03 Aug Love #3
In Matthew, Chapter 5 you will find the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus said:
43 ”Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you …”
The statement above in bold is the example of Divine Love. Love is love, and it’s a wonderful and powerful energy. When it is experienced in a Divine way, it is inspiring and exalting.
See what you can do these coming weeks to express and accept Divine Love. Seek to catch yourself every time you begin to think of a questionable thought about someone. Examine where it is coming from and why.
Each person has a different perception, definition, feeling, and thoughts about love. Each one of these has a different energy and a different basis upon which it is built. To the different types of love we experience, we attach an emotional component. A very personal association.
The love we seek to attain spiritually is Divine Love, which is total acceptance of Self and others. You can only truly love another when you love your Self, not in an egotistical way, but from a place of understanding, knowing that you are a part of the Creative Continuum called God.
Through the emotions, mankind is tied into the Material Plane, and it is through the emotions that the dark forces, the negative energies and patternistic behaviors, manifest. This is why you were taught to “turn the other cheek and resist not evil.” (Matthew 5:39 KJV) The reason the Teaching is presented in this statement is because once you begin to resist something, you start feeding it. You are giving it energy, life.
The love we experience on a personal, intimate level is more akin to a conceptual approach. For example, in most cases, if you are a woman and you are like your mother, then your significant other will be like your father, based on the unity presented by your parents. If, on the other hand, you and your mother are diametrically opposed to each other, you may choose a man who will continue to stimulate rejection. Rejection and approval are two forms, two modalities for gaining acceptance from mom.
Each gender seeks to gain the acceptance of mom, either seeking to emulate her or go the opposite, using rejection. Yet, when you fall in love, it is more a matter of fulfilling your concepts that relate to the other gender; keep in mind that this also represents an aspect of unity. Your subconscious concepts of unity in a relationship.
As energy, love is an essential cornerstone of a healthy, invigorated life. If you are a male, depending upon your relationship with your mother, you will either be just like your dad or the exact opposite. The opposites use rejection as a form of acceptance.
Know which modality you use in your relationships and in dealing with life. They will be one and the same. An energy is present in all that you do waiting for the right times to manifest. Seek to become aware of your patterns based on your mode of acceptance.