Most people have heard of the term, a “Labour of love.” But what does it really mean? All too often it is used with an accent of gentle derision, or even bandied about in some nonsensical advertising scheme, implying that everyone should flock to see this amazing piece of equipment that a certain person has poured his heart into.
So what actually is this “labour of love”? It is something that some person has achieved, not so much for monetary gain or fame, but from the sheer joy of working at something much loved, and of doing that with which his heart feels in harmony. This is also probably something that not too many other people are interested in, but it has the effect of opening the person’s heart chakra and letting the second ray pour out through that centre and have an influence on everyone around the person. We all know of the older person labours away day and night on an old piece of wood, hand tooling it and polishing it until he is able to produce something exquisite. He will then often give this “masterpiece of love” away just because someone admires it.
This object or this project fills the person with great joy and can often produce visions of the person’s guide or angelic helpers, and often the person’s higher self, any one of whom can assist the person in their endeavours. We often find this loving energy in very young children who have not yet been conditioned by the adults around them. Sometimes they will spend hours just making a beautiful painting or card for their Nana or Pop without any thought of reward – a pure labour of love. We also find it in the very old who have passed through the stress of adult living, worked through their emotional baggage, and have found peace, harmony and contentment in their latter years by attuning with the energies that reside within. These beings, are indeed the treasures of the human race. They have learned to love unconditionally, and so it becomes not a labour of love, but just pure, unconditional love for their fellow beings.