Photo of Richmond Park by E Joseph (August 2014)
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~~ 1 Corinthians 13: 13What gives you power? Is it your wealth, qualifications, status, profession, intellect or good looks? I believe love gives you power. I have observed people who love the most have power to influence others around them.
Three days ago, I decided to do a love experiment.
I started off by affirming my nature as Love. I repeated a few times: "I am boundless, free and limitless Love." Then I blessed everyone everywhere with love. I also told myself that my love attracts love and what I love.
On the way into town, I missed my bus. I knew there had to be a very good reason. I caught another one travelling on a different route. Just before I was about to get off, I had an idea to stay on the bus and travel to a particular park that I haven't been to in ages, which I love. I decided to do just that. I also intended to stop at the local library to use their Wifi and catch up on some stuff.
While I was waiting at one bus station, this woman almost bumped into me but I got out of the way just in time. I noticed the word "LOVE" in front of her t-shirt. When she walked by again, she brushed against me.
After I visited the library, I spent about an hour at the park I love and even took some photos. (See photo above).
Usually when I'm in town, I pick up a free newspaper at a bus/train station for my mother who enjoys reading it, but I didn't see any. On one of my bus journeys home, I noticed this man reading the newspaper. I was hoping he was going to leave his newspaper once he'd finished, but he took the paper with him. Nevermind! I'm sure one will come to me another way.
On the next bus I got on, there was a stack of magazines called "The Love School." It was the first time I'd ever seen such a magazine. I wasn't surprised though that I found them on my bus as Love attracts love. I picked one up to browse. They were promoting courses about how to love and be in loving relationships. While I was browsing the magazine, I noticed a passenger to my right reading the free newspaper. When I smiled at him, he asked if I wanted the newspaper and I said yes, and he gave it to me. I explained to him how I had been hoping to get one and he was my miracle. He found it really amusing.
Later, while I was sharing my love adventure with my mother, she told me she had been inspired to memorise the famous chapter about love in the Bible (1 Corinthians 13). I had a feeling Love was working Her Magic through her.
If one person can influence others around them by being love, imagine what can happen when more people think of love every day?
My love experiment is ongoing and lots of wonderful things are happening.
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