Will has to be guided by love. I remember Archangel Michael once advising me to center myself in love first and then act from there.
That was before my heart opening (1) and I couldn’t hear him. Now of course it makes perfect sense.
Before one exerts one’s will, make contact with the heart and ask it what love would do.
I’m not trying to misrepresent myself. I only work with the heart sporadically. But my resolve is increasing.
The will, unguided by love, has gotten us all into trouble. At its very essence, it’s the source of all the wars around us, is it not? A will unguided by love?
A will that wants to dominate, exploit, and profit from. A will that reduces others (Jews, Slavs, blacks) to subhuman level, enslaves them, and murders them when they protest. A will that subjugates women, deprives them of choice, and acts violently towards them when it should be protecting them. These are scenarios from the history of the will unguided by love.
It’s said that we wanted to see if we could make a go of it separate from God and what resulted is this mess we’re in.
By the same token, exerting one’s will without consulting love is also what has landed us in this mess.
However – and I can’t say this enough – when I talk about love, I’m not referring to ordinary love. I’m speaking about transformative love. That’s an order of magnitude more powerful, more consuming, and more beneficial to all concerned than what we ordinarily call love.
Very few people seem to know what transformative love is or seem able to access it. Very few people show very much interest in the subject.
It has to be the most delicious, desirable, and uplifting thing in the world (bliss is still higher). Its prime characteristic is that it sweeps from one’s consciousness the remembrance of any problem one has. Everything is fine and nothing more than love is required.
Unpleasant feelings like anger, hatred, jealousy, greed, etc. cannot get near us. Transformative love acts like a barrier, keeping them away. They’re present somewhere in our consciousness but not in the forefront of our attention.
In ordinary love, by contrast, we don’t lose our remembrance of problems. We remember them even as we go in and out of love. In many of us, the mind is chattering away about our problems, even as we go through the motions of being loving. The remembrance of our problems impacts the way we feel and the way we express ourselves.
At most we feel only physical attraction, chemistry, lust, fondness, warmth and other sensations like these. They’re pleasant but we don’t dissolve into them as we do with transformative love.
Ordinary love is swept aside by most unpleasant feelings. If we get irritated or afraid, we lose our connection to our love. Ordinary love does not hold our attention. Transformative love does.
Transformative love is … well, I ‘d have to say … higher dimensional. It’s a cut above ordinary love. And unless one has tasted it, it’s not easy to imagine.
In fact, had I not had my heart pried open – celestial open-heart surgery, you might say – I’d never have known what to make of what I’m writing here today. Transformative love? What’s that? Is somebody selling you something?
So when I say the will guided by love, I’m speaking of the higher self’s transformative love. If that’s guiding the will, then I’d fight a war beside that one.
(1) March 13, 2015.