Somewhere along the way, there develops within the soul a yearning that can no longer be ignored, a craving for the great love affair. We feel it drawing ever closer. It is the greatest of them all. It cannot fail. It is all consuming. It is incomparable. It is the love affair with our own true nature and the source from which it comes. The desire is in all of us but, more often than not, it is ignored for other interests. We wrestle with each interest, trying to make it work, growing with each adventure until the light has grown bright enough for us to reach for it.
The soul must first realize that something seems to be missing before it can, one day, know that nothing was missing at all. At some stage in the evolution of our consciousness, our internal pain will take on a certain unrelenting quality. It will not be relieved by the many conventional ways. When the ground is ready, a particular sort of person may enter our life. We may seek them out. We may run to them or we may run away from them, never being able to run too far without returning again. Perhaps, they were there all along but we didn’t see them. Now, we see them. That person helps to awaken in us the longing not only for relief but for meaning and even happiness.
They embody a higher type of love that we crave, although we may not yet recognize that it is what we long for. They touch a part of us that is not even seen by others, let alone caressed by others. They seem normal and yet somehow they are not. Such a person is a carrier of the great love affair with our own divinity. They have the great Love inside them and then, without choice or unchoice, they become a channel for spreading that love and healing.
This article is from Love’s Longing