Hatred is love veiled………Rupert Spira

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Love As An Advanced Mode Of Intelligence

What is love? It is a question sure to elicit a great many responses. Simply defined, love is an affection, attraction, admiration or other strong, positive feeling for another person, thing or idea. From a metaphysical or philosophical perspective, love is more of a complex interweaving of many emotions, behaviors and intangibles whose origin, influence and potential has been food for thought over thousands of years and likely will be for thousands more to come.

People the world over can at least agree on what some of the most cherished forms of love are: romantic love for another and the love shared by children and parents, siblings and friends. So, too do such loves as love of life, nature and country rank high on a very long list.

People today and perhaps in every generation likely would concur that love is something we all could use more of in our lives and throughout the world. And, in our heart of hearts, more than a few of us would concede to an inner desire to be more loving toward others.

Isn’t Love a Form of Intelligence?
One way of creating more love in ourselves and the world could be to have a greater understanding of what love is.

Love has been called the greatest force in the universe, the answer to all things and the stuff that makes the world go round. Certainly there are lots of good arguments to made for any of these.

But what of the notion that love is an actual form of intelligence, some would say an advanced mode of intelligence? How exactly would such an argument be framed? Because, after all, isn’t love merely a feeling that comes from within, albeit a strong or deeply held one?

For instance, a common way people express their love for one another, this thing or that thing is to do it “with all their heart,” not all their mind/brain (i.e. intelligence). Historically, this line of thought assumes, of course, that intelligence is purely within the realm of the brain in your head – until relatively recently.

Researchers at HeartMath Institute and many others around the world now believe, based on scientific studies, that a great deal of human intelligence is heart intelligence. As numerous as the studies demonstrating this are, for most people, it only takes one simple observation in their daily lives for a clear example of their hearts’ intelligence: How many times has the brain in your head told you to do one thing while your heart advised another? No doubt, experiencing an actual physical feeling in the heart when torn between one direction or another has left many a skeptic of listening to your heart at least somewhat skeptical of their skepticism.

How strong is the power or intelligence of love? Here is a scientific experiment HMI researchers who wondered about this conducted several years ago.

A boy, Josh, and his dog, Mabel, were placed in a room together. Then Josh moved to a separate room, the result of which was that the dog’s monitored heart rhythms were chaotic and incoherent, unlike with Josh in the room. Josh was instructed to use a coherence technique to consciously feel feelings of love and care for Mabel, which he did upon re-entering the room with her and while having no physical contact with her. Mabel’s heart rhythms quickly became smooth and stable, or coherent.

How many millions of people with pets throughout history can relate to that?

To Love and Be Loved
Whether we learn to love because of how we are raised, or we are loving at birth, the simple fact is that at some point in life, pretty much everyone has a desire to love and be loved.

Love indeed was the guiding ideal and purpose for the creation of organizations like HeartMath Institute. Twenty-five years ago HMI’s founders set out with a guiding principle that love should permeate everything the institute undertook – in its research of stress, heart intelligence, positive emotions and much more since then.

In the recently released HeartMath book, Heart Intelligence, the authors note in part, “As collective consciousness increases, this will eventually reveal that love is an advanced mode of intelligent living. People have just scratched the surface of awareness regarding the focused power of love and its capacity to create a heart- based environment; one where individuals can transcend fear and what it brings, while manifesting their undiscovered gifts and fulfillment.”

Discovering love and how to be more loving have been the topics of countless books, meditations, workshops, etc. HeartMath has always believed and advised a very active approach to achieving greater love. All of its tools and technologies developed through the years ultimately have been aimed at creating more love – personally, in our families, workplaces and communities and globally as well. This has been especially true with the Global Coherence Initiative.

One of the best examples of these is the Heart Lock-In Technique, a powerful tool included here not only to illustrate the point, but also in the spirit of love.

Heart Lock-In Technique†
Step 1. Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area, breathing a little slower and deeper than usual.

Step 2. Activate and sustain a regenerative feeling such as love, appreciation, care or compassion.

