What Is This Thing Called Love? John Cali
Since Valentine’s Day will be here in less than a week, I thought it’d be a good idea to talk about love in this newsletter.
Many years ago, Joseph defined love this way:
“The choice to see divinity in all beings.”
At time that didn’t make much sense to me. In fact, it made almost no sense. But over years I’ve come to see wisdom and power in that definition.
The very word, “love,” often conjures up so many confusing and conflicting images and feelings in our human minds. Especially in seemingly chaotic and trying times our planet is experiencing today.
So I asked Joseph to revisit that earlier definition of love from so long ago.
We have often used term “All That Is” to mean what many of you call God -- Goddess -- Great Spirit -- etc. We prefer term “All That Is” because it really says it all.
Whatever word or image you have of that divine creative energy, it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that energy created every being, entire universe, and every minute particle of that universe.
And that divine creative energy is part of -- is essence of -- everything that exists, has ever existed, or will ever exist. In other words, all that is.
God is all that is. It’s that simple.
God is you. God is your beloved family. God is your friends. God is your enemies. God is your pets. God is animals of world. God is plants growing in your garden. God is food you eat. God is clothes you wear. God is country you live in. God is countries you are at war with. God is mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, oceans. God is sun, moon, stars.