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Lovingly Serene in 2015 by Harold W. Becker - posted December 31, 2014

The Gift of Unconditional Love by Harold W. Becker - December 18, 2014

Gratitude by Harold W. Becker - November 26, 2014

Being Authentic and Empowered through Love by Harold W. Becker - November 11, 2014

Creating with Love by Harold W. Becker - October 1, 2014

Change is Good by Harold W. Becker - September 10, 2014

Why Unconditional Love by Harold W. Becker - August 1, 2014

Our Global Family by Harold W. Becker - July 10, 2014

Love Thyself by Harold W. Becker - July 1, 2014

Global Friendship by Harold W. Becker - June 10, 2014

Evolving Through Love by Harold Becker - April 1, 2014

Loving Ourselves by Harold Becker - February 13, 2014

Sharing Love by Harold Becker - January 24, 2014

 

Lovingly Serene in 2015 by Harold W. Becker - posted December 31, 2014

Harold W. BeckerThere is a brilliance and magnificence to life that transcends our daily focus of narrowly defined sensory and memory interactivity. Beyond the realm of our physical, emotional and mental efforts, there is a sublime aspect of our being that is intricately woven into the very heart of our journey. When we tune inward and upward, we seamlessly merge into this expanded awareness and instantly feel the peace that this eternal connection emanates. This is our true nature born of love and filled with very essence of life itself.

Alas, our human nature has long forgotten this universal connection to all that is. Ages ago we began to drift into a perception that what was material was real and tangible and more important than our imagination, interconnection and creative capacity. We allowed ourselves to slowly and steadily accept the notion that outer things have a form and thus an identity that we can prescribe ownership and labels to accordingly. We allowed the objects of our lives to become the objective of our pursuits and protections.

Despite our constant interest in matter and substance, a deeper sense of knowing that there is more, and that we are more, has quietly pervaded our individual and collective psyche. It is as if we have always remembered something, yet like a fleeting glimpse out of the corner of our eyes, we could never quite be sure what this was. Again and again we cast off the metaphysical and embraced only the physical before us.

All of that is changing. As if awakening from a long and onerous slumber, we are feeling our connection to life once more. Our inner insights and intuition are coming online and we are noticing that the world that was is no longer, and in its place a more vibrant world filled with unlimited potential is emerging. We are rapidly sensing that we are connected to each other, the earth and beyond, while losing the hard lines of black and white, good or bad, that had defined our reality. We are opening up to a spectrum of possibilities that are filled with diversity and color beyond conception.

Whereas sleep can feel like an eternity, we actually awaken quite quickly. During the transition however, it can be one of momentary confusion and even chaos as we release ourselves from one state of comprehension and arrive in a new perspective of an awakened state. We are experiencing various stages of awakening right now on our precious planet. The heart of humanity is beginning to stir.

The beauty of this moment is that life, as we have known it through separation, is finally coming back together. The pieces and parts that we identified as disconnected from us are now merging back into a unified whole. We are waking up one-by-one and reconnecting heart-to-heart.

Love is the catalyst of this metamorphosis that is well underway. It calls to us in each moment and encourages us in ways that nothing else can. It fills us with grace, dignity and integrity and shows us that all else is an illusion of separation which we perceive as fear. Unlike love, fear has no power of its own and is fed solely by our attention. As we return to love, fear instantly disappears. Such is the power of transformation as we arouse.

Invoking our innate wisdom and maintaining harmony is how we navigate these oft-tumultuous moments as we overcome the inertia of our previous outlook and understanding. We do this by cultivating calmness, gratitude, and composure through ongoing forgiveness, compassion, kindness, and, of course, unconditional love. In response to our efforts, we open a vast new world before us that is created with these same qualities, ensuring we never again doze into a dreamless sleep.

Allow yourself to breathe fully into this new awakened state and you will be lovingly serene in 2015.

Love and hugs,
Harold W Becker
Founder and President

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The Gift of Unconditional Love by Harold W. Becker - December 18, 2014

Harold W. Becker - The Love Foundation - Unconditional LoveThere is a wonderful transformation underway upon our beautiful planet right now. With each passing day, a new reality is rapidly unfolding and brimming with the exquisite energy of love. This awakening is calling to our deepest soul desires to connect with this love and radiate its essence in all we do. In these amazing moments, we find ourselves taking a quantum leap in consciousness and returning to our divine fundamental nature as beings of unconditional love.

Long ago we drifted into a slumber of separation that over eons of time eventually suppressed this ever present gift of life. The beauty of love is its eternal and expansive spirit which can never be hidden for too long. Love, being the cohesive language of the cosmos, knows how to whisper in our ear and touch our heart as it gently nudges us in our evolution.

The time has finally arrived for love to find its way back into our individual and collective consciousness with each breath we take. Everywhere we turn we are glimpsing the phenomenal and powerful influence of love as it reveals itself in a myriad of ways. At first, we may miss its subtle revelations. From our human perspective, we tend to identify with the physical form as the concrete conclusion and absolute expression of reality since it is still at the forefront of our thinking. Just beyond this form, however, is the love that transforms our lives.

This love, being unconditional, is without limit or true definition and is both boundless and formless. More than a feeling and a thought, it is part of all creation and transcends our physical existence. Thankfully, this extraordinary spark of life in the center of our being is once again speaking through our hearts.

That which beats our hearts and inspires our fondest whim is the same energy that animates us and all creation with this love. We are steadily remembering that our life essence is an innate part of all existence and without it, we simply cease to exist. How could something this immense and integral to living seemingly have been concealed from us? It never really was; we essentially turned our attention upon our outer reality and began believing that it held our treasure. All the while, life was sublimely waiting for the day that we turned within and heard its quiet call.

