LOVE: Lesson 2

Love runs the Universe. Love is a part of the Law, the Spiritual Law that runs the universe; the creation.*
Love is the River of Life.* Love and Life are inseparable. Imagine the world without love! We cannot exist without love!
Love is a divine attribute of God. It originated simultaneously as a known attribute of God's presence during the act of creation; therefore, Truth says, Divine Love always is, always has been, and always will be.*
The term love can be used as noun to describe a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and caring toward another person, including a sense of underlying oneness.
Love as a verb becomes loving, an action. When we act with love towards another we are allowing love to flow through us. Choosing to love is choosing to act compassionately and with loving kindness toward others.
Jesus taught the Law of Love. He taught the Law of Love because he knew that underlying all that is, is love, and only by our learning to be and express love will we and the world become whole, complete. It is only when we love that we truly express who we truly are.
In John 13:34-35, Jesus gave us a commandment to act lovingly towards one another. Jesus as a spiritual teacher said,
34 A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
What is a commandment? The dictionary defines it as an edict or a decree; as a proclamation issued by an authority having the force of law.
In order to truly love one another, we must open the door of love within ourselves and allow it to flow from us to others, just as Jesus did and just as Buddha did; just as all great spiritual teachers have done.
Love exists always, but it is a choice to love. When we choose to love, we choose life.Jesus asked his disciples to choose to choose life by being loving; if we keep Jesus' commandments, we love, and then we are truly his disciples.
Following the issue of his commandment, Jesus told us he would help us. He said in John 14:14, "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. "
When we are having difficulty being loving, we may call upon Jesus' presence at any time. When we sincerely call and then are quiet, we can feel his loving presence around us, especially in prayer. When we call out his name, whether vocally or silently, and we feel him, what is happening? We are evoking his loving presence; we are calling forth love.
Jesus presence is a wonderful loving Spirit that falls around us, that covers us, that we feel in our very hearts and souls. Jesus lived a holy life; a loving life. Because he lived a holy life, his name and the vibration of his name became holy; therefore when we utter it, we come into contact with holiness; we call forth holiness.
The very name of Jesus is Holy. What is holy calls forth love; Jesus' name is holy, therefore, the very name of Jesus calls forth love.
St. Paul when he spoke about God, said , "For in him we live and move and have our being." God is all encompassing and all loving. Jesus became one with God; so, when we contact Jesus, we also contact God.
The very essence of Jesus permeates the space in which we live. We may contact him at any time. Jesus is closer than hands and feet.
Jesus gave definition to the Love aspect of God in the creation. This is really what is meant in spiritual metaphysics when we say that Jesus became Christed; he became a son of God. We may all become sons of God.
Jesus became enlightened and his message was of love and compassion. When we call upon Jesus we call upon him as a meditator of divine attributes; we may call upon him to help us manifest love and compassion.
Through the Heart we may come to know the Love of God;
Through the Heart we may become the Love of God.
And so Jesus said, "Love Ye One Another."

A Little Coaxing: William Bouguereau: edited by jessica
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Next Lesson on Love

Power of Love
The Law of Love
The Teaching of Love
Love the Universe
Dalai Lama Love
Charity & Love
Gandhi & Love
The Golden Rule

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