Step 3. Radiate that renewing feeling to yourself and others.

† From HeartMath’s Heart Intelligence book.

Consider this further thought from Heart Intelligence: “Unconditional love is the next vibration of love that humanity is transitioning into and this will eliminate much of the standard complications and problems that seem to form around love’s powerful transformational energy.”

The Benefits of Love
It makes perfect sense that one’s life might generally improve when love in any of its forms first enters. For instance in the case of romantic love for another, love for a newborn, etc. But research shows there are some pretty great benefits that accompany the experience of not only love, but also of appreciation, care, compassion and other positive emotions HeartMath calls qualities of the heart. Among them are:

Longer life span
Lower stress levels
Decreased incidence of a number of heart-related maladies.
Lower rates of diabetes.
Improved mental capacity, including clarity of thought.
Improved test-taking ability for students and overall academic success

Source:Heart Math

Love Is How The Oneness Feels: Tim Freke

Published on Apr 5, 2018

Stand-up philosopher and prolific author Tim Freke presents a new worldview in which God is not the source, but the destination. He opens with the radical idea that time does not pass, but accumulates, and with characteristic energy and passion, he suggests that reality is information, emerging first as matter, then as biology, and now as a distinct immaterial level – as spirit. Meaning, volition, magic and immortality belong exclusively to this level. This Emergent Spirituality offers a life-enhancing understanding of the deep purpose of existence, and can heal our modern soul crisis.

Seven Lights of Love Awakening to the Journey Home to Self By Margie Krest


Seven Lights of Love takes you on a journey into the author’s physical and emotional pain and explores the process by which that pain transformed her life. The book illustrates the importance of self-love and self-acceptance as we face our shadows, be they pain, anxiety, depression, grief, or aloneness. By learning how to embrace, rather than ignore or reject, both the beauty and heartbreak of our own earthly journey (our humanness), we discover how to celebrate the beauty and heartbreak of others’ experiences, assist others along their paths, and connect with the mind/ body/spirit of all humans. Seven Lights of Love goes beyond the personal mind/body/spirit connection and explores the ways in which an awakening to self and our place on this earth connects us with others on this journey. Neither easy nor painless, this hero/ heroine’s journey of self-discovery opens us to the preciousness of coming home to ourselves and our soul’s purpose . . . and ultimately connects us to the oneness of the universe.

After teaching and publishing in academia for many years, Margie resigned her faculty position to follow her heart. Her heart led her to study at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health where she learned more fully how to connect with her body, mind and soul. She is the founder and owner of Dancing the Soul, A Center for Creative Movement and Stillness, in Denver. She resides in Denver, Colorado with her partner Chris, and her two loving and affectionate cats, Bertie and Billie.

Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom with Tara Brach

Published on Jan 8, 2018

Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom with Tara Brach (01/03/2018)

This talk explores the three archetypal refuges of truth, love and awareness. We look at the outer and inner aspects of each refuge, and then through guided reflections and a Refuge Ritual, deepen our commitment to the pathways that awaken our minds and free our hearts.

Put Down Your Weapons and Be Gentle – The Most Powerful Spiritual Practice

Published on Nov 7, 2017

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In this video – Amoda talks about putting down the idea of spiritual practice as something we do in order to be more still or more present while still employing the weapons of defense and attack in the relationship to everyday life. Her invitation is that you stop being so concerned with spiritual practice and instead turn your attention to surrendering all strategies of control and hardness in all circumstances. Being gentle towards your inner experience – however unwanted or difficult – is a much more powerful spiritual practice that bears fruit in awakening out of the dream of separation in everyday life.



The Seat of Love ~ Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira
Published on Sep 15, 2017
A woman whose daughter passed away is encouraged to allow the memory of her daughter to take her back to the love they shared.

