Since I was young, I had always wondered where heaven was and where was God in that place. Most of my life I searched for what was called God. And, when others said they felt God, I thought how do you know that?? How do you know when you are feeling God? How do I know, I know God?
This is a quote from an ancient book with many great teachings.”Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
Now, for those of you who are thinking… “more talk on love”?? Haven’t we hear this before??? Let me make something clear, I am not talking about sentimentality. It is not the everyday word, “love” which is over used and over worked on a frivolous level. The “oh, I’m in love!!” The kind of love where we think that we have to act a certain way or fulfill someone’s dreams, or they ours. That kind of love comes from calculating thinking….
I’m talking about something beyond that…. way beyond what you think it should be or how you may think it should feel.
If you have fears, you are not in loving energy. There is no fear in love, fear is tormenting yourself. Perfect love casts out fear.
Like the words from the ancient book, “it is so simple…. God is love.” You know that we just hear the words read. We forget to grasp the true deepest meaning….. God is love…
If the word God is just an idea in your head… a mental picture of a man who is usually sitting on a throne handing out rules and judgment and orders to obey… you will never know God.
We always make God a mystery. God is not mystery. That is our calculative thinking, that puts God Energy outside of us. God Energy is within humanity from the beginning. “Let us make humankind in our image”. God Energy is love. We cannot be separated from “it” so you cannot be separated from love. Love is born of God Energy. We are born of God Energy. We are that love eternally…
Here is a great story of the love of God Energy in action…
At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning-disabled children, the father of one of the school’s students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all that attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question. “Everything God does is done with perfection and love. Yet, my son Shay cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is God’s love and plan reflected in my disabled son?” The audience was stilled by the query..maybe, even, a bit uncomfortable. The father continued…”I believe that when God brings a child like Shay into the world, an opportunity to realize God’s love.. and…the Divine Plan presents itself and it comes in the way people react and treat that child. Then, he told the following story: Shay and his father had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, “Do you think they will let me play?” Shay’s father knew that the boys would not want him on their team. But the father understood that if his son were allowed to play it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging.
Shay’s father approached one of the boys on the field and asked if Shay could play. The boy looked around for guidance from his teammates. Getting none, he took matters into his own hands and said, “We are losing by six runs, and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team in the bottom of the eighth inning.”
Shay’s team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. At the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the outfield. Although no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be on the field, grinning from ear to ear as his father waved to him from the stands. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay’s team scored again. Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base. Shay was scheduled to be the next at bat. Would the team actually let Shay bat at this juncture and give away their chance to win the game?
Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible because Shay didn’t even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball. However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher moved a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least be able to make contact. The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly toward Shay. As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball to the pitcher. The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could easily have thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay would have been out and that would have ended the game. Instead, the pitcher took the ball and threw it on a high arc to right field, far beyond reach of the first baseman.
Everyone started yelling, “Shay, run to first.” Never in his life had Shay ever made it to first base. He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled. Everyone yelled, “run to second, run to second!” By the time Shay was rounding first base, the right fielder had the ball. He could have thrown the ball to the second baseman for a tag. But the right fielder understood what the pitcher’s intentions had been, so he threw the ball high and far over the third baseman’s head. Shay ran towards second base as the runners ahead of him deliriously circled the bases towards home. As Shay reached second base, the opposing team’s shortstop ran to him, turned him in the direction of third base, and shouted, “run to third!” As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams were screaming, “Shay! Run home!” Shay ran home, stepped on home plate and was cheered as the hero for hitting a “grand slam” and winning the game for his team. “That day,” said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, the boys from both teams helped bring God’s love and a piece of the Divine Plan into this world.”
This is God Energy in humanity. “This is humankind in God image”. This is knowing God. God Energy is love. We are not separated from it. We are born of God, and that energy is within us at all times…if we choose to connect to it, as the boys did that day with Shay.
Doctrine is not God. You do not have to believe in certain “things”, sets of doctrines or rules or regulations to know God. There are lots of things we don’t know yet…and, there are lots of things we used to believe that we now know is not true…. we evolve and we grow and we learn…. continually.
We ARE one with God Energy… When you love…anything or anyone….You are one with God. Now, God does not give love. It is love. Love we think of as something we do, love is not something to do. It is something you are, love is a state of being, it is what we really are.
So what stops us from realizing this??? Why do we not walk around in this beautiful blissful state of being all the time, as was intended for we humans??
Calculating thinking. We are always plotting and planning and figuring things out. Now, I’m not talking about the normal things we do, the systems we use to do everyday things, getting up to go to work, planning what to wear or what to eat. I’m talking about something BEYOND THAT. Calculative thinking is how we judge one another, how we judge ourselves, how we judge other people, places and things.
