A Call for More Love: Unity in our Differences, Strength in our Diversity, Common Sense Activism.

Richard Rohr writes, “Many teachers have made the central, but oft-missed, point that unity is not the same as uniformity. Unity, in fact, is the reconciliation of differences, and those differences must first be maintained—and then overcome by the power of love! You must actually distinguish things and separate them before you can spiritually unite them, usually at cost to yourself (see Ephesians 2:14-16). If only we had made that simple clarification, so many problems—and overemphasized, separate identities—could have moved to a much higher level of love and service.” 

Seek first to ground and connect to your own inner power, allow the fullness of who you are and how you operate to be your light. As you move from this center, as a meeting place of the light and energy of your being, you naturally remain connected to this and that light in all things as you move further afield embracing your differentiation, knowing differences are meaningless, our one-ness to the threads that bind all things remain.

Celebrate your differences, your unique expression, show up, share your gifts and be a light so unity flows throughout your work in the worlds.

Love, Mel

Photo Source credit: FRANK & JOYCE BUREK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC from GUILIN, CHINA Shining waters inside Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, China, reflect images of the cave’s eerie rock formations.

 

Melanie Lutz is a writer and love activist living in Los Angeles, CA.  @MobileMel

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