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Mike is often posed with some great questions about life, dreams, and happiness. Some are very personal, while others are general. These questions are often the kind we've all wrestled with in our lives, sometimes deducing our own answers, other times not. Since many of these questions are universal, Mike began posting answers here so that others might benefit from the correspondence.*

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Question of the Day


How does LOVE figure into the Universe?

Dear Mike, I've been trying to figure out how love figures into the Universe, scheming on our behalf. People are falling in love with one another all over the place, but so many times the other person doesn't love them back. A lot of people explain this with ideas of predetermination, but the Universe doesn't work on those principles. Maybe the Universe knows what's best for us, but... if we provide the plan and it provides the action than that wouldn't seem to be its way of doing things. Thanks so much for the thoughts.

Answer


I think I understand what you're asking, so here are several thoughts.
First off, people aren't really falling in love. As it was so well put in the Conversations With God series (Neale Donald Walsh), people fall "in need." But instead...
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Question of the Day


How does LOVE figure into the Universe?

Dear Mike, I've been trying to figure out how love figures into the Universe, scheming on our behalf. People are falling in love with one another all over the place, but so many times the other person doesn't love them back. A lot of people explain this with ideas of predetermination, but the Universe doesn't work on those principles. Maybe the Universe knows what's best for us, but... if we provide the plan and it provides the action than that wouldn't seem to be its way of doing things. Thanks so much for the thoughts.

Answer


I think I understand what you're asking, so here are several thoughts.
First off, people aren't really falling in love. As it was so well put in the Conversations With God series (Neale Donald Walsh), people fall "in need." But instead of saying "I need you very much." They say "I love you very much." This makes for a much better sound bite. And so they are actually lying to and misunderstanding each other (and themselves) from the get go.

Love is like the Universal glue that holds everything together. There is only love. It's not an emotion. It's not a phase. It would never be conditional. It doesn't come and go. This isn't to say we can't sense or feel love, particularly in moments of true, deep happiness. Nor am I implying that the feelings we have aren't beautiful, but it's pretty safe to say, that what you see going on in the world is far more emotion based and need driven than it is a celebration of freedom and appreciation.

Secondly, as to "how the Universe takes love into account when scheming on our behalf," do you mean how does the Universe help us find romance? If you are, it seems you might be of the persuasion that people "should be" in relationships. That they are "ideal," even meant to be, and a goal that we are all moving toward. None of these are necessarily true. Nothing is meant to be until we predetermine it through our own wants, desires and imaginings. So when it comes to relationships, the Universe does NOTHING on our behalf until we commission it - either at a conscious level, or perhaps through our deeper "soul" objectives/desires, but in either case, it's limited to the confines of our own beliefs.

As far as the Universe "knowing what's best for us," I'm glad you brought that up. The truth is, I refer to the Universe "doing things" like conspiring because it helps the listener/reader realize that far bigger wheels are turning that make their reality work than what their own limited perspective of the world reveals. Plus it gives comfort knowing that "something" infinitely wise, loving, and powerful is "out there" with our best interests in mind. However, referring to the Universe this way is actually just a tool toward helping us realize that the something out there is us! We are that big, we are that powerful, and we are in control (usually too big a leap for most to take, and it goes against the teachings of virtually every religion). In other words, the Universe is not actually out there planning and calculating our lives based upon what is best for us.

The problem with making references to our powers as "the Universe out there" is that it presumes that we are not in control, and that the big decisions lie outside of ourselves. Again, neither are true. Still, the benefits of believing in such a Universe, or using such talk as a metaphor for our own powers, are both far better, and truer, than thinking we have to "go it" alone, with just our physical minds, often while being judged and frowned upon by some angry, resentful God.

So now, your question about what does the Universe do for us, or want for us, in relationships... the answer might now be easier to see. Absolutely nothing. It's all about what we want for ourselves, what we decide, what we believe in, and what we make happen.

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