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When Christ told us to love our neighbor as ourselves, His understanding of how we must love, came not from the man portion of God, but the Godly portion of His soul. His understanding came from Being fully aware of who He was with His Father, and who He was among, the men of earth.

He had to learn with the part of Him that was a man. See it reflected in those around Him. He could see their fears, as well as their doubts, laid out before Him. And it was His awareness of  His Father, living within Him, that enabled to respond to those fears and quell those doubts, and heal the  sickness of separation.

This is the model He came to show us, when He asks us to follow in His Way.

When we forget all the bodily concerns of our daily life, and seek to find the  Christ within, we too can begin to see things from the Souls perspective.

When we speak of Christ’s ability to forgive, or love, or heal, we need to forgive as He forgave, love as He loved. Because when we do these things, we are liking ourselves to His Way.

All the fears of men  from our Souls perspective are merely  illusions. Illusions that have nothing to do with the life of the Soul. They seem valid from the perspective of man, because all fears are memories of his animal survival nature. His first fear is that of the death of his body. But there are other fears he has on many levels he attributes to death. The fear of not being smart enough (mental death). Not being loved enough( emotional death). Even a subtle perceived slight, can cause a man to withdraw in anger or hurt. The fear can be felt when man doesn’t get his way. It can be felt as a perceived injustice…all temporay feelings ..all valid in the moment…but as the Soul knows, that moment isn’t real, because those feelings don’t get recorded in the Souls memory. Only what is true, good, and lasting, lives in the memory of the SOUL. All else is seen as something that will pass, as quickly as man will allow it.

Christ easily forgives us. Why? because He is well aware that man lives mostly in the temporary. That survival on earth almost demands it. That even love, can’t be given by man, without some  need for it to be returned, so that he can know he is accepted. When one begins to Love Christ as his Soul, its only then, that man truly feels His Worth. Christ doesn’t need to be loved, He is ALL LOVE. What He does ask of us, is to Love as He Loves. And in order to do that, shouldnt we know what that kind of LOVE IS, from the  perspective of  the SOUL?

Man can be lifted out of the temporary, by  his complete acceptance of Christ. That is why many believe they are saved IN Him. But can they understand how He LOVES?  How can His command to love one another as SELF begin? It can begin by committing oneself to the Love of Christ, more than to anything that is temporary. That means we must Love Him, above all else. For His Love to become Ours, it needs to first be SOULY HIS. And if we then want more than just His Salvation, we can grow in the understanding of His kind of LOVE. For you can’t give what you don’t know. And you can’t know, if you have no  need to know. But if you do wish to follow His commandment to love each other as SELF, shouldnt we know first what the Self in man truly IS? Shouldnt we know what kind of LOVER, CHRIST IS , IN US?

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 The heart of a romantic is more one engaged in the love of love. Christ is not that. Christs love is not that of a romantic heart. It truly can’t be found in Shelly or Keats. Or for that matter, in most of the poetry of the Romantic Era. A time when flowery verse, and modest gestures spoke of love.

Nor can His Heart be likened to one of sorrow or sympathy, for that was left for His Mother to express.

The Heart of Christ is more the Heart of  a Lover whose arms are like wings, providing  comfort and strength, because His wings are solid in the LOVE OF TRUTH. When you are held in His Truth, love is its effect. Not a whimpering love or the cooing of a dove. But more the wings that soar like a Phoenix, who is not a myth, but a TRUTH.

He doesn’t whisper sweet nothings in your ear, so that you to feel loved. His love strengthens you, while it feels sweet. It comforts you, while you feel protected in its strength.  His WORD is His bond, because no lie can live where He IS.

Christ has been seen as a myth to some. As a religion to others. As a threat to many. And what threatens people is that He is not a myth, nor a religion..but rather a spiritual experience. A conversion in thought. A possession of character. He becomes visible, in you, through truth. This is how you can know the difference between the romantic and the reality of His being.

Without  His truth in you, your love will always be more a hope or a dream, a wish or a whisper. With His TRUTH living within you…His love becomes your ROCK.

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