Insight: Signals come to us from everywhere and everything. Since we are our own unique energy stream of love we may need to consciously choose which we take in to our system, as best we can, both at the personal and collective levels. This is the basic essence underlying self-love. Everything radiates its own energetic signature. You radiate your own unique energetic fingerprint throughout this universe. Our bodies are infused, even blasted with informational signals coming from “outside” ourselves. Many of these signals are constructive for us. Some are destructive.
Insight: Time is relative to consciousness and love. The more extensive our love and consciousness, the more time stands still as infinity. One morning it dawned on me that time is relative to love. If it is true that consciousness is the son of father spirit and mother matter, and love is the divine force of consciousness itself, then time is relative to both. Love is the cross where the vertical line of time and the horizontal line of space merge. When there is no distance between us, we are one consciousness unified beyond spacetime. Now, the present moment, is all that exists at that point of consciousness. Love, presence and focused awareness, makes time feel still. Consider that when we are children, our awareness is like a bud, mostly the potential of love’s blossom. The apparent time between the past (when we first started pre-school) and the future (when we will graduate from high school) seems to crawl. However, when we become adults, our consciousness has unfolded to encompass quite more, and time seems to zoom by us way too quickly. I can only imagine that from some divine perspective time is but an instant, a flash of light, and we are like a firefly in the cosmic night.
Insight: The “God of Love” is not the same as the “God of Power and Might”. Rather than the Son that is the force of Love, God of Power is the Father of the Holy Trinity. Truth itself. The source of all vibration or consciousness. Pure energy. Life. God of Power may be the energy we conceive scientifically as the unmanifest power evident in the zero point field, in the “space” and womb of our existence, in the illusory no-thing-ness before it births into some-thing. It is that Power that preceded the Big Bang. Metaphorically, God of Power breathes us out (creating the field of Love, of quantum consciousness itself and all its subsequent forms of light), then breathes us back again in order to start anew. Power is that which destroys obsolete forms (appearing to us humans as “death”) in order for Love energy to replace them through a birthing of new forms of a much higher order, a process which scientists call evolution.
Insight: Consciousness evolves toward more inclusive love and awareness. Consciousness evolves within us, as it does all of humanity and all of creation. At the level of humanity, we evolve from mass consciousness into individual consciousness, and then into group consciousness. Mass consciousness is related to our more instinctual intelligence and therefore more primitive ways of love. This is our herd consciousness. In this state of consciousness, we look to others for what to do, and as they do, so do we. We find mates, we have children. We strive to fit in. We can’t risk standing out, being ridiculed or rejected. Fear continuously blocks our desires, as the clouds block the sun. Individual consciousness expands the more we cultivate our innate intelligence. In its selfish phase, personal desire, lust, and addictions characterize this state of consciousness. Yet the more conscious we become of our choices, the more capable we become of healthier human love. Personal power, self-reliance, and individual achievement are necessary developments, for they bring balance to dependency in relationship, and foster the capacity for mutual support and reciprocity. Health self-awareness, self-respect, independence, along with a sense of responsibility and trustworthiness, give rise to cooperation and collaboration. The balance between self-love and other love is vital. The selfishness and aggressive competition that characterize humanity today smolder the wick of love. Needed is the restraint of true courage. Group consciousness comes from soul awareness, the inner sense of “we-ness” that all souls feel. One mind, one body. Inclusive love for all. These are the mindsets that characterize this state of consciousness. This is the consciousness that is the immediate destiny for humanity. It is a state where individually we contribute toward the good of the whole. It is the whole of humanity, the whole of the planet, the whole of life that is our keynote here. Our intuitive and higher creative intelligence lead our way. At the level of the individual, we evolve into broader and more inclusive spheres of love. Love of self opens to love of a significant other, as well as to family at large. Love of family broadens into love for a wider circle of friends. Our circle of love expands gradually, beginning with more and more of those who seem to be similar to us. We fall into wider senses of community still, encompassing eventually even those who are greatly different than we. Town, state, nation…..our awareness continues to envelope all of the human family. Then comes the time that we realize the entire planet is family…..all of humanity, all of the animal kingdom, the vegetation of the earth, the minerals, cooperatively working as one united organism. Yet even this awareness is inevitably superseded by the sense of oneness with the entire cosmos, and with all that is. And so we evolve, individually and collectively…..from the consciousness of the herd self into the consciousness of the personal self, familial self, national self, planetary self, universal self, until we are united in consciousness as one Cosmic Self. And, from this center, we love.
A prayer suggested by the Tibetan, from the Ageless Wisdom: “From the point of Light within the Mind of God Let light stream forth into the minds of men. Let Light descend on Earth. From the point of Love within the Heart of God Let love stream forth into the hearts of men. May Christ return to Earth. From the centre where the Will of God is known Let purpose guide the little wills of men – The purpose which the Masters know and serve. From the centre which we call the race of men Let the Plan of Love and Light work out. And may it seal the door where evil dwells. Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.”
Thanks to Stephen G. Post and his team, sociologists Margaret Poloma and Matthew T. Lee of the University Akron, with the help of John C. Green, Director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. With a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, they have now completed a research survey of the American experience of God’s love. (www.godlyloveproject.org). It turns out that 80% of us have experienced God’s love, and 45% of us feel God’s love for us directly at least once per day! Click below to read Stephen’s article summarizing the results of their research project: http://stephengpost.com/lesson-nineteen-8-out-of-10-americans-report-that-they-have-experienced-gods-love-and-that-includes-everyone-out-driving-on-rt-80 Visit www.theheartofreligion.net for more information on their book. For more about Stephen’s work visit Institute for Research on Unlimited Love at www.unlimitedloveinstitute.com.
The subatomic particle nicknamed the “God particle” has been found, according to recent reports. According to the article, “The particle’s existence helps confirm the theory that objects gain their size and shape when particles interact in an energy field with a key particle, the Higgs boson. The more they attract, so the theory goes, the bigger their mass will be.” To read the entire article, click on the following link! http://news.msn.com/science-technology/physicists-claim-they-have-found-a-higgs-boson
So far, the series on the nature of love is up to 13 insights. Hope they have helped you in your journey into love! To summarize what we have contemplated up to now: Think of love as energy that is in some measure enlivening, expanding and creating. It is beneficently supporting, nourishing, allowing and thus freeing. Love is continuously drawing us into harmonic convergence for the higher good, grouping us by similarity of purpose, and inviting us into increasingly larger and larger wholes of consciousness that we experience multidimensionally as pure presence. To love is to allow ourselves to be open, to share experience with another, to expand into the consciousness of another, and to know ourselves to be united as one. The more we allow ourselves to receive such energy (from both ourselves as well as others), the more we will feel uplifted and abundant, and the stronger we will feel to share this love energy with others.