Love is not what you Think it is


“Precious one, it is time to open to more love than you have ever imagined possible. For love is not what you think it is. Love is so very much more. I, Mother Mary, invite you to learn the truth of love to bask in the bliss of agape, the infinite expanse of Love.

It amazes me that the English language has only one word for “love”, the essence of which has infinite aspects to it. According to the Ancient Greeks, love has three components. Eros strikes like fire, consumes you with sensual desire and longing, then often burns itself out. Philia sustains itself within the bonds of family and friendship. Agape, the primal source of all Creation, transcends our human understanding of love and fills us with its Divine essence. This gives us a place to initiate our understanding.

That which you most often perceive as love is really only the energy of attention, given or received; attention through compliments, touch, time, romance, sex, gifts, support or acknowledgment. In your world love has been controlled, measured, judged and doled out against past experience. Like a banker, you invest in love, then expect a repayment with interest, which only sets you up for heartache, as you so aptly call it.

You treat love as if it is a sentiment given and received using specific words and actions expressed between lovers. Or as filial love between mother and daughter, father and son, sister and brother, and close friends. You spread your love over others so they will love you back to fill those empty places within you. Sadly their love is never enough to fill you. But your own love is.

All the love you will ever need is within you. By simply loving yourself, those dark empty places will be filled and love will spill over its old self-constructed bounds. By simply loving yourself you’re able to break through the old shackles of love and see its truth in everyone and everything.

Although it has been appropriate to learn of love on the material plane by experiencing it in such measurable ways, in reality love has no form. Nor is it measurable. Every time you attempt to give it form and judge it with man-made measurements, it becomes more illusionary, unfulfilling, empty, and often painful. No wonder you feel abandoned, unworthy, lost and lonely.
Every time you’ve opened yourself to love, it broke down the walls that held you captive to the past and brought everything that’s not rooted in love into the present moment. In this emotional overwhelm your natural tendency was to shut down instead of remaining open to the healing and acceptance of more love. Thus the cycle continues in an excruciating slow death in response to your fear of love.

You fear the unknown and that which you do not understand. Fortunately, your perception of love comes from a limited perspective. So, as the ultimate Divine Mother, I invite you to go beyond your human perception of love and allow me to wrap my arms around you as you surrender to the true power of agape, the infinite Divine love of Source, to know that . . . .
Love is . . . safe, kind, compassionate and patient,
Love is . . . pure and unadulterated,
Love is . . . for everyone, not just the few with whom you chose to share it,
Love is . . . the breath of life, breath of creation, breath of all that exists,
Love is . . . truth, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
Love simply is . . . . . .

Love lives in the space-in-between, radiating naturally from every cell. Why have you chosen to hold it only in your heart, placing walls around it for protection? Remove the walls and allow the power of love to flow freely throughout your body as blood flows. Beyond that, allow it to radiate to everyone and everything, asking nothing in return no matter who they are or what form they take.

You have nothing to lose, for love cannot be depleted, it will never run out for it is the vital force of energy that sustains all things. Nor do you need to concern yourself about how others shall receive your love or react to it. The responsibility of receiving lies with the receiver. Simply allow love to flow, and flow and flow. In doing so, you live in the eternal energy of love. By relinquishing the need to acquire it from outside of yourself, you become sovereign, complete unto yourself and able to revel in the bliss of love that is always present in infinite supply.

Flow in love, precious one. Flow as love with a totally open and free-flowing heart. No more walls. No need to pretend, defend or protect. No more holding back. No need to resist. The suffering of holding on so tightly has come to an end.
Flow in the love of Source. Flow in the love of God. Flow in the love of the Goddess. Flow in your love. Allow it to flow. Let it be, Love knows how.” ~Black Madonna~

© Sharon Lyn Shepard, 2000

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