FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
Many years ago, when I had amnesia from a near-death experience, I walked around thinking to myself what a strange place with strange customs and phrases. I remember one day being in the checkout line at the local Fred Meyer store. In front of me was a grandfather with his grandson, about the age of three. He was sitting in the shopping basket playing with a large bag of M&Ms. He was able to open the bag, the result being all the M&M’s falling to the floor surrounding everyone’s feet. The grandfather replied, “For the love of God, look at what you have done?”
The young boy replied, “All gone.”
When I would hear comments or phrases as such, I would take it literally. My thought at the time, what does the love of God have to do with this mess?
A few years later when I was with my Chinese teacher, learning lessons on human consciousness, he stated, “Human consciousness can only thrive when they understand, live, and create all in their life for the love of God.”
He noticed I was smiling, as I remembered the incident at the Fred Meyer store. He replied, “This world is filled with statements of truth which are not understood or lived. When truth is not understood, it is not lived; therefore one’s reality is but an illusion.”
Look at the English word love. What is the value of the English word that can have so many different definitions, using a singular word? If one were to go to ancient Greece, one would find different words for love. It depended upon its use, how the word was applied. Below are four words used for love in Greek, the first being Agápe, the second Éros, third Philia, and the fourth Storge. My teacher would refer to Agápe, unconditional love, a deep understanding of true love, or as he would say the love of origin expressed through the higher mind. Agápe could also be used meaning a strong understanding of true love, a love not seeking something in return, just the spirit of love with a strong, powerful bonding. Then we have Éros, which can be a passionate love with sensual desire. Éros does not have to be sexual. Perhaps this is why Plato refined the definition of this word based on what he had been taught by Socrates. Plato taught that physical attraction does not need to be present for this love to exist. Thus, the word Platonic, which means love, without physical, sexual attraction. The most complex and distinguished work on this subject can be found in Plato’s Symposium, about a discussion among the students of Socrates. Then we have Philia, meaning loyalty to family and friends, or a sense of protective affection. Aristotle would often use this term. And the fourth Storge, which means affection, or called natural affection such as a parent to their child, or an animal to its offspring. It also means patience, but it seems this part has been lost.
One can see how limited the English word love is in terms of expressing something deep and profound. So what does the statement mean, “Human consciousness can only thrive when they understand, live, and create all in their life for the love (Agápe) of God?” My searching on this answer is a primary reason I studied philosophy and meanings of the different world religions. Why is it nearly every person who believes in some form of God, will state they love God? They may not know the meaning of love; they may not know the origin of their God. Yet they will state they love God. Is there something deep within the human psyche that carries an innate need to love God? Is there an inherent fear if they do not love God, God will not love or reward them? My book shelves became overflowing with books on world religions, philosophies, and the study of human consciousness.
My teacher, being the perfect teacher for me, would not give me direct answers until I searched every avenue on the subject I was seeking to understand. I could not get his statement out of my mind, “Human consciousness can only thrive when they understand, live, and create all in their life for the love of God.” I would ask myself, “Why would I create a home, family, automobile, food, all for the love of God?” Would I not create it for the love of family?
I spent months searching a deeper meaning to his statement. During this search, my wife Rebecca and I were invited to dinner at a neighbor’s house. As we sat down to dinner David, our neighbor, asked each to bow their head while he gave a prayer thanking God for the meal. My curiosity got the best of me, not being familiar with the customs of the people I found myself surrounded by. I asked David, “Who bought this food?”
Rebecca’s eyes grew wide with the expression, do not ask this question. But I continued to ask anyway. “Who bought this food?”
“My wife Karen did,” replied David.
“With whose money?” I continued questioning.
“My money,” David said with a bit of irritation.
“So if Karen bought this food with your money and prepared the meal, why did you thank God for it instead of Karen? It does not appear God had anything to do with creating this meal.”
The rest of dinner everyone sat in silence. It was most appealing to just stand up and walk home, but I stayed till dinner was over, never receiving an answer, and never receiving an invitation to David’s home again.
