Ideas of Love

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Valentine’s Day is upon us. Are you tired of the marketing yet? Society loves to skew our ideas of love! It’s no wonder we can’t find it – or find what we think love is. Honestly we have no clue what we’re looking for. And by not knowing, we’re missing the purpose of life, which is to love!

Romantic relationships are part of that, or at least the positive ones are. But right now especially, we overlook the love we have by searching for something else. Someone said, “Life is what happens while we’re making other plans.” And, “Man plans; God laughs.” True statements… But there is hope, and there is love, in this very moment, whether we have romance in our lives or not.

Love is infinite, eternal, and universal. That means love is yours, mine, and everyone’s. May this song, as limited as it is, remind us to snap out of it, laugh at the marketing, and have a Happy Valentine’s Day with those forms of love we already have!

This does not mean we should ignore our desire for other forms of love. In fact, ignoring it is detrimental. However, if we focus on what we don’t have, we get more negativity. By fully embracing the love in our experience, we open the door to more! And we feel better in the meantime, because we’re not living in lack. Life already loves us! Why not love it in return?

May we learn to love from the Spirit of Love that created us! And may we improve a society that believes love can be bought and sold!

Ideas of Love – Lyrics

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

Refrain:
Let go of your ideas of love,
And let the Father show you his!
Let go of your ideas of love,
And see the good already in your life to give you bliss.

1. Children love a pizza just as much as they love you.
They focus on the happiness it brings.
They love their bikes and friends and toys and makin’ messy things.
Kids really pick the perfect thing to do!
Refrain:

2. Our cats and dogs, they love to run and greet us comin’ in.
They know the fullest happiness right now.
Pets eat and play and sleep and play, and people wonder how.
But we could take a tip or two from them!
Refrain:

3. Love is the greatest of connections God has made in us.
It flows through all our time and breath and space.
Let’s use it everywhere we go to look in every face.
The love we give is never given up!
Refrain:

Let go of your ideas of love!

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Soul Reflection

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. God brought us together,
You and me in Love.
Through our lives we shine his Light
On Earth from Heav’n above.
May we
Refrain:

2. Two made one in fullness,
Both a bless’d part.
We remind each other
Love is where we end and start.
May we
Refrain:

3. Some days our eyes are foggy
With reflections sad and pale.
In quiet mind we find
The Spirit’s Love that lifts the veil.
So we
Refrain:

See through the windows of the eyes
Into the waters of the soul,
Reflecting every being pure and whole.

God brought us together,
Pure and whole.

Refrain:
See through the windows of the eyes
Into the waters of the soul,
Reflecting a being pure and whole.

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Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. O you can love my body,
But you are missing much.
‘Cause I am more than everything
You see and hear and touch.

Refrain:
Love fully,
The aspects and the whole.
Love freely,
Body, mind and soul.

2. And you can love my intellect
For all I understand.
But even that is limited;
It isn’t who I am.
Refrain:

3. O you can love my soul,
And how I wish you would!
But all alone it’s nothing
Except in God the Good!
Refrain:

And don’t you worry if it seems too hard to do now,
‘Cause only God can make Agape love shine through now.
Seek the kingdom deep in you,
And you’ll come to see it too.
May your love reflect the truth!

So you love fully,
All your aspects and the whole.
Love freely,
Love your body, mind and soul.

‘Cause only then
Can you reach out your hand
And love others fully,
The aspects and the whole.
Love them freely,
Body, mind and soul.

Love freely,
Body, mind and soul.

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Know Me Well

Whether we seek to know God, a person, or His other creations, it’s all the same: We cannot truly know, unless and until we give up preconceived expectations, ideas, and judgments.

Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

1. So you think you know me,
‘Cause you passed me on the road a time or two.
And you think you owe me
Your opinions and one version of the truth.

Refrain:
You try to tell my story,
But it is not yours to tell.
When you live without its trappings,
Then you can know me well.

2. So you think you love me,
‘Cause you believe I chose the perfect thing to do.
And you think you hold me
In a pretty little box filled with the proof.
Refrain:

3. So you think you see me,
‘Cause you recognize my body in this place.
And you think you need me
To look the same every time you see my face.

But I am writing you a story
That only you can tell.
When you live the truth inside you,
Then you shall know me well.

When you live the truth inside you,
Then you shall know me well.

You shall know me well.

Eternal Love

Lyrics based on 1 Corinthians 13 and meditation.

Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

1. I thought I knew so many things when I was young,
But knew in part and understood just pieces of the One.
Yet the Love that brought us here in Spirit always will remain,
The greatest gift of ages that will never fail or change.
Refrain:

2. I see a dim reflection of a perfect place,
A veil over a mirror, but in Heaven face to face.
And as time is moving onward and the bless’ed Kingdom comes,
We feel the purest Presence of eternity in Love.
Refrain:

3. Without it we are nothing by ourselves alone.
In God we can discern the Truth and know as we are known.
Everything we see will all be gone, but there’s no need to fear.
The Love of our Creator is embracing us right here.
Refrain: (Twice)

God’s Love within our Spirit is the Light that never fades.

Refrain:
And may Love keep playing on the strings of our hearts,
Because Its sweet vibration is the ending and the start.
And even though the world we know will someday pass away,
The Love within our Spirit is the Light that never fades.

Time for Lettin’ Go

All earthly relationships end. Whether through death, divorce or breakup, a move or other situation, all relationships reach a point where they no longer exist as they did before. In effect, it’s the end of the world as we knew it. This change and letting go is often difficult. Here is a song to acknowledge that, and recognize that our only lasting relationship is with the Spirit of God within.

Time for Lettin’ Go – Lyrics

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. We ran a race as partners, you and I.
We cheered each other onward through the marathon of life.
We felt the wins and losses, and with every one we tried
To do our best, and leave the rest, and take the race in stride.

Refrain:
And it’s been fun, ya know.
A really great run, ya know.
We’ve laughed a lot and hit the spot
And learned to love and grow.
And it’s been real, ya know.
A mighty good deal, ya know.
And even though the teardrops flow,
It’s time for lettin’ go.

2. We came up short together, you and I.
We started out so strong, but hit the wall a couple times.
We bandaged up the scrapes of failed attempts and foolish pride.
We did our best, and passed the test; we’re moving with the tide.
Refrain:

3. We’re standing at the finish, you and I.
We cut the final ribbon, and the gate is open wide.
With every step we each will take, the Spirit is our guide.
We do our best, and ever blessed, we find the strength inside.
Refrain:

Even though I love you so,
It’s time for lettin’ go.
All because I love you so,
It’s time for lettin’ go.

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Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar
(Capo 3)

1. I don’t wanna be your trophy.
So help me baby.
I don’t wanna be your property,
And you’re not mine.

Refrain:
But I’m gonna be your partner,
Different yet the same;
Your equal in the game of life we play,
To love you by the Spirit that’s beyond the time we stay.

2. I don’t wanna be your keeper.
Don’t sweat it baby.
I don’t wanna be your follower,
And you’re not mine.
Refrain:

Let’s let it go, let it be,
‘Cause God is all the love we see.
Let it shine, let it glow,
And don’t make up the face it shows to people.
Let us love pure and free.

3. I don’t wanna try to change you.
I’ve been there baby.
And I don’t wanna be your conscience,
And you’re not mine.
Refrain:

I’m gonna be your partner,
Different yet the same;
Your equal in the game of life we play,
To love you by the Spirit that’s beyond,
Far beyond the time we stay,
Far beyond the time we stay.

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