Monday, March 24, 2014

And what about love.

For three years there’s been Quests for Agape.  Searching, losing and finding deeper and still deeper levels of what we call love.  Still now, surrounded in answers, the question remains.  How do I love?  How do I wake up, go to bed, day after day love?

I can talk about what it means to love.  It does not mean the things you imagine.  It does not mean always getting your way or having someone cooperate and do things for you; even do things with you.

It means honor the ground they walk on.  Be a positive force for them.  It means gently absorb them as if they were your final breath.  Not gasping and clawing for them but breathe them in quietly for the gift that they are.

Love does not hurt and does not have an opinion.  Do you know a relationship that does not include an opinion?  If you do not, it is not because you do not love, you do.  The thing you do not do is unconditionally love.  The one you do not unconditionally love is you.

Regardless of question asked or reason given, when you speak about loving another it is always an illusion.  For “other” does not exist, all is One.  If you understood that, all questions would cease.

“Other” is a reflection.  Relationships are played out versions of self love.  For you are creator gods.  You imagine there is a way for some “other” to hurt you.  Your imaginings cause you real pain.  You came here to help each other.  To teach each other.  About love. 

All love is self love.  All questions are questions about you.  It is always you. So turn it around.  Everyone is right.  You will have to see with new eyes.

What do you want?  What do you intend?  It is your intentions that create your life.  Sometimes, you will have to let go to get what you want.  You do not understand love and still imagine it requires some “other’s” response to you before it can be felt.  While it is true that the physical expression of love requires a partner – it is untrue that love does.

To love is to give to the world all that you are.  Holding back or having an opinion is not included in the expression of love – but only evidence of fear.

You can hold in your heart a desire for love, for its true expression.  You can let go of judgment, expectation and opinion for none of that is love.  You are lonely not because the “other” doesn’t give you want you want, but because you don’t.

You do not need the “other” to be a certain way in order for you to be happy.  The need is self-imposed.  Allow yourself to be happy.  Allow yourself to be loved. 

Make no mistake.  You are working out self love in every relationship.  There is something honest about being who you are everywhere you go.  It is up to you.

You have truth.  The answer you will give yourself. 

You are the One you’ve been waiting for.

What Proof Do You Require?

I was out in the hills alone praying and a being appeared as if by magic and said, “I am God.”

I said, “Prove it.”

“I just appeared to you out of nowhere. Is that not proof?”

“It’s true that you appeared out of nowhere, but how is that proof of anything except that you appeared out of nowhere?”

“How about if I turn into a flame, or levitate or change form, or make those rocks talk, or some other miracle, would that convince you?”

“It would convince me that you can do those things, but not that you are anything but a knowledgeable and powerful being.”

“What definition do you give to the word, God?” He asked. “What proof do you require?”

“I used to think that God was all powerful, all knowing and all present,” I said.

He said, “Well that doesn’t work, because for you to know that I am all powerful, all knowing and all present, YOU would have to be all powerful, all knowing and all present, can believe me, can’t you?”

“NO. I can’t just believe you. I need proof and evidence to know, proof like that which is given in a courtroom. I need documentation.”

“Well you didn’t create yourself, the earth, the solar system, the universe. I did that.”

“Prove it.”

“I don’t have time for this,” He said. You’ll just have to have hope, belief and have faith that what I am telling you is true.”

“Hope, belief and faith,” I said, “prove nothing. Why would you even say such a thing?”

“Because until you know what I know, you CAN’T know, and hope, belief and faith are the paths to knowing, but of themselves are not knowing. Have hope, belief and faith in all possibilities, but only hold fast to that which proves true. People often confuse hope, belief and faith with knowing. They use the words interchangeably, but they do not mean the same thing. The purpose of hope, belief and faith is to gain knowledge, understanding and wisdom; they are not substitutes for them. Use them wisely.”

“Well if you are God, you could certainly increase by knowing by showing me things about creation, and then at least I would NOT have to hope, believe or have faith about those things, since knowing a thing ends the need to have hope, belief or faith in that thing.”

“Well said. I will think about that.” And then he disappeared.
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