As we awaken out of this dreamy sleep, we begin a new day and a new moment where everything is possible and everyone recognizes their divine essence. With love as our guide, what precious potential awaits? What new forms will we create that expands life itself - bringing joy and wonder to all? This new reality poses questions and opportunities that we can scarcely imagine as we step boldly forth as explorers of a new dimension.

These early moments are often the most difficult as we move out of a limited perspective of life and into a realm of infinite potential. Again, the potential always existed; we merely have lived for so long with a belief that separation and limitation are real. The key to unlocking the possibilities is our willingness to let go of what we think we know to be true and explore the infinite realms of love.

As we take our initial steps, we are not to be fooled by the temporary human masks. Appearances that seem to spell chaos, strife, struggle and strain are really just an indication that love is at work as their only purpose is to beckon us to look deeper within to the very core of reality itself. Below this surface tension is the love we all crave and it is expanding as a new potential unlike anything we have ever experienced. Indeed, in order to fully realize this awareness, we must first be willing to release our outmoded beliefs and limited perspectives that produced the world we presently find ourselves in. The only way we can achieve this new perspective is through embracing our creations and allowing their transformation as we call the love forth.

Unconditional love, when rightly understood, is a symbolic pathway that leads us home to ourselves. It is through contemplating these two simple words that we invoke their meaning and understanding. Alone each carries a certain connotation; when combined, however, these two words touch our soul with their eternal truth. This knowing leads to a very practical and simple way to unfold our journey and align our path with this precious gift.

Let us look at each word for a moment. Love is easily recognized in our everyday language. We use it in various grammatical ways whether describing a physiological act, a moment of emotional or romantic passion, or just to enhance a common expression like, "I love my job." We like to use the word in our daily conversations, our music, writings and poetry, for example. It has become such an ordinary word that we have forgotten how extraordinary it really is. Love, when deeply realized, is purely a way of being. Couple it with unconditional, which is something without condition, and we find ourselves with a new definition and foundational understanding that unconditional love is an unlimited way of being.

To approach life without limitations, judgments, or restrictions certainly changes the game we have been engaging. We can no longer play victim to our circumstances. Blame and judgment instantly cease. Hatred and condemnation become actions we do to ourselves. Guilt and worry disappear when all is possible. Shame and sorrow appear as self-created concepts that keep us mired in our own limiting beliefs. Fear and doubt are realized as the same expressions of separation that no longer exists when we know ourselves to be whole and complete. To live in the ever present moment with unconditional love reveals that all things are possible.

In the light of love, each of us becomes a reflection of one another and eternity becomes a grand adventure of infinite potential as we allow our presence to be fully present right now. What we choose becomes the reality we experience. We place constraint upon our forms when we persist with limited thoughts and feelings. When we express with love however, we imbue each creation with this extraordinary quality and it continues its journey long after the form has fulfilled its purpose.

Approaching life through love is very practical. It requires no faith or scientific calculation and can be applied in all circumstances we may find ourselves in. Unconditional love will never be measured or proven, it simply exists. The way we experience it is by our conscious acknowledgement, recognition and use. In this way, it becomes as natural as breathing. We allow this limitless love to flow through us in a never ending stream and circulate throughout creation touching each atom with its potential.

It has been said that we ultimately fear our innate potential. Could it be that we really fear our ability to love so completely and infinitely? Such fear only occurs when we hold back and remain in a world of limitation. In the unknown there is truly nothing to be afraid of and the warm embrace of love insures that all is eternally well.

We make a difference in our world just by being who we are. When we choose consciously and of our own free will to be an unlimited being of love, we make a profound difference. It is not always the easiest initial response, or the one that breaks us free from our hardened habits, yet it is the one we can take by our own choice to explore the potential. And for each moment we remember to choose love, we grant ourselves and those around us an opportunity to expand beyond self-created limitation. This is the gift love offers.

The present moment is our point of real power. We do not need to change the world or even ourselves; we just accept, embrace and share the love that is already within us. Each choice then radiates outward in ever widening ripples. That which we have within, we give out. That which we give out will return to us in greater measure. When love is in our heart then love is our experience. What will you choose?

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
Founder and President

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We do not need to change the world or even ourselves; we just accept, embrace and share the love that is already within us. -Harold W. Becker

 

 

Gratitude by Harold W. Becker - November 26, 2014

(Excerpted from Unconditional Love - An Unlimited Way of Being)

Harold W Becker The Love FoundationThe unending qualities of life constantly surround us with natural beauty of unbelievable proportions. The wind plays upon the waves of water while the rose releases its fragrance of joy. As the rain splashes, a wondrous rainbow appears upon the sky while the ground anchors the living monument of a mighty tree which in turn, transforms energy so that we may breathe oxygen. All these natural experiences abound in limitless expression everywhere upon this globe. How many times do we stop and take notice?

Each moment of life we use physical objects and resources to provide nourishment, comfort, and convenience for our lives. We bathe, feed, and clothe our bodies with the treasures of this planet. We adorn ourselves in the minerals and metals of the earth. Our physical homes, places of employment, and means of conveyance all come from the physical riches of this world. All four elements provide the life sustaining qualities we require to move our bodies about and experience this corporeal reality.

Besides the physical relationship with this grand school, there are the metaphysical or transcendent qualities that go beyond the physical sensory capacity. This is our spiritual connection to life and the Universe, and this life force energy provides us with intelligence, imagination, wisdom, and love. More importantly, without this direct line of life-giving energy, we cease to exist as a physical being. Our Higher Self is our conscious link to all potential, including our ability to exist and function upon this planet.

