Dynamics of Love; The Realm of the Child begins with Parents
I have realized more deeply than ever before that the Purpose of Creation is first 'Object Partnership', or from God's point of view, finding True Parents, God's partners on earth. Then and only then can his 'True Love' expand to the world and cosmos. It begins from a point, much as science teaches us how the physical world was created; from a small point.
We may feel a bit left out after this realization (I know I do at times). God doesn't love like a fish, fertilizing all the eggs in the sea at once. We may naively feel that God's love is like the sunshine pouring down, and our daily affirmation of this is enough to make the magic of restoration happen. Then we look around and see such meager results, and problems growing exponentially larger. We can only conclude that something like this must be the case. We have a 'God connection' problem and must honestly realize it is true and seek to solve it.
God needs one object to fully love, and that object must fully reciprocate that love to reveal what True Love really is. Only then can real 'Love' be multiplied in our world. That object has never been found in the course of history. It is the reason a 'Messiah' or some link to God has been a major theme in all religions and philosophies.
Man abdicated his responsibility. By making excuses and pointing his finger, he left it to the 'angel' to be the center of love or 'luv' as I call it. That angel is unqualified to fill the universe with 'Love' even if he hadn't fallen. This reality has generated a race of finger pointers.
This explains why human history is not 'God's True Love Story', but a story of humankind's miserable failings. It explains why God seems something distant and trapped, like a insect locked in amber (see top image).
It explains why although our hearts goes out to the starving children of the world, it seems almost impossible to rectify the problem. Our hearts feel we should have enough, but in reality we don't have 'enough'. There is a power source that must be plugged in to. It can't be inserted half way for it to work. The connection must be complete.
I understand that I am created to be an autonomously loving sovereign soul. My identity as a unique child of God is the most important thing to me. But along with that, I understand that the love meant to bind men together was broken before it could solidify. That broken love is really God's broken heart. We have never been the true mature loving souls we should be.
For the reasons stated above, I begin this study of the 'Four Loves, Love 1: The Realm of the Child' on the foundation of the realization that we need 'True Parents'. The child's realm of love doesn't exist without the radiant love of his Parents shining down from above him. The Parent only become a parent when those beautiful, clear, alive and innocent eyes are shining back.
We need True Parents and they need us.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Our Love Language
I attended our Church's webinar the other day. The moderator ask us to look within to determine our 'Spiritual Love Language'. Just as our individual 'Language of Love', can be identified, our 'Love Language' with God can be realized. Some communicate with God in nature, some find God while studying truth, some experience Him in service for others, and other in religious worship or meditation.
As I listened to the discussion, I found that my 'Way' was not specifically on the list. I found it partially in all the Love Languages, but not complete enough in any one that I could truly identify it as my love language with God. Later, I realized that I find God in 'Discovery'.
One of my earliest memories is gliding across a mirror calm lake in the dark of night, surrounded by the lights of hundreds of cottages on the distant shore. Each of those cottages were beaming light across that mirror, and as we move forward, those lights were following me! "I must be special", I thought. "I bet they follow every one else too. All of us must be very special".
Feeling the Existence of God
Our religious quest, or any internal quest for that matter, is not about a battle of words, ideas and beliefs.
First, it is awareness that we are a result of something magnificent that pre-existed us. Second is to realize that we have been designed for the entirety of our being to be a part of every aspect of this experience. We are fully embedded in this magnificent construct that reaches beyond us.
Finally then, what matters is to 'feel' the reality of 'God's Love'.
Tap into those feelings that brings deep experiences.
I have begun some adventures that keep the spirit of discovery alive.
1) The Dynamics of Love: Principles for Safe Sailing
The 4 Loves:
1 Child’s Love
2 Mutual Love
3. Conjugal Love
4 Parental Love
2) The Grow Fiddle: Experiencing the (4) Position Foundation:
I will keep you posted on my journey. I'll be on the lookout for inspiration and insight. We all need partners or nothing is joyful or worthwhile.