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There seems to be a natural rhythm to our awareness of Life that often flows easily in threes. For example, when we speak of the Nature of God, we speak of that Nature as “triune”—Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, i.e., God Is Infinite Power, Unlimited Knowledge or Consciousness, and Present everywhere at the same time. When we speak of the Universe we often speak of Its triune Nature of space, time and matter. Triune literally means three in one

In Christianity the Holy Trinity is thought of as Three in One: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Some theologians say that the Holy Spirit of Trinity is the “Atmosphere” of Love eternally produced between the Father and the Son (between the Creator of All and all of Creation). There’s nothing going on anywhere but God, and God is Love. Therefore, there’s nothing going on anywhere, no matter how it seems, but Love loving Love.

We might say that the Holy Spirit is the Creative Atmosphere of Love, or the Law of Attraction, that is the Field of Holy Energy that governs the Universe. That Atmosphere within the Three-in-One is the One that responds to the vibration of our thoughts by turning thought energy into thing energy (matter).

There is a triune nature to our individual expression of the One God that is All there Is to all we are. We are the Creator within Creation that is created to create with God in an Atmosphere of Love and like God who is Love. We are three-in-one: me, myself and I, body, mind and spirit.

There is the “me”—our creation, the one we see as the one we be, the one we see in the mirror, the physical form that represents us wherever we are: “This is me, the one I’ve made within the Atmosphere of Love.” There’s no other place for us to be even though we appear to exist separately. Some think, in fact many think, that who we are in this limited edition is all there is to us right now.

But there is “myself”—what we think of that me; and what we think about that me, our self-talk, affects the health of that me physically, emotionally and mentally.

Thank God we are a Being that is “three in One” because no matter what, there is the “I” of us—our Inner Being, our Spirit, the “I Am” of our Existence. It knows who we are because we are One with It. In moments that we become aware of our Self as that “I,” we realize the profound Nature of who we truly are.

In the Bhagavad Gita, the Quoran, and in ancient Biblical scriptures, mystics offered a metaphysical version of Creation. For example, in the Bible, in the first chapter, third verse, of Genesis we read: “In the beginning God said ‘Let there be light; and there was light.’” Light is the Awareness of Being, the Consciousness of Existence, the Eternal Radiance of Love. That Light lives in us. That Light is the Life of us.

In The Science of Mind we read, “It is impossible, perhaps, to put into words or into print what a mystic sometimes sees. And it is as hard to believe it as it is to put it into words. But there is a certain inner sense which, at times, sees Reality in a flash which illuminates the whole being with a great flood of light.” We’re all capable of seeing that Light because we came forth riding on Its Holy Beam. When our mind is quiet, perhaps when we’re meditating, we can get a flash of It. It’s sustaining our identification with It as the “I” of our self (Self) that is often a challenge in this world.

The mind of Jesus, as well as the minds of those mystics before him and after him, were so illuminated by that Light that they sustained there identification with It while they walked the Earth.They could see the perfect Reality of  the Trinity, within themselves and the world, wherever they were. That is why Jesus said “I am the light of the world.” While he was in his physical form (his me), Jesus saw no separation from his I. He said “I and the Father are one.” In the Book of Philippians we read, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” In his illuminated mind, Jesus knew that the expansion of Love’s Creation was his only purpose for Being. And he said, in so many words, that it is our purpose too.

Before “the beginning” is a mystery. Hindi poet and philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore, wrote: “Love is an endless mystery, for It has nothing else to explain It.” We’re not here to explain how we got here. We’re here to love everything within this Mystery of Love. The Way of Transformation reminds us that the world in which we live has but one purpose, and that it’s the same purpose that all dimensions of creation have: to be the extension of our Creator’s Love. We’re here to be a confirmation of Love’s Existence; to say, just by being alive as our Self, “Love Is.” If we’re not doing that, we’re not doing jack, no matter what we accomplish in this world. We read in the Book of Mark, “For how does it benefit a man if he should gain the whole world and lose his own soul?”

As a love-based community here at LEC, we are coming to know, together, that it doesn’t matter how many books we read about spirituality, it doesn’t matter how many quotes we quote about Love, and it doesn’t matter how many material things we attract to us and possess; the only thing that matters is what we think of our self, and what we believe our self (Self) to be. Our “myself” thinking affects our physical body, our relationships, our experiences of abundance, and how we perceive the world around us.

Sai Baba wrote, “Never think that God is somewhere far away or only present in a particular place and not in another. He is present everywhere and permeates every atom of the universe.” Because God is Love, Love is present everywhere and permeates every atom of the Universe, including the “me” we see even though we may not believe that’s true. Love permeates every atom of our being even when we’re not feeling loved or loving. But in those moments when we’re not fully identified with the form we call “me,” a greater awareness of the Love that we are, our “I Am” in the Universe of Love, is freed to arise in our awareness and to momentary dissolve the limitation of our human thinking.

There is space between our human thoughts that emanates a Love that is not “of this world.” It belongs to all of us because we only exist within It. This is the Love of God. This is the God of Love. Love permeates every atom of every being in the entire world, even when human behaviors seem to affirm otherwise. In those moments when we consciously choose to BE LOVE, we are knowing God as the Love that lives in us. We’re feeling our inseparable Oneness and unchangeable Identity as the Creation of Love Itself. In those moments, Love doesn’t even seem to be a choice—we’re just feeling It, and expressing It, and receiving It. It flows so naturally that we don’t have to remind our self that Love is what we are.

But this world (that each of us willingly chose to enter) offers us plenty of opportunities to practice choosing to Be Love, especially when things don’t seem to flow; especially when others around us, or in the news, may not appear to be making the same choice for Love. That’s why it’s essential for us never to think that Love is only present in a particular place and not in another, because when we focus on unloving behaviors in others, we not only think that Love is somewhere far away from them, we experience that distance within us.

We are the way Love appears in this world. There is no other way. We’re the presence of It, even when we’re pretending not to be. But when we are Being our True Self, Love heals, Love multiplies in abundant good, Love lends a gentle hand, Love offers a kind word, and Love forgives by Being Unconditional. Love is a Powerful Thing, and Its Power lives in us.

Rumi so beautifully wrote: “I want that love that moved the mountains. I want that love that split the ocean. I want that love that made the winds tremble. I want that love that roared like thunder. I want that love that will raise the dead. I want that love that lifts us to ecstasy. I want that love that is the silence of eternity.” When Love is all we want to Be, Love will fill the “me” we see, and we will create the good, beautiful and true, together, with no effort at all.