The dimensions and possibilities of life astound the normal capacity of human thinking. We dream, feel, think, imagine, and experience our reality in a totally individual and unique way. No other being can see and experience life the same way we do. We have the full creative power to mold and evolve energy to manifest a reality that blesses and uplifts all. This amazing power stands quiescent within our world until we acknowledge, unfold and use its potential.

The only thing the universe ever asks for in return is love. Within this love is the quality of gratitude. All energy comes to us unqualified and without limit. We are the ones that stipulate and clothe it with either beauty or limitation. In every thought, condition, feeling, or experience, there is an opportunity to express gratitude to life for the bounty made available.

Each moment we breathe we use energy. Every drop of water, meal we ingest, and physical movement we take, comes from this incredible energy. The things we use for convenience, comfort, and work, also find expression from this power source. Our lives are simply on loan to us. It all comes to us naturally with just our love in return as caretakers of the physical forms in our reality.

Life is this simple. We, as limited human beings, make it hard and difficult. We place judgments, opinions, and criticism where there is no need. We hate, become angry, and suffer pain unnecessarily. The limited personality/ego constantly hoards and wastes this energy. In its wisdom, the universe never identifies with our suffering, instead it points the way to graceful perfection and allows us to accept and claim this potential.

Life responds to gratitude. -Harold W. Becker

Gratitude is a wonderful way to experience this world through peace, freedom, and joy. When we recognize the limitless good contained in every moment, we begin to know the grace that flows through life. Acknowledging all experiences as being helpful in some way, does immeasurable good to correcting wayward thoughts and feelings. Thankfulness helps release our hold upon old energy that limits and binds us.

Awareness in life expands when we embrace the fact that everything happens for a reason and we admit responsibility for our part. In every condition, event, situation, and problem, there is a true and underlying cause. The outer world is only a reflection of energy set into motion. When we gratefully welcome responsibility for the role we play, the correction and solution automatically come forth. Then it is up to us to insure that we do not repeat this activity. ...

The process of gratitude includes accepting and honoring our self. The power we use is available to us because of our magnificent ability as spiritual beings. We learn this through our efforts of conscious expansion. We are angels playing in the field of all physical and nonphysical possibilities. When we are grateful to ourselves for our personal efforts, strength, perseverance, and courage, we automatically share this with the rest of creation. ...

Honor the people, places, and things in your life. Observe the many intricate aspects that comprise the physical experiences we have. Realize that the earth nourishes your body and provides for your material existence while the sun provides the possibilities. As a self conscious being, you get to influence this action by loving it with all of your heart. When you do, gratitude will be your tribute to this marvelous existence.

Take loving care of everyone and everything and you will live like an angel. Graciously accept the good that permeates your reality. Let your angel friends help you share in this experience. Thank your Higher Self and all of Creation for the opportunity to be here. Once you feel this in your heart, you will fly free forever.

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
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Gratitude is more than an attitude; it is knowing that love is always flowing. -Harold W. Becker The Love Foundation

 

 

Being Authentic and Empowered through Love by Harold W. Becker - November 11, 2014

Authentic Power...

In these extraordinary times of grand change, it is important to find your inner balance and center point: wisdom is found in the heart, not just the intellect. Tapping your source of genuine strength is knowing and accepting the potential held within yourself every moment. That potential is love.

Like each new moment and each new day, we have the opportunity to put our past experiences behind us and begin anew. It is our creation and we have the power and ability to make the most out of our life. What we choose today becomes our reality of tomorrow, so it is important to choose wisely.

Every moment we have the choice to either live in fear and doubt or in love. Through recognizing our thoughts and feelings and knowing our point of power, we can turn our lives around and begin to live in greater love, wisdom and authentic power.

As humans, we like a certain sense of routine and often find comfort and safety in the known while usually fearing the unknown. Ironically, when really understood, we actually fear the known not the unknown.

Whenever we encounter a new experience or a moment of concern, we tend to immediately recall past experiences and assume that how they affected us before is what we will experience again. We take on the perspective that every similar circumstance must be met and resolved in the same way we have in the past. This severely limits our potential to create new opportunities and ways of approaching life. By evoking our past fearful or negative memories as the only potential, we stifle our creativity in the present moment where all things are possible.

The reverse is actually true. The unknown holds real potential and possibility. Inspiration, courage and strength come from one who recognizes and can embrace the possibilities of a yet unformulated potential. Being present in the moment and opening up to the wisdom of our heart brings genuine manifestation that benefits all.

Being Empowered Now...

Now is a good time for us to consider paying attention to our inner journey and begin to clear out old, outmoded and stale views of life. It is becoming more important every day to practice living in the present moment.

Each of us is driven by numerous beliefs, ideas, notions, and understandings of life which make up our personal story. The challenge is we are much more than our present story, and in most cases, our script of life is out of date and unproductive. It no longer serves us.

We finally comprehend the difficulty and futility in using our time to dwell on past negative experiences or likewise assume future negative potentials. The more we tune in to our inner realm of consciousness, the more we become aware of who we are and our infinite potential. We realize our personal experience can be one of empowerment and understanding.

It is vital these days to retain a balanced perspective on life. Although we have a tendency to believe all we see and hear, we are forgetting we are the ones who can and do qualify the energy of life. We qualify it by our thoughts and feelings, perceptions and beliefs. The beauty in this realization is that we can affect personal change to our thoughts and feelings.

