Are we light; do we love, can we feel? The Universe communicates
through frequencies of pure Light. Our conscious thoughts and actions
shape the light, and the frequencies respond.
Dying to love
A symbolic sculpture which typifies today's faltering
The figure is precariously balanced on a
The heart area is enlarged to indicate
a boundless desire for love.
And the emotional centre is empty,
void and unable to express itself.
When we review our relationship with those who share our world,
which here includes individuals, social groups, ethnic minorities,
political adversaries, outcasts, travellers, foreigners - do we
discredit them, or slander them, or deny them? Where we react to
them out of anger, our anger speaks of fear. We fear they may threaten
our perception of life, our ego, our blinkered myth, and we resent
them for it. We are tribal by nature - our success as a species
derives much from tribal unity. But now we have an intellect too,
and have to accept responsibility for this great and burgeoning
A negative thought process in our conscious mind generates a negative
quality of light, a low frequency quality which attracts similar
low frequency experiences from life, and the negative attentions
of our adversaries is the result. We encounter the grief that others
seem to avoid. We experience harassment and stress and we don't
know why. We turn critical, aggressive, hostile; we encounter our
shadow and perpetuate our own hell.
To maintain the positive frequencies we should actively and continuously
review our relationship with the world. Do we project love, tolerance
and forgiveness, or hostility, impatience and judgement? Are we
judging humans from a human perspective or from a spiritual one?
Are we allowing ourselves to be swayed by public opinion and led
into an ugly arena of hate and counter-hate? This vicious circle
will devour all within it, like the mythical serpent Ouroborus devouring
its own tail. Herein lies the very cornerstone of spiritual evolution,
the exercising of free will. When we respond from compassion, from
maturity, from love, we are suddenly generating the swift moving,
higher frequencies of enlightenment; we are light, we attract the
light, we dance in the light; we have taken the first steps on the
rapidly ascending threshold of pure light and spiritual empowerment.
We have disempowered our own negativity and we have obeyed the command
of every religion 'to love our neighbour'. We awaken spiritual love,
the unwavering, unshakeable love of the soul which provides for
the unconditional accommodation of our fellow beings' needs and
wants, without judgment, without qualification - all to be distinguished
from the irrational moodswings of human love which reveal themselves
in the delightful but generally unsustainable expressions of emotional
Human love is often taken; spiritual love is always given.
Spiritual evolution is all about conscious choice and the day to
day choices of our society. I believe we must preserve our social
codes and punish those who break them: the molesters, the rapists,
the killers; but we can choose whether we commit them to jail, or
to death, with shouts of self righteous outrage or with quiet compassion
and a deep spiritual sympathy. Humans learn from experience; both
victim and victor will have something to learn from criminal violations.
The demands of life can be tough, ask any victim. But human history
pays scant regard for social niceties....
Love is not merely a desirable development, it is an emotional
necessity. Every human needs love and will often go to extraordinary
lengths to find it. Addiction and prostitution are often powered
by the unhappy search for love. Women who live with bullies, batterers,
drunks, all know they experience an inverted form of love, and respond
to the need; and maybe, even, revel in the response; their life
becomes a spiritual exercise. This is a negative response, and one
that usually has its roots in a stressful childhood. The negative
expression of love is hate - so hate becomes an inverted form of
communication. The absence of love is called indifference - and
for those who have not yet learned to love and cherish themselves,
this indifference may express itself as an overwhelming loneliness
and emptiness where only isolation, despair and self destruction
- mental or physical - are left.
Overt exhibitionism and other behavioural extremes generally reveal
our subconscious search for love - those who may need to prove their
sexuality or their individuality, or those who live by society's
transient values, they all shout the same message. They need to
activate undifferentiated values, they need to develop self love,
they need identity. They embark on the rituals of courtship, the
mating duels and displays of human encounter. Much posturing counters
the insults of youth, or those whose personality or sexuality has
been questioned by their parents, their teachers, their jeering
companions. Fathers who compete with their growing sons or mothers
who harbour jealousy for their maturing daughters are all experiencing
a powerful force in our emotional development. These are all experiences
in the search for love....
Sometimes we find it necessary to orchestrate negativity in our
life or in our family to draw attention to unconscious wounds. The
dutiful child who suddenly abandons law and order on a sudden whim
is telling the world he wants to be noticed. We see in him the negative
actions of the errant child, goading life and society, encountering
emotional boundaries and our deity's indifference. Hypochondria,
anorexia (more common in girls) and bulimia are all ways of exercising
subconscious control and gaining the attention of a sometimes indifferent,
inhibited or unresponsive family circle. Some experiences lie beyond
our conscious control, like parentage, fate and karma. But it is
we who choose our response to a situation, and while negativity,
repression and depression may serve the fleeting needs of human
feeling, our spiritual growth and survival responds solely to our
conscious and positive input.
Neither must we repress our wounds with hollow props and resonant
platitudes, nor must we indulge our crisis with martyred brow and
self pity. Mankind's haphazard journey through evolution is punctuated
by change and it sometimes falls upon us to accept and initiate
that change for posterity. There have been many innocent victims
through history on the road to self awareness and social tolerance
that the world now enjoys. The atrocities committed in modern ethnic
and religious wars polarise feelings into extremes of hate which
can last for generations. These unwelcome experiences generally
land on the heads of the civilian population, women, children and
the elderly, while their menfolk act out the projections of their
We need to need, and need to feel. Life's fateful blows and the
many challenges of our unpredictable life engage our deepest feelings.
And in feelings lie the roots of emotional awareness. Feelings of
unexpressed anger, feelings of unvoiced sadness, feelings of disappointment,
of remorse, of regret - all crave recognition and attention.
Many are unable to accept love for a variety of complicated and
generally fathomable reasons, usually stemming from a deprived,
exploited or misguided childhood. As we begin to thrive on chaos,
we subconsciously drive off any would-be friend and then wonder
why we are alone. The subliminal energies that govern our life take
often desperate measures to redress this with the sort of catastrophes
and calamities that force us out of our protective armour into sudden
dependence upon the love, support and understanding of others. These
disempowering events include sickness, poverty, disablement, bereavement,
addiction, nervous breakdown. Our insular world is shattered, our
mask falls and we start to become human at last.
Love is the greatest emotion, and our need to feel is the
need to know love.
The one enduring quality of personal development is Self Love; when
we can truly treasure ourselves, and genuinely cherish the totality
of our being, then we are beyond the reach of negativity, beyond
reproach. Then we can give our love unilaterally, without requiring
deals in return. Then we can withstand the hate of those who need
to hate; then we can spread the light of spiritual enlightenment,
not through what we say, and not through what we do, but through
what we genuinely are, a blazing spark of the eternal life force,
the human face of eternity.