LIVE: Love by the Spirit — Transformed by Love

LIVE! … By the Spirit™ with Kathleen E. Walls

Transformed by Love

© 2011 Kathleen E. Walls, Psy.D.

February 21, 2011

The unexpected warm weather this past week triggered thoughts about the upcoming days of Spring.  As I heard birds chirping and felt the warmth of the sun, I began to envision myself taking walks along the water.  With Spring, comes the arrival of the butterflies.  The butterfly is known as a symbol of transformation.

Transformation refers to a “marked change in appearance or character, usually for the better.” Throughout life, we are constantly changing and evolving physically, mentally, and spiritually. Therefore this month as we are being led to Love by the Spirit, it seems only fitting that we would be Transformed By Love.

In Greek mythology, Psyche (which means soul) is linked to Eros (aka Cupid); hence our soul is linked to love.  Thus, as we are being Transformed by Love, we are moving beyond experiencing love as an emotion that is based on conditions and moving into an understanding and acceptance of love as a way of being … transforming into Love being our natural state and expression of who we are.  Many have said that, “God is Love”; therefore, since we are made in God’s image (Genesis 1: 26 – 27) we are extension and representative of that Divine Love.

Just as the caterpillar goes into the cocoon to transform into a butterfly, we too must turn inward so that we can be Transformed by Love into our true essence.  It is during our quiet times and periods of prayer and meditation that we are able to connect with our true essence.  Once we understand and connect with our loving nature, we are able to transform into our beautiful self and express this beauty, express this love outwardly.

So as you are being led to LOVE by the Spirit, I encourage you to spread your wings and fly. Let go of the need to hold onto the love inside but instead release it and share it with the world. For as you are Transformed by Love, remember that you have the ability to touch, encourage, and inspire others to do the same…to be an example of Love from this day forth.  So from one “butterfly” to another God Bless and continue to Live By The Spirit.

Spiritual Resources from Dr. Kat!

[The G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Soul Journey (ebook)]

[The G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Soul Journey (audiobook)]

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