Bringing our conscious awareness into each moment affords us the opportunity to be fully present. In this moment we are whole and complete and create our world based on how we choose to perceive ourselves right now. Choosing a loving and affirming perspective manifests this as our reality.

When we become fully present, we can step back and see the bigger picture of how and why things happen. We are able to respond to life issues with wisdom rather than react from fear and ignorance. This creates a more loving and balanced approach to life.

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
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Creating with Love by Harold W. Becker - October 1, 2014

There is yesterday and then there is today. How many of us fall into the trap of what we experienced in the past repeating itself and thus destined to be our future? Which of us realizes that in any moment we have the power, ability and imagination to create from a different perspective?

Life is an unfolding process of our own making. What we think, feel and believe, becomes our experience. Where we see lack and limitation, we create the same in our lives. Likewise, when we see abundance, caring and sharing, we experience this as our reality too.

It takes enormous courage to go within and question our personal views on life and endeavor to embrace, correct and/or release that which no longer serves us. It also takes strength and determination to stop blaming others and accept the responsibility of our own creation. When we recognize and accept that the battle rages on in our mind and nowhere else, we are well on our way to positive change.

What is the reward for such effort? A more peaceful, balanced and loving life. Isn't that what we all strive for in our constant pursuit of our daily interactions, relationships and material possessions? We seek a sense of joy and fulfillment in all that we do and all that we are.

With so many different views and perspectives, challenges and difficulties facing us these days, perhaps it is time to return within and find our own voice and ideas about life.

Heart and Soul in Everyday Living

Finding your heart and soul on a daily, moment-to-moment basis is a process of going within and realizing the power you have to create every moment. When you come from balance and understanding, wisdom becomes your true power and your decisions begin to reflect a new way of thinking and feeling.

Creating with Love by Harold W. Becker

To restore our health, wealth and well-being we must come from our personal center and balance - our heart. From this perspective we can base our daily decisions with inner peace, harmony, clarity and wisdom and thereby affect positive change.

This is the inside-out approach to living. Going within first to determine what is best for us by listening to our heart rather than reacting to life as we observe and witness it from the outside.

Our individual thoughts and feelings are the underpinning of our reality. What we think and feel is what we create. Unfortunately, most have forgotten this simple truth and we have become lost creators that merely react to events and situations, fears and suggestions, which run rampant in the world around us. We have been adding our own energy to this scenario by believing the outer instead of our inner world.

It is time to reverse this tragic and often painful reality by simply and consciously shifting our perspective. We CAN move from a fear-based world and reality to a love-based world if we so choose. It is up to each of us to undertake this responsibility and start the journey. So create a new you and experience the peace and joy you crave deep within. We are already creating our life whether we are aware of it or not, so why not choose the life your heart dances to?

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
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Change is Good by Harold W. Becker - September 10, 2014

Change is Good. And... Inevitable!

It is funny that we tend to avoid and often fear change, even though it is the one constant and guaranteed aspect of life. Change is happening every moment both within and around us. From the atomic structure of the cells of our bodies to the celestial heavens of galaxies spiraling through galaxies, change is forever an aspect of energy in motion.

Yet, how do we view personal change, as positive growth or negative setbacks? Do we embrace change with open arms or fear the loss of control, routine, and sense of security we perceive in the status quo?

We can turn within and allow ourselves to go-with-the-flow and make true inner changes and choices in our personal understanding for a more enjoyable and easier navigation of our everyday lives. Embracing change with conscious awareness of change itself rewards us with new ideas, potentials and experiences. It is the shift of awareness from reactive to active (and conscious) participation.

In these days of rapidly evolving information, technology and global interaction, for example, we outwardly face a continuous stream of external change. It seems to be happening in all areas of our lives, like changes in health, career, spouses, friends, environment, geographic location, finances, cultural and political shifts, along with lifestyle concerns like nutrition, diet and exercise, and even our unspoken beliefs about death.

It is vital to retain a balanced perspective on life and to willingly embrace change. Although we have a tendency to believe all we see and hear, we are forgetting we are the ones who can and do qualify the energy of life. We qualify it by our thoughts and feelings, perceptions and beliefs. The significance in this realization is that we can affect personal change within our thoughts and feelings and we can also have a more positive impact on the world around us.

Life's long and winding road can be stunningly beautiful and filled with joyful adventures. It can also be filled with drama, trauma and pain. We hold the key to experiencing either joy or struggle through our choice of intention. Which do you prefer?

Change Allows Us to Evolve...

Consciously embracing change is how we evolve. It begins when we start the process of going within and recognizing who we are at a deep level. Rather than solely pursuing our daily outer activities, maintaining stagnant routines, or perpetuating habits of generations, we can learn to tap our highest inner desires and manifest the things that bring us the greatest joy, individually and collectively.

Our unrealized potential is often limited by the beliefs we hold about life. We engage our grandest potential when we empower our thoughts and feelings by living from our heart. We still participate in our daily routine; however we begin to create all new perspectives and understandings. This is simply a matter of becoming aware of where we are placing our attention, and then learning how to change the focus of our attention when we wish to take on a different perspective. We can become solution oriented rather than problem centered. It is our choice.

Ultimately, our life journey is a personal one. Of course we share in our experiences with those around us like a spouse, partner, children, family, friends, co-workers and even strangers that help us to learn about our personal issues and beliefs. We also interact with our pets, environment, careers, culture and many other things in our daily experiences. Each encounter mirrors aspects of our consciousness, whether we are conscious of this or not. The journey can be as easy or as difficult as we desire: the solution is in our willingness to let go, embrace change and evolve our attitudes and perspectives.

