I Pray all Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For Everyone…Everywhere…All Over The World! And Let Every One Of Us Radiate Endlessly The Love And Light…And All Those Higher Qualities Of Our “Mighty I AM Presence”…Throughout The Atmosphere; Linking One Divine Love Spark With Another…To Cover All The Earth! Cuz Whether We Realize It or Not…This Generation Is Playing A Powerful Part – Performing A Divine Service – In Assisting Mother Earth And All Mankind…In Reaching Those Higher Levels And Broader Dimensions… Of Love And Light And Light And Love! So, For The Many Of Us Who Have Ever Read The Bible Or Have Been Hearing About It All Of Our Lives; Now Is Our Turn! Amen…
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The Development of Divine Love:
“Jesus weeping over Jerusalem is the picture of a great love welling up in the heart and flowing out to all the earth–the love of the good Father for His erring and willful children. Such is the love of Christ for His own; such is the love of God through Christ for all creation.
We may talk about the wisdom of God, but the love of God must be felt in the heart. It cannot be described, and one who has not felt it can have no concept of it from the descriptions of others.
But the more we talk about love, the stronger it grows in the consciousness, and if we persist in thinking loving thoughts and speaking loving words, we are sure to bring into our experience the feeling of that great love that is beyond description–the very love of God.
It is popularly taught and believed that there is but one love; that God is love and that all love is from Him, hence that all love is God’s love.
Love is a divine principle and man can know it in its purity by touching it at its fountainhead. There it is not tinged in any way by man’s formative thought, but flows forth a pure, pellucid stream of infinite ecstasy. It has no consciousness of good or evil, pure or impure, but pours itself out in great oceans of living magnetic power, to be used by whosoever will.
Man has a faculty through which he receives love from Being; this faculty is commonly called the heart. The heart, however, is but the visible expression of an invisible center of consciousness.
Sense discerns that man has a heart, but soul discerns an inner faculty in man through which he may express an attribute of Being. By his word, man calls his powers into activity, that through them he may manifest God.
Jesus was the orderly man of God, manifesting under divine law the attributes of Being. Jesus “called unto him his disciples”; that is, by His word He spiritually quickened and educated His twelve faculties.
Peter, faith active in the thinking faculty, is the first disciple called. Peter is the rock foundation of that consciousness which is the church of Christ. You will find that the character of your whole consciousness depends upon how you think. You may have great love, but unless you guide it with right thoughts it will not build up a harmonious consciousness. Love poured through the heart of a mother who has fear in her thought, shatters the body of a delicate child. The thinker must be strong and sure in his grasp of right thoughts.
The second disciple is Andrew, brother to Peter; he represents strength. James represents judgment, discrimination, the faculty that chooses the good and eschews the evil. This faculty must be brought out before love in its fullness is safe in the life of man. Love has not will and volition, except as they are infused into it by the other faculties.
John is love, and he leaned on the Master’s bosom. This is to symbolize the innocence, tenderness, and dependence of love. Peter is bold, impetuous, executive–affirms his undying allegiance to the Master one moment and denies Him the next–but the loyalty and the constancy of love were dominant in the character of John.
We find that these four faculties, evenly balanced, will form the foundation of a harmonious body and mind.
You must think, and think with faith in both God and yourself–that is Peter. You must think with strength and power–that is Andrew. You must think with judgment and discretion–that is James. You must center all your thought, your strength, and your judgment in love–that is John. To Peter (the faithful thinker) is given the key to the kingdom of heaven, but he can never open the gate until he has reconciled all the other faculties.
Many people in this day have found how much depends upon right thinking, and they are counting on getting into the kingdom of health and harmony by holding good thoughts only. They have not always taken into consideration the fact that the thinking faculty is merely the executive power in the consciousness, and that it depends upon many other faculties for the material out of which its thoughts are formed.
To think without strength is to bring forth weakly–without effect. To think without judgment is to bring forth malformed mental creations, good and evil, spirit and matter, sickness and health, life and death, and the thousand other Babylonish conditions found in the world.
To think without love is to bring forth hate, discord, and inharmony.
