Love is not only a feeling, it is experienced by all the sensory perceptions including the thought that believes it can perceive with them. The love “of god” is far more expansive then a body-identified consciousness would allow itself to comprehend. To do so is to experience an expansion of the sensory perceptions beyond their confined limitations. A very real experience of explosion of that identification. Expanding beyond a body, to never return to its previous state. If one is believed to have an experience of love and feel they have forgotten it over time, it was not the pure essence of love they experienced, for to forget it after offered again is impossible.
Levels of Interpretations:
1. Love is a feeling between persons.
When associating to individual persons we allow ourselves to experience love at particular times in association to the situations and people they may consist of. While the reality of love is constant and all-encompassing, at this point we reserve the sensations to points in time when we allow the “door” of its awareness to “open” and it then becomes present in our awareness. Usually reserved for persons we have deemed deserving or special to us.
A needed experience while returning to the awareness of love’s presence, at this point it is often believed that love can come and go, while also being able to stop it according to the actions one commits or says. As if it is a product that can be bought or confiscated.
Love is all-encompassing, therefore this is indeed an aspect of the truth of what it is, however, the consciousness provides beliefs and definitions of it to make seem as if it is partial and selective. As one continues to reveal love, they start to realize that is indeed possible to feel it with more then one person, with an inkling of it being a sensation inside yourself and not the other.
2. Love is passionate/excitement
Because of the (“chemical reactions in bodies”) energy moments within our soul awareness, we often associate their enjoyment to be the presence of love. Even if we recognize it as energy, we have still confine the reality of love to points in time where the “energy is right”, or the strength of the “chemistry between us”. Which are often quite thrilling experiences.
These are required stages along the process of returning to the awareness of love’s presence, however at this time there usually is an obsession with this particular orgasmic sensation. An addiction to particular experiences and a grave aversion to others. Considering the insistence that one “loves” these experiences, there is an obvious difference between them and other experiences.
Love is all-encompassing, therefore this is indeed an aspect of the truth of what it is, however, consciousness does focus its attention on the definitions it has established as desirable and avoidable and therefore is not open to broadening its attention from the specifics it has established. As one continues to reveal love to themselves, they begin to open to the idea that while they are not participating in those experiences, they may be hurting themselves, and no longer desire to suffer.
3. Love can stop.
While we grow older we often feel that love can dwindle with time, because of what we associate love to does. Often we believe that relationship must be as passionate and supportive as they where in the beginning when we “fell in love”. Insisting that the other and yourself are not free to grow and learn. Therefore we believe we could be in love and fall out of love, or grow apart.
It is inevitable, when we associate love to something that changes with time that our ideas of love will go along with it. A stage of recognition that is required on the journey returning to the awareness of love’s presence, however, at this time one that does associate it to persons will often attempt to find another person that could spark that familiar feeling in them again. Failing to have any lasting relationships due to the lack of recollection that love is continuous.
Love is all-encompassing, therefore this is indeed an aspect of the truth of what it is, however, consciousness does not only make the association to bodies, but distort the reality of like into bodies. It can be a large jump for many to grasp, however it is often recognized after the sensation returns many time, that it is familiar and at some point the question comes in, that it may just be something they feel inside and not outside.
4. Love has an opposite. / taken away
Often when we believe we have a grasp on what love is, we strongly believe we know exactly what it is and what it obviously is not. Regardless of what those opposing definitions might be, we believe there is an obvious distinction between them and love. In this perception there seems to be quite a number of people and actions that are loving and, by definition, many others.
This seems completely plausible when we associate love to actions and the people that perform them. Clearly we want some and must avoid others for our safety. This is a necessary step on the awakening of the awareness of love’s presence, however, at this stage we usually get engrossed by the enjoyment of this love that it is hard to past our definitions that anything else could possibly be love also.
Love is all-encompassing, therefore this is indeed an aspect of the truth of what it is, however, consciousness’s definitions make it impossible to feel that way. It is easy to assume that we completely understand what we experience, yet a feeling really isn’t meant to be understood. When we attempt to do so we isolate it, and when it is isolated it is made separate and therefore there is love and everything is absent of it. Including ourselves.
5. Love is in everywhere. / Absence
Often as one has looked for love, they are guided to experiences that help them to recognize that they can feel love anywhere they open up to it. Actual experiences which confirm that love just might be something inside themselves which they can turn on at anytime, with anyone. Starting to recognize the only times they don’t are times they don’t want to, times they have chosen that it is better for them to avoid it instead.
Whether they call them blockages or boundaries they are choices on various levels of conscious awareness. Often judged as important or supportive for the maintenance of relationships. At this point while awakening to love’s presence, it is common to recognize that love really could be everywhere and for everyone but there are obvious spots in them or others that is not, and might insist it will never be.
Love is all-encompassing, therefore this is indeed an aspect of the truth of what it is, however, while the mind remains to make the association to people, their actions, or deemed quality, it will remain impossible to breach the only true barrier that one actually has; their own beliefs. When it seems so real, justifying our choices to remain confined, it can be only by our own choices that could set us free.
6. Love is life-force energy.
As we begin to perceive with our spiritual vision, we start to recognize that the expression of love is an emphasis of movement and luminosity. As all spiritual energy, uniting everyone, in and throughout all existence. By this point they have confronted those places and people where they insisted love could not be, facing them as they seem to be and not running. Getting real and authentic with them, to not only expose the others blocks, but their own. Realizing that the awareness of love has always been blocked by their own choices and not anyone else’s.
Usually a profound step on the path to the awakening the awareness of love’s presence, and very precise, dedicated to recognizing love where it one’s believed there to not be. Embracing uncomfortable and irritating situations they previously ran from, as opportunities to change their mind. Understanding that as they are choosing to see that absence differently, they are making the necessary small steps to eventually see everything differently.
Love is all-encompassing, therefore this is indeed an aspect determined to discover the truth of what it is, however, one does eventually realize that what they have been dedicated to recognizing love’s presence in, were actually aspects of themselves made to seem as if it is outside. A fully emerged experience of a world full of what they have insisted were not worthy of their own presence. Bound and determined to overcome, they accept complete responsibility for all in existence, embracing every glorious or evil doing as their own doings, as their own thoughts, beginning to actually recognize what love is again.
7. Love is all there is.
While cliché when one remains unaware of the experience it remains true, love is all there is. For love is realized as something beyond time & space and what is love is embraced by love. One can not understand what it is while definitions establish various separations of objects, of people, and of themselves. While it seems possible to understand love, it is not if you and the other are separate beings.
When the awareness of love’s presence is fully uncovered, also is the state of your consciousness that is known, created, and embraced by “God”. A discovery beyond forms and the unfolding of time. No longer does one walk among many, they walk as the one walks as many. No longer are there those easy to love and those hard to, for they love them and all existence as they love themselves. Not as something apart, but embraced as themselves as “God” embraces them as itself.
Love is all-encompassing, therefore everything along the journey is all contained within what love actually is. So if one desires to discover this reality, they must surrender the ability to discern if there is anything other then love. Embracing the curriculum of life and make the very real decision to recognize love there instead. Whether they are inside or out, embracing can not be done partially, and what is discovered remains indescribable to those choosing to separate themselves from it. Even as rain to the ocean, it is inevitable that one discover and eventually embrace this truth.