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nothing but love
121. Life is love. Living equals loving. Existing is the same as being an
expression of love. Everything that is, is from, for, in and through love.
The shortest way to say this is 'all is love'. Or even more correctly, 'love
is all'. Love was before all! It accounts for what exists and takes up space;
it functions as the universe. It, therefore, accounts for all of our world.
122. Love is life. Love brings out life. Our body, mind and spirit are from,
through, in and for love. And so is our space, our environment and what
we produce. 'All' is all. No examples are necessary. No exceptions exist.
Statements like these sound on earth quite ludicrous. And indeed, a more
than humongous abyss separates what they state and how we see the world.
123. It is surprising and illogical that people on earth seem to agree that
life should be better than it is. The dream is persistent that globally love,
fairness, justice and so on 'should' reign. But in view of the history of
mankind, nobody seriously believes that 'all is love' is achievable. Not
only that, but the harsh way nature treats its own finishes off this illusion.
124. Still, the deep yearning inside us humans for love, respect, and a safe
and joyful togetherness does point at love's ubiquitousness. We could say
that on earth every act that reminds us of genuine love corresponds with
and represents the essence of life. Our deep longing for love is the most
powerful link to the real, full, universal, eternal – to One Holy's – reality.
125. It is because love between people (and in general) feels so good and
seems the key to healthy families and societies alike, that most people
take it as the most powerful force around; often declaring it to be divine.
This booklet may seem to offer a furtive look behind the curtain hiding
the all-love reality from our fragmented one. However, there is no curtain.
126. Stating love is all there is signifies that love is the essence of the
I AM of all existence, whose first 'name' is, in human words, One Holy.
Our person, too, is included in the all-ness of that name. Do realize it can
turn on a light in us that enables to see and grasp the full extent of our
being in life. Then, basically, nothing is strange or bewildering anymore.
27. It is the closeness to One Holy that has us experience that love is the
core essence of life, of our person and of everything around us. Unless we
inhale oxygen, we suffocate. Unless we let the water get us wet, we cannot
swim in it. Unless we let the face of One Holy shine upon us personally,
we cannot grasp the all-inclusiveness of life's love nature.
128. Love isn't dependent on circumstances. On earth, love may be taken
as a chemical reaction within a person or between people, stirred up by
attraction or certain needs. It seems designed to have our species survive.
But no theory has any merit as explanation why the phenomenon of love
exists. Love creates the true circumstances, not the other way around.
129. Whatever ideas, thoughts, actions, emotions or desires are taken for
expressions of love on earth, they are, at best, fragments of it and temporal.
In fact, most of them are contaminated by all kinds of secondary motives -
self-serving ones being the most blatant. Very few seem untainted, like
for instance a mother's devotion to her newborn child.
130. The second name, face or light of the one in and through whom
exists all that is, is Love. In all that is this name is reflected. Yet, a logical
question is: Even if we accept that love is the essence of everything and all
that exists is an emanation from this as it is life's only source, why is love,
and not some other noble - or ignoble! - quality the nature of the I AM?
131. For all of the universe one response suffices to answer the question
of why the essence and core nature of all existence is exclusively love.
This answer makes perfectly clear why everything that exists has love as
essence, content, structure, goal, manifestation and energy.
The answer is: The One-Who-Is-All chooses to be this way.
132. Still, we could ask: Why? Are no other options available? Could not
a universe have been built by other forces than those of love? These kinds
of questions multiply when we dig deeper into this puzzling issue. But the
answer remains the same - a very simple answer to life's greatest enigma
that eternally affects everything: The ALL of being wants to be love.
133. Yet, challenging this statement is extremely opportune. It is testing
love that brought the whole of the negative state and our world into being.
We can say, it had to come into existence sooner or later, earth-time-wise.
The reason for this is that if only love exists, and there is no alternative,
then love – and life itself – appears to be a must and not a free choice.
134. At the end of this booklet the story is told how the exploration of a
possible alternative to love and to the open-ended-ness of freedom did and
does proceed. It uses the frameworks of our human concept of history and
time but clarifies right away that the rest of the universe approaches the
same facts of life in diametrically opposite ways.
135. As they all bask in the light, warmth and vibrancy of love, no unit or
entity in the universe asks: Why love? They all treasure every second of it.