The beauty is that our effort to grow and change is often met with new vistas of opportunities presently undreamed of. Things we never considered are now possible and even desirable. As we evolve our consciousness, the old ways of thinking and feeling actually become more dense and difficult to maintain and easier to release. Everything becomes lighter and brighter through a simple act of personal growth, acceptance and self awareness... and of course, unconditional love.

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
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Why Unconditional Love by Harold W. Becker - August 1, 2014

Unconditional love. It is the most creative expression known to man. Through each age and era of civilization, human history records it as the highest attainment of any spiritual journey. Often relegated to the honorable elite of saints, mystics, angels and world teachers, unconditional love is considered by most of us as the ultimate ideal. However, except for a notable few who achieved this precious understanding, it is frequently regarded as an unattainable goal of our earthly journey. What if this perspective is incorrect? What if each of us is capable of embodying this same level of unconditional love?

Think for a moment, these emissaries of love were common people who attained profound results in their lives. By going within to understand their potential, they achieved a level of personal consciousness that was worthy enough to stand against all time and leave a lasting note upon the pages of our past. They left a marker in chronological time of something more. Each of them reminded us that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and are already fully capable of love. Their message and actions were always that of peace, equality, and brotherhood: truly they became a living expression of unconditional love.

You may ask, "Why should I pursue unconditional love?" The answer is simple. Why not? Look around your daily life and you will quickly realize that to live in fear, hate, doubt, lack, greed, lust, anger and the like, creates a very different world than one filled with love. The people and the planet are suffering greatly from a lack of understanding of unconditional love. Respect, forgiveness, wisdom, compassion and peace have generally become idealistic concepts rather than be put into daily practice. Understandably, when fear and doubt catch our attention and the illusion becomes more real than a thought or feeling of love, we experience chaos as we see today. The world could use a few more unconditionally loving people like you, wouldn't you agree?

Many years ago I began following a deep inner prompting to study and experience this notion of unconditional love. I realized early on if the various messengers of the past had only one universal message of love, there must be a truth to pursuing it. Through ongoing research, contemplation and application of the highest and best understandings, and by learning to cultivate and generate love personally, I have come to realize unconditional love is truly within each of us all the time. No longer just a utopian fantasy or act of divine providence, unconditional love is real and tangible and can be brought into our daily lives. It does not matter how old or young you are, whether male or female, rich or poor, intellectual or artist, theologian or scientist, or any other label you may associate with, each of us has the ability to express unconditional love.

Now here comes the part that usually causes the greatest consternation and why most do not even begin to attempt to understand this universal love: unconditional love is the most simple and difficult experience to achieve. Simple in that we all have the ability to change our perspectives on life, difficult because we usually resist making change. It is our resistance to any form of change that creates the greatest roadblock to embracing unconditional love. It appears easier to hold on to the security of yesterday than to embrace the potential of tomorrow. Why? Because in the current moment we have to make a choice as to which world we want to believe and experience. Most people take the path of least resistance and remain in the limited and false security of old ways rather than make any effort to create a new perspective and a new experience. In other words, we usually succumb to fear and doubt instead of embracing unconditional love. Not surprisingly, embracing change through love is the easier way in the long run.

Our limited view on reality is the pivotal aspect as to whether we live each day in love or in fear. Both are merely personal perspectives, yet each invokes a different experience of reality and stems from our narrow or broader understanding of the moment. We see examples of this every day in our lives and of those around us. Choices made, or not made, resulting in different consequences. All the while, the true underlying issue is how do we view each moment in our thoughts and feeling? What beliefs do we hold on to and how do they color our perspective. Ironically, our actual daily experiences are of less consequence than the judgments, opinions or beliefs we hold about them. These limiting and "conditional" perspectives are what cause our greatest challenges.

Unconditional love is a journey of grand potential. When we choose to become ever more present in each moment and consider the perspective of love in each thought and feeling, everything changes. We become inclusive rather than exclusive, collaborative instead of competitive and we release doubt and fear and replace it with joy and compassion. Unconditional love will always have its unique meaning and experience to us personally, while simultaneously creating a universal connection to each other. Life itself continues on whether we choose to love with or without condition, yet when we invoke unconditional love, the experience of life becomes exquisite, elegant, enjoyable and full of meaning.

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
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Our Global Family by Harold W. Becker - July 10, 2014

Our cherished world is filled with countless amazing examples of unconditional love ever-present in every community and nation. Here at The Love Foundation, it is our privilege and honor to share this journey with so many courageous and inspiring individuals who care deeply about humanity and our precious planet. These extraordinary people give of themselves in remarkable ways, constantly striving to help bring about a more peaceful and loving world right where they are.

Since the inception of The Love Foundation in 2000, our mission to "inspire people to love unconditionally" continues to blossom by the efforts of our ever-expanding family of global volunteers. Each has found their way to us and offered their kind assistance to carry this vision of love into their family, community and nation. Through them we are constantly inspired by their creative and empowering approach to share their love and compassion to the very best of their ability.

In these current times of seemingly chaotic change, we are so conditioned and polarized to stories of fear and lack, indifference and apathy, that are constantly perpetuated around us, that we forget to look beyond and realize the magnificence and potential within each of us. When we open our hearts, the beauty of love is obvious and together we amplify this profound energy that heals and restores the good in life.

Because of the unique vantage point with The Love Foundation, it is my pleasure to share some of these experiences to encourage you to know that hope and goodwill are truly present and flourishing. It continues to be my greatest joy to connect with so many around the world that embody love, wisdom, and power in action.

Below we share one such example with our dear young friend from Zimbabwe. I continue to be humbled by this fine young man and his sincere, genuine and authentic zeal for life.

