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Love Loving

Author: Herb K.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
herbk12@hotmail.com
www.herbk.com

Before the beginning is the Word;

and the Word is God;

and the language is Silence;

and the essence is Love.

The Word is “Fiat”- unconditional creativity: powerless not to be what It is – Spoken.

A sound of generative energy manifesting as materiality. The Spoken Word, an overflow of essence and we are birthed—Love Loving.

That is our nature—our origin—image and likeness.

The delusion of materiality is: we are separate.

The work of spirituality is: real-ization we are not.

Oneness that is Unity; consciousness that evolves.

The invitation of becoming, built into our fabric—a memory of what is. Our materiality creating the original disequilibrium that we experience as thirst. We drink from the phantom sources of satisfaction that slake the thirst until they don’t.

The thirst continues, deepens, and expands; as does the pain.

We try harder, a self defeating spiral of disintegration; an experience of serial suffering.

The same force that drives the flower to open drives us to seek—a desperate cry from the wilderness of hopelessness. Our final collapse morphs into a faint awareness of an invitation and the possibility of hope.

Our word is spoken—“Fiat”: Let it be done!

This is the turning point—without certitude or feeling. A decision of yes; a response of action.

The momentum of the downward spiral is reversed; integration has begun. A long slow journey of awakening; a shift in consciousness. A return to equilibrium.

Walking toward the Light; walking in the Light; walking as the Light.

In the Now is Life and Life is Love. The language is loving; the essence is action; the action is intentional; the intention is Unity; and Unity heals.

The healing continues, deepens, and expands: Love Loving.


Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.

He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.

One comment

  1. Stephanie DeRaddo says:

    You’ve beautifully captured the essence of the recovery process and development of our personal relationship with God. Absolutely beautiful and inspiring Herb! I would love to see this turned into a poster to hang in my sacred meditation space. Thank you for your work and for lighting the path to recovery. A fellow “mad dog seeker.”

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