When will I be loved?

by | Jan 29, 2020

As we come up on Valentine Day, I can’t help but think of one of the songs that Linda Ronstadt made famous– When Will I Be Loved? Remember the lyrics?:

I’ve been cheated, been mistreated

When will I be loved?

I’ve been put-down, I’ve been pushed ’round

When will I be loved?

It has been a big year for the singer. There was a movie about her career, and other remembrances have been produced about Linda. I sometimes think that it would be a toss up for a new national anthem between Ronstadt’s When Will I Be Loved and the Rolling Stones’ I Can’t Get No Satisfaction. Along with a new national anthem, we would have a new national motto, which would be: BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED.

While the above songs and motto I think realistically capture the current mood of our secular and materialistic society, I believe they really have placed the cart before the horse.

Take When Will I Be Loved? There is an old saying: “If you want esteem, then do estimable things.” In the famous St. Francis prayer it is suggested that it is more important “to understand than to be understood.” We are also told “that it is by self-forgetting that we will find,” and that it is better “to love, than to be loved.”

The great metaphysical Law of Attraction is alive and well. We attract what we are thinking and putting out to the universe. Jesus did not say, “Seek first the kingdom of God because that is all you are getting.” Instead he said, “Seek first the kingdom of God…and all the rest will be given to you.” As we become loving, the Law of Attraction works to bring more love into our life.

So I would suggest a new title for Linda’s song: When Will I Be Loving?

Here is how we can do this:

  •  Make certain that our prayer life is aligned with The Law of Attraction. The goal of prayer is not to change God’s mind. The goal of prayer is to raise our consciousness! Are we praying in a way that will attract what we want?
  •  Use Affirmative Prayers. These type of prayers center on the solution and not on the problem. We thank God for what we want and hope for. Think of it as sending gratitude forward. It is like “paying it forward.” In Mark 11, Jesus tells us that when we pray we should believe that we have received– “and you will receive,” he asserts!
  •  Go out and do the next right thing, and turn the results over to God.

The most important thing I can tell you about the Law of Attraction, Affirmative Prayer, and Doing the Next Right Thing is that they work– and they work big time!

As they said in the old Alka-Seltzer commercials, “Try it. You’ll like it.”

Many blessings,

 Rick