Love...Everyone in the world seeks it. You can have fame, power, billions of dollars, but without it you have nothing. Without love you are impoverished; without love you will die. Love is what gives real meaning and purpose to our lives; it is the reason for our very existence; to receive it and to share it. When we feel love, we feel good. The more you feel the better it gets. But what IS it?

In English we use the same word to describe many feelings, whereas in Spanish, for example, there are at least five. Our experience of love varies between our relationships and our life experience, but most people still haven’t realized what love is or how to grow it.

At one level there is an actual energy behind the experience we call love. There is a biological or physical factor involving hormones, serotonin and dopamine and other chemicals, there are the mental associations and neurological patterned associated with love and there are the emotions associated with both of these, but there is also something underlying it all that is much bigger and more profound. Right now something is making your heart beat. Just like a clock ticking, your heart is running off a current of energy causing life within you. This life force current, and the innate intelligence that flows through it, sustains your existence. It’s the mother’s milk for your soul.

The life force current, or spirit, is the underlying volition that brings forth life. Bringing forth life is an expression of love; life itself is an expression of the Divine love. The Source of that Divine Love is alive and well within you. It is the same volition that directs you to read this. The more we look within ourselves and tap this wellspring of Divine Love, the more we have to share with others. This love displaces those areas of our life where we feel we lack love. Love is always present, if you are not feeling love it is because you are looking outside of yourself to find it.

The more you look within and connect with the Source of life within you (that is you), the more love you will feel. The more Divine Love you feel the more you will have to share with others and the more you share with others the more they will feel, and, in turn, share with yet others. In this way, multitudes of people opening up to receive more Divine Love will create the critical mass to raise the consciousness of humanity. More people feeling more love, and sharing more love (compassion), brings more love into this world. The world could use more love. You could use more love.

When you tap into the Source within you, the “Shaktipat” as we say, you fall in love with the Divine. When that happens you just love for no reason, it gets you high. It’s unimaginable. It’s amazing. I wish that for you. Happy Valentine’s Day.

From the heart,
Steven S. Sadleir

Author's Bio: 

Steven S. Sadleir is the Director of the Self Awareness Institute and is recognized as a Shaktipat Master in two lineages. He has developed powerful distance learning programs for people of all cultures and faiths, trained thousands of people from all over the world, and welcomes all of you who are ready for full Self-Realization.