Many years ago, before becoming a daily meditator, I heard a disagreement on radio, on God, where one accused the other: 'does he think he has his own personal hotline to God'? the person questioned. At the time, I too thought having a hotline to God was a strange statement. Now, after thirty-five years of meditation, I can say with confidence, that, not only it is possible, but easy.
In describing, God, it helps if we move beyond titling God as a noun, as a single entity of sorts, for God's name is not God as we understand the term "name" – biblically, name means nature. Therefore, God translates, Divine Nature, which Nature is Absolute, transcendental and universal – everywhere, both relative and absolute in totality all at once. Once we grow beyond the imprisoning mind-sets of formal religions and the literal interpretations of the Bible, then does hotline reality really begin opening for us – a new dimension of higher consciousness and soul wisdom reveals itself which heretofore was bluntly conditioned over by formal religious teachings during those vital early formative years.
With Divine Love being Transcendental, and human emotional love being of the material world, therefore, human love is imperfect, it is not Divine Love. Divine Nature, in its purest experience for humans is profound natural compassion and deep contentment, or, in yoga, its Bliss. In this context, no matter how sincere human love may be intended toward others, it is still innately contaminated by the material world influence, by non-naturally-occurring compassionate nature. Human love, therefore, amounts to non-purified emotionalism and, for the most part, selective in expression. It is selective because it is usually reserved only for those close to us, such as family members and trusted acquaintances – it can also be contrived love. Beyond the comfort zone of selective love, particularly where compassion is concerned, we become spiritually challenged on all fronts.
When love is conditional, there are usually unresolved, non-integrated emotions acting out at the subconscious level, emotions which are contradicting our heart's natural desire to express authentic Divine Love. Prior to spiritual soul awakening, we're each subliminally driven by deeply-rooted fears and insecurities, by the myriad of ego-contrived mind-sets resulting in our every actions being automatically played out on the screen of life-hence conditional love sourced of spiritual ignorance. Tending toward those we feel are more tolerant of these unresolved deficiencies, we cling to their emotional security rather than freeing ourselves of our own inherited programming – from the loop-feed of the subconscious aspect of overall mind.
Contacting Divine Love
Because contact is a conscious choice, when acted upon it is this choice which activates our life-journey's real purpose here on earth. For human love to become perfected into Divine Love, embarking upon a self-purification process is necessary. In this regard, purification means expansion of conscious mind – capacity of deep experiencing as opposed to mere surface experiencing. When contact with our own eternal Pure Soul becomes realized, experienced, then this deeper capacity-nature of soul-silence becomes irreversibly infused into the nature of the mind / heart, then does Divine Love Nature become established within our own consciousness. Divine Bliss or pure compassion is experienced as soul intuition, which, in reality is our personal "Hotline to God". Of course, the optimum word here is CONTACT. It is deemed contact only when such contact has become established within consciousness. No amount of intellectualizing on contact, verbally or otherwise, produces it. We can say that water is wet, but, until contact with water is made, then and only do we know the texture and fluidity attributes of water, which is immensely greater than the description of water being wet. Similarly, when we say, God is Love, it remains at the intellectual level until directly experienced within the heart, within consciousness.
Establishing contact is not difficult, but requires a committed, disciplined approach. The approach is by way of the various spiritual disciplines such as meditation, yoga and deep breathing exercises known as pranayama – all very simple and practical practices. These practices reorientate the nervous system to withstanding Pure Consciousness, our own soul – an individualized aspect of God Nature – resulting, over time, in Divine Love-nature becoming unconditionally present in our daily life.
Prior to establishing contact, Pure Consciousness does not exude a quality of Love – for no one could experience such who had not already established contact. Meaning, in its unmanifest state, Divine Love is Potential Purity awaiting transfiguration into the human constitution. Therefore, transfiguration of our spiritual mechanisms, through contact, is how humans get to know, experience our highest pursuit, Divine Nature. This is the understanding behind the biblical quote: "The transfiguration on the Mount" – Mount meaning highest point of inner awareness during meditation. For Pure Eternal Potential to become experiential beyond dogma and belief systems, embarking upon a self-purification practice, of which mind expansion is the by product, is totally necessary. This is when inner Mount nature expands to become established universal awareness – the Will of God alive in our heart.
Divine nature has vibratory qualities which oscillate vastly beyond the level which human emotional love can comprehend or exhibit. In this regard, contact changes everything, for, everything Love passes through it changes into Itself – stepped up into similar energy ratio. The glory is, contact recalibrates our entire physiology; It spiritualizes matter altering and deepening the capacity of the nervous system into perceiving divinely, cosmically. Once realized, and for such to become established contact, Love nature must then be lived, expressed naturally in an effortless way in our daily life. Then, the more we give away – the more that passes through us – then the more we have to further give away – the cycle continues indefinitely. If we do not give Love energy away, express it, then it works against us: we can become angry, moody and even depressed. For, like electricity, energy cannot be stored – it must flow.
The Inner Set-up
To have any experience, there must be a corresponding setup in the nervous system. Therefore, Divine Love becomes realized Potential only when our physiology / nervous system is cultured to withstand Purity – maintain happiness, calm, contentment or bliss, on a continuous basis. And while we may gain token peace of mind by way of literal sound-bites on love nature, the same format does not apply to the heart: to know love the heart must enjoy direct experiencing. And, when the heart does experience direct Purity, we will sense it as inclination to express un-equivocated compassion, sincerity and bubbliness of well-being in all situations.
The False Ego
In the pursuit of Love contact, ego will always present off-putting scenarios to eternally delay expression of our divine inheritance. Ego, being maintainer of the illusory false persona, will always attempt, by any means, at convincing against pursuing our noblest goal. Because it is a psychological contrivance, in an ego-dominated world Purity is non-existent. Ego has no authentic basis, it is not real, therefore is not constituted to know Love, rather, promote its opposite. This then is the plank in the eye which needs plucking out, which needs integration. Another example of ego is, when we say "God is Love" this is an intellectual observation of a state beyond the intellect's capacity of knowing. A simplistic overview from ego's perspective which is incapable of experiencing what it is describing. Because it is transcendental, describing Love through the ego, before spiritual awakening, lacks spiritual maturity and soul-sourced understanding.
For Love to be it must flow. In the absence of flow stagnation ensues – from where we all at one time started our quest for Divine contact. In other words, stagnation equals suffering, which translates as stress, anger, phobias, addictions, depression plus the myriad of side effects these potentially bring at inter-personal and societal level. In the absence of established contact, a tendency can arise where we become over-materially attached, sourcing our happiness through materialism. This can happen when driven to amass endless wealth and possessions as a replacement for authentic peace of mind and security in life. When this is the fact, then matter is dominating spirit instead of the reverse being so – a case of living life's specified in reverse – the Bible puts it: "first seek the Kingdom of Heaven [within]"
And, finally, while adherence to beautiful biblical quotations is certainly a great positive, but, more spiritually authentic would seem to be actually living Divine nature, thus is our own lived experience demonstrated into the world and into Universal Mind. The point being, be sure we're not moving intellectually from direct means of establishing CONTACT, that we're not sending the awareness-ball firmly back into ego's court. By establishing the mind in utter soul silence – like Noah's Ark (the mind) resting on top of the Mount – ego becomes transformed, integrated into spiritual orientation thus ensuring our hotline to God is eternally pure, open and free-flowing.