When Love Arises, You will See that Love is You

Love in a dangerous time touches the now at the present moment

This post is about love. The discovery of love, the experience of love, the living of love, being a servant of love.

I am pulling most of the content from song lyrics and Almaas Quotes, blending them together to address the power, mystery, and human challenges of love. What’s your personal relationship with love?

This post title is pulled from this quote:

And when the love arises, you will see that the love is you, is your very nature. When you see that the love is you, you will see that there are no boundaries, and that love is also everyone else. Love is the consciousness of everyone, and that consciousness, which is love, has nothing to do with boundaries. The moment it is there, there are no boundaries. The other person is love so what does loving them or not loving them mean? A. H. Almaas, Diamond Heart Book Three, ch. 9

love in a dangerous time

The subtitle is a combination of a title from a Bruce Cockburn song, Lovers in a Dangerous Time, and a quote from the Inner Journey Home.

We can say that the present moment is the intersection of time with the eternal now. Time touches the now at the present moment, giving us our concept and experience of present time. But this touching expresses the fact that the now touches all time, for it is all time. But it touches all-time only at the present of any time. – A. H. Almaas, The Inner Journey Home, ch. 16

The pandemic, the divisiveness, the assault by social media algorithms have helped to create a dangerous time for love. Or perhaps, it’s more accurate to say love seems in short supply in these dangerous times. But love never ceases. Love, sooner or later, will have its way with each of us.

Don’t the hours grow shorter as the days go by?
We never get to stop and open our eyes
One minute you’re waiting for the sky to fall
Next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all

Bruce Cockburn, Lovers in a Dangerous Time (video)

beauty of love

The human soul is of love. Love beckons our deeper selves – “come home.”

If you don’t get it at home you’re going to go looking
If you don’t get it at home
The need for love won’t leave you alone
If you don’t get it at home you’re going to go looking
Greg Brown, If You Don’t Get It At Home (video)

We need to apply the love of truth to our love of truth and find out what it means to us. We need to find out what love is and what truth is. – A. H. Almaas, Diamond Heart Book Five, ch. 3

The search for love is the search for purpose, for meaning, for the Divine Light.

mystery of light

Gone from mystery into mystery
Gone from daylight into night
Another step deeper into darkness
Closer to the light
Bruce Cockburn, Closer to the Light (video)

Love changes everything in our experience. It changes who we are. It changes how we see and understand the world and others. It changes the very notions and ideas of life and love.

Love comes to town I’m gonna jump that train
When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that flame
Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town

B. B. King, When Love Comes to Town (video)

Will you allow love to have its way with you? Or, do you have conditions and concerns that need to be met first?

Not only does our love require all kinds of conditions, our interest is typically not to love, but to get love, and you have all kinds of conditions about how that love should come, in what form, in what quantity and at what times. A woman says to her husband, “Don’t say anything about love to me before 10 o’clock at night. Up until then I’m too busy talking to my friends. I have other things to do.” The conditions are not just on our own love, but even on the love that comes from outside. – A. H. Almaas, Diamond Heart Book Two, ch. 10

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