“L” like LOVE
– Love As Energy
– Love As An Internal Process
Opening ourselves to Love
is one of the biggest and most important steps in our evolution.
The Master Teachings of HOPE explain Love as one of the energies affecting us, AND as one of the internal processes that we all go through, sooner or later – at one point or another.
1. Love as Energy
When we are born, we are filled with the energy of Love, and we expect to be loved. We assume that the world is full of Love, and we are in shock when we experience coldness, indifference or pain. To a little child, Love is a necessity equal to food and water. In fact, lack of Love is more damaging to a child than poverty.
Many of us grown up in dysfunctional societies (or families) – where we have learned to judge the worth of others and ourselves based on external appearances.
It is very important to stop judging our worth based on the dysfunctional standards of our society (or family) that taught us it was shameful to be an imperfect human being.
It is not our behavior but the essence of who we are that makes us all equally precious, lovable and worthy of living the most beautiful life.
Every human being is equally important and unique. One among billions. Just like everybody else, we are beautiful and special.
But often, deep inside, we feel worse than others, not good enough to deserve Love, happiness or success.
When we experience lack of Love from others, we not only replace our innate joy with fear, but also isolate ourselves from others with thick “walls” to avoid further pain.
Nothing can be further from the truth than anticipating that Love will lead us to disempowerment. It is the opposite:
Love IS Power. Lack of Love IS lack of Power.
According to The Master Teachings of HOPE, Love – is not to be understood as a feeling, or a philosophical idea/concept, which we may apply to our actions or thoughts.
It is an actual Energy, with a particular quality and vibration, which is a part of the Wheel of Creation, and affects us at all times – giving us a chance to evolve.
Love surrounds us, flows through us, and comes from us.
When we tune into the Energy of Love – we are able to recognize, appreciate and respect the Light we see in every form of life, including ourselves.
Whether we want to have a loving, fulfilling relationship with ourselves and others, OR we want to accept unhappiness, bitterness and loneliness – it requires from us exactly the same energy and effort.
We don’t have to expect from others what they’re not able to give us because we can find all that we need inside ourselves. This does not mean that we need to be selfish in order to feel loved from the inside. It’s not about Ego pride and seeing oneself as better than others.
When we are able to accept ourselves as we are and enjoy our growth – we begin to really feel the joy of life. We don’t’ need to be loved to feel good. Instead, we need to SHARE the Love that fills us up.
Once we open ourselves to the energy of Love – it becomes our Inner Light, guiding us through all hardships of Life, and helping us on our path to become the best version of ourselves.
2. Love as an Internal Process
The nature of Love has been one of the fundamental topics in philosophy, alongside questions about the meaning of our existence, the purpose of Life and what happens after death.
Since the times of the Ancient Greeks, and even before that – since Ancient Egypt, numerous theories about Love have flooded in from all directions, ranging from the materialistic conception describing Love as a physical phenomenon, to theories talking about Love as a spiritual experience allowing humans to know divinity.
Some evolutionary psychologists consider altruism and unconditional Love as necessary for further human evolution, since as a highly social species, humans as a race depend on cooperation to survive in our current, so depleted environment.
We are Lovers by nature.
We know how to love and we want to express our Love.
When we are talking about Love, usually the first thing that comes to mind is romantic Love, the one that fills us with passion, quickens our heartbeat, and makes us devoted to the “one and only” person in the entire world.
Humanity has created a vast number of masterpieces and tokens that speak of the feeling we want and need to express when we find a person with whom we are falling in love, or staying in love.
When it comes to romantic Love, all of us become poets, just as Plato stated almost 2,500 years ago. And if we cannot find our own words, all of us without any exception know how to find appropriate quotes, music, films or visual images to express what we feel. Many of us turn to literature, whether poetry or prose, when we are either falling in Love, looking for ways to express our Love or…seek some ways to comfort our broken heart.
Love is the most common topic in all songs, starting with the medieval songs of troubadours to numerous works in opera, pop, rock, folk, country, rap, jazz, dubstep and other kinds of music known and not known to us.
“All you need is Love” is one of the most repeated phrases and the song of the same title, by The Beatles, is one of the most recognizable songs in most countries in the world.
Love in art, music, theater and film – is the most popular topic on our planet. As there is no wedding, wedding anniversary, a romantic evening, or any other form of celebration of Love without a love song, or a beautiful love card, or romantic movie – we might realize how big the demand for such tokens has become.
We all know Love, if not through our own experience, then at least through observation or life wisdom which taught us about the existence of such an enormous power.
No matter with whom or what, we all have found ways of “falling in love”, or “loving” whoever or whatever we found desirable and “worthy” of the investment of our time, energy, thought and heart.
There is motherly/fatherly Love, the biological bond, which most of us have discovered as early as when we were in our mother’s womb.
Then there is family Love, known to us through our connections with our siblings, grandparents, or other relatives.
Some people describe “Love” as the feeling they have when talking about their life, career, their house, their car, computer, cellphone – or other things they own or want to purchase.
Others talk about Love when they talk about their own relationship with God/Goddess/Gods.
Some of us feel Love for our pets, nature, town, country, or the entire globe.
Some people say they love humankind.