To comprehend, to know something, one must put all the pieces together to see the whole picture. I find many only select parts of the puzzle, and they end up with many holes in the picture. This is when the mind begins to fill in the gaps with their inherited beliefs. To have a clear understanding of the whole human, one needs to understand the many different parts of human. All twelve parts or called twelve bodies, not the seven that many traditions teach, but twelve. If one only looks at seven bodies you end up with many holes in the picture. I am not going to go into the description of the twelve bodies in this blog, as I have taught them in my Life Energy Flow Tai Yi School of Healing classes, and Jonah has taught them in public seminars.
“Human consciousness can only thrive when they understand, live, and create all in their life for the love, bonding of (Agápe) of God?” In my studies of human consciousness, I find one of the missing critical elements is the lack of physical, emotional, and mental bonding. I am not talking about liking someone, or having a paternal emotional connection with your child, but to actually feel, and experience the power of bonding. Through the years, my work with teenagers has shown a single common denominator, the lack of bonding with their parent or parents. “Human consciousness can only thrive when they understand, live, and create all in their life for the love, bonding of (Agápe) of God?”
The twelfth body is called the Ja ost, or God Self, that part of human who is innately connected to that which is, or God essence, God wisdom, God love, or the intelligence that permeates throughout all universes.
I have been asked the question, “Will science ever discover God?” My answer is, how can science as we know it ever discover something they cannot see, feel, touch, or measure. How many scientists allow their ego to get in the way of discovery? How many scientists have political agendas that get in the way? Look at Global Warming and the many scientists who still teach it does not exist, because of their political connections. How many scientists still teach GMO foods are healthy for you, that the radiation currently poisoning the entire earth will not harm you? Unfortunately, many scientists have their head so far up their first charka they have blinded themselves. True science does have the ability to fully understand God, when those who are searching use their ability to bond.
“Human consciousness can only thrive when they understand, live, and create all in their life for the love, bonding of (Agápe) of God?” Do you have the ability to bond, to deeply bond with someone? Do you have the ability to thoroughly bond with yourself, all parts of yourself? One question to ask, how easy is it for you to forgive others? How easy is it for you to forgive yourself? Throughout my years of research on philosophy, I have found this is a reliable indicator on how strongly you can or are bonded to others and yourself. The harder it is for you to forgive others or yourself, is to the same extent harder for you to bond with others or yourself.
What is it like to be fully bonded with others and all parts of yourself? Perhaps healing psychological issues would be painless and rapid? Perhaps experiencing joy would be a common experience, not something one needs to meditate on to achieve? Perhaps relationships would be a daily exciting adventure filled with joy, not something to struggle through? Perhaps the fear of punishment from God would not exist? What would it feel like to be at one with the universe, to be at one with the mysteries of the universe? Perhaps letting go of old, outdated beliefs that life is filled with pain and stress, would cease to exist? Could this be what it would be like, being bonded with all parts of self, not just selective parts of self? The good, bad, and ugly reminds me of an American film from years past. Some want to be discriminatory to bond with the good, but try to hide or ignore what they see as bad and or ugly. What would it be like to be fully bond with the bad and ugly? What would it be like to thrive, understand, live, and create all in their life for the love, bonding of (Agápe) of God? What would it be like to cease being in denial of hidden parts of yourself? How many reject the existence of God because the God they grew up with was an angry punishing God, willing to burn his children? Talk about a lack of bonding! How many see God as some far away, distant, impersonal God? Let me change the statement. How many see the parts of self, as some distant, impersonal essence, floating out in the universe? How many want to see God as a single entity who gives rules they must obey? Could it be God is a consciousness that can only be experienced through bonding with all parts of self, thus experiencing Agápe? Could it be the consciousness of God is a living, loving, personal God without form, a non deity, and a consciousness of intelligence that expands and contracts as the universe breaths? Perhaps God is a consciousness that flows throughout all matter seen and unseen? Does God need to be felt and seen to exist?
Some scientists say yes, but perhaps their difficulty is their lack of bonding, their lack of feeling, their lack of Agápe?
“Human consciousness can only thrive when they understand, live, and create all in their life, for the love of God.” My journey of discovery about this statement brought about many answers to life. Whatever you seek to create in life, understand, live, and create all for the love of God, which is the love of self, the bonding of self, all parts of self. I have found when this occurs your creation is a joy and becomes a living memory of your connection to God.