This article was written before the spiritual experience that occurred on March 13, 2015.
A New Earth needs a new approach to love. I can’t think of anything else more important to study if we really do want to work together and build Nova Earth.
Love is what makes a world work for everyone. I think more and more of us are becoming aware of that.
In service to finding a new approach, I call for a new social science of love.
Some subjects proper to its study are:
– The Nature of Love
– The Role of Love in the Divine Plan
– Love as the Substratum of Everything That Is … and Is Not
– The Creative, Preservative, and Dissolutive Functions of Love
– Love and Sex
– Love is Unconditional
– Love is Universal
– Love is Eternal
– Love and the Sacred Couple
– Love and the Family
– Love and the School
– Love and the Workplace
– Love and the Community
– Love and the World
– Love and Enlightenment
We also need a new paradigm of heart consciousness to replace the old paradigm of empirical materialism.
The old paradigm held that only what could be seen, heard, and touched was real.
The new paradigm holds that the heart is the final arbiter of what’s real. Most of reality is invisible to our eyes, intangible to our touch, etc. Every dimension above us remains unsensed. Every other universe than this as well. Every being who resonates at a higher vibration than us is also unsensed.
In the face of the need to contact and work with beings who are unable to be sensed by us, the only reliable guide is the heart. And the language of the heart is love.
To say “the heart” is to say “the Self.” They’re one and the same. (1)
The spiritual currency where we’re headed is love. The reward for services rendered is love. The very God at whose feet we lay our service is Love.
Our one assignment in this lifetime is to feel as much love as possible and radiate as much as we can out into the world.
For a thesis: Report on what you found.
To replace laboratory experiments, all externally oriented, we must use internally-oriented experiments in awareness or consciousness. In this case it would be our awareness of love that we’re deepening into.
The goal of this line of research is to promote the experience and sharing of love worldwide. One of its sub-aims is to tear down the barriers to unconditional love and provide every possible inducement to the recalcitrant to love.
Its job is not complete until every knee bends to Love. So long as one person holds out, to paraphrase St. Paul, Love has not become all in all.
(1) “The Self is the Heart. … If the mind is turned in towards the source of light, objective knowledge ceases and Self alone shines forth as the Heart.” (Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. Three Volumes in One. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanashram, 2010, 96.)