Today I emailed 20 of my online friends and asked them what they thought was the opposite of Love. Every one of them said that they believe "hate" to be the opposite of Love.

I don't believe this to be true. But, before you read on, what do you think?

Love is what you are. It is what you are made of - it's what the entire universe is made of and ultimately Love is the best name for what most people refer to as God. God (Love) created everything in his/its image. Therefore even "hate" is a part of Love.

As a particle of god (I use the term god because it's the term most people use to describe the creative consciousness that made the universe) you are a particle of Love. Love conscious of itself, conscious of the environment and sometimes conscious of feeling hate as an emotion. But never becoming "hate".

If you truly want an opposite/antonym for Love then Fear would be a much better word. To live in fear is to be disconnected (or feel disconnected, because you cannot be disconnected from what you truly are) from god/Love. This is what the bible calls sin. It is the cause of all the suffering, war and negativity in the world.

Fear is a disabling and painful place to be. It can take over lives, cause depression, cancer and general dis-ease in the physical body.

The way over this is so simple that it seems to elude us most of the time. To banish fear all we must do is choose love. Not the romantic type of love or even the parental type of love nor any emotional type of love, though those are great too!... but the Love that is the consciousness that pervades the universe. Intelligent. Creative. Perfect.

When you understand that you are part of this, that you ARE it - how can there be fear?

Fear is fed to us on a daily basis via the media. It's almost as if someone wants us to live in fear. People in fear are easy to control. People who are free from fear, who have unplugged themselves from the daily fear mongery and discovered the true nature of life cannot be controlled.

At birth we have no fear. We learn it. Obviously a little fear keeps us alive... but to constantly live under the black cloud of deep fear every day is not what the creative force intends. But you have free will to live how you choose...

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ~ John Lennon

It may seem difficult but it is not. There is just a choice. Fear or Love.

Which will you choose?

Author's Bio: 

Kerry Little BSc (Hons) Psych and Webmaster of Kerry assists people with personal development especially regarding the law of attraction, manifesting, meditation and visualisation techniques. She finds nothing more amazing than the human potential to grow, learn and achieve and it makes her day, every day, to be a part of that.

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