From the messages Spirit has been delivering lately, I thought it appropriate to post this article from Sept. 2014. Enjoy.
What Is Love?
Channeled by Lisa Virtue
You've heard it asked in song, you may have questioned it when your heart was broken. What does love truly mean?
We from this non-physical perspective of existence view love as a state of consciousness. It is a state of being. It is when all of the essence of who you are aligns coherently. Meaning, all parts, all thoughts, all aspects of who you are, are in harmony with each other. It is a state of being in which there is no resistance or negative judgements. There is no self-criticism.
What you term as love from a physical being, western culture perspective, is the condition of satisfying wants and needs. Perceived or actual. So, whereas a non-physical essence, such as ourselves, finds love is what we are, a human often chooses the perspective of love being a temporary state, a conditional state of feeling.
Before you begin to judge yourselves as not being up to the “standards” of we in non-physical, know that you are simply in a different “place”. You are creating from the perspective of a physical being. That is meant to be a different experience than existing in the state of non-physical.
How we can help you in terms of the love experience, is to help you realize that your true nature is that of being love. Your role here in life is to express that love which you are in many ways. To release it from the few places you may think of love currently and begin to apply it to all, or at least more, areas of your experience. Why hold back? What is the taboo on loving? You can choose the degree to which you fear being judged by others in showing, demonstrating or living love in new ways. Keep it hidden if you must, but you will come to find that if you begin applying love to new things, you may not be able to contain it. It will effuse everything about you. How do you truly think others will feel being around you then? A good mood is contagious.
How do you find love in new things? Come in to appreciation. You may find concentrating on appreciation has you in a state of comparison at first. “I appreciate this being in my life because I can imagine the lack of it being terrible.” What we encourage you to evolve towards in your thinking is an appreciation of things and situations and states of being for simply being what and as they are. There is great beauty in items you habitually pass by. There is great use in the emotions you feel. (They bring awareness and release and are you expressing authentically.) Situations take on the colours you paint them with. So, as the metaphorical life artist that you are, start choosing a pallet that contains love more often. Choose to colour your experience from a place of joy, of appreciation, of good-feeling. Who says something has to be seen as tragic or difficult, or ugly? Use your love to see in a new way. Find that blessing that lies in all things. Decide to look for the beauty in the thing you once deemed ugly. For it lies there to be witnessed, if you choose your filter to be that of love.
With great blessings and joy to you all,
we are humbly and happily in service,