As it is with the issue of One Holy's origin, there is no desire anywhere to
question it because the available information is as lucid as satisfying.
The reason for this is that I AM only 'occurs' as love and hides nothing.
136. We humans on earth have to live in the midst of an evidently all-over-
the-place alternative to love. The impact of which is immensely negative.
It is quite ironic that while most of us crave more love and long for more
goodness to reign instead of scheming, ego, greed, illness or whatever
destructive force, we remain so deficient in the all-is-love department.
137. What does it mean practically that love is all there is? How does it
show that through love, with love and for love, the universe came and is
still coming into being – in spite of obstacles like us? It sounds quite lofty
that the forces of life in us are exclusively made up of love. But is it true?
Well, unshakably stands: Where there is no love, there is no Reality.
138. From the perspective of true Reality, the breaking up of love into
different categories, as people and cultures on earth do, is pathetic.
Here, we distinguish between physical love, sex, charity, doing good and
many other activities we associate with the phenomenon love. What is
sorely missing in this is recognizing that the nature of love includes all.
139. The answer to what it means practically that the essence of all that is
and happens is love, shakes up our human thinking to the core.
And only one conclusion can arise from knowing the truth. It is that on
earth, in individuals and in society, reality has been turned upside down.
Here, love looks like anything but life's volume, structure and energy.
140. When this booklet uses the expression 'from the perspective of the
positive state' or mentions 'the rest of the universe', it just points to facts.
No judgment whatsoever is implied. The glorious reason for this is that
the seemingly so-bleak human performance plays a principal and crucial
role in proving love's all-ness, even if this escapes most of us on earth.
141. The practical relevance of love being 'everything' has to do with life
existing as three levels. These three, innermost, internal and external, are
always and in everything interactive and complementary. Mind and body
materialize from and 'around' a spirit love core. All three distinct levels are
illuminated by the glow of attraction and the desire to mutually enrich.
142. On earth, all frequencies on which love radiates are jammed. Only
on our spiritual level we can pick up some of it directly, undeniably, and
undiluted. This amounts to much more than just sensing or feeling it.
It is a momentary state of being consciously in touch with the real reality.
We can 'get there' by sincerely desiring to be filled with all-inclusive love.
143. One Holy dwells in us, as much as in each particle or entity in
existence. We too, therefore, are receptacles and mirrors for the sphere of
the second name. In a relative way, it is also our second name; the first
being 'sacred'. Realizing this, and allowing its nurturing light to penetrate
our person means becoming resurrected to our original status.
144. The first generations of the human race, probing the exclusivity of
love, encountered monumental doubts and obstacles. To a point, the same
can be said of the present - the sixth generation - humans, to which we on
earth belong. Our ancestors were - and from a different place we are -
faced with a completely unnatural uncertainty about love's all-ness.
145. During the exploring of whether love has boundaries, its very nature
was, and is, at stake. What if limits would show up nobody knew about?
Or, if love is fragmented or forced, does it still qualify for that name?
Also, how does love react when nothing responds to it? These potentially
fatal flaws in love were given a chance to materialize and take their course.
146. The absoluteness of love is being tested. The very nature of I AM's
existence is put on the line by allowing violation and rejection to happen;
which it did. But even more so, it would show the way non-love situations
would be handled. It could reveal that the range of love is limited.
At stake therefore is the name Love and the veracity of I AM's totality.
147. Being born on earth means we have to deal with its many 'not love'
situations. We have to. We live here. The way we react varies. We may
endure them as fate or punishment or fight to change them. We can deny
that love is 'it'. Or blame gods, cosmic or evil forces for spoiling life's
goodness. Some of us may join evil. Whatever, no choice will be judged.
148. What this booklet stresses is that, through the 'impossible' pursuit of
our human species the question is being answered about what happens
when a supposed alternative to the one Reality is fabricated. The relevance
of this is that all defiling on earth of the second name is part of the 'one-
time-only' test whether the I AM of life indeed stays true to being love.
149. We can decide to not oppose whatever is negative, evil, non-love,
and damaging to life's core nature. But we also are free to be the love we
are. This booklet invites everyone to side with what is positive, caring, and
uplifting. This, not in anticipation of results, but because it reflects the
one true reality. Despite everything we can identify with the name love.
