Entering A New Consciousness Based on Love
Following this dramatic turn of events in my life, my eyes opened to the power of love unlike I had seen before. I found this recurring message of love that transcends all else in many ancient sacred texts.
I found, for instance, in the Bible, a compilation of sixty-six ancient books, a message that my religious background had before never really made clear. The Bible was so not so much a history book, although there’s much history in there. It was really not a theological discourse with rules to obey, even though I found many rules in there.
It was a story about humanity’s quest to understand the purpose of life by interacting with what they perceived to be God, culminating in the revelation of divine love through this mystical human but yet divine figure named Jesus.
The story of the Bible begins with two people in paradise choosing to live by a value system based on adjudicating good from evil. Their choices made them judgmental of themselves and others; their good versus evil binary system caused them to succumb to insecurity and fear. They became disconnected from divine love and enmeshed in selfishness, pride, and fear. They fell from a paradise of love into a hell of separation from each other, their true inner selves, and ultimately from divine love.
The story was metaphorical and mystical, because it was more than a story about two people in the beginning of time. It was a story about what happens in the deep areas of our hearts. Insecurity and fear at some point invades our inner person, through judgment of self and others. We become distant and separated from the core essence of our being, and from that love that made us innocently enter the dance of life naked without inhibition, fear, and shame.
As the ancient spiritual text continues to unfold, we find how people sought to understand their relationship with whom they believed to be God. They created religious systems and laws, made sacrifices to dull their guilty consciences, and pitted self against others to gain some form of moral superiority. They attempted to quiet the nagging doubt of the false self, the critical voice within that shouted, “I am not enough.”
Life became a meaningless fight for survival until love took on human form in the person of Jesus, who demonstrated the self-giving and loving nature of the divine. He awakened humanity to pure love that had been dead inside them. Like the tale of Sleeping Beauty, humans were in living in an alternate state, unaware, distant and separated from their true selves—created to be loved and to love. It took a divine Prince to awaken them to their original design.
With a new understanding of this sacred and revered ancient spiritual text, my life changed. I saw God, Father, Universe, Spirit, Higher Power, Supreme Being, or whatever name you prefer to use to describe that which transcends all, through a new lens – love. I began to meditate on this pure love every day.
I noticed that for love to not be vague or abstract in me, I had to incorporate what happened on that historic day 2000 years ago in my meditation. So I kept directing my emotions and my imagination in meditation on that pure love in Jesus until I entered a new consciousness.
My health suddenly improved drastically. Old crippling attitudes disappeared. Insecurities and fear began to fade. Opportunities effortlessly came my way. Success followed without all its normal pitfalls. I found paradise in me. New dreams emerged from within that would benefit others and make the world a better place.