We all need to belong, to connect, to love and be loved. It is our divine nature for we are soul-wired for love and connection. The Sufi poet, Rumi beautifully expresses, “Love is the vital core of the soul. And of all you see, only love is infinite.” Being and expressing love in spiritual connection with others is our divine legacy and why we are here.
How many of us really know what we intend when we say, “I love you.” Time and again, we look to the dictionary definition of love with its emphasis on romantic love for its meaning. We read about romantic love in books and see it modeled on television and in movies.Yet, love, shown as primarily a passionate affection for another based on sexual attraction is just one aspect of love. Deep affection doesn’t even come close to encompassing love’s true meaning. For pure love is more than a feeling of affection and attraction, it’s an infinite energy source.
Love is commonly used as a noun rather than a verb. In songs, we hear love professed as something we should fight or die for-that love is a battlefield. Yet, when we define love as an energy source, as both an intention and a flow, it becomes both a noun and a verb. Conceiving of love as energy rather than a feeling requires that we take responsibility for being this source in our lives.
Pure love is an infinite, all-encompassing, whole, energy source without limits boundaries or conditions that is our divine essence. We are the source, the origin of this pure energy that flows through each of us-also referred to as light, God, higher power, universal energy, or divine intelligence depending on our point of view. The idea of God is the acknowledgment of love in ourselves and the world. This creative, dynamic force can be difficult to imagine because as Einstein suggests, “We have been conditioned to think of God as He and not it.” Yet, it is the infinite source of all we are and came to be.