150. There also is the internal, or call it psychological, effect of what the
second name reveals. Love, being another name for life's dynamics and
movements, is a powerful beacon or guiding light at each point in our life.
Never need there be any doubt over what living is all about. Our inner
love-core will expertly inspire our thinking and intentions, if we let it.
151. The same applies to our actual behavior, what we see ourselves do, or
not do. We can measure all actions by the universal standard of love even
if we would be the only person to do so. No other road leads to growth,
maturity, true success and to finding our 'real self' than the one that
incorporates the two spiritual principles, of which love is the first.
152. The situation is simple: Love doesn't exist unless it is chosen, unless
it 'breathes' freedom. It is the breath of freedom. So, I AM is expressed.
Whether there were possible limits to freedom was 'once' an untested
scenario. There were no questions about whether one could do and be
what one wanted. It was the normal situation, enjoyed by all.
153. The idea of loving and freedom having boundaries had no foothold in
any part of a universe that expanded itself in ever-new attractive forms and
functions. It is proof of the majestic grandeur of the One Who is the second
name that exposure to a potential annihilation of reality's nature was
allowed to take place. Love offered itself to be tested as 'all-there-is'.
154. Life, as we daily encounter it, takes place within a cycle of time in
which efforts to support an alternative to the 'love-reality' dominate.
Earth is the showcase for it. Yet no spirit is forced to incarnate here.
Those who volunteer are brave indeed as, except for a deep yearning, all
consciousness of the real reality is removed when taking on a human body.
155. It is why this booklet appears. It tells the origin of non-love and the
dire consequences of not representing the love nature of all existence.
It highlights the background of the I AM's unconditional faithfulness to
Her/His second name. Through that, all of the universe glories. It shows
that in spite of being corrupted and emasculated by humans love survives.
156. If left up to us, we would very likely come up with another scenario,
one in which evil gets destroyed or overpowered. We would retaliate
against its violence and corruption. But on whose level do we operate then?
Love is 'it'. The denial of it in our pseudo-creation shows where non-love
leads to. Yet, unlike love, evil is in the process of exhausting itself.
157. Many cultures and individuals have developed caricatures of love by
limiting it to its emotional quality. Love is then associated with softness or
sweetness. It is seen as a weak spot in society's weaponry, even if it is
respected for its non-aggressive, committed way of catering to human
needs. The reduction of making love into just a feeling mocks its 'all-ness'.
158. Few people are around who at one time or another didn't struggle
with a deep ingrained sense that love should be 'the' thing in their lives.
It may surface in completely self-centered ways: other people are
supposed to serve them. It's what they expect from family and society.
Often their gods are set up as providers of comfort and protection.
159. It has, correctly, been suggested that much violence and hatred-
based actions originate in love being thwarted and turned around.
Love is all there is. It is the force of life, so indeed, all that portrays love's
opposite is the abuse of life's energy, purpose and liveliness. This booklet
states that all actions of non-love still serve life's glorious essence.
160. Not to retaliate when wrongs have been done, especially when there's
an opportunity to 'strike back', is considered an almost inhuman reaction.
Yet doing so reflects the nature of love that never wants to pollute itself.
Love is the eternal nature of all things. It is I AM's second name and face.
The tensions this causes on earth show the depth of earth's isolation.
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the gender of love
161. One question is seldom considered, if at all. It is: Why are there only
two genders, feminine and masculine? There may be some variations or
fluctuations between the two, but basically the distinction male and female
seems self-evident; and that not just among humans. The rest of nature
also is full of it, even if other words are used for this duality.
162. Why those two? Why not one, or three, or a hundred genders?
If this question is pondered at all, we come up with all kinds of hypotheses,
suggestions, speculations and philosophies. The reason for raising this
issue here is to highlight the towering majesty of the two, who together
illustrate the core duality of the nature of the I AM.
163. This chapter and the next deal with the most intimate dynamics of
life in its innermost region, its spiritual realm. The name One Holy
stresses the sanctity of all in and of the universe. The second name, Love,
and the third, Truth, reveal and represent the heartbeat of life, its essence
and substance, its goodness and wisdom, its femininity and masculinity.
164. The attraction to each other and the merging of the two, their being
'wedded' within all that exists and their pulsating in every part and
particle here and everywhere, is the formula by which all life takes place.
Nothing is that is not real and is not love. We could say that where Love
and Truth embrace life explodes into a multiverse of lasting beauty.
