In the Spiritual School of the Golden Rosycross, that is the school of Rosicrucians, there is a concept of the 7 Rays of one Light. It is the second Ray that relates to Love. Love is a challenging thing to discuss because so many people think so differently about it. The Love spoken here is not one of sentimentality, but of Unity. When a person is unified with another, with their Higher aspect, then they are in harmony – in a field of Love with that person. This harmonic love breaks when the the characteristics define “an outsider” or “another person.” The case for this type of Spiritual Love is paramount, as it is a characteristic of our Soul expansion. This Love doesn’t fall prey to the faults of others (harmonizing with anger, hate, etc.), but rather harmonizes with the truth of the Creator that sources each one of us. Yet the path of Love is a challenge, all too often it feels as though we are harmonizing the failures of others.

Love is Compassion not Admiration

This type of Love is a form of compassion, not an admiration of person. While I do not condone the actions of authoritarian leaders, I can find compassion for them. The world we live in, dialectical in nature, wants each of us to chose a corner of love or hate. We are told to hate the evil and love the good, ironically the very people telling us this often come from churches who’s doctrine espouses the opposite!

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. 
Matthew 5:43-45

Donald Trump or Joe Biden as an Example

Let me bring this task of Love to a real and practical example. Our society expects you to hate Donald Trump and love Joe Biden, or hate Joe Biden and love Donald Trump. We are expected to pick a corner of love or hate on every situation, person and view.

Personally, I am not a political person, but I have concerns over authoritarian leaders who blame the weak for the problems of the world. Regardless of which political candidate or choice, any individual that we find great fault with, can still be loved.

To love such a difficult person, an “enemy,” is not to in admiration but the Love of Compassion. It can seem, by the world’s standards, that to Love a negative person is to show alignment to their ideologies – but this is not the case. Jesus and Buddha (as well as many Buddhists) are great examples of Loving an “enemy”. This is the pure love of accepting, but not aligning with, another person.

There is something within each of us that is worth loving. It may be deep in some, or on the surface in others, but it is that inner connection with the Divine Source. This is the same Source within each of us, and in that we can find Unity… the very definition of Namaste (The God in me see’s the God in you.)

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