The Law of Divine Love
August 29th, 2001
Received by H.
As I have promised you, here I am again, Judas, your guide along your quest for God and His Love.
I wish to speak about a topic which surely will interest you: The Law of Love, or to be more exact, the Law of Divine Love.
You know very well that there is a hierarchy of laws in the universe of God’s creation. There are natural laws, which science studies and partially understands, there are spiritual laws, like the Law of compensation for example, and laws also exist at the Divine level. The only Law dealt with up to now at the Divine level, has been the Law of Divine Love.
You also realized that the principle of many of these laws at an inferior level is also reflected in a similar law at a superior level. In the same way as the Law of Divine Love exists, we also know the Law of Natural Love.
All men are subject to natural laws, of course, because they move in a material atmosphere. Even their physical and spirit body is constituted of matter, although the quality of this matter is not the same in both cases. However, it is matter.
Spiritual laws also have certain validity in the material environment, although on earth they do not operate with the same accuracy and certainty as in the spirit world. For example, the Law of Compensation has already been discussed, operating in the spirit world exactly according to a spirit’s soul condition, but on earth, its effect is more diffuse and may involve innocent people who suffer consequences for causes without having contributed to their origin.
Men, as spiritual beings, are subject to spiritual laws, of course. But as we already have verified, not all men incorporate part of the Divinity into their soul, and therefore, not all men are subject to the Law of Divine Love, which we will call from now on the Law of Love, to simplify things.
When a soul receives the Father’s Love, it necessarily enters the scope of the Law of Love. And this Law implies that man always searches for more of this Love, that he reacts to the reception of Love, as we have already explained in a previous message. I refer to the last link in the Law of Activation, which deals with prayers for the Love of God.
Jesus explained this in somewhat simpler words, with less theory and more practical illustration, and we can even find some instances of these explanations in the Bible. In it, we may read:
“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”
This parable was really used by Jesus, in a similar form, not exactly this way. It dealt with a lot of money. One talent equaled 3,000 shekel, each shekel had a value of 4 denarii, that is, the salary of 4 working days. A talent corresponded to 10,000 working days, or 33 years. An impressive sum, and also Jesus’ listeners were impressed.
What this parable means is that all servants of the Lord received His Love, the talents, according to their abilities, or according to their soul longings. And the first ones activated the Love that they had; it multiplied and achieved gain for the Lord. But the last one did not do this, he buried the Love in a forgotten corner of his soul, he never activated it and he continued living as before.
The parable continues that the last servant was bereft of the little he possessed and then expelled. This is not true. Jesus did mention that his attitude entailed consequences, but not in these words.
Consequences, you ask? Yes, it is true. As we already mentioned, the activation of obtained Love is a requirement of the Law of Love. If this does not happen, a state out of harmony results, and as you know very well, any state out of harmony will be resolved finally. It will have a positive outcome, but the process to recover harmony is a painful one.
There are many people who possess a small portion of God’s Love, but they don’t react. These people, and then spirits, can opt for the spiritual way toward the perfect man, but they are exactly those, who always, in some corner of their soul, know that something more exists. It is a subliminal knowledge, but it gnaws and it continues gnawing on the individual’s supposed definitive happiness. They are the spirits of the sixth sphere, who finally discover their dissatisfaction and learn to listen to what the Celestials may tell them. They are those who return to an inferior level in order to restart their search, parting from there, obeying the law, to which they subjected themselves and with which they have entered a commitment, when they received the Divine Substance for first time.
On earth, this conflict among what should be and what really is, can also bear painful consequences, so that in this case Divine Love may catalyze negative experiences, contrary to what everybody would suppose. But these are benevolent experiences, although they are negative, because they try to balance the lost poise, and serve the good of the individual.
Any lack of harmony, no matter at which level, brings some aftermath. For this reason, obtaining once the Divine Love and then sitting down calmly and inactively, with some idea of “nothing bad can happen to me now,” is a very erroneous attitude, and the weight of the Law may hurt.
The Love of God brings so many benefits, but it also has demands. It seems strange, because on receiving it, one would suppose that life changes. But many times, I would say in most cases, it is not so. Only in extreme anguish, men clamor to God, their souls scream from desperation, and help arrives. Once they are well again, everything falls into oblivion. To ask for Love, to receive Love, is an approach that brings to us unimaginable benefits, but it also demands from us a commitment: to live the Love. If we don’t do this, the Law of Love will remind us of it.
On other occasions, Jesus used the image of the tree, which doesn’t bear fruit and is cut down and tossed into the fire. The fire, of course, is not eternal hell, definitive perdition, as this parable is interpreted many times, but it is rather the painful consequence of inharmony with the Law of Love.
Laws, even in the spiritual environment, do not only grant benefits, but also impose obligations. And in this case, I wouldn’t even like to call these obligations, I would rather say “opportunities”: Opportunities to live the Love, to make feel the Love, to serve as the light, illuminating the way, a service complete with fulfillment and happiness.
Take advantage of these opportunities, be examples. Not because you fear the aftermath, but out of love to God and your neighbors.
I am happy my dear brother that you have received this message quite well, and tomorrow we will meet again, dealing with a new message, a topic that has never before been covered. It is a conflictive subject, and I will try to impress upon you several related aspects during the rest of this day, so that our work tomorrow may be fruitful.
Your brother in the spirit,
© Copyright is asserted in this message by Geoff Cutler 2013