165. This all may sound abstract, which can be irritating. On earth love as
phenomenon faces us all the time and is practiced by literally everyone in
one way or another. Much of it we do consciously, with both our internal
and external parts involved. So we all have distinct ideas about love as it
happens - or does not happen - among us humans and in our world.
166. We may see love as the female aspect of life as it exists and unfolds.
It stands for the all-inclusive creative power in everything that exists.
What most of us consider as the prime glory of being a female, that she
can bring forth offspring, is indeed a correspondence to the universally
recognized sphere of the second name. Love always branches out.
167. Many see the intimate closeness between mother and child as the
most prime, awesome and endearing expression of love. Humanity's
survival depends on it. Yet it is love as the magnetism between the two
sexes with its passionate manifestations, that is worldwide experienced
as the most commanding and fiery hallmark of all human interactions.
168. Usually, when people think in terms of the two genders with their
distinct qualities, they associate love with the feminine side of life while
typically masculine traits are seen in the area of physical strength,
rationality and authority. But these kinds of qualifications pale by what
the all-inclusiveness of both love and truth entail.
169. Love is not here or there, or more here than there. Love was present
before here or there. It's through the properties of love that life can exist,
function and be worthwhile. Love is the essence of existence itself and,
therefore, of everything that constitutes life in whatever form it may
appear. It is the breath and pulsation of the whole universe.
170. Still, why does this duality originate within the nature of all life's
I AM? Why is life both love and truth, female and male, of essence
and substance? The answer to these questions is again: Because it
is the way it is. This is the way the totality of existence presents itself.
Therefore, it shows up in us and in all other emanations of life.
171. To say that things are the way they are because they are that way is
not particularly enlightening. Yet, this statement about the two genders
contains the most beautiful truth. This booklet points to the universal
reality which on earth is almost non-recognizably distorted. Nobody has
to accept its message. If we want to, we can just hold on to our own ideas.
172. The beautiful truth in this, that feminine and masculine are simply
a given, is that the one Source of everything is that way. So we better ask:
Why question the beauty of a flower when we can enjoy to the fullest its
fragrance, shape and colors? Why question the distinction male/female
when its splendor powerfully enlivens all aspects and particles of being?
173. The difficulty for us humans is that we only know femininity and
masculinity from the way they appear in our pseudo-created world.
We may recognize the importance, power, inspiration and joy in being a
woman or a man, yet the deepest meaning of this can still escape us, as
we are deliberately manufactured with distorted gender features.
174. Physically, there hardly is any likeness to the earlier humans. Our
present human form is a concoction of animal and vegetation features,
which themselves are a result of experimentation with other elements.
Notably, the location and functioning of the human reproduction organs
are a caricature, to say the least, of true reality's glorious love instruments.
175. Yet it is significant to note that in spite of its deformities, love and its
derivatives are still a – if not 'the' – central driving force on earth.
The reason for this is the second name. Love is simply too essential that it
could be deleted from a life-form. Our ancestors tried, but failed. They
only managed to illustrate that spoiling the best can become the worst.
176. Our human ideas of what femininity stands for are highly suspect.
So when it is stated here that love is the female embodiment of life's
essence, we need a more reliable source for knowing what this signifies.
It is the realization that we ourselves are part of the fallout of the second
and third name that can provide us with the proper perspective.
177. What emanates directly or indirectly from the one source of life -
which is everything - has its own form and place. But it all originates in
the desire that it happily shares in the riches of life and can show that.
And except in the negative state, it does. All in life want to pass on the
love that they feel created them. It makes all loving personal.
178. In this light, we can see the limitless scope of love. Life itself, all
life, is an act of freely sharing of oneself, enjoying every tiny bit of it.
There is no end to the satisfaction in perfecting the perfection and
approximating the splendor of life's totality. Everything participates in
this. The universal, unifying factor is the desire to let love happen.
179. So we have the two: the innate desire of I AM to share being love
and the eternal occurrence of I AM being the one Reality, life's truth.
Nothing in and of I AM is just an idea, without also 'happening'.
This is the reason that it was stated that the embrace of love and truth is
the spark of existence. Through their uniting the universe is forever born.
