Unconditional Love Revealed
by Anne Partain
I keep thinking about how children love their parents.
When we are really little, and connected to our inner knowing, we hardly even notice when our parents do it wrong. We are sorry for them and want to comfort them when things go wrong. We are on their side no matter what, we love them and want to be with them and be like them.
And then from those same ones we have loved so tenderly we begin to learn that we are wrong, for crying, for wanting to have our way, for not wanting to share, for telling something less than the truth, for hitting. And they drive in our wrongness with their anger, shame, guilt and accusations and even hitting.
And then we stop listening to the voice within, source, our soul and we become like our earthly examples, our parents. By the time we are teenagers the unconditional love has been covered over with hate, anger and embarrassment. Now we have become part of this world, getting ours, hidden agendas, fighting and finding fault.
This scenario is part of all of us to some degree and in some way. Looking at it helps us understand why we don’t love ourselves, our world and each other more; and why we don’t experience more peace.
We can look back to that very first decision to abandon the unconditional love that is who we are and when we began listening to and following the ways of our parents.
They taught us how not to love unconditionally when they told us we could do wrong. They betrayed our unconditional love for them with the conditional love they showed us.
We have been angry, ashamed and sad about that ever since. We learned to protect.
With an understanding of what happened and faith in the Divine we can begin to re-decide about following the voice within us, the voice of the Divine Unconditional Love.
The good news is that the unconditional love is still there inside, waiting. The Divine knows the way and can teach us how to become our own unconditionally loving parent. And that we are still loved unconditionally and have never done anything wrong.
I am so thankful to the Divine for this understanding and for every one of you!
Update December 9, 2020 – I don’t want to make it sound like we are blaming our parents for anything. They were taught by their parents. We just need to each individually make the decision to follow the voice within, the voice of the Divine, and let go of our old ways of following this world. xo