Eckhart Tolle: Personal and Transcendental Love

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Eckhart Tolle: Personal and Transcendental Love

What Eckhart calls “transcendental love” is what the Mother called “sacred love” and I called “transformative love.”

A Message from Eckhart Tolle

Tuesday, 12 April, 2011  http://lightworkers.org/channeling/129777/eckhart-personal-love

Question: If we’re all one, why do we feel drawn toward certain individuals in an expression of “personal love”?

Eckhart Tolle: True love is transcendental.  Without recognition of the formless within yourself, there can be no true transcendental love.  If you cannot recognize the formless in yourself, you cannot recognize yourself in the other.  The recognition of the other as yourself in essence – not the form – is true love.  As long as the conditioned mind operates and you are completely identified with it, there’s no true love.  There may be substitutes, things that are called “love” but are not true love.  For example, “falling in love”…perhaps most of us have experienced it.  Maybe one or two at this moment are “in love”, and those who have experienced it have also experienced “falling out of love”.

We need to remember to understand [the difference between] true love and other forms of so-called love.  We are in the relative as form, and in the absolute as formless consciousness.  The two dimensions that the human being embodies are the ‘human’ and the ‘being’.  The human is the form, the being is the formless, the timeless consciousness itself.  It sometimes happens that the form has an affinity with other forms.  It could happen for a number of reasons.  One being that this form has come out of another form – called your mother – and so there is an affinity of this form with that other form.  You have a love toward your mother that might be called ‘personal’. 

Another aspect of affinity with another form is male/female.  You can be drawn to another body in a sexual way, and it’s sometimes called “love”.  Especially if the sexual act is denied long enough, it’s more likely to develop into obsessive love…so much so, that in cultures where you could not have sex until you were married, falling in love could be a huge thing and could lead to suicide.  Naturally, there is an affinity of the male/female, the incompleteness of this form.  The primary incompleteness of this form is that you are either a man or a woman.  The oneness has become the duality of male/female.

The pull towards the other is an attempt to find wholeness, completeness, fulfillment through the opposite polarity, in an attempt to find the Oneness.  That lies at the basis of the attraction.  It’s to do with form, because on the level of form you are not whole – you are one half of the whole.  One half of humanity is male, one half is female, roughly.

You have the attraction for the other, then there may be finding certain qualities in another human being that resonate with certain qualities in yourself.  Or, if they don’t resonate, it may be the opposite that you feel drawn to.  If you are a very peaceful person, maybe you feel drawn toward a dramatic person, or vice-versa.  And again, you are hoping for some completion there.  You can have an affinity with another form, which can be called ‘personal love’.  If personal love is all that there is, then what is missing is the transcendental dimension of the formless – which is where true love arises.  Is that part of the personal love, or is the personal level all that there is?  That determines whether that so-called “love” is going to turn into something painful eventually, and frustrating, or if there is a deepening.

There may be an attraction that is initially sexual between two humans.  If they start living together, this cannot endure for that long and be the fulfillment of the relationship. At some point, sexual/emotional [attraction] needs to deepen and the transcendental dimension needs to come in, to some extent, for it to deepen.  Then true love shines through the personal.  The important thing is that true love emanates from the timeless, non-formal dimension of who you are.  Is that shining through the personal love that is to do with affinity of forms?  If it is not, there is complete identification with form, and complete identification with form is ego.

Many times you may think “that’s it!” and after living together for a little while you realize “that was a mistake”, or “I was completely deluded”.  Even in parent-children relationships, which is a very close bond on the level of form, if the transcendental dimension does not shine through, eventually the love between children and parents turns into something else.  This is why so many people have very problematic relationships with their parents.

Some relationships may start as purely form-based, and then the other dimension comes in after a while.   Perhaps only after a lot of problems, and perhaps you get close to a breakup, when suddenly there is a deepening and then you are able to bring in space.

The key is to ask, “Is there space in this relationship?”  Or are there only thoughts and emotions?  It’s dreadful prison to inhabit if you live with a person and all you have are thoughts and emotions.  Occasionally you are okay, but there is disagreement, friction.

We need to acknowledge that there are personal affinities.  But in themselves, they are never ultimately fulfilling.  More often than not, they are a source of suffering.  Love becomes a source of suffering when the transcendental is missing.  How does the transcendent come in?  By being spacious with the other.  Which essentially means that you access the Stillness in yourself while you look at the other.

Not mental noise, not emotional waves.  That does not mean that there cannot be emotions or thoughts, but there is something else present in the relationship.  That applies not only to close personal relationships, but also to more superficial relationships at work.

With any human relationship, the question is, “Is there space?”  It’s a pointer.  Space is when thought becomes unimportant – even an emotion becomes unimportant.

When people live together, sometimes the other is no longer acknowledged in daily life because there is so much to do.  If you wake up in the morning, is there a moment when you acknowledge the presence of the other?

It’s the most wonderful thing if you can be there for the other as space, rather than as a person.  At this very moment, you can either be here as a person, or you can be here as the space.

© copyright 2008-2011. Eckhart Tolle . All rights reserved. http://www.eckharttolle.com/

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New Moon Transmission through The Chamber of Light Ascension – Amara Tia Ann

Goddess Isis by Susan Seddon Boulet

Goddess Isis by Susan Seddon Boulet

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New Moon Transmission through The Chamber of Light Ascension

Please read ‘Converging towards No-Time, No-Space’ as a prelude to this post, if you have missed it earlier.

