2012-09-02. The Freedom to Live and to Love is Yours
Location: Michigan, USA #223
Date: 2 Sep 2012
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
Receiver: Chris Maurus
Today we would like to continue the discussion on the theme of divine love—what it is and what prevents you from experiencing the greatest love you can ever know. Divine love is the deepest feeling of freedom you will ever know. It is a knowing that you are never alone and that whatever happens to you in this life or the next, you are loved eternally from within, not from without, but from the Source of all love, the God of creation. Divine love is independent of all external sources and because it is independent and from within, there is nothing that can keep its transforming power from those who embrace it.
Fear, my friends, is the enslaver of this freedom to be loved and to know complete assurance of destiny. You students on the path who are beginning to experience this feeling of complete freedom and assurance of destiny know all too well the fear that it can generate in those around you who have not the love and light of total freedom. Pride, self-importance, and selfishness are the breeders of fear and mistrust, for those who walk in darkness fear they will lose their control over temporal standing or that they will be found weak in the eyes of their peers to embrace such an ideal as divine love, faith and acceptance.
Those who fear the light often stand with their backs at the door of love and prevent those who would willingly enter. Blinded by ego, they cannot see that they too must also tread this same ground that you who have the light are experiencing if they are to receive eternal life. Those who resist change and reject the light must remain in their place until which time they see the error of their thinking and willingly choose to move on and progress toward the light—if not in this world, then in the next. You gain nothing by passing into death—you continue on at the same place, spiritually speaking, and must discover on your own the freedom of living in the light of divine love and assurance.
Faith is the bridge which leads from darkness to light, for only faith can break the bondage of fear that keeps the soul from growing. Faith in the sovereignty of God and in His promise of eternal life leads to this blessed assurance and total freedom from all fear. The expression of love for your fellows (the fruits of the spirit) is the outward sign that a soul is progressing and moving toward this freedom from fear. Faith can be willingly embraced or it can come with great pain.
Those who resist divine love and light will have the opportunity to step into the light at the cost of great pain, for God’s love for all is so great, He will do everything possible to extend His hand of love and mercy to those who are in confusion. Once all opportunities and mercy have been rejected, that soul has made the decision to descend eternal life and cease the continuance of existence, for God does not force His gift of eternity on any soul.
The freedom to live and to love is yours. The Creator wants you to experience divine love, to know Him and to know that you are the child of this Creator Father who loves you unconditionally and who will go to great lengths to demonstrate His love for you by searching for that which is lost and extending His invitation to come into the fold of His beloved flock and experience life in the creation to the fullest measure of perfection—to become perfect as He is perfect. The door to eternity is open to all that embrace divine love.
Peace to you, The Circle of Seven