LOVE IS THE BRIDGE
Can you define love? When we think of love, we at once feel an out-flowing, a giving, to you, to all life. To love means to give. When you love you seem to go outwards, flow out in order to help to serve. But as you cannot breathe out without breathing in, so you cannot give love without receiving. Love is an out-breathing and an in-breathing. It is a light that burns deep within; a warmth, a certainty, an inner knowing. Whenever you are not acting, speaking or thinking in love, you are unhappy because you are out of harmony. The earthly mind will not usually admit this. It goes to extremes to justify itself, but the inner you knows that you are out of harmony when you are not feeling this emotion of love. Love is God; and God is discovered within the heart,. If love is absent you flounder about and cannot understand the meaning of God, and God remains a mystery.
The divine essence that is love is God, is the Creator. God is love, and all life and all form is created by love on whatever level love operates. Let us say here that form I not only created on the physical plane, but on other levels of life. Is it possible that form can be created in the spirit world? Most certainly. Is a woman to be denied the joy of motherhood in the spirit world? Why should she be? As below, so above; as above, so below. If she longs to hold her babe in her arms, that joy awaits her in the spirit life.
Each one of you is accompanied by an illumined soul from the world of light – a guide, companion or teacher – and certainly by the one who is the affinity of your spirit, or where love is there is no separation. So, my children, if your particular loved companion is in spirit life try to realise that the etheric bridge can be crossed, for truly angels and your loved ones can come to you once you have raised your consciousness to them.
Try to realise this truth within yourself, to realise that you can create the bridge by love, by your belief in God’s love, by your belief in love itself. When doubts assail you, remember that they are only the promptings of your lower mind or what you are sometimes pleased to call ‘reason. It is only this lower material self that cuts you off from those you love who live in the land of light.
This message is specially for those who feel the need of comfort, who want reassurance of the continued companionship of a loved one, for we can see many troubled hearts; we can see loneliness and in some cases almost a despairing spirit. We would not materialise the spiritual life, or try to give you proof to satisfy your physical senses. But we pray that we may raise you to that level where you may become aware of the life of spirit.
There are people who declare it impossible for those in Heaven to reach those one earth, saying that those in a heavenly state are forever cut off from earthly life. But they are only cut off if you yourselves do the cutting. If you are unfolding your spiritual life; you will naturally rise heavenward and those in heaven will come halfway to meet you. it is the Creators will that the sons and daughter of God should learn to penetrate the heavy mists surrounding them on earth, mists of selfishness and materialism which obscure the heavenly world.
The lower self holds you down to physical matter. But by right living and right thinking, by aspiration and even by the way of crucifixion, you can find your way to the heavenly state. Once there, you find truth. You find truth through love. It may be through love of nature, love of beauty, love of music, love of another human being, love of God; but your love for God will be the same as your love for humanity because you will find and love your God in human kind.
You see how desirable it is to develop a quality that will enable you to look above the crowds in the market place and see the master or hear his or her voice? Open your eyes and look, and you will surely find the one you long to hear and to see. All prejudice in yourself must be broken down first. How can this be done? In one way only: by filling the heart with love. And what does love mean? Love means ‘thinking good. Many qualities and emotions are mistaken for love, but love is simply the longing of the lower to make the loved one supremely happy. At the human level of true love any thought for self is overruled by thoughtfulness for the object of that love. In a broader and wider sense, love in the soul means that the soul is longing above all to give love and happiness.
Now when a person lives and works, as we hope you are all striving to do, to bless every creature to do his or her best always with hand and heart; when a person is living so that he or she is truly giving out love to life on every level, then that person is drawing very close to liberation, to mastership. All the reforms that you long for will come through your effort towards God. This you wont believe – but do think it over. It is what you do what you think, what you say, that matters.
The saints of all time, not only yesterday but of today, have all attained a degree of spiritual life wherein they not only comprehend love, but their whole being is love expressed in service – to life itself, to the universe as a whole. The saint, through love, has attained mastery over him – or herself, over the forces or the invisible rays that are continually playing upon life.
The whole universe is full of these invisible rays, vibrations of power. They may be used to build, to construct, or else they nay be used to break down and destroy. If they are constructive in nature, you refer to them as ‘good’: but if they break down and destroy, you say ‘evil’. By the power that comes from love, a master can manipulate or direct those rays for good to bring about equilibrium, to hold the balance. Have you ever thought of the vital necessity of holding this balance? Whenever the balance is not held, even in your material world, there is chaos.
Let us feel our close communion with our elder brethren. They want you continually to remind yourself that you are divine, you are spirit. Cultivate your inner your spiritual life and do not neglect any kind action that will serve your companions or bring them happiness.