As a being originated from the Sirius star system (portal to Milky Way), I thought it was most apt for Goddess Isis to offer her support in bringing through a new ascension wave emitted by a group of galaxies within our local Universe. The body of light coordinating this cross-galactic transmission is an ‘oversight authority’ known to me the Inter-Galactic Federation of Light. To enhance our body’s integration with it, this ultra-refined frequency was stepped-down vibrationally at a star satellite (Chamber of Light Ascension) stationed at the 13th dimensional level of Milky Way before permeating Earth and my consciousness (as the human channel over-light by Isis).

This new moon energy gift is intended to expand our awareness and acceptance of our God-Self and to catalyse the remembrance and re-connection with our respective home planets. Besides offering tremendous healing and activation benefits by themselves, these two effects will also contribute to developing our Claircognizance (all-knowing mind) rapidly.

Listen to : Transmission through Chamber of Light Ascension (6 min)

Or click :Audio Player

* For best results, I suggest listening to the track for a total of 3 times  – on the day before new moon (25th Apr), new moon (26th) and the day after (27th). 

New Moon Blessings, Amara Tia Ann.

 

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Goddess Isis by Susan Seddon Boulet

Goddess Isis by Susan Seddon Boulet

An Experience of the Breath of Michael – Steve Beckow @ Golden Age of Gaia

Amaterasu Sun Goddess by Toni Carmine Salerno

Amaterasu Sun Goddess by Toni Carmine Salerno

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An Experience of the Breath of Michael

The closest of the portraits to how Archangel Michael appeared to me; his hair was brown …. 

Archangel Michael

Kathleen talks about the “blue breath of Michael.” I asked her if I could share an actual experience with you concerning the power of Archangel Michael’s breath.

Some of you may have heard the story before and I apologize for repeating it. It concerns one of the two times I came face-to-face with Archangel Michael. (1)

I found myself lucid dreaming. I “woke up” aboard a ship, in the lounge. I was listening to some people chat when I heard this mellifluous voice.

I turned in my seat and stared at the stranger sitting across the room from me. (2)

Imagine Keanu Reeves with a ponytail. But more to the point he was the spitting image of someone I knew years earlier – Mark Orich, a troubled street kid I’d assisted in Ottawa who was later murdered in Orange County.

There was an instant flash of visual recognition as well as a fascination with his mellifluous voice. The two combined were irresistible. He had my attention.

I asked, “Are you Archangel Michael?” and he replied “Yes,” and I moved all my belongings closer to him to listen to what he had to say.

I cannot remember what was said. What I do remember was that at some point he rose up from his chair and his body below the waist faded from view.

He floated up and over me. I fell back until I was horizontal with him, barely a few inches away. (3) He breathed something into me, long and slow. After I had taken it into myself, I woke up.

At the next reading I asked him to explain to me what had just happened; specifically, what did he breathe into me? He said he had breathed love into me, so that I’d remember the dream when I woke up.

I’ve never forgotten a moment of it. It may be the only dream I can say that about. It’s as if it’s fixed in my mind. Such is the power of the breath of Michael.

It was also Michael who removed the blockage from my heart on March 13, 2015, three hours before I had a reading with him. That was an explosive event and unleashed a torrent of love, like a good volcano or, even better, a tsunami of love. (4)

If we succeed in having the breath of Michael flow through us in service of the Mother, I’d consider us blessed. I’ll fully open to it.

Footnotes

(1) On the other occasion, I exited my apartment and had to steer around a young man standing outside the front door and looking engagedly at it. I found it curious that he made no attempt to knock or anything. He just stood there. I walked about eight paces and turned around. He’d disappeared. I asked my wife to drive around the block and we couldn’t see him anywhere.

I later confirmed with Michael that that was him. On this occasion, which preceded the other, he also looked like Mark Orich – or Keanu Reeves with a ponytail.

(2) I won’t go into it here, but, up to this point, this experience mirrored one I had in an est Communications Workshop in the early Eighties. Again that helped me to relax into it.

(3) I just got how significant this action is for me.  When I was seven, my Father shouted at me from just a few inches from my face and I shattered into a thousand pieces. I became the dissociated Humpty Dumpty Man. How healing it was to have Archangel Michael breathe love into me from just a few inches away from my face.

(4) I reserve the words “heart opening” for a torrent-like release of love from the wellspring of the heart, which would be as unmistakeable as watching one’s house be torn off its foundations and swept away in a flood. It happened or it didn’t. Whether it did or not is so unmistakeable that, when asked if it did, it takes no time to think about it. “Yes!”

It’s not just a strong experience of romantic love. Or grief at the loss of a parent. Or even the worship of a sage, as wonderful as that is.  The torrent is not at all a form of ordinary love. The Mother calls it “Sacred Love.” (“Transcript ~ The Divine Mother: New Year’s Message 2017,” December 29, 2016, at 

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2016/12/31/new-years-message-2017/.)

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Amaterasu Sun Goddess by Toni Carmine Salerno

Amaterasu Sun Goddess by Toni Carmine Salerno

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