Ever wondered if the love that we feel as humans is real?
Every love is divine but the love most humans know is based on lack therefore is not true love.
That’s why a distinction between love and divine love is even possible.
So, what is divine love then?
Is it possible for us to experience divine love?
What can we do to feel it?
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What Is Divine Love?
“No law the world obeys can help you grasp love’s meaning. ²What the world believes was made to hide love’s meaning, and to keep it dark and secret. ³There is not one principle the world upholds but violates the truth of what love is, and what you are as well.” – ACIM
We believe that there are different kinds of love.
We think there is a love for our parents, a different kind of love for our pets, still a different kind of love for our romantic partners.
But that cannot be.
There is only one love, divine love.
Divine love has no separate parts, no separate levels or degrees.
Divine Love is one and unchanged thoroughly.
It never changes with a person or a circumstance.
Divine Love’s meaning is obscure to anyone that believes that love can change.
To believe that we can love at times and hate at other times, or that love can be bestowed on one and withheld from others is to not understand divine love at all.
Characteristics Of Divine Love
- it cannot judge
- all that there is
- it looks on all as one
- without an opposite
- it has no limits, being everywhere
- it is happiness
- it is strong because it is undivided
- it is who you truly are
Divine love can not be defined for it’s meaning is beyond words.
But divine love is in you and it is you.
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You were made as an extension of God’s love and you are love, light and power.
You have not made yourself so you do not have the ability to remove divine love from what you are but you can block it and believe it is not there.
If you do not believe that divine love is you, you will see yourself as lacking love.
You will believe love is separate from you and you will search externally for it. You will go seeking for it but you will never find it as you are looking in the wrong place.
Divine love is what you already are.
The love that we are familiar with is not true love for we attempt to bring love into separation.
As a result we attempt to bring love into fear and try to make it real.
Try to cultivate love of God. You are born as a human being only to attain divine love. ~Ramakrishna Paramhansa
In pursue of love as we understand it, we are trying to achieve the impossible.
When we chose fear instead of love, we have made what is not true visible and what is true becomes invisible to us.
Yet the truth cannot be hidden for long, for it is the reality.
It is temporary invisible to us because we are looking at something else instead.
We, who knew what truth is had, forgotten it and unless we are open to being helped to find a way to remember, we will condemn ourselves to oblivion.
Choice Between Love And Fear
Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires and satisfactions. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love. ~Sri Yukteswar Giri
There is only love and fear. The life that we have build for ourselves in this world is totally based on fear.
We have not made ourselves therefore we cannot really change who we truly are.
No one can truly forget what his Creator has placed in his heart.
We can deny it, but we cannot lose it.
If we allow it, a voice will answer every question that we have, and the wrong perception of everything that we have can be corrected for us.
All we have to do is ask and be willing to hear the answer.
We will remember but the memory of who we really are cannot shine in a mind that has obliterated the truth and wants to keep it that way.
For we can only remember we if choose to remember and relinquish the insane desire to control reality.
We cannot even control ourselves should we desire to control the universe?
Take a look at the illusory reality that you have created, are you not glad that it is not real?
The measure of love is to love without measure. ~ Saint Augustine
Our main task is not to look for divine love but to find all the barriers within ourselves that we have built against what we already are. We do not need to seek what already is but we do need to find what is false.
Every illusion that we have allowed into our lives is a form of fear.
And to attempt to escape from one form of illusion into another cannot succeed. If we attempt to seek divine love outside of ourselves we can be certain that we will find hatred instead.
Peace can only come once the illusion of love is recognized and the reality of who we are is acknowledged.
How To Reach Divine Love?
Through intense deep meditation you reach a state that is beyond thought, beyond change, beyond imagination, beyond differences and duality. Once you can stay in that state for a while and come out of it without losing any of it, then the inner divine love will begin to pour through you. You will not see people as different, separate individuals. You will see your own Self in everyone around you. Then the flow of love from within you will be constant and unbroken. ~Swami Muktananda
We can reach divine love because we already are divine love.
However, we have chosen a world of fear and we are oblivious to what we truly are.
Would you not go through fear to reach divine love?
This is what our worldly journey seems to be.
We have forgotten who we are but divine love calls us however hate asks as to stay where we are.
We can choose to ignore the call of hate and see illusions for what they really are .
For divine love lies in truth and nowhere else.
Understand that fear and hate arise to delay you but help is also available if we choose to seek it.
We are already perfect and pure love, we have just forgotten it.
Give Love To Receive It
Remember, in our inmost being, we are all completely lovable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think or feel about yourself, your unconditioned spirit stands, shining with a love nothing can tarnish. ~Deepak Chopra
In order to receive divine love we have to correct the wrong believe that we are not it.
In order to receive it, you must start believing that it is in you already; that it is you.
And once you believe you have divine love in you have to give it to receive it.
Love extends. You must express the divine love you are in order to get it.
Love also expends, by giving it you make it bigger, and by making it bigger you will feel it more.
This sounds counter-intuitive in our world where by giving we understand that we will have less.
But this is not a worldly concept, this is divine love, worldly laws do not apply to it.
Passing it on and sharing will ensure we feel it ourselves.
We are made of Love and made to Love. ~Rumi
I hope you have enjoyed the article. I urge you to try to find the divine love that you already are in yourself. I would love to hear from you. Please leave questions, comments, suggestions below.
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