Effortless Being: Peter Russell

Published on Sep 13, 2017

Fifty years ago, as our culture began a collective journey of conscious awakening, the Beatles recorded their anthem, “All You Need is Love.” Since then, we’ve been distilling the wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions, stripping away the trappings of time and misunderstanding, to reveal their common truths. In the process, the teachings have become simpler and simpler, and the path easier and easier, bringing us ever closer to the essence of non-duality. Today, as we learn to drop back effortlessly into our own Being, we are reminded, once again, that all you need is love—love for own essential nature.

The Call to Love – Amoda Maa

Amoda Maa Jeevan
Published on Sep 5, 2017
Give yourself to what is true in your heart, know yourself as openness. Openness is your natural state of being. When this openness moves into your personhood, it is love.

“How to Not Withhold My Love?” – on Karma Life Death & Love

In response to the question, Igor speaks on Karma, Life, Death and Love, in relation to our day-to-day existence. Excerpt from the darshan during week-long immersion at Gut Saunstorf, Germany. Aug 2017. Website: http://www.igorkufayev.com

Everything is a Doorway to Love – Amoda Maa


An excerpt from the Berkeley Open Circle Meeting, August 2017. Only you have the choice to separate your experience into “love” and “not love”. Only you can hold something in the image of the Beloved and deny everything else as coming from the same source. And only you can choose to see that everything – good, bad and ugly – is the Beloved in disguise. – Amoda Maa

Mooji – 2017 Satsang BE YOURSELF (Beautiful Talk)

The Seven Requirements Of Love ~By Andrew Harvey

Image: Tomasz Alen Kopera

How to Develop an Evolutionary Relationship

It is critical to remember that this crisis we are facing is a crisis in which the sacred powers of love in the human soul are being diverted by distraction, by greed, by ignorance, by the pursuit of power, so that they never irrigate the world and transform it. What is needed is a vision of evolutionary relationship as a relationship that helps us come into the real, take responsibility for it, and enact our sacred purpose with a partner, and for the world: when two lovers come together in this dynamic love consciousness, they create a transformative field of sacred energy, from which both can feed to inspire their work in reality.

There are seven requirements necessary for evolutionary love to emerge in the world.


There are seven requirements necessary, I believe, for this tremendously potent vision of evolutionary love to emerge in the world.

Devotion to the Divine

The first requirement is that both beings need to be plunged individually into a deep and passionate devotion of the Beloved, by whatever name they know the Beloved, because without both beings centering their life in God, the relationship will never be able to escape the private circle. From the very beginning it must be centered in the Divine. It must be a relationship that is undertaken in the conscious presence of the Divine for the Divine’s great work in the Universe. Only a relationship that is centered in this higher power, and that has the Divine as the prime actor in the relationship, will be able to bear the vicissitudes of authentic love, of dealing with the challenges of life and service in the world.

Master of Solitude

The second requirement for an evolutionary love is that both beings must develop a mastery of solitude. In his Letters to a Young Poet,

Rilke wrote:

Authentic love is where two solitudes border, protect, and salute each other.

They ‘border’ each other, they don’t infiltrate each other’s domain. They ‘protect’ because they realize that the solitude that each one has is the source of inner wealth and inner revelation; they ‘salute’ because they understand that the work of solitude, the work that goes into solitude, the heart work, the yearning, the longing, the deep contemplation of one’s gifts and one’s faults, is a sacred work that is the secret foundation of healthy relationship. In too many relationships in our current narcissistic model, what threatens the person most is the solitude of the other. In a true evolutionary relationship, what can exhilarate one person the most is the other’s solitude, because they know that solitude has the potential to make them a billionaire of generosity, of insight, and of creativity.

Authentic love is where two solitudes border, protect, and salute each other.

Equality of Power

The third requirement is that in a true evolutionary relationship there is an equality of power, and that equality is born out of a profound experience of the sacredness and dignity of the other person’s soul. This new relationship that is trying to be given to us by the Mother is what I call the beloved-beloved relationship. One person isn’t the beloved and the other only the lover. Both partners recognize in each other the unique face that the Divine is turning to them in order to bring them the essence of divine truth, which is embodied love. From that recognition of each other as the Beloved flows a natural movement of passionate honoring and service of the other’s life. This gives each person the freedom and the energy and the joy that they need to go out into the world and fulfill their destiny. This is crucial because in the past there has been a vision of inequality of power. Now what’s emerging is the mutual recognition of holiness and sacredness expressed in tantric rapture, in an adoration and worship of the other in the core of life.

