(quote) Bernie-645443 said: Some ideas / impressions :
Sometimes I think we are like bubbles, acting, at rest, acting upon others. The membranes may touch, the boundaries may be twisted, moved. In a larger space less contact may happen. In small spaces we are molded and pressed into shape to fit the available space, or the " other's " jigsaw edges. In reality, being limited beings, we can't completely merge our boundaries and contained essense / experience. Since we are created individual souls, can we ever pass the " other " membrane ?
When speaking of telepathic empathy, are there levels, or is it a full communication, and is it uni-directional, bi-directional, or infused from outside either of the individuals ?
Is it some part of God in us that initiates the " spark " of attraction ? Or, having free will, do we somehow by the actor / observer transaction actually make the spark ? Part of taking our time, getting to know someone, " friends first ", etc., seems to indicate a substantial amount of " creating " attraction. Just as twins can be so different in interests, I suspect that some of our like or indifference to closely similar individuals may be self started.
Is the spark part of a universal essense of love, and our " falling in love " moment only a lifting of part of a cloak caused by our imperfect nature ?
Just me, I've come to feel that I have a much larger amount of free will in matters of " love " than I had suspected years ago. In a " graph " sense, one can explore the optimum number of relationships, or the optimum intensity/depth of one relationship.
I agree with the other posters who have noted the importance of choosing to take action, whether that is contacting more people or developing our meeting with God, or increasing our service to others.
telepathic empathy: I have not done research, but I believe if it is God given, such a big heart for the hurting must have levels...If the Gift is given for service to humanity-being Christ to the world- it must be accepted, recognized, and honed to do the greater good that Christ would want HIS heart to do, no?
Yes, I believe God is the ONE we are searching for when we search in each other for the perfect match...It is HE we seek...and so it's the Christ in the other we really desire...and when that portion of Christ is unearthed...we fall into HIS arms and listen to the sound of HIS heartbeat....if only for a fleeting brief season...So the other...the beloved shows us Christ...in small everyday presence, and sharing, and out- serving each other LOL With Christ and prayer in the center of the relationship the spark burns into the light God wants to see on the hilltop!
I agree that it is indeed necessary to get to know a person and feel safety and security...but to "work at being friends first...making that work...dragging it out...studying dissecting...I think you know within a short period of intense daily communication.... gives you a good basis for making even just apreliminary determination of whether you were good for each other...Praying together, sharing devoitonals, reading inspirational books on the phone... gives you a good launchpad to meet and greet or F2F times...then meeting family and being good stewards of your time to build relationship has to be done from will...effort...work. But I don't hink if it is the spark of God...that you really need to work at MAKING the two of you INTO beloveds...it is either there, or not there...and from that determination you share the journey...of becoming a couple...over time...but monogamously...with hedges to protect the growing love....until the day you promise and invite The Lord of your dance to join in!!
One can explore the optimum number of relationships...and that may be tintillating to those fascinated with numbers and combinations...or there are those who much rather explore the optimum intensity of ONE relationship....and that relationship based on joint prayer, probing questions, joint discernment....To me, that is the most wonderful way to explore...in depth with one...BUT if my or your "other" is not desirous of one to one cherishing and discovering... therein can lie heartache...because God's initial spark...can't ignite green wood...seasoned wood...ready for the fireplace...WOW what a roaring fire Christ can begin, no?
Wonderful to consider, and beautiful to envision! We could have some nice bonfires here, right? CM could really light up the darkness! Good News when you entertain the possibility of God-in-charge!! Thanks, Bernie!