a commodity that God has. So God gives it to us, and then
we have it, and we pass it along to other people. Actually, it
is more a description of what God is than what God does.
God is love is expressed much in the same way as God is
life, God is intelligence, God is power, God is love.
You see, these are simply abstract generalizations until
we know whatever else God is, God is me. Does that
surprise you a little bit? Whatever else God is, God is me.
I am the activity of God expressing itself as me. God is life,
and I am life manifesting
as my body temple.
God is intelligence,
and I am that
the form of
of my mind.
God is power,
and I am that
power in the
form of my
my creativity, my
ability to form and
shape and build. God
is love, and I am that love
expressing in and through
and as my loving heart.
MY LOVE IS MY ATTUNEMENT
WITH THE COSMIC FLOW
But I have no love of my own. My love is
my attunement with the cosmic flow, which is
centered in the great heart of the universe. It is not
love that is the greatest need in our lives, but loving,
giving way to this cosmic flow of love. It’s not the need
of being loved by people so that people can give us this
commodity. Love is to touch the deep spring of our own
nature, turn our own lights on, and be love.
Be what we really are, which was Meister Eckhart’s
thought when he said, “Let God be God in you. Let love
be love at the root of your being.”
LOVE FROM THE DIVINE FLOW OF
A COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS
Love has become a great cliché. It’s a plaything of
human volition. We talk about it, we sing about it, and
it’s all up in human consciousness, all in the emotions,
all in the senses, but cut off from the Divine Source,
from the divine flow.
This is why we have such problems in our human
relationships. As a commodity, I cannot give love to
anyone, and no one can give love to me. Now don’t
misunderstand this. I can be loving. I can create a loving
environment. I can bathe this person in the light of love as
I see this person in love, but I do not exchange anything. I
GET OUT OF A CONSCIOUSNESS OF RESISTANCE
don’t feel any loss because I’ve loved this person. Nothing
has gone out of me, but when I love a person in that
consciousness, then that person likely feels relaxed, feels
secure, feels able to let down
his own natural resistance,
which is always the only
problem that ever we
have in our lives.
let down their
with the light
of love within
love flows easily for
and through them.
They love themselves,
and I love myself, only
in a transcendent way, in
a spiritual sense. Out of this
consciousness of self-love and
seeing in the light of love, then there’s
a comingling, and a beautiful relationship
ensues, but it’s a relationship that is built on
a foundation, on a root consciousness, of the
divine flow of this cosmic process.
We may think at times that we have good reason not to
love someone because of what they have done. However, we
can never afford to entertain thoughts that separate us from
the flow of divine love. Jesus uses a metaphor that is often
misunderstood. It’s one of these things that either is taken
out of context or else it’s totally overlooked.
He says, “If thy right eye causes thee to stumble, pluck
it out. If thy right hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off”
(Matthew 5: 29-30). I suspect there were fundamentalist
fanatics who literally believed that this is what you
should do, cut off your hand if you found yourself getting
involved with some sort of resentment, but this isn’t what
Jesus was talking about.
He’s simply saying, “Stop thinking negative thoughts.”
If you resist someone, don’t be so concerned with why he