180. What we know as sexual encounters and intercourse are faint echoes
of the uniting of Love and Truth, which is the most momentous act of all
existence. It does mean that, indeed, the thrill in sexual activities, the joy in
intimacy, the potential of creating new life and new alliances, all the
touching, caring and friendships, have deep and timeless roots.
181. Femininity and masculinity among humans and members of other
species spring from and reflect the core nature of the one I AM.
There is nothing monolithic, static or automatic in the realness and love
duality of life's totality. The two aspects engage forever like lovers, but
we lack images or a language to describe graphically how this takes place.
182. The love and truth principles of existence are linked by attraction and
the desire to share power, so that life can flourish with both its essence and
substance, its purpose and volume, its female and male side. This happens
within the innermost realm of life's I AM. Actually, it constitutes that
realm. This is the exclusive source of what we know as gender distinction.
183. To take love as feminine can facilitate somewhat the understanding
of the dynamics within One Holy. We are familiar with certain traits
attributed to the female half of the human species. Some of them, however
distorted, do point at what the essence of life is. Already mentioned are the
ability to create, to give birth and nourish new life and be devoted to it.
184. We can come up with many other characteristics of the concept of
femininity. Sensitivity, intuition, practicality, sharing, loyalty and beauty
fit our idea of love's feminine identity. However, all of these can become
controversial. Cultural and religious dictates, economic hardships and
prejudices easily disfigure the happy face of true femininity on earth.
185. The descriptions of female and male features in this booklet are
adjusted to our inability to imagine the full reality. The primary reason
for bringing it up is to reveal the source of the ever-creative passion
that enables life to exist. Even in our world everything ultimately exists
by the intertwining of goodness and truth, or love and wisdom.
186. The history of our human race is one of exploring the viability of an
alternative to love. The first step in that pursuit was the division on the
external level of the female and masculine principles into two entities.
This was originally welcomed as an intriguing variant of the ever-exciting
and inspiring interface of the dual spiritual core within all forms of life.
187. It is important for us to see that our highest achievement is not a
show of perfect harmony in whatever love relationship. This is a branch
of the tree of love; it as such can be utterly fulfilling and beautiful.
Yet, if there is a pinnacle of human glory, it is that within each individual
the female and male identities embrace, unite and walk in harmony.
188. Life's essence is its meaning; is being love. Life's substance is its
content; is being truth. Both universally illuminate, for all to see, the
goodness and wisdom of living in the midst of an infinite variety of life-
forms. In all of reality is mirrored the transparency of I AM. It makes all
interactions, wherever, whenever and by whomever acts of making love.
189. Climaxing sexually, or moments of feeling one with nature, provide
some taste of love's all-encompassing quality, timelessness and vigor.
The countless obstacles to all-out, all-including and lasting love are
obvious on earth. So is the resistance to accepting the inner gender duality.
The focus on external differences suffocates the happening of love within.
190. The external separation of our dual nature has caused alienation,
competition, dominance - and worse - between the two genders.
Nevertheless, when we treasure being a reflection of both the second
and third name, it will free us up to fully enjoy our gender-specific role.
Being both female and male within, makes for inner playful harmony.
191. The seven names of life's totality, of I AM, are not labels for seven
segments of reality. Each name by itself expresses life's completeness.
They each are, by their own light and with their own faces, the full reality.
This is hard to understand. We cannot compare it with anything. Yet it can
cause unspeakable joy to know we're a part of such an awesome existence.
192. On earth, female and male are taken as nature's uncontested facts. It
is no surprise that these qualifications have been projected into the realms
'above', into gods and goddesses. Divine entities are addressed as heavenly
males or females, father or mother. Or, if there is only one, he or she is
supposed to be in control and almighty, but also merciful and nurturing.
193. In spite of the frequently gross distortions in describing the ultimate
forces behind life, those efforts seem to confirm that the co-existence,
interaction and integration of female and male principles are central to
the dynamics that keep life alive. Indeed, everything that participates in
life does so as a variation on the theme of femininity and masculinity.
194. This booklet says that I AM is present as each of the seven names.
They all cover the whole of reality. Of course, this defies earthly logic.
Yet, when we actually say the names with an open mind and let the sounds
be as a circle of energy around us, it removes any neutrality or passivity.
It reactivates our zest for all-out living on the deepest possible level.
195. Compared with those in the rest of the universe, our human physique
fails to represent the finely-tuned sensuous relationship of love and truth.
