Today we will speak of LOVE; this is perhaps the most important of all the teachings because love is the foundation for all that is good and right in the world. The 7 Grandfathers’ Teaching about love states that love is a reciprocal thing; we are not only required to love others unconditionally but we are required to accept love from others. This is very much in keeping with the spiritualist view that love is energy and must be allowed to flow. In Christian terms, the bible says,“God is love.” Not God has love or God gives love… GOD IS LOVE. Therefore every act of love we express or experience is an act of worship.
In our culture today there is a lot of confusion about the expression of love. In their wisdom the ancient Greeks had a different word to describe the different forms of love. One word described romantic love, another sexual passion, one for love of family, one for friendship and one for non-reciprocal relationships (like the way 12 year old girls love Justine Beiber or I love social justice or Lindt snowballs). We unfortunately have only one word to describe all positive emotional attachments and probably out of fear of confusion we are very reluctant to say the word “love”. So we tell our significant other “we love them”… we tell our family, “we love them” the nature of those attachments is generally accepted and fairly clear to most people, every other love relationship requires qualifiers.
The good news for all those confused about love is you do NOT have to say anything…love is a verb…what you say is less important than what you do. The words mean nothing without the loving actions to accompany them. However loving acts can stand alone; the energy generated by loving action is felt by everyone involved in the experience; giver, receiver and witness… are all elevated in that moment. Every small act of love raises the positive energy in the world as a whole. Imagine if 7 billion people all simultaneously stopped, hating, honking, hustling and hassling. Stopped all that shit we do and thought of a puppy… all that love energy would (in that moment) overwhelm the negative energy of those 6 or 8 people who really hate puppies. O.k. now I’m just babbling.
When your heart is filled with love…in that moment you have no room for greed, fear, judgment or anything else that makes you feel "less than". Pure love is the highest vibration in the universe; it the very essence of the Creator (insert the god of your understanding). To love purely and without condition is in that moment to be one with God… to be divine spirit within our flesh.