This blog does not give me time and scope to really explore this subject in great detail, so I will be succinct as possible. My thoughts on love are that it is definitely relative. It is based on one’s experience, environment and conditioning on how one perceives love, shows love and accepts love.
There are different types of love which aren’t always explained and because of this we can sometimes get confused:
- Agape – the love of humanity
- Storge – family love
- Pragma – love which endures
- Philautia – self-love/respect
- Philia – shared experience
- Ludus – playful, flirting affection
- Eros – romantic and erotic love
For a more detailed explanation of what each love entails check it out here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hide-and-seek/201606/the-7-types-love
From a spiritual perspective love is unconditional when it is operating at its highest frequency. That is not to say that one puts up with unacceptable behaviour because you love a person unconditionally, because do not forget the Philautia type love which is the greatest love of all. When you love and respect yourself you accept and expect only the best. When you are in this state of being you have more space to show love to others unconditionally.
Unfortunately, some people are unable to show and be love, for them they operate from the other side of the spectrum: hate. When some shows hate they are acting out of a low vibrational emotion, they have yet to actualise and reach a place of inner peace. The collective consciousness of humanity is displaying both dualities: love and hate. Yes there is a lot of hate in the world, but also a lot of love which is less highlighted in the mainstream news. This does not mean we have to believe that there is more hate in the world; I actually believe there is more love than hate.
The more you are able to be love in its fullest form the happier you will be and if everyone does the same, the collective consciousness of humanity would be remarkable. Yes that is very idealistic of me to say, but you get my point.
We are all ‘of love’ we can all find the love in our heart if only we just tried harder and not give into hateful feelings and thoughts. Yes we are all at different stages and we must accept that. Some people have gone through horrendous journeys and are still processing, healing and growing. Some of us, no matter what we go through still have a lot of love and compassion in their hearts and find it more difficult to show hate, so wherever you are at now, try to be more loving, accepting, and compassionate and forgiving. Yes, let’s make this world a better place.
Love and light always