“Thousands of channels there are through which the beauty of our soul may sail even unto our thoughts. Above all, there is the wonderful, central channel of love.” (Maeterlinck)
What channel are you tuned into? Are you willing to explore some of the thousands of channels in your effort to hear and know your soul’s desires?
Even if you feel completely unaware of what these channels might be, the central channel is love. At any moment, you can simply fall back into love — love of the planet, love of animals, love of nature, love of children, love of life, love of family. Any kind of love will do.
Love is a resonance, an energetic pulse, an invisible field, an achievable state of being, a lens on life, a way of living from the heart. However you feel called to love, honor that. Dip into love in the way(s) that feels best to you.
Here’s an example: A friend felt strongly moved to stop and help a dog that had been hit by a car. She couldn’t lift it by herself. There were many others nearby, but no one would assist her. She lamented the apathy of the other witnesses, and was devastated that even after she got some help, the dog died before reaching the vet. It seemed a very sad and tragic tale.
But when she realized the gift she had given the dog — of being attended to and loved while it was dying — she found the space of love in the experience. She was able to recognize how meaningful her presence was at a time when the dog was lost, hurt, and probably afraid and confused.
She realized that her soul led her to be with that dog during its final moments, to love it and cherish it in the absence of its human companions, and to calm it during a time of crisis.
She was tapped into the “love channel”, able to hear and take action on her soul’s urgings, and to pour love into a stressful and upsetting situation. And when she was able to view the situation from a perspective of love (in hindsight), she understood the beauty of the painful experience.
Your soul will not always lead you to experiences that are easy and comfortable. There will be times when you are nudged to take action or to be present in a way that is quite uncomfortable at the time. But comfortable or not, each time we act on our soul’s desires, we are exactly where we’re meant to be, having the ideal experience for us at that moment in time.
When the beauty of your soul wants to speak to you, how many channels are you listening to?