Yet we can still be mightily impressed by the intricacies of our sexuality.
Correctly so. Despite their malfunctions and limitations, we can treasure
that our female or male bodies relate to the wonders of love and realness.
196. Love is the light that causes all existence to glow with liveliness. It
ignites the spark that eternally creates the universe. Only Love can tell us
who we are, or are not. Her/His light is in us as we are made from
it. Our person – as every appearance – can radiate it, notwithstanding
our inefficiencies. The female part in us wants our person to dazzle.
197. Being proud of being a man or a woman with the specific gender
qualities and physical appearance doesn't have to come at the expense of
our inner, opposite, gender part. On the contrary, outer and mental male
or female features receive their most favorable exposure when the other
gender part plays a supportive role 'behind the scene'. It provides balance.
198. Why human societies are so often marked by tension, fear, power
struggles and debilitating conflicts has everything to do with the loss of
closeness between life's two spiritual principles. The inequality in social
standing and the distrust between the sexes is just one example of this.
But practicing different social and private standards is absurdly artificial.
199. The beauty of the ongoing love affair in every piece and particle of
existence is as it were projected on the big screen of universal life. All the
different societies, dimensions, shapes and densities have within them the
utterly satisfying, invigorating and always embracing duality that causes
the universe to be so lively and colorful. I AM is reflected in everything.
200. Nationally, internationally and globally, human societies have to live
with the beautiful gender fabric of love and realness being torn. In each
individual it is the same. Yet, the remnant of it is there. Right before our
eyes we see the outer gender differences. But inside us, they also exist. So
the reminders are everywhere that living means being engaged in loving.
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the impact of love
201. When we cannot breathe anymore, our life is over, we think.
It's not true. Our spirit part will come alive more than it ever could while
in our earthly state. Our person will still observe, think and be able to
choose, free from physical limitations. Our body parts will be 'recycled'
for use in other formations. Life is never over. Neither is love.
202. Intuitively, we humans realize that it is important to align with, or at
least not oppose, nature's forces; life itself being the most essential one.
Protecting our life comes naturally. Self-preservation and survival have
top priority. This is correctly seen as loving oneself, or as love for self.
It urges us to guard our unique place in the universe. Life wants to live.
203. It is not difficult to notice that loving ourselves can easily become a
caricature of that, by being self-centered, greedy or attention-seeking.
However, the root of taking care of ourselves first is healthy. It shows
we are a precious and inimitable specimen of love, worthy to blossom.
Caring for the life-form we are signals spiritual and mental well-being.
204. It is within our human reach to make things happen. We plan, make
moves and react according to how we feel or like to feel. Amidst that, we
are free to activate our spiritual connections, or not. Yet one fact usually
gets overlooked. It is that each component of our psyche and our body
has its own link with, and reacts to, the one source and center of life.
205. Our ancestors, who fabricated our type of humans, made sure to
alter, suppress and corrupt the influence of love as much as possible.
Love for them is too powerful a reminder of real life. Complete success
eluded them. In spite of being broken up and diluted, love remains the
prime and central drive in us, the offspring they are responsible for.
206. The idea that also our physical elements exist by and from the fire
of love seems far out. Yet, we do treat ourselves on that premise.
We feed our body, allow it to rest and cater to all its needs. Whether we
realize it or not, every part, in its inner core functions by the dynamics
of love. It wants to share, enrich, please, touch and create well-being.
207. Calling love the essence of existence, of the whole universe and of
all the parts forming our bodies still may seem rather exaggerated.
We can argue endlessly about what is the most important aspect of life.
Asking that about ourselves usually leads us into dead-end streets.
Who knows for sure? And is it even worth having a theory about it?
208. This booklet is not inspired by questions we may have. It just
provides information that was available only partially on earth, until
now. Yet it has two questions for those who read these words or hear
about them. Actually, these two questions are for every living soul on
earth. If we don't hear them now, they'll confront us after our death.
209. The questions, or rather invitations, assume we have the ability to
'go inward' with our attention and look beyond the mass of acquired
ideas; beyond what we pretend to be or think we should be.
The first invitation is to uncover and be honest about what our deepest
yearning is. The second is to ask whether that longing may relate to love.
