When SVP uses the term "Love" it means or is as coherence, sympathy, affinity, Harmony. In SVP terms it helps to think of Love as Sympathy as used in music and the sound and vibration fields. When two or more objects are in sympathy they act and react as One object.
"Thus it is that The God of Love manifests love to the fathers and mothers of Creation, who, in turn, manifest love by their equal givings and regivings of each to each other as united pairs, and they, in turn, regive of love to their Creator to become One with Him." [Atomic Suicide, page 294]
"God is Light. God is Love.
God's creating universe is founded on Love. It is creating with Light.
''The principle of love is desire to give. God gives love by extending His Light. God's love is a mirror of Light which reflects His giving of love by the regiving of love.
The law of love is rhythmic balanced interchange between all givings and regivings.
The symbol of love is the wave of dual light which gives and regives equally and rhythmically. This is a dual electric wave universe of interchanging light.'' (Fig. 1)
God's Love is everywhere; His Light is everywhere. There is naught but good in God's omniscient universe. Evil is a product of man's thinking.
God extends His love, His power and His knowing, radially, from zero points of omnipresent stillness to other zero points in the measure of His desire to give form to His imag-
inings. The intensity of desire extended from centering points of rest to extended points of rest determines the dimension of desire. (Fig. 2)" [Russell, The Secret of Light, PART III: Omnipresence The Universe of Being Postulates and Diagrams]
"Science and Revelation are mutually, though gradually, clearing each other; but as a little warmth of the rising sun only calls up the very mists which are to be dissipated by its more powerful shining, so a vague and chilling popular unbelief is to be dispelled, not by withholding knowledge, but by shedding abroad all possible light. Christianity has one most dangerous mental foe, and that is ignorance." Ignorance is the parent of Atheism; but we should carefully distinguish between "sinful doubt" and candid inquiry, the former of which generally arises from a too great love of, and belief in, our own mental powers. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Reflections on the Scheme3, page 45]
the present, and the future, developing in geometric progression; as the past retires, the future advances. The rests in harmony correspond with silence in the Scriptures, both limiting and illimitable. But there is this essential difference: musical instruments can only be tuned to a certain pitch, whereas the Bible will never need fresh editions or corrections, but as it always has unfolded, it always will unfold, as it is necessary to meet our higher mental powers. I believe that, eventually, scientific minds will arrive at the conclusion that all the energies around us arise from the laws which regulate the life of matter, and cause the continual development of trinities from unities. Continuity everywhere adapts simple laws to wondrous workings. If we evade the belief in the development of trinities, this scheme falls to the ground. We can conceive no grander idea of the power, wisdom, and love of the Parent of the universe than that of His following out His own characteristics, knowing that at any moment, if His life-giving power were withdrawn, all would crumble into dust. Let us link with this thought these glorious promises— [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Scripture Compared with Scripture, page 47]
schools on the hill of Sion—'out of Sion hath God appeared in perfect beauty.' So long as this principle was recognised in musical academies, there were composers of the highest class; devoid of it, the highest order of compositions disappeared." "Power over music does not depend solely on the mere agreement of 'how to do it.' The student in song will never learn the perfection of beauty except from the preparation of the heart. To make a real musician, there must be a sense of the ever-presence of the Creator of all beauty. The boy-musician must begin his day with prayer, and end it with praise. This made Handel, Bach, Haydn, and Mozart. Music is neither dram nor sweetmeat, neither sensual nor intellectual. It is made so now; but in this order of music there is neither joy nor love, thankfulness nor reverence." [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Fragments from Dr. Gauntlett's Last Note-book, page 51]
If, as I believe, the Natural Sciences throughout Creation develope by Trinities, how silently, yet how strikingly, may we trace the wonders of Redeeming Love. "Wisdom hath builded her house; she hath hewn out her seven pillars."— Prov. ix. I. We strikingly see in the development of harmonies the type of 2 Cor. iii. 18, as each key rises from darkness to light, or, descending, falls from light to darkness.
F. J. Hughes
SANDOWN, ISLE OF WIGHT,
February, 1885 [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Supplementary Remarks, page 54]
Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"It was at this point of understanding of the NATURE of the 'Creative Power' that I came into the full consciousness of the LOVE directing the WORKS of the Universal Intelligent Creative Power.
