Craving the Ultimate
Marie Teresa McDaid
The Ultimate: the absolute: the concept of an unconditional reality which transcends limited, conditional, everyday existence.–thefreedictionary.com
We are making our way back home to the Beloved within all of us. The seeds of love were sown in our hearts from the time of creation. God gave us free will when we came to live these lives. We lived and experienced our lives in form and in the exterior places that we have found hold little value, and now we are trying to find our way back to the ultimate place within.
Throughout my life I had felt a sense of separation, of something missing. Once I started Heartfulness, I realised that what I was feeling was separation from inner self; that I was missing my ultimate home. That is when my yatra (journey) started.
The feeling of separation from our Beloved can be a difficult thing to put into mere words. We yearn so deeply to be with Him. This yearning drives every particle of our being to get closer to Him. It vibrates the pulse and radiates from the heart. We long to feel the flow of His love pulling us towards Him.
This love is so subtle, it assists in taking us there, pulling from ahead and pushing from behind. When this begins, there is no going back; what is there to go back to? It becomes almost unbearable to be within this surge of separation whilst journeying but how beautiful it is to bear!
We must keep moving forward and not slow down as we move through the different points along the path. Once the momentum has begun, this stream of love must be kept at a level to keep taking us to higher states of infinite awareness. It is so beautiful to feel the love proliferate and all around us benefit too.
To remain in a condition of love is the key to moving forward continuously. Love will attract love, so the lover and the Beloved will be drawn to each other.
Keep this condition not just in meditation but in the waking and sleeping states. We can keep generating love through regular, pure intention – prayer and constant remembrance.
What has helped me on this journey of love has been prayer and staying in constant remembrance. The impetus for this was a talk given by Daaji, which I came across in 2015 when I had been a few months in this beautiful Heartfulness practice. In it he suggested that we “think that everything surrounding us – the air particles, people, the birds, the trees, the flowers, the ceiling, the wall, the paintings – everything – is absorbed in Godly remembrance.”
I seemed to absorb this within and it became part of my daily life.
What is real love for God?
“It is a state when the trinity of the lover, the beloved and love itself disappear.”