Sometimes we even have our conception of “God” plotting and planning. God Energy does not plot and plan. IT simply is.
God is always this very moment. God is this very life, this very love. This beautiful feeling we have made together this very minute! It is a state of being!!!
The trouble is with our thinking, we go out of this state of being by the way we think and we think ourselves right out of it. We think we have to prove our love. When you are in the now, you are not thinking, you are being. You are the energy of love.
In the plotting and planning in most of our idea of love, we are in the state of thinking we have to prove we are love and are loving, that is plotting and planning. We do not love if we feel we have to prove it.
Love simply is… love is loving, it isn’t anything else, love is wholeness, love is perfection, love is maturity. It is what it is, and we don’t have to prove it.
When we don’t do it, it is because we’re thinking opposite of that, the opposite of love is not hate, opposite of love is calculating thinking. LOVE DOES NOT CALCULATE!
Love is spontaneously, automatically loving. Just as the boys did with Shay, that wasn’t planned, that was automatic loving, whether they knew it or not. IT just IS. It doesn’t know anything else. But when we have to plot and plan to prove love, then we are no longer loving. Love is something we are… but we’re taught the opposite of that. We are taught to calculate and then we go to the next step…manipulation. You can always tell when you are calculating because then we begin to manipulate.
The key is to know when we move out of the position of love and move into calculative thinking. When we calculate we are moving into position, gotta get that position. gotta get him to love me, gotta get her to let me do it, gotta make them like me so I can get what I want, gotta, gotta, gotta….
Because we have been manipulating and calculating, which leads to controlling… we think God or the God energy does that. God is. Love is. There is not calculating with God. No plotting and planning, no Supreme Being keeping things going, moving things around, like a chess game, bestowing and taking away. God Energy does not control us… God is Love. Love does not calculate or manipulate. Love is a sense of being. We like to make God in OUR image.
That ancient book, the Bible is not a story of God, it is a story of transcending Consciousness. It is a history and story of that ancient time.
We understand a different God today. We’ve evolved and became more enlightened. This is what we are suppose to be doing. We are not of that ancient time, the story of love. Christ Consciousness, and the God of that time gives us the energy, the vibe of that time. By knowing this, we transcend to a higher level. The ancient Holy Books shows us a way, an example of… transcending consciousness.
Some of us still think of God Energy in the action of rewards and punishments. God Energy does not reward or punish, only people who control or manipulate reward and punish.
How do we love ??? it is not done by control or manipulation. We guide, by our example, it is the opposite of control. It is the only way. One of our greatest Wayshowers, Jesus, constantly demonstrated love, joy, harmony, understanding, peace. He did not bow to the social strata of that time. He was no respecter of persons. He didn’t care. He paid no attention to the teachings of that time. He was the same with publicans, sinners and harlots, and soldiers. He was loving to all, being in the Christed Consciousness all the time.
Calculated thinking separates us from one another. Love does not know division. Love is wholeness. It doesn’t become one– it is one. Perfect Oneness…. Wholeness in itself. Love is our health, love is our wholeness, our perfect self.
So it is with God Energy. God Energy is wholeness, God Energy is love, God Energy is perfect health. If we are filled with fear…. we are separated from our perfection. Let fear go…. just let it go!!! Come back to love. Come back to perfect health, mind, body, and spirit.
We know no fear in love and we never know death in love and we know we are never separated in this love, there is no such thing as separation!!! There is no time or aging in this energy, we never age. WHY?? God is ageless. No one never ever dies in this energy. Let Go, Let Go, Let Go!!! SURRENDER!!! Live the reality of your eternity! LOVE!!! The rest is ideas we’ve been exposed to and now, are believed in.… it is a constructed idea of reality.
We have faith when we are in this God Energy, when we are faithless, we are loveless. You have faith if you have love. It is the foundation we stand on. Healing happens in this love. Love heals everything because God Energy is love.
We have heard make no graven images of God, it’s not really the material image we need to concern our self with, it is the mental images. The mental images we have can make us exclude other and leads to hate and killing. Have no mental images about God Energy. God Energy is not an image. God Energy is LOVE! Hate and bigotry is calculating thinking. Know God as love. There could be no exclusion or war or killing if we know God Energy as love.
In God Energy , all is possible! Not being in that loving energy is like the blind man leading the blind. Any place else is in calculating energy which leads to manipulation which becomes control. Then you could end up in a ditch! None of us like being in that “ditch”, and it’s always our choice.
And…lastly, be careful who you choose as your teacher, your leaders, there is either fear or love, may I suggest that we follow love and that is how we can know God!