“Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables.” – Sappho

Who doesn’t love a good fantasy?  Wherein all of the best things exist somewhere down the road and, even if there is some bad, it will surely be SO outweighed by the blissful good … that it is a no-brainer where you want to end up.  It’s very easy to live in these fantasies … we can spend entire lives either dreaming them up, or chasing after them.

On one level you want to allow for your dreams, and in part these are fueled by fantasies … so fantasies shouldn’t be denied or fought off.  They are a natural part of our natures … we certainly should not be shutting ourselves down to what is natural.  The fantasy should not become all-consuming in your life though.  We should be able to be happy in the life that we have, while dreaming and fantasizing of what may be.

If our dreams and fantasies cause us to resent the people and things that are in our lives in the very real here and now?  Well then, that is a pretty good sign that something is wrong.  God wants everyone to feel loved for who they are … not just the idealized version of who you want for a lover, friend, or colleague.  Remember those very important real people in your lives … go out of your way to do something sweet and kind for them, just to say, “You are loved.”

I say this in the “you” … but it really was myself who was chastened for this by God during my meditations.  I have ears to hear, however, and will act accordingly … I will strive to find the Tao … the middle place where both are valued and loved … neither one greater or more valued than the other. 🙂


Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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  Stephanie Jill Rudd wrote @

Whoops! A chastening…Yes-the balance of Tao. Even when balancing on the see saw!

  Religion4All wrote @

Yes, it can be difficult to walk that tight-rope at times … you want to be a dreamer/visionary, but not at the expense of the people who make my life beautiful as it is :-).

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