As we approach Valentine’s Day (do not forget to memorialize this day if you are in a committed or important relationship!), I thought it might be helpful for us to look at this business of love as it is seen in the eyes of God, from what I have come to understand as a result of the Conversations with God dialogues.
Let me quote directly from CWG-Book One:
“For thousands of years people have disbelieved the promises of God for the most extraordinary reason: they were too good to be true. So you have chosen a lesser promise — a lesser love. For the highest promise of God proceeds from the highest love. Yet you cannot conceive of a perfect love, and so a perfect promise is also inconceivable. As is a perfect person. Therefore you cannot believe even in your Self.
“Failing to believe in any of this means failure to believe in God. For belief in God produces belief in God’s greatest gift — unconditional love — and God’s greatest promise: unlimited potential.”
From these messages in the CWG text I have inferred that we all have the potential to express and experience a love that is unlimited. Or, if you please, unconditional. And now, as I enter the final portion of my time on Earth, having turned the corner at 70, this is the great goal of my life. I want to express and experience more of that.
I’ve expressed sending unconditional love to others before in my life, as have all of us. I’ve experienced it with newborn babies, and with my parents (especially when they were older) and with certain other people in my life — my children, my life parnters, my dear friends…but not always consistently, and not nearly with as many people as I would have liked.
I want to get to a place where I love everybody without limitation. I am convinced that it is possible for us to rise to this level of loving expression much more often. Perhaps, one day, always, and with everyone.
As CWG says…
“Love is the ultimate reality. It is the only. The all. The feeling of love is your experience of God. In highest Truth, love is all there is, all there was, and all there ever will be.
“When you move into The Absolute, you move into love. The Realm of the Relative was created in order that God might experience Godself. This has already been explained. This does not make the Realm of the Relative real. It is a created reality that you and God have devised, and continue to devise — in order that we may know ourselves experientially.”
And what does God want us to know ourselves as? As Who We Really Are. Which is to say, as aspects and individuations of Divinity. And what is Divinity, in two words? Unconditional Love.
“Fear is the other end of love. It is the primal polarity. In creating the Realm of the Relative, God first created the opposite of Itself. Now, in the Realm of the Relative in which you live on the physical plane, there are only two places of being: fear and love. Thoughts rooted in fear will produce one kind of manifestation on the physical plane. Thoughts rooted in love will produce another.
“The Masters who have walked the planet are those who have discovered the secret of the relative world — and refused to acknowledge its reality. In short, Masters are those who have chosen only love. In every instance, moment, and circumstance. Even as they were being killed, they loved their murderers. Even as they were being persecuted, they loved their oppressors.
“This is very difficult for you to understand, much less emulate. Nevertheless, it is what every Master has ever done. It doesn’t matter what the philosophy, tradition, or religion — it is what every Master has done.”
Then we are told in this wonderful dialogue with God…
“This is being laid out so clearly for you. Time and time again, over and over has it been shown to you. Through all the ages and through all your lifetimes. The Universe has used every contrivance to place this Truth before you. In song and story, in poetry and dance, in words and in motion — in pictures of motion, which you call motion pictures, and in collections of words, which you call books.
“From the highest mountain it has been shouted, in the lowest place its whisper has been heard. Through the corridors of all human experience has this Truth been echoed: Love is the answer.”
And indeed it is. This Valentine’s Day, and all the days of the rest of your life, I invite you to live into a love that is limitless, total, complete, without requirements, expectations, or conditions of any kind. Let this be humanity’s new Cultural Story: We Are All One. Love is all there is.
Have a wonderful week pulling together your Valentine’s Day surprise for your Beloved Other!