You might remember the song “Love is in the Air” by John Paul Young, a disco song that made its way into the Australian romantic comedy “Strictly Ballroom” or, if you’re like 99% of people on earth, you might not. In either case, it is an uplifting song, which means to me that it is consistent with the spirit of love.
Love is neither person, place nor thing. It is an invisible, omnipresent spirit which takes form in innumerable ways. It is the power from which all other power manifests. Like a mighty sun (which incidentally is one form of love), it intensifies all that it touches.
The power that love is is the one power. The power of love can be misused, abused, and twisted. When love is distorted, evil results. Evil does not have its own power, it exists only to the degree that it is capable of usurping the power of love. That is why struggling with evil is so foolish and why the statement “resist not evil” is so incredibly powerful. Evil is nothing in and of itself. Evil is a vampiric because it has no life of its own.
There are two types of love: radiant and responsive. Your love for God is responsive love. Your responsive love opens the channels for your radiant love, that is, blessing. When you are in a true friendship, both radiant and responsive love are at play. Unrequited love is radiant love that is not met, matched or opposed by responsive love.
Radiance is the evidence of the presence of love. Radiance transmutes into blessing when radiant love converges with responsive love. Blessing is the afterglow of love’s fusion.
No matter how horrible things are in your life in particular on earth in general, love is always in the air. It is prima materia. When you’re low, focus your responsive love in relation to the source of love. Look upward, then serve outward. This is the secret formula for an endlessly generative life…no matter how restrictive or uncomfortable your immediate circumstances may be at any give point in time.