I was recently listening to a book (“Speaker for the Dead” by Orson Scott Card) in which a character shared a passage about their interpretation of God.
They recited a text from their teachings which said “Ye must love everyone so that God will love you.”
I thought about this for a moment and used how MFM interprets the concept of God for our reality, which would be the ‘everything’ that is found at Lvl 1 (MFM).
At this level of reality, it is not possible to not love a part of our self. All is one and we would only be referring to our whole self.
The challenge is that we are currently present in a physical reality, in which we can choose to not love another individual physical self.
This is why there can be a large amount of confusion with some of this information, as we need to also include a further dimension.
The passage is true if applied to the whole (as an attempt by the whole to dislike a part of itself is the same as disliking all of itself), but not true if applied to the individual physical self.
This is because the whole won’t stop loving an individual self just because that individual self chooses not to love other individual selves.
Making sense of this
Our fingers can choose to dislike and harm eachother (ouch), but our whole body can’t love and not love itself at the same time. It is either one or the other.
Still not clear perhaps, which is why I recommend learning more about our minds. How they work and how we can apply everyday mindfulness techniques to help us in our lives.
This becomes clearer once an MFM student learns more about the large range of mind-based energy levels, what we are and what can be found beyond.
I’ve put together a 5-part Podcast series that provides a high level view of everything, along with exercises to try at home.