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker

 

 

Love Thyself by Harold W. Becker - July 1, 2014

There is a great wisdom in the idea to "know thyself." There is an even more amazing truth to "love thyself." This is not love in a selfish sense, rather to fully accept ourselves just for who we are here and now without condition or limitation. The better we begin to know, understand and love ourselves, the greater we develop love for others and together, the more compassionate world we create.

The process of loving unconditionally begins by turning within and acknowledging our potential to love - even if we do not currently believe it is possible. We have to clear away our thick layers of old worn out and limiting beliefs that hide our light. We also need to look in the mirror of life and realize our current state of personal affairs. How much do we love? Where do we give in to fear and doubt? Why are we afraid to accept and love our self? What keeps us from loving all others? Do we even know what love really means to us?

In every moment we have the opportunity to embrace our natural ability to love unconditionally and to share this love to all others. Thankfully, we are not alone in this endeavor. We have our Higher Self, our indwelling higher nature that knows how to guide us personally through the maze of illusion and into our unconditionally loving selves. In contrast to our human side and focus, this is the spiritual part of us that understands and embodies love and knows the big picture. It brings to us the right ideas, impulses, people, lessons, and experiences that best encourages us how to love more deeply and release the judgments and opinions that bind us. It is ever ready to help us realize and use the higher response of love. We need only acknowledge this guiding force and potential within ourselves to reap the gifts.

Pursuing a life of unconditional love is an incredible journey of ever expanding freedom and joy, peace and harmony. The more we engage in it, the more our lives become enriched by this energy. Willingness is the key that unlocks our potential. Without our willingness to go beyond current understandings of personal and societal beliefs and to even try it out, unconditional love remains little more than a pair of words. It is especially during challenging experiences and events that touch us at our very core, that our readiness to find and use the qualities of forgiveness and love become vital to our individual and collective wellbeing. Without this willingness, we often shut the door to a loving response that could change generations of lives in a single moment.

The journey is as simple as embracing the love we already have within. We are the only ones that make it difficult or delay its attainment in our life. Experiencing and sharing love is the intention; patience and practice are how we get there. Whether we accept it or not, love is the only force that resolves the issues of life. It is the energy that dissolves the limitations of hatred, separation, anger, greed, ignorance and the many other negative and destructive forces that pass through and around us each moment. It is up to us to integrate and use the energy of love to transform the limitations into unlimited possibilities that benefit all.

It is our ultimate destiny to love unconditionally. It is also our freedom, right, privilege, and our gift to ourselves and life around us. Not only does it generate harmony and joy, wisdom and understanding, it brings reason and purpose to life. Be inspired to seek love for yourself and your neighbor and make this a better world for all. We have much to gain and nothing to lose in accepting and using unconditional love. So give it a try, you may never experience life the same way again.

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
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Global Friendship by Harold W. Becker - June 10, 2014

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At what point do we determine a stranger has become our friend? How would life be different if our perspective was to naturally see each fellow human as a friend first? For me, a fundamental change in my perspective has led to some truly astounding interactions with countless individuals worldwide - none of which could have happened without a change in my prevailing belief to this simple attitude... at heart we are all true friends.

For most of us, we are taught at an early age to be wary of strangers and anyone unfamiliar to us. Perhaps it is a sincere attempt by those wishing to ensure a sense of protection and safety that such a social structure even exists. However, could this ultimately be a false perception based on unrealistic logic that has been perpetuated through eons of time, passing from generation to generation? At a core level of understanding, can we really be strangers to one another?

My personal unfolding journey of self discovery has led me to a vast new awareness that is far beyond the scope of the education and life skills I was initially taught to believe in my early years. When I think back on the many different concepts and suggestions that were shared through numerous channels, I now see how they were often an attempt at conformity and compliance to social and behavioral standards of the day. Personal doubts, challenges and fears of others were disguised as appropriate teachings to somehow (hopefully) ensure a more stable social order. Yet, the fundamental challenge remained, anyone outside the structure was considered a stranger and this view on life instantly creates separation. Separation is the pain we all suffer from and it is really an illusion. We are all interconnected and interdependent on this beautiful blue orb we call earth.

When we return to the bigger picture of life, we instantly connect to the deepest aspect of our kindred being. This connection sees the oneness in each other and, from this angle, only kindness prevails. Kindness certainly knows no borders and flows with ease and grace when we allow it to express itself through us. I have come to know this first hand as thousands around the world have shared their kindness towards me and our nonprofit organization, The Love Foundation, in the past few years. Our mission, "to inspire people to love unconditionally," has been the focus of our organization's intention. However, little did we comprehend in the beginning, how many would share the journey and inspire us in return.

Our main program, Global Love Day, celebrates our collective humanity each May 1st. This unique idea and presentation is also the very thing that has catapulted us into a globally recognized organization as a family of volunteers that live to love. Where do you start to express the joy that a simple idea, born in a momentary spark of creative illumination, becomes the catalyst to bring together people from around the world, each finding their own unique way to this vision? One by one they present themselves as friends with big hearts. Some offer their genuine appreciation, others their desire to participate by bringing it to their community, and a certain few take the vision on as their own and dedicate their lives to embody it for their nation. There are also the ones who quietly participate without ever revealing themselves personally. A true collective consciousness since each person is free to participate in the ways they are inspired.

Moving beyond my own limiting beliefs and choosing to see everyone as a friend, I opened up to a global diversity beyond comprehension. By trusting myself, I allow myself to be intimate, natural and vulnerable with each new person in my life and choose to see life from the viewpoint of unity. In return, I am blessed with daily interactions from many others around the world that feel the same connection. The ongoing dialogue I have with people in dozens of countries makes me keenly aware of the incredible and miraculous experience we all share as fellow humans.

