Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Why Do We Love?
Love is eternal and is a pervasive, integral part of our True Nature, Source, Self, or God. Everything, including us, springs forth from this infinite Source to enter this material existence. Once here, the Law of Opposites comes into play to create the contrast necessary for everything to assume it's respective definition or form. Without this contrast, nothing would make any sense and our world would appear as an ever-changing chaos overwhelming the senses and causing complete panic from the perception of our Egos. Therefore, Yin and Yang, permeate our entire physical existence and our perception of the material realm. For example, "what would left mean if there was no such thing, or definition, as right?". The same is true with up and down, high and low, light and dark, and on and on and on... In fact, "I' or "Me" could not exist without "you" or "it" or "them" or "that". This contrast between each of us and everything else is the creation of the Ego or "self" and has existed ever since we became self-aware. This occurrence eons ago was the birth of imperfection, the birth of "I', the birth of judgement, and, unfortunately, the birth of evil. Books have been written about this moment in time which, by the way, was also the birth of "time". As tempted as I am to pursue this infinitely important moment of our existence, neither time nor space allow me to follow that subject right now. Maybe another time, or lifetime, so onward with the question at hand. "Why do we love?"
These two scientists set out to investigate what, if any, communication exists between plants. They entered into an experiment designed to test if plants that were completely separate from each other could somehow communicate between "themselves". They set up a very large room where conditions such as temperature, airflow, and other environmental factors could be completely controlled and they then went off to gather their test subjects. They chose to use trees of the same species that were growing in large commercial pots - ready to sell and be planted. Each was approximately the same height at around 10' - 12' and in good health. They filled their environmentally-controlled room with dozens of these trees while maintaining a substantial enough space around each one so none of them were even close to touching another. The conditions were calm with room temperature in the 70's, normal humidity, and the room's fluorescent lights turned on. One scientist was in one corner of the room while the other was in the diagonal corner across the room. At a predetermined time, one scientist applied a small flame to a leaf on the tree in his corner while the other scientist observed the tree in his corner for any reaction. The instant the flame was applied to the leaf and it curled in response to the heat, the leaves on the tree on the other side of the room all curled too. Not only did the one other tree respond but all of them responded in kind! Somehow these completely separate trees not only communicated with each other but actually reacted as if the flame had been applied to each of them at the same time. This was an empathic response that clearly proved a connection between these trees far beyond any form of communication. They behaved as if they were one plant or organism. Whether or not these scientists realized the enormous implications of their discovery, only their remarkable discovery that plants demonstrated empathy toward each other was documented in their final report. So what does this have to do with our question at hand?
Well, let's see here...In the beginning, there was a void. In the next instant, a material realm appeared from our Source. Somewhere far down this new path of time and matter, life arose into a state of perfection - no identity, no separation, just complete harmony. Then one very, very important moment farther down this time line, self-awareness appeared and really screwed up our perfect world. This Ego, this illusion of self or separation, has been keeping us "apart" from our Source, our True Nature, the collective Self, or God. You see, it is only the Ego that separates us from one another and everything else in this universe. It is this interference of the thinking egotistical self that blinds our vision of, and creates the static that interferes with us hearing or tuning into, our Source, our True Nature, Self, or God. Before this Ego arose, "we" were not separate. "We" were One! When we stop the thoughts, stop the ticking of time, and ease into the Present, we are One again. We are empathic and feel the suffering of others. When we love another, we have tuned out the static and tuned into the other. We have come together again and opened the door to the love we share. This is why it hurts when you are apart from those you love. A longing, a need, a burning desire to be with them again. The Ego shut this door a long time ago and has left us longing for that Oneness, that security and warmth, that pure Love that is Self, our True Nature, our Source, God. So, why do we love? We love because we are Love!