14 Jun Love #1
In this category we will present the Teachings that are applicable for the category of love and Divine Love.
Love, as we understand it, is a very interesting concept on many levels. We love a person, people, things, places, art, music, etc. because on multiple levels it makes us feel good. It feeds an inner need.
In most cases when you love another person it is because they fulfill your idea of what that partner should be. A good, although unhealthy, example are people in abusive relationships. These people swear they will never be in a relationship like that again. And yet, the very next relationship has aspects that ARE abusive in deed, tone or attitude. You wonder why they end up in that type of situation again. The answer is simple: the person they are attracted to fulfills their expectations as to how and what a relationship should be. They seek it out because it satisfies a need within. The need in this scenario is rejection. Rejection is a mode of acceptance as discussed in (insert category page #)
The human mind is a goal-seeking device. It is motivated and guided by the subconscious concepts it maintains. When you do not know the concepts that drive you, you are at their mercy. This is when patterns of behavior operate. Patterns of behavior exist to validate those subconscious concepts as being true, even when they work against you, such as in abusive relationships. These relationships can be with your companion, partner, a family member, a friend or the people you work for and with.
There are two fundamental concepts that all of us should be practicing. Here are the Teachings about them. In the Thomas Gospel, Jesus said: “Love thy brother as thy soul; keep him as the apple of thine eye,” and “…love your enemies…” (Matthew 5:44 KJV)
Seek to understand your concepts of love. Seek to understand your attitudes toward others that are different from you in color, in belief, in actions. Discover where these attitudes come from and why. Seek to manifest Divine Love for all.