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Love

This article was written by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke on November 30, -0001
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In giving and receiving, there is love. Love is one of the great mysteries. We feel love. Love is both something we project towards another, and then something that holds things together. It is an "attractor force" and a "binding force." As humans, we yearn to give love and to receive love, and we speaking of "making" love. As observers, we see the same phenomena "out there" in the world—not only in living things but in non-organic things right down to the smallest particles. We think of Love as an emotion, but it is unlike other emotions like fear and anger. We speak of "God’s Love" but we don’t speak of "God’s Fear." Love is such a unique and powerful force that is almost takes on a physical dimension right along with the force of gravity, and perhaps it is Love that is the unifying force that Einstein was searching for.

It is "love" that holds all the many parts together in a functional unity. Love brings people together in relationships, but it is also love that holds all the cells and organs and parts of the body together, and that holds all the many "bodies" (physical, psychic, emotional, mental spiritual and even extra-spiritual) together in the person each of us is. And it is love that allows us relationships with other dimensional beings and with our Divine origin. There is no limit to love as it is the creative force of the Cosmos.

You can give this love other names if you prefer: attraction, gravity, magnetism, nuclear force, and others, but "Love" is something we know. We experience the power of attraction, and we experience the yearning to love. We want to receive love and we want to give love. Through love, we seek expansion, to go beyond ourselves, to reach out towards union with the beloved, and through union we go beyond present limitations.


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