Cultures, rituals, customs and social perceptions give way to soul expressions when we allow our heart to guide our destiny. This quiet voice of wisdom understands the connection that is ever present and seeks to encourage us to remember our universal heartbeat. When we approach each other as a friend, we set the stage for grand potential. The word "stranger" ceases to exist in this context and disappears from our vocabulary completely.

The gratitude I feel with an innumerable number of people, known and unknown to me, who willingly join together to share a global vision of oneness and love, is beyond words. What can you say or do to convey the thankfulness you have for each individual who has come forth from near and distant lands to participate with heartfelt intention and become part of something you started, yet is greater than all of us combined? Such is the beauty of kindness, it is universal and unconditional. It happens in ways you cannot anticipate and leaves you knowing that love is always present.

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
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Evolving Through Love by Harold Becker - April 1, 2014

Excerpted from Unconditional Love - An Unlimited Way of Being

Unconditional love is a magnificent energy when unleashed and used, yet it is often hidden within the confines of our innermost self. Few have cultivated this enormous power and used it for universal good. Such love when thought, felt and expressed by any person, automatically raises the experience for the whole of this planet and beyond. This power of love is always constructive and can harm no one, so why are we afraid of this magical power?

We are living in a time where the greatest changes known to man are occurring throughout the planet. Never before in recorded time has so much opportunity availed itself directly to us as we have before us now. Change is happening at an exponential rate through things like information and technology that outpace our ability to grasp and place it in use. These days are critical to our evolutionary process.

The old traditions and ways of living are giving way to the new. Where we attempt to hold on, pain, suffering, and fear, become the experience. When we choose not to listen to the inner voice of change, we reap the results of our stubbornness. Ignorance can never be true bliss as all life evolves and we are a part of this evolution. Either through fear or love, we must move forward in life.

Where we choose to grow through love, we experience the beauty of life fulfilled and any energy less than love is also felt with extraordinary impact. It is up to each of us to make the most of our time. The physical world as we know it is progressing at a rate only love can comprehend. If we wish to survive [and thrive] upon this planet in peace and joy, we must first accept and cultivate these qualities in our personal worlds.

Each moment we get to choose how we wish to perceive and experience our reality. In the countless daily decisions, we cast our energy forth to create according to our innermost pictures. The hopes, dreams, fears and doubts, all go on their way to form the parameters and manifestations of their creator. We literally walk through the illusion and expression of our own creation.

To us, the outer world appears incredibly real and tangible. It seems so real in fact, as to make us believe it is permanent and complete. Just a brief moment of reflection though reminds us this is really not true. Although the form is before us, it can be destroyed, changed, or removed instantly. Similarly, new forms can come into use at the speed of light. By its very nature, the physical world is a temporary manifestation. Physical life is ever changing and responds to the energy directed to it and through it.

Whether we consider our careers, relationships, homes, governments, or environment, nothing is static. Each daily encounter with people or things is an opportunity to choose the quality of energy we wish to send forth. These are simply our experiences and they provide the lessons and teachings to help us go higher and understand our ability to create. How we act and react in every now moment determines what direction our lives are taking.

When we stay attached and focused on the outer world of form, we feel the struggle and strain as change occurs. We hold on to these old beliefs and perspectives to maintain security and stability even though this also impedes our awakening to new ideas, possibilities, decisions and therefore, new realities. When we eventually decide to detach, we learn to listen to the wisdom of our Higher Self and flow with the steps necessary to pursue our dreams.

Through consistent and direct effort on our part, we can learn how to bring the very best of ourselves to the surface. We can become the limitless potential that resides within our heart. As we get to know ourselves, the strengths and weakness become the possibilities in life. The struggles of yesterday become the opportunities of today. With our scepter of love, wisdom, and power, we go forth conquering our limitations in a steady rhythmic fashion. Transcending our lives through unconditional love, we lift ourselves and our world into the highest expressions of delight.

By contemplating our divine nature and the qualities inherent within our being, we contact and draw these vibrant expressions forth. As we focus on the angels that we are, we become this wondrous energy in action. This energy then reminds us of the life force and beauty within everyone and everything. When we see no more separation, then the boundless quality of unconditional love becomes our sole expression.

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
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Loving Ourselves by Harold Becker - February 13, 2014

Excerpted from Unconditional Love - An Unlimited Way of Being

The most courageous act we can ever undertake is to love ourselves and life unconditionally. Each moment we have the opportunity to accept love and its perfection as our expression. Shedding the limitations of the ages, we can free ourselves to experience life as it was designed to be lived and by listening within and allowing our love to express naturally, we can claim our heritage and unfold our potential. We literally become a blazing light of truth radiating our inner strength and beauty.

Love from an unconditional standpoint, ensures the energy of life flows through us uninhibited and free of judgment and misqualification. We are the source of our joy, which reminds us we must cultivate the qualities of love to experience them. Each quality of love, like peace, harmony, trust, or wisdom, for example, comes from our inner awareness and is then expressed in our outer conscious activities. It is a focus of our attention upon the higher and more positive attributes that then become a part of who we are.

Loving ourselves is a continuous process, not a goal. Each day we can find greater ways to share the natural love that abides within our hearts. The momentary obstacles we encounter provide the opportunities to reach deeper and surge forth with the grace of love. Traumatic or delightful, each situation is for our growth and is there for our lesson and personal expansion of love.