As I pondered this LOVE, I realized that the 'mother' in creation, nourishes, protects, fulfills the needs and tries to promote healing of offspring; this is the activity of LOVE." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 1, page 14]
"If you focus on the desire to love, to accept, to work with gladness in your heart, then everywhere you go you are shedding a consciousness of strength, blessing and growth." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 4, page 10]
"As many of you are aware, you are entering a new phase of world history, during the course of which it will be realised that no longer is the great divide between the wealthy and the poor. The great divide will be in consciousness. The divide will be between those who have been able to find entrance into the higher spiritual consciousness and radiate love and acceptance equally to all - friends and foes - and who make it their goal to radiate Divine Consciousness into every facet of their daily lives - and those who remain encased within their ego-drives, seeking domination of the weak. They may appear to succeed for a while - but eventually they will fail and their suffering in their self-created darkness will be great. These Letters will be the means of your moving out of darkness into LIGHT." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 4, page 22]
"When on earth, to describe the Reality behind and with in existence, I deliberately coined the term the 'Father' when referring to 'God'. This was done for two reasons.
Firstly, as I explained in Letter 1, when I received enlightenment in the desert, I was enabled to see that the concepts describing the Creator of the universe as 'revealed' by the Jewish prophets were completely wrong.
Secondly, I was given to perceive clearly - and fully understand - the true nature of the Creator and I realised that it was a nature of parenting - of fulfilling the needs of creation in clear-cut, specific ways which were synonymous with those of a father-mother. Indeed, I saw that the parenting impulses present in all living creatures had been drawn directly from the Creator, and that the origin of all love and parenting drives was also the origin of life and existence itself.
I also 'saw' that creation was a visible manifestation of the Universal Creative Impulses of Being, and therefore humankind could be termed the offspring of the creator.
For this reason, it was quite natural for me to speak of the 'Father' when referring to the Creator, since, to me, this is what the Creator truly is in every way - more especially 'Father-Mother' but having regard to the Jewish insistence on the woman occupying a subordinate position in their daily lives, I referred only to the 'Father' to avoid Jewish resistance and to gain their acceptance of the new terminology.
I also coined the term the 'Father' to help the Jews realise that their concept of Jehovah and the rigidity of Jewish laws were totally erroneous. Also by using a new terminology - the 'Father' - to describe the Creator - the Creative Impulse - behind and with in existence, I made it clear I had brought an altogether new teaching in opposition to the accepted belief in a 'God' which rejected certain people and sent disasters upon them as retribution." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 5, page 1]
The face of BONDING drags, draws, attracts, demands, pulls, buys, grabs, clutches, clings to the people and possessions it craves. This IMPULSE creates an illusion of security in togetherness and possessions. It is the 'tool' of 'MOTHER CONSCIOUSNESS' inspiring the building of families, communities and nations. It can be productive of beauty, joy, harmony and love. It can also wreck lives and destroy communities when it is 'Ego' driven. The face of REJECTION repels, thrusts aside, pushes away, evades, everything - people, animals, possessions it does not want. Thus the IMPULSE of REJECTION creates an illusion of privacy and security. [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 5, page 25]
"For you to fully understand what I am talking about, I want you to strive to VISUALISE & REALISE that the Nature of Divine Consciousness of Universal Equilibrium is limitless Power, since the equilibrium-harmony arises out of equal constraint between the universal impulses of the:
the male and female,
intelligence and love,
the will to experience and the will to remain acquiescent,
the yearning to be active and the yearning to hold back and maintain the status quo,
in order to form bonds and stability." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 7, page 166]
Dialogue on Awakening
"There have been many attempts to describe an energy force out of which the universe is constructed. This energy force is one which can only be described as love." Dialogue on Awakening, page 106 [See Also Sympathy, entanglement]
". . . to bring hope, to bring cheer, to bring joy, yea to bring a smile again to those whose face and heart are bathed in tears and in woe, is but making that divine love shine - shine - in thy own soul. Then smile, be joyous, be glad!" [Cayce (987-4)]
