The following is an excerpt from The Marriage of Spirit—Enlightened Living in Today’s Worldby Leslie Temple-Thurston.
“Love is the force with the power to dissolve our erroneous sense of feeling separate from God and from other people. And it is love that heals the aberrant and discordant behaviors arising from our mistaken identity with the separate, egoic self. Taking up the exploration of consciousness with the intention to create integrative transformation is, more than anything, a return to love. Love is an important component of spiritual awakening and of the unified state; it becomes one of our teachers as we seek union with the Divine. We must learn the lessons love teaches us; otherwise we will never find the unified state.
Love is the glue that binds the fragmented and unbalanced parts of us back together. It is a force with the power to dissolve all resistances and withholds. It joins all the seams, knits all the displaced faults, smooths all the joints, and spackles over all the cracks. When it is present in its pure form, it is the melding, melting force that fuses awareness with the Divine. Love is, in the end, the force that draws us onto the path and keeps us going forward, by calling us back to its most pristine state, unity—over and over again.”
©2000 Leslie Temple-Thurston, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
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