We hear so many declarations about unconditional love it’s easy to get lost in the cliché without really understanding its scope and true meaning. To many, the phrase unconditional love, I’ve noticed means to love completely without reservation. What does this mean in the cosmic or the macro sense? When you are used to comprehending this in a micro view, does it change with a grander perspective? When we begin to grasp the concept of pure love in the macro sense through our prism view we may come to the realization that what we thought we understood about unconditional love is really more blind love within our limited understanding.
Because divine love is vastly different from earthly human love, the kind we can perceive—we, even in our purest intent to give and receive it can never really fathom it. Even in unconditional love, there is condition or there would be no growth within our own spiritual evolution. Yes we believe that divine or universal love is total and infinite, and yes, even in our limited knowledge, it most probably is. God loves us anyway; the Universe loves us anyway—with all our flaws and limitations; love is all there is; love is all that matters; divine love is the most beautiful thing there is—we’re all familiar with these concepts. In the soul-sense on the grander scale we are loved unconditionally. Human-wise and in the earthly sense, believe it or not, we may suffer even though we are loved unconditionally. When I say we may suffer, I mean in the sense of how we may suffer through mistakes and bad decisions, but we learn from them and we grow. Sometimes within these trying moments of recovering or moving on from mistakes we may perceive it as bad fortune, punishment and may foster resentment and even hatred. Harsh derivatives from something as pure as love, aren’t they?
Can we at all fathom that even when we experience the lows in our lives that we are loved infinitely divinely through all of it as much as when we are on our highs? Sometimes limited understanding of why things happen, why things are and are not, what we deem as fair and unfair block our ability to give and receive love. Our version of love is a limited one, but only for now, only within this time and space. Yet we proceed to equate the Universe and its Creator with this version, in a sense what we are really doing is limiting God and our understanding of the Divine.
So is there really such thing as what we have termed unconditional love? Even when you think of ourselves as being loved despite our flaws, there is condition there somewhere. How do we expect each other to love humanity the way God does? Because to love responsibly, with regard to humanity negates loving with abandon, that is, the abandonment of our faculties of knowledge and understanding which are precursors to wisdom. When you love and care for someone deeply enough there is condition—for you to raise the bar so that they can be raised and lifted too. Would there otherwise be sense in loving blindly, despite their flaws, making no contribution to their progress and evolution? That would be a disservice, wouldn’t it? I especially am amused when I hear parents say they love their children unconditionally. Really? So when you take care of them, teach them in order for them to be the best they can be, when you say no and when you say yes to them are there no conditions?
Throughout the ages when we are fortunate enough to cross paths with teachers or masters who transcend the minutiae of earthly lives, live elevated lives and seem to love their students and followers in a purer sense, what do we seek to do? We can learn and emulate or we can set them apart as being special souls and ascended masters put here on this earth for a reason. The reason is to teach us that we too can transcend and ascend; we too have that spark that shines in its purest form. Isn’t that what we as humans aspire to reach? It begins with your own conception of love and if you’re willing to make your box bigger or remove the box altogether!
**Note: These are just a few perspectives. I have more, as should we all.
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