|Love: The Royal Road - The Basis of Creation|
If a reason could be given for the purpose of creation, it could be stated most simply as "love". For the Lord to create the cosmos from the void of pre-time, there must have been a motive of special significance. Surely just the manifestation of material and technological marvels was not enough: the creation of men and nations was not enough. There must have been an element, which would justify and fulfill the creation.
Love was the reason and continues to be the justification. It is the attraction principle of divinity, wherein all creatures find their common origin and bond. Love is the energy of creation, which manifests as positive and negative currents. In the polarity of opposites, all creation came into being and forever afterwards seeks its union. In the return journey to union with spirit, the material form is purified and transformed into divine love and selflessness.
The world is the field in which love grows and is harvested. It is a battlefield of the senses. Where the play of good and evil is acted out. Love vies against the selfish desires of the ego. The reality of unity struggles to overcome the illusion of separateness. The experienced of selfless love reveals God in the individual and within all creatures.
Unitive love is the fulfillment of life. It expresses itself as identification with all, for as we grow in spiritual awareness, we expand the bounds of our compassion. We start by loving family, community, nation, and ourselves. However, true love is gained only when we see through all false distinctions. When we see God in all creation, we cease to selectively love only some and not others. This awareness fulfills life’s promise.