The power of love over the love of power…


I introduced the Phoenix series in 2020, presenting each class around the cosmic, archetypal and personal significance of this era of transformation that is truly governing our lives. In this Reflections series, I am continuing that rich Phoenix theme of transformation, shifting our attention in this series from the world around us to the intimate details of our personal lives. Now we will explore the transformational power of love from the personal expression of love to the mystical.

Love, as we will discuss, is a power – perhaps the greatest power that we have to give to one another. Love is capable of restoring a person to the threads of life, to inspiring a person to want to live, and to giving someone (including ourselves) the capacity to endure the unendurable. Love is no ordinary force. Indeed, love is more than love; it is an expression of the life force itself. We have named the life force “love” because love is the most blissful, joyful emotion in the spectrum of human sensations.

Perhaps that is why we have a mysterious relationship to the power of love. Love is a force that transforms us – and others. Love can lift us out of despair and depression or, conversely, when love is removed from our lives, we are plunged into the depths of darkness. In the sharing of even the smallest amount of love with another person – friend, family or even stranger – we immediately witness a transformation take place. Perhaps that love opens a channel for hope to flow into someone’s life or joy. It doesn’t take a great amount of love to make a difference but withholding even the slightest amount can be devastating.

And therein is hidden the mystery of love’s great power. We know how powerful love is – and we fear this awesome force as much as we need it in our lives to thrive, to humanize us, to feel alive. We fear being loved and loving “too much” for fear that we will be broken in two should love evaporate from our lives. Love is no ordinary power – it is a force of life itself.


Seven sessions – February 24 – March 11

Love is a power – the greatest power we have. It is a power we fear because love can, and will, transform the world around us if enough people are willing to embrace the transforming and healing power of love over the love of power. 
Special FREE Event on Caroline’s YouTube Channel!
Session One of this Reflections Series will be posted on YouTube Wednesday, February 24.

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Channeling Grace


Tami Simon and Caroline Myss

In this podcast, Caroline and I talk about how the ultimate holy language is prayer, as well as the creative power that comes when we learn to pray with God instead of to God. We also discuss:
• Prayer as a request for how to see with greater clarity and truth
• How, according to Caroline, “law is the ultimate nature of God,” and how this insight led to the discovery of what she calls “Divine Organics”—the ways our bodies act lawfully, as does everything in the universe
• The shift that occurs in our lives when we choose the power of love over the love of power
• Language as part of the backbone of healing and developing a vocabulary that invites insight, transformation, and healing
• How every choice we make has creative consequences
• Channeling grace for the benefit of others as “Grace First Responders” in the world

archetype: teacher

Jeanne Poland-Quick Silver Calligraphy

in 2005 the lights came to change illusion to illumination

like my mentor, my calling changed from medical intuitive to healer:

Entering the castle by Caroline Myss
“I believe that the divine is everywhere and exists within even the most intimate details of our lives. All that we experience today has its purpose in tomorrow’s events; sometimes, the purpose is not evident for years of tomorrows. Yet, God prepares you for your spiritual journey, no matter how complicated, painful, or demanding it might become. For this reason, patience, trust, and faith must become constants for you; you cannot, and indeed you must not, even attempt to believe you know what is best for you. The divine will reveal its plan for you; you have to be open to receive it.

 It takes great courage to get to know your soul. This is because, once you do come to know it-and engage its power and live according to its authority-the divine itself will come to call. Once you are conscious of your soul, you are likely to be ‘called.’ Facing that call also requires courage because it can take you to both intensely light and intensely dark places.”

~ Caroline Myss



blow the seeds about you- pay hope back

Rumblings in the soul


The Drink
by Ron Padgett

I am always interested in the people in films who have just had a drink

thrown in their faces.

Sometimes they react with uncontrollable rage,

but sometimes—my favorites—they do not change their expressions at

Instead they raise a handkerchief or napkin and calmly dab at the
offending liquid,

as the hurler jumps to her feet and storms away.

other people at the table are understandably uncomfortable.

A woman 
leans over and places her hand on the sleeve of the man’s jacket and

says, “David, you know she didn’t mean it.”

David answers, “Yes,” but 
in an ambiguous tone—

the perfect adult response.

But now the orchestra 
has resumed its amiable and lively dance music, and the room is set in
 motion as before.

Out in the parking lot, however, Elizabeth is setting
 fire to David’s car.

Yes, this is a contemporary film.

Ron Padgett, “The Drink” from Collected Poems. Copyright © 2002 by Ron Padgett. Used with the permission of The Permissions Company, LLC on behalf of Coffee House Press, coffeehousepress

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