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and Reaching Out
When you are "full of love"
is there any room for fear?
What is love exactly anyway? What
is fear? We feel them, but what are they? We perceive light with our
eyes, so what is it that we use to sense love or fear? Our body? Our
mind? Our soul?
Well, just as we're aware of the
rays from a lamp that is shining toward us, love is an energy that acts
in a similar way but we perceive it through our own energy field.
When we have loving energy directed
towards us, we shine and just as light from the lamp will cast shadows
behind us, love energy can also cast shadows. The shadows are where
the love has not reached, where the fears and insecurities are. Without
loving energy, we might easily feel "lost in the dark" or
full of fears.
Well, we might if we didn't realise
that we come equipped with our own re-chargeable battery pack to fuel
our own loving energy. It's amazing how we readily tap into that energy
source when we have someone else to beam our loving light upon, when
we're "in love", or giving and sharing our love with others
in need. But left on our own, how many of us start to feel like we were
only issued with a half-flat battery pack, whereas everyone else seems
to have the heavy duty model?
What I am talking about here is
self-love or self-esteem - often the main feature of self-empowerment
articles. Yes, we read them all to try and fathom how to have a loving
relationship, live an abundant life, re-gain health... They all sound
pretty good in theory and we all nod our heads when we read them, promising
to say the "I love me" affirmations every day. But, when it
comes down to the practical, it often seems a chocolate binge or a spending
spree gives a quicker fix! Albeit, temporary.
There can be another way - let me
show you what is going on and then with clearer understanding, we can
not only learn how to charge our battery packs to the max, but better
still, "plug in" to the mains power and tap into an unlimited
Let's start with the "When
you're full of love, is there room for fear?" question. According
to my arithmetic, 2 into 1 doesn't fit, so, the simplest way to get
rid of fears would be to simply fill ourselves with love. Now we could
try and fill ourselves with love from other people. But, if we do that,
then we have to have a lot of "love beams" coming at us from
all directions to make sure there are no shadows. It is unlikely that
we could achieve that all of the time and so there is going to be a
few shadows somewhere. And, if there are shadows, then there must be
a few fears still lurking!
Some of us do try this method -
particularly the ones who want to be the star, the leader or the guru,
who want to bask in the light and love of lots and lots of people. This
might come close, but they are not quite full of love, they've not quite
got rid of all the shadows and all the fears. After all, they have to
sleep sometime and what bogeymen might come out during the night?
Better still than a multitude of
external lighting, there is one loving light, which doesn't cast any
shadows, that fills everything and leaves no space for fear. That loving
energy is one that shines outwards from within. If you imagine a ball
of light, shining outwards in all directions, you can see that there
is no place for any shadows to form inside that ball. So if that was
a ball of loving energy instead, radiating outwards, then there is obviously
no place for fears or insecurities either.
Most of us fit somewhere between
these two extremes - we may strive to be the ball of loving light, but
we usually get by on the loving energy equivalent to our own torchlight
and the occasional sunny day! So, there are some days that our little
torch seems to be giving out the barest flicker and other days when
we are on full beam, as we respond to people and events around us.
So, how do we get to be this ball
of loving light with no shadows and no fears?
We have got to where we are at this
point through feeling isolated, feeling separate from each other, feeling
the need for someone else to tell us how wonderful we are, for them
to beam their loving light towards us. We feel re-assured by others,
as we then don't feel so isolated, separate or alone. This is why we
strive for a loving relationship with someone else, to have that energy
"on tap" or why we compete to be "the best" of something
to gain "recognition" from many people.
The feeling of separation is what
drives many of our actions and is due to our perception of ourselves
as separate islands floating in a sea of turmoil.
But we have forgotten that just
as islands are all connected together through the earth's core, we are
also all connected together through a common "energy core".
Just like islands are the sticky-up bits above the waves that can be
all different shapes, sizes, colours and have different experiences,
deep down, there is a connection to a bigger mass than ourselves and
through that to each and every other "island". We don't need
to send out semaphore messages above the water asking "is there
anybody out there?" (FEAR) because if we are open, we can feel
each other through the core.
We might send out messages instead
which are about recognition such as "hey, you're that warm fuzzy
green island, that I feel on my right" (LOVE). In that moment of
feeling connected, the loving energy comes right up through the core
and is radiating outwards through us, with no room for fear.
Never mind the battery pack now
- we've just discovered the mains supply!
at someone you pass in the street is also a way of saying "I
(J Hargreaves - 4th May 2003)
Love, Fear and Reaching Out - article from Hark.net.au