Article by; ABB a.k.a. AstralBooBaby
The month of February is widely known for and associated with being the shortest month of your year! It is also known for time-period to spotlight and celebrate the historical contributions from and by those of us from the African American community (black history month). Last but certainly not least; this month is widely associated with the romantic form of romance! This month has another point of interest for me because the 14th day, is what I call, ‘my physical entry into this collective reality’ a.k.a. birthday! It is also Valentines Day. Indeed, this month has several layers; points of interest and dimensions to it, I would like to primarily focus on the subject matter of love…
What is love? According to Wikipedia; love is defined by a variety of feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection ("I love my mother") to pleasure ("I loved that meal"). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment OR it can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection. Love may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals. Regardless of the way in which love is experienced and expressed, we can all agree to some degree or another that love has a universal appeal but what is the science of love? Is love driven by the biological frame work or are there spiritual and metaphysical aspects of it? Where does the desire, need and want for love and to express love originates and why it is still one of the most transformative expressions on earth? Before I share theories, beliefs, opinions and even the science behind all-things-love, I would like to share my personal perspective on the subject matter!
ABB’s DEFINITION OF LOVE?
My definition of love is; an intense and comforting heart-felt ‘state of being’ to which a person will ‘feel’ and generate empathy, consideration, e-motions (energy-in-motion); developed and characterized by a biological, metaphysical and/or spiritual connection and appreciation of a person, place or thing.
WHY DO WE CRAVE LOVE?
I believe that the core of who we truly are (sphere-IT/mind-consciousness) was created from and a divine architect from, for and about love! I define this Creator as a non-physical form from which we come from as one of purity, harmony, belonging, peace and cooperation! Although we may have temporarily forgotten who we are, from a ‘conscious memory’ point of view – we intuitively feel and KNOW that there’s something greater that we NEED to be apart of and this is the ‘spark’ that drives US! We can call this GREATER force we are searching through many sojourns to reconnect and BE with ‘God’, ‘Allah’, ‘Source’, ‘Prime Creator’ or ‘Universe’ – No matter the name we give it; the intention is the same – to exist an uncompromising ‘state-of-mind’ of mutual compassion, acceptance, peace, harmony and unity!
CLOSING THOUGHTS ON LOVE
One of the greatest songs of all-time is; The Greatest Love of All, made famous by the great late Whitney Houston! In this song, we are told that ‘learning to love ourselves is the greatest love of all’… Although I agree with this song’s message; I would like to add that LOVING yourself IMMEASURABLY, IS the UTMOST greatest love of all. Why? Because when we accept and love all that makes US who we are in a world that is constantly telling us we are not ‘good’ or ‘worthy’ for who and what we are – we will magnify IMMEASURABLE-LOVE is by default! Immeasurable love encompasses all without judgment or condemnation! It does not require justification to BE – it simply IS! In the state of ‘immeasurable love’ we WILL honor, respect and live in harmony with the various reflections of SELVES within all of CREATION… I can hear what you (the reader) is saying – ‘easier said than done’ but that’s the point! It’s not supposed to be easy! From my perspective, we are pushing ourselves to the limits within this realm of extreme limitation to find our GREATEST-SELF! When we truly find ‘SELF’ and honor and magnify him/her/IT – WE become the brightest beacons of light and light the way for others who are lost, scared and confused. So, let the quest for all that is love commence and reverberate far and wide!