"Contentment, peace, harmony, glory, love, beauty, is from WITHIN; and is as a growth that makes for that activity, that expression, that which will bring the growth, the understanding, the environments, the necessary influences." [Cayce 165-21]
"All believe, yes; all know, yes; all understand that those things that hinder each and every soul are only self-centeredness, selfishness in self, that present even the dawn of that concept of what love means in their experience.” [Cayce 262-44]
"As has been the experience, and it is well to learn the lesson, it is not by might nor by power that one gains that worth retaining, but through love - and in the sowing of the seeds of the spirit there is brought those experiences that are growths in thine own self and are worth remembering." [Cayce 2051-5]
". . . in love all life is given, in love all things move. In giving one attains. In giving one acquires. In giving love comes as the fulfillment of desire, guided, directed, in the ways that bring the more perfect knowledge of application of self as related to the universal, all powerful, all guiding, all divine influence in life - or it is life." [Cayce (345-1)]
"Infinite Love is the love of God, while Love Divine is that manifested by those in their activities who are guided by love divine. These bring Happiness and the experiences of joy; not mere pleasure, not gratification of any of the material things. But differentiate - or, as has been given - put the proper value upon the proper phases of one's experience." [Cayce (262-111)]
"The love of life, or the continuity of love, of life, as expresses itself in a creative force or God, that shows its manifestations in the manner in which such an individual treats his fellow man, is such that makes for the advancement, the stabilizing of individuals... For, as is expressed, the love of God as it expresses itself in the manner of mien of an individual towards his fellow man is only a practical thing." [Cayce (520-4)]
"All good, all hope, all mercy, all purpose of DIVINE flows from Love itself; that HE would have man in his former estate, knowing himself to be one with Him yet individual, capable of making those influences upon, those influences roundabout, that make known the joy of LOVE - that law is love, love is law to all, as it expresses itself." [Cayce (1157-1)]
"To live love is to be love. To be one with the Father is to be equal with the Father, and as the understanding of the entity is gained in the application of truths gained the consciousness of truth is apparent - for, as has been given, to love is to live love - not the answer of desire or of amorous affection, but is all in one - for love is law, law is love." [Cayce (900-3)]
"Is there really the desire to know love, or to know the experience of someone having an emotion over self? Is it a desire to be itself expended in doing that which may be helpful or constructive? This can be done, but it will require the losing of self, as has been indicated, in service for others. ... But arise to that consciousness that if ye would have life, if ye would have friends, if ye would have love, these things ye must expend. For only that ye give away do ye possess." [Cayce (1786-2) See Giving-Regiving]
"All that the I of man brings to development within him will grow into Love. It is the sublime Sun Being, of whom we had to tell when describing the evolution of the Christ-Event, who at His revelation stands forth as the all-embracing prototype of Love. Into the innermost depth of manâ€™s being the seed of Love is thereby planted. Thence it shall grow and spread until it fills the whole of cosmic evolution." [Rudolf Steiner, Occult Science - an outline, first published in English 1914, Rudolf Steiner Press 2005, p. 311]
"In the age of materialism it is exceedingly difficult to maintain in true and right perspective, this concept of compassion or love. Many of you will realise that in our materialistic times this concept is distorted, in that materialism associates the concept of "love" so closely with that of "sexuality" - with which, fundamentally, it has nothing whatever to do. - The fact that under certain circumstances the element of sexuality may be associated with love between man and woman is no argument for bringing so closely together the all-embracing nature of love or compassion, and the entirely specific character of sexuality." [Rudolf Steiner, Earthly and Cosmic Man, VI, lecture in 1912]
Love, being a state or condition of Mind, establishes coherent interetheric vibratory conditions that allows Etheric force to concentrate. Concentrated Etheric force is Life Force, life giving, nurturing, accumulated power and health enhancing. Just so, the opposite state of fear, attack and negativity disperses Etheric force. Dispersed Etheric force is dissipating, wasting away, illness and death. Free Energy machines function with accumulated Etheric force (syntropic) and in no other way. And this can only be done through sympathy, love or an Open Heart.
