Sprinkle: Love and Elevators…

I think some people (maybe even many) think of Love as kind of an elevator…. from which we step out onto different levels…

– On the ground Level (first floor) is what we call self-love as we love ourselves (however much; but at least as in feeding &  clothing)
– The second floor might be love of nature, loving our environment
– The third floor could be love of family, we love our parents and siblings
– Fourth floor, love of our friends
– Fifth floor, love of our mate or spouse
– Sixth floor, love of our children
– Seventh floor, love of others (known as agape love)
– Someplace around the 70th floor may be other, super high, levels of love (like sainthood for example) 🙂

All of these levels imply a different love on each… but how is Love different on these levels? what is it that makes it different?

I think that somehow we temper Love, subtracting pieces here and there as we try to adjust Love to some acceptable subset that is suitable for the occasion… child, lover, stranger, friend…

Loving in this way is like living behind a small slot in a dungeon door… ridiculous really (unless you’re actually in a dungeon).

And that, I believe, is precisely the problem…

Love is not an elevator with different levels, where the door opens and we beam out one little ray… or where we dress differently depending on what floor we’re visiting…

Love is One… Love is all of those things, in One… all of those levels of Love are One and the same thing… the difference between them is not the level (what we do show)… the difference is in what we take away from Love… like placing dark patches on Love’s Light…

If we stop hiding pieces of Love, It will shine brighter for everyone in every way… and it will become stronger…

Many things become possible when we Love wholly (shine without holes)… the wholly becomes Holy… Yeshua, the Christ, healed… yes… a wondrous life-giving Love…

Yes… and did you also notice that when they tried to take Him before His time, they could not…

“Then they sought to him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.” – John 7:30
“Therefore they sought again to him: but he escaped out of their hand,” – John 10:39

Is Love that strong? I believe so… and then I wonder: if this is so, why do we hesitate to Love?

Look at all the levels of love within yourself… what does that tell you of yourself… and of Love within you?

M

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19 Responses to Sprinkle: Love and Elevators…

  1. bert0001 says:

    great post, thinking alike

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  2. ZazuMove says:

    You are absolutely right: when we love holly, many things become possible. What makes the difference of loving my children and the nature or of loving my parents and my friends? Is there any difference? I think we have to overcome a lot of strange rules and habits, which have been inplemented inside us from generation to generation and to get over all our limitations, to which we are bounded and bounding ourselves – to become aware that we are ” living behind a small slot in a dungeon door”. So… Thank you so much for sharing your uplifting post – yes… I will ((try to be aware)) to look at all the levels of love within me now or better from now on!

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  3. Denise Hisey says:

    Never thought of it that way, but it’s a powerful visual.
    Sometimes I think we ‘stop’ at different floors because we are afraid to be vulnerable.
    You always find a way to make me think outside my box…thanks for that!

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  4. For this is the original message we heard: We should love each other. (1John 3:11)

    This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16)

    …Let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves. (1John 3:18-20)

    🙂

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  5. ruleofstupid says:

    I feel that love is a mutual seed with understanding. Once you can open your eyes to the interconnectedness of all people you can see all action, all consequence is not individual but created and sustained by everyone.
    Some will mock this. But I point them to the discovery that every atom in the universe is able to instantaneously respond to the state of every other atom (FTL!!). So the ‘principle’ is set, as without so within.
    Once the understanding is accepted it becomes nonsensical to harm anyone, as this harms the self, and love becomes the new default.
    Let us hope 🙂

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  6. risinghawk says:

    Reblogged this on The Fortress Of Potential and commented:
    This is from a friend’s blog that I follow. I think this is brilliant, and wanted to share it on my blog, too. Hope that it blesses you…
    Rising Hawk

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  7. risinghawk says:

    Fantastic! Eloquent and brilliant. Carry on . . . I may re-blog this one 🙂

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