There are many who have moved beyond the old fear-driven concepts of heaven and hell, sin and punishment. We no longer believe in a God who is looking for different ways to condemn us to lives and after-lives of doom, retribution and atonement. The human race, as a whole, rejects those old truths and has evolved to the liberating principle of a Universal Force of Love that weaves the human fabric, holds it together, and coheres it into a seamless whole.

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. ~Kahlil Gibran

All religions and all paths tell us only this one truth – we are the creation/ image/likeness of God. Ask any four-year old to give you the primary quality of that which she understands as God, and the prompt reply will be ‘love’. This means, of course, that within us, hidden by the fabric of the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious, is the omnipresent and tangibly real God-quality, Love. And, yet, as we glance at the world as it is today, the evidence of this God-quality often seems hard to come by. What is it that weaves human lives into conflict, and, more significantly, what is the unifying culmination of this incomparable complexity?

There are many who have moved beyond the old fear-driven concepts of heaven and hell, sin and punishment. We no longer believe in a God who is looking for different ways to condemn us to lives and after-lives of doom, retribution and atonement. The human race, as a whole, rejects those old truths and has evolved to the liberating principle of a Universal Force of Love that weaves the human fabric, holds it together, and coheres it into a seamless whole.

Truly, the Kingdom of Love lies within us; it lies within our heart. In present times, when the energy of Unconditional Love is activating within all of humanity, it becomes imperative to understand this Inner Kingdom. As the human race, we are constantly encountering duality and polarity, not only around us, but within our very natures. Let us briefly take a look at the polar opposites of our desires. We seek to be free on one hand, and desire the sacred bonds of relationships on the other. We strive passionately to expand our horizons, ever reaching outwards and beyond, even as we endeavour to journey inwards towards the centre of our divine core.

These may appear as journeys to opposite poles, but the Inner Kingdom of Love, experiences them as interrelated. The Inner Kingdom knows that ‘no man is an island’ and sees the relatedness of our independent journeys. The monarch of this kingdom seeks not to control and overshadow, but to empower, enrich and bring to life the strongest potential of joy lying within each. The unifying thread of Divinity that runs through each one of us takes as much pride in the growth of another as it does in the blossoming of its own creative force. Separation, loss and death is viewed by the Inner Kingdom with acute sadness, yes, but not with crushing anguish. Sadness is tempered by a higher understanding of the impossibility of loss, and surrender to the inevitability of personal will. Thus, though we may possess not the omniscience of God, we own the living irradiation of divine love.

Continue reading “The Inner Kingdom of Love – Part 1”

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