What causes rotation is Love Force; Keely's negative attraction. Whenever those gathered can clear their minds and hearts they will have rotation much like we see in the Methernita model of a spiritual and loving community having full and unrestricted access to free energy. This follows what we were told during Atlin's construction: "Only those who transmute the lead of fear into the gold of Love will be allowed access to free energy." [Jesus, Atlin Project]
The only Truth is Love. It has many faces, and sometimes it is confusing when one attempts to discern Love and its expressions in one’s life. Such confusion can be dispelled through the power of the Good Heart. Your Heart is naturally good. The energy which surrounds you, swirling in response to your outlook, emotions, actions, thoughts, dreams and illusions, filters the Love that comes from you and that which comes to you. Your quest for Truth must begin with the Beauty of the Self. That is the Good Heart. The Good Heart is one that sees itself as a Center to and from which blessings flow in abundance. If this picture is desired, the heart will open to accommodate its full power of Love, bringing peace to the Self and others. We stand by to assist your unfolding, and the clarification of your beauty and Light. [Jesus, Good Heart]
Teilhard de Chardin
"Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness... the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire." [Teilhard de Chardin]
Love is all there is to you
By Anthony Whitehouse
From the February 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal
If there is one thing that drives the way we think and act, it is our sense of identity. If we understand ourselves to be intelligent, when confronted with a problem we rejoice before it—rather than trembling at the challenge. This is a great clue to the freedom and power that come with understanding our spiritual identity. Especially when we realize it is the only identity we have.
And we have the greatest example of all in Jesus.
The master Christian obviously had a very different sense of identity from those around him. There was nothing human about the power he exercised. It enabled him to heal those who were sick and transform the lives of sinners. Hence, if we are intent on even beginning to emulate his works on earth—demonstrating the Christ-spirit by having a Christlike sense of identity—then we need to have a sense of what that identity entails.
Jesus did not “try” to be loving. Love gave expression to itself in Christ. What is remarkable in Jesus’ case is that he was able to maintain his sense of spiritual identity, even in the face of the most intense betrayal.
Transforming the model of what we think we are
It is not sufficient to be the most dedicated of worshipers, readers of the Bible, and workers of goodly works. If we still hold ourselves to be after all, “only human,” things will proceed from a purely human sense of goodness. In such circumstances, the truly transforming nature of a purely spiritual sense of identity cannot operate to the accomplishment of healing, because identity is still confined within the limits of a human personality, however “good” that may be.
I spent many decades trying to think my way out of the human dilemma—and not succeeding. But after my encounter with Christian Science, it became clear that wishing to experience the mind “which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:5) involves more than just an intellectual exercise. Otherwise every dedicated Christian on earth would have achieved what Jesus Christ did. I realized it isn’t just a matter of attempting to alter or improve the way we think. We have to transform the model of what we think we are.
So how do we step outside the confines of this human identity, to the spiritual identity that mirrors the divine? I find the answer to be surprisingly simple—yet devastatingly transforming in its impact. It lies entirely in our ability to accept and understand that all there is to us is Love. No more and no less. Love constitutes every aspect of our being. It is our identity. Our experience. Our very Soul. Love is the substance of what we are.
At first, this might sound somewhat impractical and unrealistic, because it sounds so far removed from the way we normally think of ourselves. But it is the very simplicity of the premise that is so transformative—provided one can actually accept it. The challenge is not with the premise but with its acceptation.
A personal sense of identity gives way to the spiritual
Being love, as our identity, washes away any sense that we are merely persons. It is the ultimate of Spirit. It brings a sweet release from a personal concept of life, which is never in any mood to be transformed anyway. It’s tempting to want to hold on to and simply improve human existence. We may have tried to be loving but insisted, all the while, in hanging on to the material concept of ourselves and others. This material concept of identity loves its prejudices.
When Jesus said “greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12), I feel he meant that when a human sense of identity is abandoned in favor of a spiritual sense, then the “I” or “Ego” has “gone to the Father”—i.e., has become Love, which is another name for God—and the “greater works” that the Master accomplished no longer seem an impossible feat today. Why? Because, when Love is the substance of our identity, of being itself, we find evidence of Love everywhere, because it is no longer our personal activity but the very activity of God. Love loves everything it sees with tenderness, because that is what Love does.
