All lovers are revealers of the Divine in each other. God seeing God.
All love is the love of God.
RECANATI, a renaissance mystic
Love is to perceive another person unmasked, in the pristine beauty of their spiritual and emotional nakedness. Love is the pleasure produced by such a perception, when our loving awareness strips the beloved of all outer coatings until she stands fully revealed before the perceiving mind.
Love is a perception of the full divine wonder that is your beloved.
The Mystery of Love
One of the places where we overcome alienation and step inside to an act of surrender is the sacred realm of music. Eros cuts through ego and touches essence. We feel alive and totally present in the fullness of our longing. Mastery in song ad music takes place precisely at the point where radical discipline and control are transcended. At the intersection between control and surrender the singer or musician gives herself up, allowing herself to be played by the universe. It is of course not an accident that an essential component of the Temple service was music. The biblical myth text reads, “If you are searching for Shechina” then come to the Temple with its symphony of holy song. Through music from exotic instruments and songs that opened the heart, the people were aroused to the erotics of desire and personal surrender.
Mystery of Love
Her name means Indwelling Presence, “the one who dwells in you.” She is presence, poetry, passion. She is the sustaining God force that runs through and provides a womb for the world. She is the underlying erotic, sensual, and loving force that knows our name and nurtures all being.
Shechina captures an experience, a way of being in the world, for which we do not yet have an English word. For this is a way of being that we in the West are hard-pressed to articulate. It is the experience of waking up in the morning full of utter joy for the arrival of the day. It is weeping over the splendor of the sunset or the scent of the ocean or the fragility of a newborn. It is a way of living in love.
The Mystery of Love
The Eros of evolution dances up the evolutionary spiral to higher and higher levels of complexity, and consciousness emerges from the evolutionary soup. It is a continual process of self-organization through self-transcendence, in which self transcends itself to recognize and join other in higher embrace. Love by any other name. The evolutionary ladder continues to spiral to ever-higher and deeper levels of complexity and consciousness. Each higher level is always defined by ever-higher levels of mutuality, recognition, union, and embrace between the evolving cells and organisms. Plants, amphibians, mammals, then higher mammals, until we get to the full bloom of human consciousness. This is the Great Story of One Love Evolutionary Love.
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