Over the last few days I have spent a considerable amount of time pondering what my next blog post should encompass. Until this point, much of my time in meditation has been spent on writing my first book and blog ideas have fallen by the wayside. However, the answer came while doing one of my walking meditations this morning and the angels gave me one word and one word only.
That word was love.
At first I was a little bit overwhelmed at the idea of tackling such a large topic and attempting to put such a complicated emotion in to words. One of the fundamental teachings that the Archangels have passed on to me is that love is not something that can be understood by the physical mind alone. It is a matter only understood by the heart and therefore is not truly defined by words or chemical equations. Scientists have spent years attempting to understand the scientific process of love and even how it is created within the body, but their understanding of what love really is falls drastically short. For example, it is universally accepted that the hormone oxytocin is a critical component in the experience of love and no one will deny this is true. However, if someone was to take a large amount of oxytocin in the form of medication it would not replicate the experience of falling in love, exactly at least.
Another way of looking at this scenario is with individuals who are medicated for symptoms of depression. Serotonin is a hormone that is typically found to be in lower levels in those who are clinically depressed and a common treatment for depression is to take medication that boosts serotonin in the body. However, boosting serotonin does not actually make the person feel happier, all it does is make them less sad and there is a big difference between experiencing true happiness and just feeling less sad. If you were to fall out of a tree and break your leg the doctors would most definitely prescribe morphine to help ease the pain, but the morphine does not actually heal the pain. The leg is still broken, the only difference is you no longer experience the pain of it.
With that being said, where does that leave us with our understanding of love? What I would suggest to those of you interested in this topic is to first consider expanding what you think love is currently. Expand your understanding of what love is from just a mental process or even an emotional process and consider it as a force within nature. Love is not just what you feel when you are attracted to another person.
Love IS the attraction
It is love that which pulls you towards another person, it can be compared in the same way that the moon directs the tides. In order to fully understand this idea you have to put your logical scientific mind aside for a brief moment because it will get in the way of your ability to comprehend this. Your logical mind wants to tell you that the moon directs the tides by way of its gravitational pull on the oceans and I am not suggesting that this is false. I am only suggesting that there can be more than one way of explaining the phenomenon. What the Archangels are proposing is simply the idea that in the same way love directs you towards another human being the moon directs the oceans of the Earth. It is an act of love and a force of nature. Love is what governs everything, everything that occurs in our physical reality. It is a guiding force within our lives in ways that our logical minds can understand and in ways that it cannot. We cannot chemically create true love anymore than we can halt the moon from directing the tides. What we can do is call upon the force of love in our lives and allow it to help direct us, just as the moon does.
If we call upon love to help direct us what we are literally doing is allowing loving energy to be a co-creator in our lives which means that our lives will suddenly become more wonderful and exciting. This is one of the ways that the Archangels explain God to me, in metaphors such as the moon and the tides, the sun and the planets, all creating a system that is governed by the forces of love. Love is a way of life, not just a collection of chemicals surging through the human body. Those chemicals allow us to feel the physical sensations of love, but they are just the physical manifestations of a greater guiding power. Remember, when you have an opportunity to practice love in your life, take it. It can only bring you more love.
Until next time,
My unconditional love to you,