[tmtranscripts] N. Idaho TeaM 7/27/03
rickgiles at icehouse.net
Fri Aug 1 08:40:20 PDT 2003
North Idaho Teaching Mission Group
July 27, 2003
* Jessona: Greetings to you all, this is Jessona. I am going
to speak on the subject of love. It is perhaps the most
important subject to address, for it is the best representation
to the human mind of the highest quality that can be used to
describe God, for while any other qualities may be used to help
describe God to limited creatures, many such qualities becomes
far too remote from human conception to be of great benefit in
contributing to your understanding. Love, on the other hand, by
its nature is extremely relatable, because it is a quality of
First recognized when discovering love is the emotional
quality, an overwhelming attraction, the preoccupation toward
the adored. This feeling element begins the quest of the soul
for the experience of the love of God. Initially love attracts
one indiscriminately to another being, and this reaction teaches
the personality that love is desirable and that it is rewarding.
There are times when such an application of love brings
heartbreak, for ones sense of worth is overly invested in
another personalitys loving response or withdrawal of that
response. While this is an experience of hurt, it does teach a
personality to invest love more wisely and to invest it on a
level less transient. Love, therefore, begins its exposure to
you as a form of inspiration, a level of feeling, an energizing
experience. It is a love that causes one to feel as if one were
floating on the clouds. This love inspires new behaviors, for
admiration entices an individual to adopt those qualities that
are admired to become like the one that is loved.
Having undergone an experience of love and having
encountered the breaking away of love in the temporal sense, the
human mind begins to question love to determine its merit, to
establish conditions whereupon love may be expressed for
beneficial return and to safeguard of love lost. Thus begins
the development of the philosophy of love, and the result is
illumination in relation to humankind, the level of mind and the
level of thoughts. Soon there develops the understanding of
love unconditioned that is bestowed upon the good and the bad,
the worthy and the unworthy. When this insight dawns upon the
mind one then can love others and remain free of attachment, an
attachment that often the reason for heartbreak. Love becomes
now an expressive action rather than a sought-after reaction to
the acceptance of others toward you.
As the development of the concept of love progresses, it
becomes apparent that divine love is bestowed with no
requirement of return of love by any creature. This
understanding stimulates a spiritual inspiration, a rise of the
feelings of worship and adoration of the divine, it causes ones
mind to crave the qualities of the divine, to love with no
thought of return. This process was demonstrated by Jesus, and
his statement, Follow me was his request that those who
believed in him live like him as one who knows the love of God
and gives that love to all.
The apex of the experience of love is when love has gone
from inspiration, through illumination, to identity. When you
have drawn so close, become so enmeshed in the divine presence,
love ceases to be an exchange and becomes a possession of your
own; you are a source of love, not just a receiver and
transmitter of love.
While it is confirming of the reality of the value of a
personality to receive love, the response of any personality is
to begin to love in response, and it is the expression of love
that the personality finds most fulfilling, for love received
must be trusted, and love received contains the risk of love
withdrawn. But love expressed is wholly in your control, and
you can give it regardless of condition. While one may wish to
absorb love for the comfort it brings, by radiating love one not
only brings that comfort to all you are engaged with, but it
releases that same comfort in oneself, for your identification
with God, your source of love, is an infinite supply, never to
be withdrawn, forever to be felt as you express it. Soon the
condition of love establishes itself as an ever-present state of
Your scientific methods have established standards by which
you may measure phenomena in the world. You create standards
such as atmospheric pressure, a beginning point from which to
relatively gauge deviation in pressure of air. So does this
technique apply to love. When the standard is love from the
divine then all other forms of love throughout the spectrum of
creature mind and creature emotion may be gauged, may be
measured. The transience of such loves are now perceived as a
natural part of the totality of divine love. Love no longer
fails; it instead manifests in other channels. It shifts. This
love can utter, Father, forgive them for they know not what
they do, for it does not require love received to be
I have expressed myself in this form today in response to
your asking for more comments about love. I hope you have found
it helpful, and I am willing to entertain your questions.
Harold: You mentioned learning to love wisely. Can you go
into more detail on how we can go about doing that?
* Jessona: The beginning of loving wisely is the development
first in oneself of the approach of loving first and the
lessening of the requirement that one be loved, for the natural
tendency of reciprocal love is temporal and fragile, and to
enter into love as if it were the balancing of books can create
heartache. Loving wisely is the development of the
understanding of the divine source of love, its eternal
manifestation, and the development in ones character of this
ability to love with no love in return. This eternal love
safeguards the soul; it makes the soul independent of being
Following this first stage is the next stage of giving love
in a manner in which it is of servic, knowing what form the love
must take to help another individual, whether it be to provide,
whether it be to withhold, whether it is to support or to
abstain. Realizing love as independent, unconditional love, one
can then apply love wisely, discerningly. One is not
emotionally drawn into loving hunger that another may wisely
seek to pressure you into giving.