210. In other words, as the most fundamental factor that enables life and
life-forms to exist is love, it somehow operates in each person. So it can be
uncovered. We can be rigorously sincere with ourselves, if we want to,
and we will find the truth in our hearts by ignoring what we 'should' feel.
What will be found is a craving for unconditional love and harmony.
211. But what if we do not know how to access our innermost spirit self?
What if we can, but find there only negative, dark or skeptical thoughts?
The liberating message of these words is that our value of living on earth
is not: conquering darkness and lies, or creating a blooming spirituality.
Even if we can do some of this, success in that area will always be tainted.
212. Our top achievement as a person is being honest and humble, while
facing life's challenges alone. It leads to a surprising discovery: We're not
alone and we never will be. All situations can be approached with Love as
our companion. What counts is not even what this achieves, but that we
stay determined to make room for Love's closeness, from day to day.
13. Our mission on earth is to test the setup our ancestors placed us in.
It is up to us to fall for what is offered as an alternative to love - or reject it.
We are in the closure phase of this task. We humans still provide data
about the two options: engaging in life as a form of making love happen,
or going along with forms of non-love because they seem more 'normal'.
214. No form of lovemaking on earth can be pure. This realization can be
discouraging for some, for instance, young people, who believe they can
change the world. If that ideal is inspired by the still-operating love-
essence of life, or is serving self-promotion is often unclear. But some
love will always be around and by nurturing it we cannot go wrong.
215. For some people, practicing love, kindness and wisdom seems to
come natural. They seem born with it - or were raised in that sphere.
For others it is the opposite. Environment or personality can foster
non-love behavior. This difference stems from what we agreed to be
exposed to before our birth; and of that we have no recollection.
216. Love is not dependent on anything. It just is. Living means, being
love. The name Love illuminates 'everything'. If its light would be more
welcomed on earth, the oneness with the rest of the universe would be
sensed more. Even if the sphere of true reality cannot be copied fully.
Yet acting from love will noticeably undo much of our confusion.
217. The all-ness of love means that any effort to eliminate or numb it is
doomed to fail. As long as this was not actually demonstrated, creation
would never question whether love is 'it'. I AM's second name and
identity were put on the line, so that the possibility of an alternative to
love could be once and for all proven - or not.
218. When we go to our most inner spirit space, we may find that a sphere
of light, lightness and warmth surrounds us. It is more than an emotional
high. We just know that we are connected with another realm of life in a
totally personal way. Time or circumstances are of no consequence in
those moments. Even if short, they confirm that love is 'it'.
219. While in our inner 'sanctuary' we get an impression of what life is
all about. During our visits there we can take a look at the way we react
to people and situations – especially if we suspect we behave poorly.
Are we willing to let go of pretending and lying to ourselves in the
presence of the One Who, being love, has us already included?
220. We can refuse to go the route of letting our deepest yearning for
belonging, intimacy, safety, fulfillment, joy and harmony dominate our
thoughts, planning and actual behavior. But we can also keep choosing as
our 'model' the one who is Love Her/Himself. When we do, we choose a
mode of existing that does not compare with anything else.
221. There are many implications to the given situation that love, like life,
is indestructible as it is the essence of all existence. For one, it withstood,
and still withstands, any effort to remove it from its central position. Love
still is the energy of life despite being denied, broken up and corrupted.
The time allotted for testing the all-ness of love is limited. It runs out.
222. Another implication is that the powers that resist or mock love
receive their energy to do so from exactly the source they fight.
The whole negative state with its seemingly limitless power to spoil and
break what is positive and beautiful, exists by the grace of being granted
life. Moreover, it serves the purpose of proving its own impossibility.
223. For us, it is hard to judge by outer circumstances, globally or in our
own environment, what plateau the reign of non-love has reached.
Will things get worse or better? Our limiting linear time concept alone
prevents us from pinpointing this. But more importantly, 'better' and
'worse' are not equal options. Only love is real, is now, is eternal, is us.
224. This is the only realistic way to see the deterioration of goodness
and the pain and brokenness of so much on earth. Many suffer under
the blatant tyranny of evil. No society and individual is immune to it.
Evil, which is everything that's non-love, is an integral part of the pseudo-
creation we find ourselves in. And still, evil is no match for love.
