Love is the most active ingredient of the Creation. An old name is the Akasha. It is the human being before the Fall and before the division into male and female.
In accord with the rules of above and below, and below and above, there are four elements that flow from the Akasha: first fire, then water its opposite, next air, and finally earth. So the Greeks noticed that Love was also four, albeit in practice more subtle and nuanced.
On the upper vertical axis of the Cross of Love is self-less human love (Agape). On the lower vertical axis is erotic and sensual love (Eros). On the left horizontal axis of the Cross of Love is nurturing touch – (Storge), and on the right horizontal axis we find comradeship (Phileo).
Neither religion or science know Love, although Art comes closer.
We only know love in relationships to others like us, and there’s the rub …,
The individual fire is on a Path-Way transcending race, religion, language, culture, sexuality – in this Age, which the Hopi named: the Day of Purification. Christ spoke of this individualization process this Way:
“Don’t think I came to cause peace across the land. I didn’t come to cause peace, I came to wield a sword, because I came to divide a man against his father and a daughter against her mother and a bride against her mother-in-law, and to make a man’s servants his enemies. Whoever prefers father or mother over me is not worthy of me; and whoever prefers son or daughter over me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever found his life will lose it, and the one who lost his life because of me will find it. Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me, receives my Sender.” Matthew 10: 34-40 The Unvarnished Gospels, by Andy Gaus.
“his cross”, our cross of love – that’s all – be human with other humans, which is not an easy gig at all.
In all the most ancient languages, where the scribes often just made pictures, the highest principle of the Creation is often an image of a male and female human like figure, all wrapped around each other.
pictures worth a thousand words
a poetic examination of Lust, with commentary –
how goes the battle with bad habits … do we ever get a break?
visual (staring at me talking) presentations on Love…
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife
We partner, or go solo, as our needs/opportunities & wisdom determine.