Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Spiritual Life - Unconditional love

Unconditional love. Unconditional love is like the sun.

The fifth component of spiritual health is unconditional love.

There are two kinds of love: conditional and unconditional. Conditional love says, “I will love you if ___________” Conditional love is based on the principle of “give to get.” “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” Aristotle described these kinds of friendship as based on utility and pleasure.  A Course in Miracles calls relationships based on conditional love as “special relationships.”

Conditional love is useful and normal in society. It is what it is, but do not confuse conditional love which is based on the ego with unconditional love which is based on the Spirit.

Unconditional love is freely given with no strings attached, with no expectations. Unconditional love is given just because the lover wants to give it. Unconditional love enriches the giver not necessarily the receiver. Unconditional flows from the awareness of the non dualistic Oneness in which the lover and the loved are experienced as the same. With unconditional love the lover gets what is given and receives what is extended because the loved is experienced as part of oneself. This is how God loves us and intends for us to extend this love creating a heaven on earth by displacing the world of the ego with the world of the spirit.

Unconditional love flows from meditation. Unconditional love flows from the first component of spiritual health, peace and joy, which was achieved through kindness and forgiveness based on an attunement with the non dualistic Oneness.

In the above paragraph we find a description of how the components of spiritual health interact in a resonating system in which we can put our faith.

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