A Natural Spark or
A Divine Glow
Compassion, an expression of love, is a defining characteristic of one who sees, understands, cares and loves.
In our natural love, we have compassion for others when we possess a certain level of understanding of their life experiences. The more we know of their defining life experiences, the more compassion we have. This is true with anyone; even those who are very hurtful. We may not like the harm their actions/words create, but knowing that their actions come from their painful past generates a compassion for them. This truth, I have realized for some time. Compassion flows from understanding.
What I’ve learned more recently through my experiences is that with the receipt of divine love, we gain a perception of others that sees them more deeply even without a personal understanding, because we are “seeing” them through this divine love of our heavenly Father.
As divine love shapes our perceptions; we see into the souls of others and their beautiful potential. We see that they are dearly beloved children of our Father, no matter their current soul condition, and we feel a reflection of this love within us. And when we see them suffering, for whatever reason, compassion is ignited in us. Our desire intensifies, as divine love expands within us, that they too may be freed from all that blinds and binds them, a freedom that only divine love can bring into their lives. In response, our soul extends outward to them with compassion and a desire for their suffering to be alleviated.
As we grow in divine love, we experience an increasing compassion toward others. It’s not a compassion that is segmented, in that it extends to some and not others, at some times and not others, or in some situations and not others. It doesn’t flow from ourselves, but from our heavenly Father through us, and his divine love extends to every soul and living creation. He is the true Father of all, and a Father whose love never fails and is always constant, for it’s immutable as he is. Thus, as we become recipients of that divine love we start to experience this all-consuming boundless love. Because divine love is of our Father, it’s a love when possessed by us holds his characteristics. So it isn’t a love that we normally see. It holds a purity of truth, a higher intellect, and an unpredictable nature in its expression. It’s a love beyond us, yet becomes a part of us as he forms a oneness with us. And when we’ve experienced a drop of the realness and truth of this divine love, all we want are those drops to become a living stream flowing freely through us to others.
A Divine Glow
Divine love begins as a drop of liquid light of love in our soul that emanates a radiant glow. Though it’s a drop and the emanating light dim, it’s shining constantly. It’s a part of immortality, thus it’s always constant because of the inherent life it possesses. It continues to grow brighter as we continue to draw near to the Source of divine love. This radiance from within is the beginnings of divine love within our soul, thus with it we start experiencing a deeper and truer love for all of creation, and compassion is a significant part of that love. It starts small, but it starts for all. It has an all-consuming nature ridding our lives of lines drawn in the sand that create separation.
In it’s light, all that causes distance in our souls from others starts to fade; judgment, fear, lack of care, criticism, condemnation, un-forgiveness, ill-will, pride, and so on as the Breath of life holding mercy, forgiveness, humility, healing, acceptance, and renewal fills our soul. This divine love is what it is, not because of us, but because of the Source who it’s continually flowing from.
As for our natural love, it is consumed by divine love casting a beautiful reflection.
A Natural Spark
While divine love is a glowing constant in our soul, our natural love waxes and wanes with the drama of the human soul. Natural love or human love is born out of our relationships and is generated by our own self-efforts to love. It sparks at times at not at others. It sparks for some and not others. It sparks for a while for someone, and then diminishes. Yet, divine love just is, whether a drop or more. It’s a steady light glowing in our soul that exudes care and thus compassion for all creation that never stops glowing or growing.
As beautiful and powerful as this divine love is, it isn’t something we can give of ourselves. It flows through a true harmonious union with our heavenly Father, the Source of this transcendent love. But the blessed answer to this gap is that our perfect Father desires nothing more than for us to ever be flowing in the stream of his divine love. This love is always present, always wants to give love, always wants to be connected, and always wants to expand. So in our desire for it, it will only continue to expand in us as our soul is transformed to receive and give it. Thus, its outflow to others only continues to grow more beautiful, which is a defining witness to the truth abiding in our soul.