A Sacred Enterprise

The fourth requirement follows on from the third: if you are going to have a beloved-beloved relationship, you have to center your whole being and work and evolution in God. You have to be a master of your own solitude so that you can work on what is necessary to deepen that sacred relationship of the Divine. You must also bring the sacred practice of prayer and meditation into the very core of your life, so that the whole relationship can be enfolded in a mutually shared sacred enterprise.

A beloved-beloved relationship involves a sacred relationship with the Divine.

Acceptance of the Shadow

The fifth requirement is that both lovers completely abandon any Hollywood sentimentality about what relationships actually are. As love becomes more evolutionary and conscious, so does each lover’s understanding of each other’s shadow. One of the essential roles of this new love is to make each person in the relationship the safe-guarder of the other’s shadow—not the judge of the other’s shadow, not the denier of the other’s shadow, but someone who recognizes where the other has been wounded, and safeguards and protects them with unconditional compassion without allowing themselves to be mauled or manipulated by the other. This takes an immense effort, because it takes an immense effort to understand your own shadow, and an even greater effort to face and comprehend, without illusion, denial or repulsion, the shadow of the other.

Death and Rebirth

The sixth requirement is that if you are going to enter into the evolutionary process, you have to accept that it never ends, never stops unfolding. Evolution is fundamentally a death/rebirth cycle that repeats itself in higher and higher dimensions, and any authentic evolutionary relationship must have the courage to go through the deaths that engender the rebirths.

An evolutionary relationship reaches higher and higher dimensions.

Marion Woodman, the great Jungian analyst and pioneer of the sacred feminine, said to me:

I have had four marriages with my husband, and at the end of each marriage there was a crisis that we had to make the commitment to go through, a projection that had to die. But we stuck at it and we went through it, and the love that we know now in our eighties is the greatest and deepest love we have experienced.

A Collective Consciousness

The seventh principle requirement is that from the very beginning of this adventure into evolutionary love you must make the commitment for it not to be just a personal orgy, a cultivation of an oasis of private pleasure. You must engage consciously in this relationship to make you stronger, to serve the planet, to recognize that it is a relationship not only grounded in the Divine, not only infused by sacred practice, but it is from the very beginning dedicated to making both people more powerful, more reflective, more passionately engaged with the only serious truth of our time: The world is dying, and we need a major revolution of the heart to empower everyone to step forward and start doing the work of reconstruction and re-creation that is now desperately needed.

An excerpt from Evolutionary Love Relationships: Passion, Authenticity, and Activism

Love Yourself to Death ~ Amoda Maa Jeevan


Published on Aug 8, 2017

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‘Love Yourself to Death’ – an excerpt from a series of Meetings given in Seattle, July 2017.

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7 Days to Peaceful Sleep – Day 6

Published on Apr 30, 2017

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You are made of love, joy, and powers as mighty as all of creation. You are a radiant spirit, full of light, and worthy of all good things. As we release our day and prepare our bodies to rest and start fresh tomorrow, know that you are loved. You are encouraged to dream big – to let your light shine for all to see.

Each day is a new opportunity to start over, to let go of past mistakes, and to open our arms to new adventures. If you made mistakes today, it’s okay. You can correct them. Don’t be hard on yourself; making missteps is all a part of learning and growing, and tomorrow is a new day. If a test didn’t go well, or if you got into an argument with someone… even if you just felt “off” today, you can gently let it go now.

Each day also brings so many wonderful things to be thankful for – our family and friendships, our home, our warm bed… You probably have many more to add to that list, so let’s stop for a moment and think about three things you are grateful for today. You can say them quietly to yourself.

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