Adapted excerpt from Volume 4, Birth Angels Book of Days (2 JELIEL ~ Love and Wisdom), by Terah Cox
"...Love is not only about feelings. Love is the ‘prime-mover’ of our evolving truths, our powers as a human being and the light in all our relatings. And yes, feelings are the compelling compass, and sparkle, in the wonder of love. By love’s guidance system of feeling, we are drawn to romantic partners, friendships, creativities and endeavors that are most true for us. But though it is the feeling of love that makes us cherish and seek it out, it is love’s multifaceted nature that makes it so valuable and necessary to the fullness of our life and our relationships. Indeed, love is like water – taking the shape of whatever it fills -- and also filling the invisible and seemingly impenetrable spaces where love has been forgotten, not only within us but also in the space between oneself and another.
The values of love are seeded by compassion and forgiveness of self and others. From these are harvested kindness, mercy, wisdom and well-being at the expense of no one, including the Earth itself. Without love, anything or anyone may be broken and infringed against. And when brokenness occurs between us, only love can make us whole again. Because love is the author of wholeness, it is love’s nature to be inclusive in order to show us the underlying unity that connects us to each other – even while we express the diversity of the Divine Itself through our own diverse beings, paths and ways.
It is love which transforms the knowledge and experience we bring to it into the wisdom of greater knowing and seeing. Despite anything we may think we know about another, love’s wisdom fills out the rest of the story with a more whole truth. For love sees not only what is visible, but what is still evolving in the unseen realms of heart and soul. Thus love’s wisdom within us sees not only who others are, but who they long to become. And love’s understanding knows that there is an essential goodness in each and all that is love itself. Thus, when we allow the wellspring of love that shimmers inside us to rise up and flow, it naturally seeks itself in the other.
Love knows no gender and yet includes all gender expressions as the diverse possibilities of incarnation. As our interior aspects of Sun (masculine) and Moon (feminine) are explored within, they find their outer reflections and expressions in relationships. For many of us, it is only when we leave behind our forms and return to our soul-bodies that we will leave off our fears and judgments and realize that life is Love manifest – and that there is nothing or no one that is not more truly seen, known and increased by the all-inclusive diversity of Love.
Finally and ongoingly, love is the revealer and reconciler of all life paradoxes, the alpha and the omega of existence and all that is possible between and among beings. Love is God’s creation energy, the verb of all that is Divine (and there is nothing that is not!). As such, love is the prime and quantum mover of creation, essence, matter and the ever-evolving truths of all souls, beings, bodies, minds and hearts – that even when seemingly immoveable long to soar. It is only with the powers of love that anything or anyone can begin, and it is love which transforms all endings into new beginnings again. Only with love may our relatings be renewed and restored. Only with love may the truth of a being, a relationship, a community or world be fully revealed and expanded, even into a new truth.
...Each and every soul, without exception, were conceived and brought forth by love. And thus, it is love we must return to in order to fulfill the truth of ourselves in relationship with each other. And though...our job is not to change others, but to change ourselves – here is this most fertile quantum potential in our relatings: others will be changed, in their own way and time, if we each allow love to change us first. For from the blossoming of love within will come the scattering of love's light-seeds unto all we encounter.
Thus...while we may sometimes see ourselves and others ‘through a glass darkly’ in any moment or season of life, it is always Love we are looking at – on its way to becoming more and more the Truth of itself. To know this is the ultimate wisdom.
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