correct. Afterwards Sebastian rests, for he is very fatigued from the influx of great energy.
Each of the 21 chapters begins with the words, “A message from the Voice of Christ through a Choir of Angels in the presence of Archangel Raphael and Archangel Gabriel.” As we proceed, we find quite a bit of metaphysics, an explanation of ultimate reality. We come to understand how and why we were created by God, and we discover what caused our illusory separation from Him. We find that Love can transform, and, indeed, end all suffering. We read that creation is actually neutral, that what we experience we write upon it. Our purpose is to “be who we are,” not to struggle to become an ideal image of ourselves. In other words, we do not actually have to labor to change ourselves. We are beloved by God just as we are. We are heading into an experience of freedom as Awakened individuals, a blessed state of mind and heart that has been overshadowed by the ego and its fear for eons. We are invited just to “be” the Self who we are, and that Self is Christ. Many of us keep hearing that Love is the Answer, and this book echoes this idea with certainty. Its heartfelt message will help us to absorb Love deeply, taking us to the truth of what Love can do for us. If we are devotees of A Course of Love, as Sebastian is, we will see the influence of that gift first received by Mari Perron around the turn of the century 2000 (also published by Take Heart Publications).
Jesus, the risen Christ, and Mary, his mother (equal to her son), are greatly revered by the angels who visit Sebastian. The angels recognize purity of love. We are encouraged to follow Jesus and Mary as we seek to walk more closely with God. And, yes, Jesus and Mary are only a call away from us. We can believe as does Sebastian, who has heard from Jesus: “Our love story will never end.”
If we want an intense spiritual experience in the moment, we could do no better than read Sebastian’s gift slowly and meditatively. In my estimation, this series is a prime choice for our morning and evening devotionals. We cannot read it rapidly, or its beneficent meaning will be lost to us. But we can read at a measured pace, and our receptivity will bloom. We will live the words. Remember: Read slowly.
Thank you, Sebastian, for your faithfulness to this calling from God, this calling from Love, to contribute a universal message to humankind.
2 thoughts on “REVIEW OF CHOOSE ONLY LOVE”
I have been a student of ACIM and ACOL . That experience was psychologically effective in shifting my view . After spending a year immersed on the ACIM daily lessons and hosting another 6 months weekly readings my initial doubts that direct communication was possible with the heavenly realm. I still felt the language and the form of communication in both books required consultation with more experienced students to answer metaphysical questions that arose. I actually prayed for a more direct, clear communication ! This COL series is the most loving answer to my prayers I could have ever imagined! 144 LOVE LETTERS
Thank you! I forwarded your beautiful comment to Sebastian Blaksley (who received Choose Only Love) and Glenn Hovemann (who publishes the entire series).