I am working with Amma to write about unconditional love. The title is above. I’ll be posting parts of this book as I go along. I would love your comments on what I write. Here’s the first installment.
You live in a society which spends a great deal of time talking about religious principles. Notice that they spend little if any time talking about “Love”.
This book is about Love. What it is, and what it isn’t.
First, remember the basics. Love is the essence from which the universe was created. Love is the essence from which you were created. Love is the essence which is the foundation of the entire world, your world, other people’s worlds, of life.
In one way Love is unchangeable. Because Love is of the beginning and Love is in the middle and Love is at the end. There is just Love. At the same time, you see that creation changes. You see growth and you see death in nature, and societies, and with people. There is truly a circle of life. This unending circle of life consists of the movement of Love at the very heart of life.
Although you see changes within people and societies, the nature of Love itself does not change. Love does grow and expand. Loves strengthens and becomes more complex. Love is not an object or an emotion. Love is a living consciousness, a force which is within every adamantine particle of this universe.These adamantine particles are the smallest particles of nature. They are made up of Love. They are the creative building blocks of the universe. Since they are Love they can only be directed from a place of Love.
The force of Love has certain rules and principles to live by. When sentient beings do not abide by these rules and principles the energy of notâ€“love is formed. Although everything came from Love and everything will return to Love, those who live within Love, within this universe, can make individual choices. This is the concept of free will.
The interplay between the immutability of Love and the free will of sentient beings obscures the nature of what Love truly is. No matter what sentient beings do they cannot destroy Love. They may hide it from those who are less aware of what Love is and where Love is. They can manipulate people into a place of fear which hides Love. Although you are always living within a state of Love you cannot be aware of it when your internal energy is in a place of fear, which is notâ€“love.
There are sentient beings who have made a choice to deny the immutability of Love. They have made a choice, due to various factors which occurred to them at the beginnings of their life, to pervert the power of Love. They did this by disseminating information which placed people within a state of fear.They did this by manipulating the minds and the hearts of people who had not learned to control their own minds and hearts.
The Christian Scriptures contain a story about the entrance of evil into the world. In this story angels who had seen the face of God, the face of Absolute Love, decided that they wanted to have the power that Love had. A battle ensued in which those who were still loyal to pure Love threw out those who wanted to use Love for the purposes of controlling others.
Within Love is Power. But power over another is not within Love. Power used separately from Love produces darkness. It produces chaos. Power used within Love produces an expansion of creation with possibilities unimaginable to the human mind.
Power as a destructive force is limited because when the destruction is complete there is no more. Power, however, used within Love is a creative force which is infinite. Once you begin the creation that energy expands and expands and expands and expands and expands. On the human level you may think, Â “Well, I’m going to create this work of art and when I am finished it is complete.” The work of art which you have created, however, produces more creativity within yourself. When you begin creating the ideas flow, the energy continues to flow.
Every individual has the potential within them to join the creative process to infinity. It is only limitation and fear which prevents them from doing so. Those who use power outside of Love do not want people to know their power of being able to create infinitely. They prefer people to be in a place of fear because fear disconnects them from Love.
When people learn that the limitations and fear produced by those who prefer to have power over them, is simply illusion, they will be able to move out of fear. This is a well manufactured illusion by those who prefer to have power over people. When one breaks through the illusion of fear and limitation it is impossible for anyone to have power over the one who has broken free. There is nothing more terrifying to those who wish to have power over than for one person who has broken through the illusion to share the experience of freedom.
What are some of the things contained within this illusion propagated by those who prefer to have power over others?
The biggest illusion is that you have to do something and be something for you to be loved by God. Within this illusion is the belief that love with the capital L is conditional. There are no conditions to you being loved by Love Itself. You do not need to follow any rules, commandments, doctrines or precepts to be loved by God. If you did then that would make love conditional. Love, in the fullness of what Love is, totally, completely undeniably unconditional.
The second illusion is that you need someone outside of yourself to tell you what is appropriate for you. The goal of being a mature human is that you will be able to learn to tap into the wisdom and knowledge that is within you. The Source of Love is within you. In your early stages of development it is appropriate to have mentors and guides who can assist you. When you reach a place of maturity you no longer need the mentors and guides on a continual basis.
An illusion you may not be aware of is that the world is Real. The world you live in is simply a creation for you to have a multitude of amazing and wondrous experiences. This solution was created by Love for you to experience the power of coming into your own potential and realizing that you are Love and made to live in Joy.
Those who wish to have power over you don’t want you to know that you are loved no matter what you do. In fact, they are loved no matter what they do. That is the nature of Love. It is unconditional. You do not have to do or be anyone are anything to have Love. Love cannot be anything other than Love. If Love requires conditions for you to be loved then Love would not be Love.