LOVE AS RADIANCE
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© June 2016, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
This is a very important article because the word love is thrown around and often means whatever people want it to mean. Here are some of those meanings.
Preference. Some people say, “I love beer” or “I just love rock n roll music.” Here they mean they enjoy something.
Infatuation. Others use the word love to mean infatuation or romantic involvement. When they say “I am in love”, they mean they are infatuated with another person, or perhaps with an animal, or a place. One can be infatuated with anything, even a house or an automobile.
Proper use of the will. Another meaning of love that is more subtle is the right use of the human will. When someone says “I love you”, it means they are focusing energy on this particular person, which is a focus of the will.
This article, however, is about a different understanding of love.
LOVE AS RADIANT FORCE
Love, as understood in this article, is the motive force in the universe. It is the radiance of the Creator. It is not personal or “human”, although all human beings can re-radiate some of it.
It has nothing to do with romance, desires, likes or feelings. Instead, it is the main force in the universe. This is the theme of this short article.
WHAT IS RADIANCE?
One force. This kind of love is a power or force. In fact, it is the only force. It is not opposed by a second force, as are most forces. It is simply the one force of God. It is the same as the light of God that some people believe in and refer to.
God is one. The idea that God is one – originally a Hebrew idea – derives from understanding this kind of love as the only force in the universe. It is not divided into a force for a sun god, a moon god, and so on. It is just one force.
Organizing. This force is organizing or anti-entropic. It is unique in this regard. In other words, it tends to create life, increase the complexity of organisms, and promote life and organization wherever it exists.
This is an introduction to a large subject. For much more about this aspect of love, please read The Real Self on this website.