What is love?

QUESTION: Masters, what is love? Is it a kind of energy or something that behaves in a similar way to energy? Can it be created? If so how does one make it? What are the practices that help one develop the ability to make it? How can one increase the quantity in which it is made? Alternatively, is it the union of previously separate things, becoming one, not in parts but as an undivided whole, annihilating the differences? ~George, UK

ANSWER: To start with, we have to clarify that it means different things to different peoples, races, nationalities, and religions. English generally just uses the one word “love,” while other languages may have as many as eight terms grouped together under your term for love. “Energy” has no agreed set meaning either.

In human form, the body perceives love emotionally and/or physically and/or mentally. It may encompass the person’s entire physiological system, as with romantic or erotic attraction. With familial or friendship associations, it is more mental going into emotional connections. When it comes to, say, a love of good food or possessions, it becomes physical as an attachment, attraction, pleasure, or satisfaction. It is a response to some form of stimulus.

In the spiritual state, love is the reflection of the perfection and magnificence of Source energy in an unconditional, continuously flowing, embryotic fluid wherein each soul gathers wisdom to approach total enlightenment and become one with Source.

There are no absolutes in the universe, so that “love” does not behave in any set pattern for all humans even when drawn to the same stimulus. Love grows as one becomes more invested in the subject of the magnetism.

With the soul’s powers and abilities as a piece of Source, one may create love through the various uses of conscious and unconscious intentions. Removing all obstacles to being in a form of love allows it to flourish. The first step, of course, is to entirely remove its antithesis: negativity.

An introduction is permitting self-love to rule your humankind. Acceptance is an early phase of appreciating all that you are doing as a soul with a journey. You draw to yourself that which you desired to experience for purposes of learning. Love yourself for all the effort you endure to satisfy your choices.

Don’t try to be too precise in a definition or description. Just as life varies for each of you, so will your definition of love.