Why do so many want to be in love? Is it because it feels good? Is it because we’re taught to crave it from books and movies, our families and friends and today, social media? Or does something more compel us toward this powerful emotion?
And a powerful emotion it is. We kill for love, die for love, lie for love. We’ll trade everything for love. The emotion we call love literally creates art and beauty. Receiving another’s love, whether from a pet or a human feels so good. It’s no wonder some believe people can’t live without it.
But what is it exactly? Depending who we ask we’ll get different answers. Science has its theories. This one in particular is interesting. A client of mine loves to share how many different kinds of love there are. He quotes the Greeks and their love delineations: agape, philia, pragma and eros among others.
But another definition of love exists. Get this right, experience it and no other love compares.
Love…is what you are. It is what we all are. It is all there is.
The world reflects our inner state
Not only are each of us humans living expressions of love that we are, everything we experience is too. That’s because our physical world acts as a mirror. It reflects our own inner state. In other words, our inner state gets pushed out of us into the world we experience.
Many find this difficult to accept, but the world is completely subjective. An objective reality doesn’t exist. For each of us, the physical “world” we experience is a direct manifestation of what we are.
Given how divisive, anxiety-ridden and, in some places, war torn the world is, it’s hard to accept that the world reflects our inner state as love. And yet, even with such divisiveness, anxiety and conflict, many on the planet do not experiencing such things. The cool thing is, no one need experience them. Those who do experience them as a reflection of something happening “in” them.
The world exists as a reflection so we may each do something about our inner state. Physical reality then is a nice thing to experience. It is helpful. Like a speedometer that tells us how fast we go when we drive.
When one starts understanding how the world reflects their inner state, suddenly, that person regains tremendous power over their experience. They can literally transform an anxiety-ridden, war-torn disaster into paradise.
How? By getting really good at expressing the love we are, instead of expressing through distorted beliefs. That happens, in a phrase, through deliberate focus.
The enduring case for love
Since the world is a reflection of our inner state, and since we’re all love, then the world must also be love. That must therefore mean that nothing going on in the world is “wrong” or “bad”. Good and evil are human constructs. They’re also distortions. Look closely and you’ll find what we often call evil leads to very positive outcomes.
We don’t need such tragic situations though to enjoy the positive outcome. But most people don’t remember they are love. Instead they get caught up focusing on things they’d rather not experience. The problem is, by focusing there, they push more of what they focus on into their externally-projected inner state.
This is the argument for an enduring, chronic state of living from the love we all are. For when we do that, life gets really great. This was the message of Christ. Through forgiveness, acceptance and contemplation, we return to the enduring state of our authenticity that is love. From there, the only world we see is one reflecting that enduring state.
Abraham puts it plain:
Love is good for us. It is what we are. Humans make love way too complicated. Love literally is all there is. The more a person uncovers their enduring, eternal state of the love they are, the more life matches that.
This explains why I call outcomes my clients experience the Charmed Life. I show clients how to affordably uncover their authentic selves and live from that consistently. When they do, their lives reflect that authenticity in all ways.
It’s the authentic, eternal, invincible state of All That Is expressed as the unique individuals my clients are.
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