Love and the Rise of Humanity

tumblr_nuafd022SQ1unheyoo1_1280The cry goes up – ‘Love will save the world!’ A cliche no doubt but indeed no truer words were spoken. What though does it mean to love?

Love is sadly the forgotten art of humanity.

Who do you love? Do you love your husband, your wife, your significant other, your extended family? But is it actually love? Can you really love anybody without loving everybody?

I know on the face of it they sound like antagonistic questions but do we ever explore what it is that drives us or what it is that holds our relationships together?

Can love exist in varying degrees? Or is that the same as trying to define something pure by measuring the level of impurities?

When our man-made fragile mind holds sovereignty over our consciousness, can real Love even exist? What we think is Love in our closest relationships is often closer to fear.

Do insecurities drive the demands of our relationships? How important is the physical? Is it addictive? Lustful? Conditional? Has the person been chosen because they antagonise the least of our insecurities? Or maybe they give us a sense of power and control. Do they have qualities that we desire and do we drain them for our own benefit? Are we more esteemed socially because of our relationship? Are we just happy not to be alone? Are we getting married because that is the expectation and who we actually marry is secondary? Have we become a slave to the relationship, addicted to the pain, to the pleasure, or maybe both?

Has the word Love become the substitute for attachment, companionship, obligation, dependence, loyalty, devotion, addiction, control, craving, lust or fear?

If that is the case in the relationships we value most it can’t get much better as we move outward in our social interactions. As an individual we have immense influence in our environment with our thoughts and deeds and the intention that lies within them. With every human interaction we have the opportunity to effect the world. Like dropping a pebble in the pond, we can send ripples of Love or we can continue the propagation of fear and judgement. We all play a part, the choice of what that part will be always remains. The world and all that happens within it is a direct result of our collective consciousness, we need to take personal responsibility for our part in that creation.

Who would we be if we peeled back all the insecurities, the expectations, the fears, the prejudices, the pride, the jealousy, the regrets, the feelings of resentment and hate? Who would we be if we dismantled the neural-net, the man-made mind…who would be left? Who would we be without all that garbage and how would that affect our relationships, our communities and the world?

We would be who we have always been underneath, who we were intended to be; our true self, all loving, pure love.

If love is and can only be truly called as such when it is pure, free from fear, what would it look like?

Love is unconditional. Love asks for nothing in return. Love is an entirely outward force given with no ulterior motive, no agenda, and not because of any future benefit.

Love accepts and forgives. Love is compassionate.

Love is ever patient. Love knows no rejection for it requires no reciprocation. Love gives, Love empowers and Love heals.

Love knows no judgment, no prejudice, and no exclusion. Love is all encompassing and without favour.

Love is joyful. Love is bliss. Love is from that which we came and to that which we will return.

Love is our natural state of being.

Love is the binding agent of all things, it is the wave upon which the creative force of the universe rolls forward.

Love is the grace with which the eagle soars. Love is the ease with which the river flows. Love is the sun’s glisten on an ocean still. Love is the spirited laughter of a young babe and it is the fresh gleam from new snow. Love is the perfectly harmonious unfolding of life.

The creative force of the universe simply is. Love, is that force in motion. When we are at one with the creative force, seeing only through our God-made mind we direct that flow. As co-creators with the God force we are destined to live through the language of love, every relationship and every human interaction fused with innocence and purity.

Humanity will eventually find redemption for it is the very destiny of our consciousness to once again become the lord of light and the perfect channel of love. The question is how long? The answer is self evident – as long as it takes for each of us to take responsibility for our own minds.

What are we doing to our children?

I have two amazing little boys to whom I am immensely proud and any perceived behaviour of theirs that from time to time I don’t feel is optimal I see as my deficiency as their parent and teacher, not theirs.

Raising children is a pretty tough gig, we don’t really know what we’re doing, the tendency is to do what everyone else is doing, or maybe we do the opposite to our parents because we still resent how they raised us, or maybe we learn a few things from watching ‘The Nanny’, however we raise our children we’re just doing the best we can given what we know.

spoilt-childMost of us don’t want spoilt children but at the same time we want our children to have a great life. How do we walk that fine line? What is it to be spoilt? To me it’s not how much you have but the attitude held toward that which you have. Are you grateful for it? Is the attitude still of sharing and charity, or is it of selfishness and greed? Do you feel blessed with abundance or resentful of lack? Can you still enjoy the beauty of life without any of it?