So it is not thought alone that opens the way into the kingdom, but a right use of all the powers of mind and body centered in thought. Thinking gives color, tone, shape, character, to all creation, but the essences or materials of creation are drawn from the realm of Spirit.
In the world we find love so turned awry by wrong thinking that it does not represent God. In its beginning it came forth from God, but it has been taken into “another country” of error thought and there wasted in riotous living.
Error thought has put greed into love, and we find that the love of money is “a root of all kinds of evil.” Error thought has said to love, “We are flesh and blood; this is my child, this is my husband, my father, my mother, my sister, my brother. We are separate from others.” Thus error thought has made love to serve it in family selfishness.
“And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.” This is the love of God in its purity, fresh from the fountainhead.
Wherever love is tainted with selfishness, we may know that error thought has made muddy its clear stream, so that it no longer represents the purity of its source.
Love is the drawing power of mind. It is the magnet of the universe, and about it may be clustered all the attributes of Being, by one who thinks in divine order.
“Love . . . taketh not account of evil.” Love never sees anything wrong in that which it loves. If it did, it would not be pure love. Pure love is without discriminating power. It simply pours itself out upon the object of its affection, and takes no account of the result. By so doing, love sometimes casts its pearls before swine, but its power is so great that it transforms all that it touches.
Do not be afraid to pour out your love upon all the so-called evil in the world. Deny the appearance of evil, and affirm the omnipotence and the omnipresence of love and goodness. Take no account of the evil that appears in your life and your affairs. Refuse to see it as evil. Declare that what seems evil has somewhere a good side, which shall through your persistent affirmation of its presence be made visible.
By using this creative power of your own thought you will change that which seemed evil into good, and divine love will pour its healing balm over all.
Always remember that love is the great magnet of God. It is, of itself, neither good nor evil. These are qualities given to it by the thinking faculty in man. Whatever you see for your love, that it will draw to you, because as a magnet it attracts whatever you set your desire upon.
To focus your love upon anything less than All-Good will eventually cause you to fall short of your highest aspiration, and will keep you outside the kingdom of heaven.
One with strong love and the right focal idea may control turbulent multitudes by his silent thought alone.
But do not talk love and in your heart feel resentment. This will bring discord to your members and rottenness to your bones. Love is candor and frankness. Deception is no part of love; he who tries to use it in that sort of company will prove himself a liar, and love will desert him in the end.
The one who has made union with divine love through his inner consciousness, who lets it pour its healing currents into his soul and his body, is fortunate beyond all description. Instead of envying another, he desires to show others the great joy that may be theirs when they have opened the floodgates of their love nature. Truly, “love envieth not.”
To develop the love center, begin by affirming: From this time forth and forevermore I shall know no man after the flesh. I shall not see men and women as body and mortal thought. I shall always behold them with the eye of love, which sees only perfection.
Ask daily that love be made alive in you, that it take up its abode at your magnetic center, and make it alive with strong, steady pulsations of spiritual energy.
Let your attention rest for a few moments every day at the heart center in your body, the cardiac plexus, while you declare silently: You are the abode of love. You are filled and thrilled with the mighty magnetic forces that love uses in doing its work. You are powerful and active to do only good, and you see only goodness and purity everywhere.
Many people say that they cannot see love in others who are not manifesting it clearly–that they themselves do not feel loving and therefore cannot exercise love.
But this development of one’s own love center will make one see it, just as the eye sees light. It is difficult to feel love with a dormant love organ, but exceedingly easy when that organ begins to exercise its true inherent potentialities.
Love is in the world in a diluted form as affection between husband and wife, parents and children, friend and friend, but it can be made manifest in its original strength and purity by each man and woman’s opening the fountainhead and letting its mighty currents stream forth.
The great love of Being is deeper and wider than the thoughts and the words of man have compassed since the beginning of language. It can be known only on its own plane, and man must awaken within himself the capacity to feel a mighty love before he can comprehend how great is the love of God.
The Father yearns to have His love felt by every one of us. He has given us the capacity to feel it, and He waits until we develop the love faculty and open our lives to the flood of good that He pours out to us through His all-sufficient love.” (Talks on Truth, by Charles Fillmore)