“I LOVE all for I have embraced LOVE is all, but I have also accepted that nothing matters, as there is in fact no matter to matter about. Unattached free I Am. to just Be, I Am now… just LOVE…” …Kip Baldwin
I sit here and ask myself; how do I write about love; what do I say; can anyone describe love; what is love? I stare at these questions, and for awhile there seems to be no answer to any of them.
And then, all of a sudden there’s some directions taking form in my mind. They seem to be saying: Write what you feel, write what you think, just write what you believe, and don’t worry whether anyone will read it, or like it, or anything else. Just write and see what happens. As Mr. Baldwin said in the above quote, nothing matters, as there is in fact no matter to matter about.
Max Planck, one of the greatest scientific minds to ever grace this planet agreed with this. He said, “In all my research I have never come across matter. To me the term matter implies a bundle of energy which is given form by an intelligent spirit.“
Even though I’m inclined to write what I believe, feel and think, I understand that I will not get within a universe’s boundaries of knowing or describing love. For love cannot be known by the intellect, therefore it cannot be described.
Oh I understand there’s many people who attempt to describe it, for there’s more books written about it than I could count. There’s people falling in love and then falling right back out of it. There’s love stories, love movies, love experiences, and love to the moon and back. But they’re all – every one of them – illusions.
“Love‘s meaning is your own, and shared by God Himself. For what you are is what He is.” …ACIM
It’s not really difficult to understand why hardly anyone in this world knows what love is. Humans have taken it upon themselves to break into different segments that which must remain as one forever and forever.
Albert Einstein, whom I enjoy quoting, is credited as saying: “I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own — a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty.”
When we turn God into a reflection of human frailty, we also turn love into the same reflection. For God and Love are synonymous, and can never be separated. Therefore, that’s what the love we experience in this world is, a reflection of our own perceived frailties.
“You were created by Love like Itself” …ACIM
And then there are those – some great spiritual teachers included – who teach that God, or Love, is unfathomable, indescribable and unknowable. But I have to disagree with, at least, one of those attributes, for the following reason. The Course tells us that, “God created you as part of Him.” Therefore, if it were true that we could not know Him, then there would never be any hope of ever knowing ourselves nor our own reality.
But as I wrote in the third paragraph of this post, love cannot be known by the intellect, therefore it cannot be described. The intellect is where the ego operates, and the ego will never know God, for, as the Course points out: “The ego does not know anything.”
“We either make ourselves miserable, or make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” …Carlos Castaneda
Carlos Castaneda was a Peruvian-born American author who wrote a series of books on the teachings of Shamanism.
In the above quote he seems to imply that we’re always at work making ourselves miserable, or making ourselves happy. And whichever one we’re doing requires the same amount of work as the other one. So my question is; if we’re going to be doing one or the other anyway, why not decide on happiness? It doesn’t take any more energy to think from God’s thought system of love than it does to think from the ego’s thought system of fear.
“Love will enter immediately into any mind which truly wants it, but it must want it truly.” …ACIM
Every spiritual or religious tradition that exists, or ever existed, pretty well teach one thing in common. They all – or most of them – teach that God loves us. Now the question that comes to mind for me is certainly not a new one. It has been asked innumerable times by a countless number of people. It is this: “If God loves us, why does He allow all the pain and suffering that happens in the world?” Surely He has the Power to stop it; so why doesn’t He?
That question, and the answers that are routinely given, usually cause people to throw up their arms and twist their lips into a sneer of disgust as they figuratively walk away from it.
I recall Dr. Wayne Dyer talking about this one time. I’m going to write some of what he said, but it’s paraphrased from memory, and not quoted. It went something like this: It seems as if we serve a God, whom, we’re told, loves us beyond comprehension. This loving God holds all the power. He owns everything in the universe; all the health, healing, answers, help; He owns it all. But for some reason He has it all locked away and reserved for a select few. He showers unlimited amounts of all the good stuff upon this select few, while leaving the rest to fend for themselves.
“To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.” …Patrick Ness
There’s an abundance of people who dislike responsibility, and placing blame somewhere other than upon themselves is an easy way to be relieved of it. It’s so easy to get out of any and all responsibility by simply claiming, there was no choice.
But claiming something to be true doesn’t make it so; there’s always a choice. As Dr. Wayne Dyer also said: “Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
I’ve been stressing throughout these posts that everything in life is a choice. The choice I’ve been very repetitive about is this one from the Course: “You see the flesh or recognize the Spirit.” The Course also says: “Change but your mind on what you want to see, and all the world must change accordingly.”
“There is in fact no matter to matter about…” …Kip Baldwin
In the third paragraph of this post I quoted Max Planck as stating: “In all my research I have never come across matter. To me the term matter implies a bundle of energy which is given form by an intelligent spirit.“
Albert Einstein agreed with this: “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
I understand that there are some critics out there – those who don’t believe in anything they can’t see with their physical eyes – who try to discredit this quote as not belonging to Einstein. They say things like, there’s no substantive evidence that Einstein said this. But I say, they don’t provide any substantive evidence he didn’t say it either. All they offer is some blabber they conjure up in their own minds; minds which they have limited to only that which their physical senses can see.
Sorry for the digression, but I thought I should point this out before someone shouts at me; Einstein didn’t say that! To which I would reply by quoting Kip Baldwin and Max Planck; it doesn’t matter because there is in fact no matter to matter about. There’s only energy which is given form by an intelligent spirit.
“I Don’t Believe in ‘If’ Anymore” …Roger Whittaker
I’m not an expert in anything – and for that I say, thank you, Father. So I’m not sure as to what Roger Wittaker had in mind when he wrote, I Don’t Believe in ‘If’ Anymore. But if I felt pressured to come up with something, I’d say he was fed up with war.
Again it doesn’t matter, I’m simply going to use it in a few questions that some may want to ponder. What if this intelligent spirit is you, and it’s within your power to, as the Course says, change but your mind on what you want to see, and all the world must change accordingly?
What if we began thinking thoughts from God’s thought system of love? What if every time a fearful thought entered our minds, we replaced it with a thought of love? What if every time a thought of judgement made itself known, we replaced it with a thought of forgiveness? What if we replaced all negative and fearful thoughts with thoughts of compassion, kindness, gentleness, beauty, etc.? What if Love really is All There Is?
I’m going to close this post with a quote from Maya Angelou. She said, “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
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