The Many Meanings of Love

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  • Love has inspired countless generations of poets, composers, and artists throughout history. It’s universal to the human experience, and yet can be hard to define. For love has many different expressions, meanings, and contexts.

    There is the emotion of love. We may express feelings of love for our self, others, or Spirit. There is also the love of art, or of knowledge.

    Then there is “God’s love”- the divine, loving, creative subjectivity – which can also be called value fulfillment, because it promotes the maximum development for each individual in relation to All That Is. It provides the impetus toward all creative action in physical and nonphysical terms.

    In this way, individual growth, creativity, and happiness are innately nurtured by every Aspect of All That Is in a joint cooperative effort for the maximum benefit of one and all. This is one way to express divine love, one that transcends yet includes human love.

    When it comes to expressions of human love, most are natural acts of altruism and compassion for others based on mutual well-being. Random acts of kindness by strangers – good Samaritans – are a fine example. But underneath that lies a divine love that serves as the foundation for them all.

    Therefore, value fulfillment cannot be limited to only human expressions of love. All That Is by definition seeks to lovingly promote all variations of all forms of consciousness, no matter how minute or grand, so that they have the best chance to manifest, create, and develop. Each and every Aspect is innately loved and blessed.

    It’s this gift of creativity, of consciousness, of divine love that nurtures your life each and every day. You don’t need to search for It since It permeates your being. The love of God as value fulfillment constantly propels every fiber of your being. Everything is saturated with it as well. As you learn that you are always connected to every other self, there is nowhere else you need to search for God’s love, for it is always within you. In this light, your very existence is proof that God exists!

    Finally, no human being can own, sell, or regulate divine love. No institution has the power to excommunicate you from Your Self! Any philosophy or dogma that claims to do so is highly limited. The Bible says, “The truth will set you free,” and that Truth is manifest each and every moment as divine love in you!

    Paul Helfrich

    PAUL M. HELFRICH, Ph.D., has spent the past three decades exploring multidisciplinary approaches as an educator, researcher, webmaster, composer, writer, and lecturer. He earned his graduate degrees in music composition from Temple University (1985), where he composed classical music and taught music theory, history, and composition. His love of science and technology led him to Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute Science Museum, where he developed major hands-on state-of-the-art science exhibits including What Makes Music? (1987), visited by over two million people in the U.S. and Canada. He spearheaded the formation of The Science Learning Network (1994), a national program promoting virtual community-building among leading science museums and K-8 schools worldwide. His Mindscapes music CD (2003) is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and CDBaby. His interest in Integral Psychology led him to earn a Level III Spiral Dynamics certification (2003) and Integral Certificate from Fielding Graduate University (2007). Helfrich has authored essays, presented workshops, and lectured nationally on the Seth Material, the channeling phenomenon, and Integral Psychology. He has written his first book Seth: The Ultimate Guide (2011), and is the co-owner of NewWorldView, a provider of educational media and programs that artfully help you realize your unique purpose in life—the source of your greatest fulfillment and creativity.   Contact Paul: Mailing Address: Paul M. Helfrich, 31250 Lakehills Road, Castaic, CA 91384-2532. E-mail: Phone: 661-257-6100 Twitter: Facebook:

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