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Love is the greatest power in the universe, the power than infuses all of creation

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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I am a pacifist
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Religion
Can we change the world?
Definitely
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Yes
Love is the greatest power in the universe, the power than infuses all of creation. How miraculous that a new paradigm for LOVE is emerging at the dawn of the New Millennium!

The ancient Greeks attempted to explain Love by breaking it down into categories. Agape, or spiritual love and eros or erotic love, were not only mutually exclusive, but also differently valued, as were platonic love (friendship) and romantic love. Over time, Eros, the awe inspiring God of Love, devolved into Cupid, an infantile cutie pie. Similarly, the incredible cosmic force that is Love became diminished in our minds if not our souls, so that today the word "Love" is misinterpreted and misunderstood. We use it in everyday life without knowing what it means. When we do begin to understand what it means, we no longer feel comfortable using "love" as a synonym for "attachment," "dependency," "sexual desire," "infatuation," "romance," "control" or any of the other limited emotions which have been confused with Love. Genuine love makes us just and able to see our shortcomings rather than becoming defensive and blaming or judging others. When the heart is opened, hatred, separation, possessiveness, and betrayal become impossible.

Spiritually oriented people are familiar, of course, with this larger concept of Love, which is often referred to as unconditional love. However, resistance arises when it comes to bringing the abstract spiritual truth of Love directly into our bodies and intimate relationships. People usually fall in love; but they rarely rise, though what is intended is to rise through love, rather than fall.

A New Paradigm for Love, which might more accurately be called an Ancient Paradigm for Love, since its roots can be found in indigenous cultures around the globe, can help us to replace our dysfunctional ideas about how love works with genuine heart wisdom. It offers a satisfying alternative to the failures of both traditional marriages based on social and economic duty and modern marriages based on hopes for perpetual romance. It helps transform static intimate relationships based on futile fantasies of security, predictability, and control into vibrant, soul nourishing friendships.

The New Paradigm for Love can best be understood by looking at several key shifts which take place when people interact from this model.

1. You are the source of love. It is within you and radiates outward.



2. Love is a vibration, an energy, a state of consciousness. It cannot be given and it cannot be received. It is more like tuning your radio. Love is not a pie, which can be cut into slices and eaten up. Or to put it another way, the capacity for love and the amount of love available are unlimited. Love, unlike money, is not used up by its expenditure.

3. Grounded relationships are a function of shared purpose, not sex appeal. Think of a triangle where the base is spiritual goals and shared life purpose. The next level up is alignment in values and beliefs, then emotional resonance. Sex is the tip of the triangle. Now turn the triangle upside down and see what happens!

4. Contracts and agreements designed to ensure that your needs get met undermine Love. Contracts discourage growth, because they take you out of the present and into an imaginary future. Furthermore, you can never negotiate enough agreements to eliminate your internal fears. Better to confront them directly, rather than hide behind a Relationship. Besides, agreements are a set-up for disappointment, for finding fault with your partner, and are best limited to practical details like whose turn it is to cook dinner. Expectations and agendas grow out of a mistaken belief that relationship is about getting your needs met and are also undesirable because we use them to justify judgment and blame instead of working toward unconditional love. Relationship of any kind flourishes when we stop controlling and pointing the finger at the other and take responsibility for our own unresolved issues.

Question:

"What is to prevent an elderly man from dumping his disabled wife" ?

"His internal sense of love and integrity," Rules may be necessary for those whose inner morality is compromised and need external constraints to keep them in line, but the reality is that Love comes and goes as it pleases and is not subject to contracts, rules, and agreements.

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At 10:32pm on December 3, 2009, Clicia Pavan said…

Come be part of our group Gandhi, man of peace Thank you
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Namaste
At 10:31pm on December 3, 2009, Clicia Pavan said…

Come visit my blog and say what you think of my
Chronic poetic - was a boy named Jesus---poética crónica - fue un niño llamado Jesús
Thank you--Namaste
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At 11:49am on August 29, 2009, PAVEL said…
HOPE ITS EVERYTHING OK WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILLY.BE BLESSED
At 9:56am on May 30, 2009, Mitsuyoshi Mark said…

I Thank You for your Friendship, and Augie thanks you for your kind words about him. (Wag Wag...!)

Warm Aloha to You Lulia! Augie n Mark
At 8:44pm on February 19, 2009, Ravi Pratap Shahi said…

At 5:33pm on February 19, 2009, sanket ghag said…
HI Lulia how r u? hows life? good to find more n more people for the same cause...
Spread peace n love
Sanket
At 6:28am on February 19, 2009, SunBôw said…
May we fly like the eagle, above and beyond every obstacle to Peace and Love.

At 8:29am on February 16, 2009, Rashad said…
Dear Julia. Thank you so much, Our best wishes are with you also.
Best regards, love, peace & light to you from Pakistan.

Rashad.

Chairman: Hope development organization.
www.hopedevelopment.org
At 7:31am on January 26, 2009, SunBôw said…
Greetings dear sister, I truly appreciate your definition of Love, and its many aspects. I totally agree with everything that you express and feel the same way. Thank you for your sharing. Peace, Love and many blessings to you.

At 8:29pm on January 13, 2009, Daton O Fullard said…
So very eloquently articulated..a fountain flowing forth from the Heart..shall fill every wise vessel..willing to become free..when allowed by Grace to part..
 
 
 

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