“The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”
―Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Toward The Future
The Love Project is a movement (there is no cost) for those who are ready to be the change they want to see in the world by taking a one year commitment to an issue they have fire around in conjunction with loving themselves and others more skillfully and wholeheartedly than ever before, including God. We know it to be true that the change we want to see in the world is both having more of a life of service and embodying to a greater degree the force of love that transcends all other energies.
We meet bi-monthly to celebrate our successes in the actions we have taken around our chosen issue and the expansion of self-love and love of others which we have experienced.
The benefits for The Love Project members are to have accountability, an expanded community who practices presencing and mutual awakening in a safe, loving environment, personal transformation, mini-workshops at our meetings, and joy.
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
—Martin Luther King
“Helping, fixing, and serving represent three different ways of seeing life. When you help, you see life as weak. when you fix, you see life as broken. When you serve, you see life as whole. Fixing and helping may be the work of the ego, and service the work of the soul.”
—Rachel Naomi Remen
“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
Here is a letter to you. If the Love Project resonates with you, please reach out. Feel free to send this letter onto a friend.
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Dearest Potential Love Project-ors,
There is a ground swell occurring. I am running into more people who seem to be on a similar page. “No more waiting.” “I am really wanting to be a part of the solution.” “I want to give in a bigger way. ” “More consistently.” These sentiments tied with, in my own words, my capacity to give it so limited. I get tired, distracted, focused on family, myself, and work and am challenged to keep my perspective larger. And the quote that rings in my head is “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s busy-ness” by Barry Kaufman, Founder of the Option Institute (although I have not met them, he and his family are very inspiring to me). So this is the year, for me, to bring a focus of service into the flow of life.
That’s kind of Part 1. Part 2 is a bit more esoteric. Again, I am in more conversations recently, of people knowing that the way for a more consistent, more committed, more loving way of serving to take hold in our lives it has to come from the Divine Heart. My capacity is so limited. Connecting into the “ocean of love” and resourcing that infinite love, care, thoughtfulness, and energy is what I am called to do and to be.
The Love Project is for those who are wanting one of 3 things:
- To commit to serving this year in a more consistent, intentional way.
- To have community, fun, and growing intimacy with a group dedicated to (1).
- This is not a prerequisite, but some have realized that their human capacity to give is more limited than their ideal and want to explore connecting into the Divine Heart and expanding their reach, capabilities, and energy around serving as they are tapped into a power greater than themselves alone.
What are possible Love Projects a person may adopt for 2018?
- Committing to human trafficking solutions. This may look like joining the local HTraf. task-force via Our Voice.
- Committing to the homeless. Once a month heading out with your family and finding a homeless individual to take to lunch and share fellowship.
- Committing to increase love in your neighborhood. Once a week being an anonymous fairy in your hood and leaving a gift on a doorstep or doing yard work with your kiddos for an elderly person.
- Writing a piece on an issue you are passionate about and submitting it once a month to a new news source.
- Your imagination is your only limit!
That first meeting we will break into partner shares and help one another craft our Love Project ideas.
We will meet on a regular basis (the intervals will be determined by the group) and share how our commitment is going and explore as a group growing our hearts as we grow our connection with Divinity.
If this resonates with you please let us know when you are available on the doodle below. There are more people interested, and you are encouraged to think of others who may be interested, but I wanted to pick a date based on this core groups availability. I am working on childcare. What I would love is for children to be a part of the Love Project, and to have you as families working on your project together, or at least parts of it together. So children will be a part of some of our meeting, and if it’s a potluck, of course, a part of the meal as well. In addition I am visioning having a child care provider as well for times of games and play.
We will see where we are guided with this. It may be that there is a larger group that meets and then smaller groups meet for those who want more support, intimacy, and consistency.
Get in touch to join The Love Project!
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”
“To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God.
If, instead of worrying over our own misfortunes, we think ourselves more fortunate than many many others, we are loving God.
To love God as He ought to be loved, we must live for God and die for God, knowing that the goal of life is to Love God, and find Him as our own self.”
Yes! I’m interested in The Love Project.