225. We have a choice. We either look to external things for the meaning
of life or we access our most inner spiritual level to gain wisdom. We do
not always make conscious choices. In many ways, our minds are carried
by the winds of circumstances or unaware drives. Yet, that's is also a form
of choosing when we let others, events or urges dominate us.
226. All this has to do with us being from love and being the beloved
of Love. In this realm lies our prime identity during our existing here.
The outcome of our actions is not the essence of our being on earth.
Life's journey is for some more complicated than for others but we all
approach true reality when we start treating ourselves as loved ones.
227. We mirror the universal purpose of being in life when we make it
a point to be positive, good, caring, responsible, sharing and creative.
And that, not for a reward but for the sake of doing so as agents of
One Holy. Loving others evolves from loving ourselves, like loving
ourselves evolves from being an emanation of Love Her-/Himself.
228. It has been said that we honor most the privilege of being in life, not
by doing good but by being good. Besides that nobody on earth is fully
good as we are not fabricated that way, one point in this statement is well
taken, intended or not: Doing good is a consequence of being good.
The fundamental reason for this is that goodness - love - has created life.
229. What is not correct in the statement is that it intimates that being
good is something to strive for. If the fate of earth depended on that, life
here would be pure hell for everybody, which is not the case. Love and
beauty can bloom not just as an occasional flower in the desert but as a
lush display, anywhere, because Love is everything.
230. Not seeing love or goodness in everything does not mean it is not
there. Nothing in existence has not burning in its innermost core the fire
of love. In the universe this is lavishly demonstrated. Only in the negative
state is Love's passion, often effectively, encapsulated or converted into
its opposites like boredom, hatred, fanaticism, violence or coldness.
231. The focus of these words has mainly been on how each person, as a
single entity, may claim love as the core meaning and purpose of life.
It underscores what many discovered that we can only truly love others
through the love within and for ourselves. The ramifications of this in our
relationships with others, nature, and everything else are easily observable.
232. Most of us are aware of and applaud the positive effects of love. Few
recognize those represent Reality and the powerful second name of I AM.
Dwelling on spiritual issues is often seen as avoiding public efforts to
improve a world that cries out for it. This critique has no merit whatsoever
for those who feel the passion of Love pulsating within them.
233. Seeing our person as beloved, precious and desired ignites in us the
recognition of who we really are, regardless of the problems we face.
We then can follow the one drive in us that is permanent and unerring.
It sets us free and makes us proud. We then exude in all directions the love
we are, including resisting publicly any evil as being inferior to our reality.
234. There is a universal component to each life-form. The only reason
for us being alive is to be a partner in the love affair which existence is.
Each participant, in its own way, represents the fullness of I AM's totality.
If only one person on earth in all honesty seeks to honor her or his love
nature, the rest of the universe will see our whole planet by that glow.
235. This applies to the words of this booklet and similar words from the
same source. We tend to think that a certain amount of numbers will cause
change. But even if nobody would read or react to these words, they now
are written. They are the voice of Love and Truth, whether anybody listens
or not. They are the critical mass that spells the demise of evil.
236. Any choice, act, or desire in the direction of love, however small or
seemingly inconsequential represents the glory and splendor of Love's
totality, Who is for us humans just like a person. All life stems from love.
Even the darkness in and around us has a function in love's all-ness.
All true life is a result of the universe and its glorious Lover embracing.
237. Love cannot be described. It is everything that is positive and happy; it
enriches all parties involved. As far as humans are concerned, all of their
words that indicate something positive, in any of their languages, fall
under the heading love. Things, whether inanimate objects or immaterial
presences, speak of their love simply by being part of positive use.
238. However, this booklet does not separate what is positive and love,
from what is negative, evil or non-love. For all practical purposes, we do
decide, over and over again, which of the two worlds we want to support.
But knowing that all evil runs on energy stolen from love enables us to
see and treat it as one huge and gross perversion.
239. Stating this does not by itself prevent that many suffer from a lack
of love, or from love's energy being turned into its opposite. Darkness is
dark. But comfort comes from knowing why evil occurs, that it is
temporary, unnatural and on its way out. And even more so, that it is our
very mission to operate in the midst of it. Love staying within us counts.
240. For our behavior and decisions in practical matters we can use the
second name to check how we can match its color as closely as possible.
For our thinking and passions we can use the name to fuse the sounds
of our inner life with the happy music of the universe.
Within our spirit, the second name will always make its presence felt.