For many people, the experiences of life consist of moments of joy coupled with waves of despair. The peaks and valleys form the terrain of their existence. They roll along one curve only to encounter another challenge around the bend. What would happen if we could smooth out some extremes and eventually remove them?

Life does not have to continue the way it has been in the past. We do not need to remain limited and filled with problems while simultaneously fearing and secretly hoping for an end to the process. Living a lie will always be more challenging than revealing the truth. The truth about life is we can fill it continuously with joy, happiness, harmony and love.

Unconditional love seeks to comfort, nurture, and enfold us with its mantle of peace. It wants to smooth out the bumps and even eliminate them when possible. The simple energy of love provides the majestic opportunity within. Accepting our divine nature, the angelic self, affords the transcendent view unto the heart of all creation. Our spiritual aspect, the Higher Self, knows and loves us unconditionally every moment and when we think and feel like our Higher Self, we mirror the reflection of love. Aligning ourselves to this truth, we capture the spirit of unconditional love.

The personality/ego tries to make the process of self love complicated. It continuously seeks examples of love in the outer world of form. It pursues and accumulates material things and experiences looking for some type of love to be engaged. These relationships with people or things are momentary meetings with aspects and reflections of the self. When they are agreeable, we perceive a closer experience of love. When difficulties arise, we tend to then question and judge the encounters and eventually attempt to discard them in order to avoid the pain associated with them.

The true self image is of unconditional love, yet we have believed the outer reality for so long we no longer embody the original spirit of love. The spark still remains as basic qualities of love that are the essential elements to all life. Kindness, honor, respect, faith, compassion, and service, are some examples of these qualities that often remain quiescent in the recesses of our heart. Surprisingly, every kingdom upon this planet upholds these virtues except humankind.

We, as the race of humanity, lost sight of the inherent good in each other and ourselves. Instead, we replaced our faith in love with fear, doubt, hatred, frustration, and anger. Of course, there is a reason for this shift. With the continued accumulation of human mistakes, generation upon generation, centuries passed with this discordant energy building. It should come as no surprise that without release through forgiveness, such an accumulation would be challenging for anyone to rise above. ...

... We are now in a generation and time where this process is changing. Many people are awakening to their greater powers of creation. We are witnessing the release of old beliefs and thought forms. The fantastic adventure upon this planet is tuning up to higher vibrations of love and self responsibility. Our Higher Self is guiding each of us to the power of unconditional love. Through conscious forgiveness and release, we are recognizing the limitations of the past and releasing them. In their place, we are filling ourselves with love of the highest nature. ...

... Loving ourselves begins with accepting ourselves right now. We must look at every vestige of limitation as a creation of past thoughts and feelings. As examples, whether it is a personal weight problem, inflated ego, mistaken activities, or engaging in angry and hateful events, we can release all of them. When we are ready and willing to do the work, release the baggage, and move on with life, we leap into the arms of our divine angelic selves. ...

... No one can ever do it for you. Loving the self is a personal commitment and a lifelong journey. Personal honesty is the foundation and patience is the primer. Believe in yourself enough to listen to your inner wisdom. Know what you know and be who you are. There are many who will come to your side and walk with you during times of need. Lovingly release anyone who discounts or attempts to stifle your growth and expansion. Sift through the old timeworn images and beliefs; retain the ones that still work for you and let go of the rest.

Always remember, your Higher Self is guiding and waiting patiently. This angel self, the true you, will illumine the dark passages and remind you what unconditional love really is. Turn to your inner self and ask questions. Pay attention and listen carefully to what comes to you upon your path. Use forgiveness and release the past to its own time and experience. Love with all of your energy and it will shine back upon you with its radiant splendor.

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
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Sharing Love by Harold Becker - January 24, 2014

There is an instinctive expansion occurring in our individual and collective awareness that is rapidly restoring our right relationship with life. The very nature of life is to give of itself in order to expand more life. From the smallest particle to a cosmic spiral of galaxies, this fundamental exchange of energy and form plays out in a continuous rhythm in which the universe creates, evolves and recycles the building blocks of material reality. In these universal realms, energy is endlessly abundant and available to become any form, eventually returning to its native energy to be born anew in another form. Sharing is simply an aspect of creation where the whole benefits from this dynamic and unconditional exchange.

Our precious earth is a living example of this exquisite and creative exchange. Whether plant, animal or mineral, each requires elements of the other to sustain and evolve life. Life also integrates elements from beyond our planet, like sunlight and electromagnetic influences for example, to ensure the balance of energy is maintained to develop more life. As our orb travels through space, it too has an effect on the celestial bodies it passes by with gravitational forces that nudge and pull upon its neighbors.

We humans are equally and intrinsically a part of this same process. Our bodies come from the ingredients provided by our planet and likewise return to become potentials for another expression, another day. Our very existence relies on the precise flow and interaction of energies that is inherent to this universal blueprint. Perhaps over time we have forgotten our own role in this grand scheme of infinite potential.

We bring one unique element to creation - our conscious awareness of love. Each of us has the ability to think and feel, dream and imagine. Yet beyond even these amazing attributes, we interrelate with all the elements in a distinctive cognizant fashion by understanding that love unites it all. As we interconnect with the countless aspects of energy that make up our existence, we have the extraordinary opportunity to give of ourselves like nothing else can.

When we fully comprehend the limitless abundance we have, given our knowledge, experiences, and ideas, in addition to all the material creations we enjoy, it is obvious that we have much to share. However, knowing who we are is not enough if we do not remember that we are a part of it all. Our love is the component that gives deeper meaning to sharing and makes it easy, joyful and unconditional.

Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker
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