The development of wisdom-love is first the experience of
its source, that being God, and through this illumination the
ability to manifest it to benefit others, and all the while your
expression of love is independent of reception of any condition
of acceptance or rejection. Then you are able to love your
fellows be they saints or sinners and to do so such that they
will derive benefit from the love that you have expressed.
I hope this helps.
Harold: Yes, it does. You didnt mention who we loved. Is
that part of the wisdom, because we all have differing levels of
sharing that love. Is there a point where we should
discriminate as to who we share that level of love with?
* Jessona: If I may use an image of one of your carnival
games where you strike a mallet upon a lever to send an object
up a rod to strike a bell, it will illustrate my comments. When
one rings the bell, it may be said, one has experienced divine
love. Every strike that falls short is a love that may be
considered the multiple manifestations of a divine love but one
that is conditioned, one that falls short of ringing the bell.
The entire game, whether you strike it or fall short or reach
the bell, fits the request by Michael that you love all, that
there be no distinction between one who and another who.
However, you may distinguish between one how and another
how, for love seeks the upliftment of the one upon whom love
is given. Therefore, you will be required to discern how your
love will manifest for that persons welfare. One may only
receive love that goes part way up the scale in order that trust
develops, in order that the mind expands, such that at some
point that individual may hear the ringing of the bell of divine
Also, divine love is all encompassing and in this state is
already radiating upon everyone. So, as you discern the method
of expressing your love, you also focalize love, directionalize
it to specific individuals. It is said that God loves all. It
is said, and it is true, that you are each indwelt by this very
same source of love. So, God has not only expressed love for
everyone, He has expressed love to each single individual in His
divine gift. You, while you are unfolding in your experience of
this love, are learning that singular expression of that love,
love for one person, love for one other person, much as does an
infant for mother and then father, and expand that love until
you reach a psychic circle state of awareness wherein you can
express love toward anyone.
So, to address your question of who, you may love
expansively any individual, all individuals, but you may be
required through wisdom to modify the expression of that love
for any particular individual as it effects their overall well-
Tom: Ive often heard the expression that love, like
forgiveness, is experienced as it comes through you, as you
bestow it. That would ring your own bell, but it falls short of
ringing the divine bell. Could you comment on that?
* Jessona: It is this transfer of love into you and out of
you from the divine that etches upon the mind of a creature
growing in love that divine love cannot be lost. It is forever
available and soon becomes trusted that it is not only available
but ever present.
You are right to compare love to forgiveness, for they both
function in this way. Forgiveness is not always seen as
available, and many systems of thought have been developed which
address availability, but soon in faith the creature comes to
realize that forgiveness is ever-present. It cannot be in any
way won or purchased. When you discover this presence then love
of your own expression is understood as the expression of God in
loving outreach. Like forgiveness, you can love with a divine
affection; you can forgive another easily without condition.
But as I have said, while you experience and understand this
level of loving, you will be required to apply wisdom and to
tune your expression of love just as you would tune your
expression of forgiveness based on the conditions of time and
space in which you find yourself, and the relationship, and the
maturity of the other individuals. ....
And conditional love is often seen as flawed, however it is
not. Conditional love is a specific manifestation of
unconditional love modified by wisdom and applied unselfishly.
Wrongly applied conditional love is love that seeks return,
recognition, reward. True conditional love is love for ones
other and manifested so that other will receive it with highest
Divine love may also be likened to a constant bright light.
This is love that emanates from the absolute, and when it makes
its appearance in time and space, by the nature of time and
space, distance has become a reality between source and
reception, and many things can intervene between. Here is where
all the love between creatures takes place. Then you have the
manifestation of falling in love and out of love, of love with
required recognition, and love that enables wrongly, shadows
that interfere with that ever-present brilliance of divine love.
When you have that bell ring within you and you have experienced
that eternal love, you are not shaken by the ebb and flow of
creature love. It is simply seen as the expression by a
creature through their lens of personality and its shifting.
All the while the love of God is present and revealing it to you
in one way or another and expressing through you -- at least it
is hoped by me -- at all times in every way to all others.
Tom: Thank you for your counsel.
* Jessona: You are always welcome.
I would draw a close with one last comment.
Michael upon Urantia realized his creator sonship with the
Universal Father, comprehended his identity as one with God, and
told his followers that while he was to leave this world, he
would send his Comforter. He said he left his peace with you,
and that he has left his love with you. This Spirit of Truth is
that presence, and that presence also indwells you. So, as you
look for love, look within yourself, for there is the spirit,
even the spirits, of love. This is your source of the
expression of love to all others. Its infinity of quantity
resides within you now. With this quantity of love available to
you, you may freely begin its expression at whatever level of
your spiritual evolution. It cannot be squandered. Love is to
be expressed. As you express, your understanding of love
develops. You need not wait until you understand love to
express it appropriately. Express it and grow and love more
wisely as you ascend. Love refills itself within you every time
you give it away.
I will return. Farewell.
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