What are we teaching our children to value? What do we value? Do these values really serve us at a core level? Are we accidentally perpetuating the cycle that has so enslaved us, the cycle of social consciousness – materialism, greed and competition?

I’ve noticed recently that our children really live in a mini mirror of adult society, I personally don’t want my children to grow into the limitations that society convinces them they should live by, nor do I want them to be enslaved by the hamster wheel of social expectation which always has true fulfillment and happiness slightly out of reach, conditional on the next this or that but never quite materialising…

_82024630_spoiltbirthdaychildWhen our kids have a bunch of toys, maybe they have an xbox or playstation, bikes, scooters, and they spend their days competing against other kids at school to be branded better-than or less-than, worthy or unworthy, successes or failures…isn’t it just a mirror of what we do as adults? At what point are we fostering in them values that won’t serve them, values of the man-made mind – Me/mine, separateness, greed, attachment, judgement, fear.

Are we gradually turning them from their inherent state as creators, rich with imagination and overflowing with natural joy to that which we have become, fierce consumers, entangled by socially induced limitation? I think we are.

Jesse who is my oldest boy (6 years) has ever since he could walk been the most generous, selfless, caring and considerate little boy I have ever been in contact with (parental bias noted and disregarded). His character was and I believe fundamentally still is glowing with the virtues of unity, compassion and charity.

children-laughinI have however started to notice recently, just now and then very little things, which on the surface may seem insignificant and are so often dismissed by protective parents as ‘it’s just a phase’ or ‘they all go through that’, and unfortunately to the great detriment of our children I believe this is true.

Little things like when being offered a bowl of treats where other children are present being over-eager to be the first to grab one. Being more worried about who’s going to get the next piece of pizza and therefore scoffing his down at pace to ensure it is he, rather than simply enjoying and savouring that which he is eating. The protest launched forward if someone else has the last of something for it must mean he has been deprived.

In fairness these in balance are far outweighed by the display of amazing virtues for a six year old however they still feel to me like the undertone of socialisation starting to take hold. Without even realising it our children are converted into the social attitude of lack, greed, competition and judgement.

Do toys lose their appeal quickly? Great consumers they are becoming. Is their identity as an individual slowly but surely being made conditional on the accumulation of more and more stuff? The mighty trinkets of insignificance! Is great importance placed on whether they have the same or greater as the next child-consumer-to-be? If they don’t then do they consider themselves ‘less-than’?

Oh what a web we weave. Eons of genetic predisposition and cultural momentum. How do we stop it when we suffer from the same condition? I’m not sure I know other than attempting to correct myself and then trying to be a magnetic light to them, to try and keep them on a path that will serve to realise their true and beautiful potential.

What is it that by way of society we tell our children they must become in order to meet expectations? Be rich, famous, powerful, thin, pretty, have the latest gadgets, the shiniest car, be better than the next person, compete! If they come to us and say they want to become a poet or a musician, maybe a painter or a writer, how do we react? These passions are the expressions of the soul, means to create. We are creators in our essence. We are the very embodiment of creation. There is an expression gaining momentum – ‘follow your bliss’. I want this for my boys. I want their life to burn bright in the fires of passion, I want them to create and contribute, I want them to dream lofty dreams and rejoice in each moment toward their manifestation. This is the sure path to inner discovery.

Smack a child and a criminal you could be, but a far greater crime it is to rob our children of the purity from which they came. Yet we know not what we do. Can ignorance really be an excuse? I want it to be different for our kids.

HOPE3The world craves passionate beings, let our children send ripples of joy through the world as they carve up new frontiers and show us what it is to really live. Gold will follow the pure expressions of the soul there is no doubt, but even if it was not so, none should be concerned as the fabric of joy is not woven from gold and passionate joyful expression will be eternally with it’s creator.

I am immensely grateful to have an amazing woman as the mother of my children and we very much share the same vision for how we wish to raise our children. We want to allow their full potential to gracefully bloom upon this earth, for them to enjoy their natural state of being and from it to shine forth a joyous celebration of the finest of gifts, that of life itself.

May it be so.