For this mental migration to occur, we have to totally discard the human view of identity and take up Love as our Ego, because it is the “new wine” that cannot be stored in the “old bottles” of personal sense (see Matt. 9:17). God, Love, is real and eternal—whereas a human, personal sense of life is phantasmal and illusory. As hard as it may be to accept, this personal sense we hold on to so dearly is an illusion, and can never be real.
What is “the Christ” other than perfect Love present in our experience as our own sense of identity? According to Christian Science, Jesus could say “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30), because he held himself to be Love’s Son, or full expression. He felt that Love was all there was to his selfhood. It represented every fiber of his being. With this sense of identity, it is hardly surprising that Jesus did not feel separated from God. With divine Love as his source of identity, it is hardly surprising that his life expressed this love. Jesus did not “try” to be loving. Love gave expression to itself in Christ. What is remarkable in Jesus’ case is that he was able to maintain his spiritual identity, even in the face of the most intense betrayal. I feel it was because he understood that God was defining what he was. He was not defining his own personal nature—and made no attempt to define it—any more than the Romeo of Shakespeare’s pen formulated Shakespeare’s character.
The bold simplicity of “being love”
The nature of our entirely spiritual identity is far easier to grasp when we are not holding God as a person—an easy trap to fall into, especially if we follow the Old Testament rendition of God. In the New Testament, First John says explicitly: “God is love.” This truth takes away all the mystery about God—by acknowledging Love, God, ever-present, as our own source of identity and being; present not as a person with human traits, but as infinite Love expressed, with all of its divine attributes. Knowing Love as defining every aspect of our being perfects every expression of that being. Everything in our experience naturally improves under the light of Love.
“Being love” as our identity may be a very simple concept. Nonetheless in the Bible Paul warned us not to step outside this paradigm when he said, “I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (II Cor. 11:3). When we accept this paradigm, God defines every aspect of our lives. Paul knew the human tendency to keep things complicated—to insist that our happiness and safety depend on personal control, and on outcomes we outline for ourselves.
Several years back, I would have agreed—and held on to that limited notion of control. But now, I see how much better Love is at organizing life than I am. So I am quite content to let Love define me, to let God give me “the kingdom” (see Luke 12:32). In fact I realize He has already given me the kingdom. It does not get any better than everlasting Love. [Anthony Whitehouse is a Christian Science practitioner in Coppet, Switzerland.]
You are guided – each one of you – individually, by the Divine, each one along the path of least resistance to love; each one of you being gently steered ever closer to the deepest Truth of all. You are sourced from Love. It is Love that breathes the very breath of life into you. It is Love that makes your heart beat and keeps galaxies turning. It is, and always has been, Divine Love leading each of you on unique and beautiful pathways, like a multitude of rivers running their individual course, all returning to the vast Ocean of Love." [The Angels - www.visionsofheaven.com]
“Love is a substance like food that comes from heaven to feed the soul. Error is matter and contains reason and all the faculties. Love is the true answer to our desire; in our desire is our hope, and when we get that which we hope for, it contains nothing but true knowledge or love - no sorrow, nor pain, nor grief, nor shame, nor fear.” [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, Article: Love, Printed Page: 374]
Figure 14.07 - Love Principle: Two sympathetic waves expanding from two points have one coincident centering locus
Figure 20.16 - Love Beams Across America graphic
The Five Loves - A Message from Mary to You - Accentuating Your Goodness and Putting It into Action
Law of Harmonic Pitch
Law of Harmonic Vibrations
Law of Harmony
Law of Love
Life Light and Love
Love in Science and Physics
Love is Law
Power of Love
sympathetic concordant focalized neutral center
What Electricity Is - Schlosser
What Love Feels Like
7.3 - Law of Love - Reciprocal Interchange of State on Multiple Subdivisions
9.10 - Love Connects All That Is
9.11 - Love or Sympathy is Perfect Continuity
10.06 - Sympathetic Streams or Love Connects All Matter
20.08 - Love Beams Across America