Spiritual work

The Church of Love

Resting again today, this period of detox is not to be rushed.  As I was thinking of what to write today a piece of prose that was given to me during my crystal healing course came to mind…

It has no fabric, only understanding. 

It has no membership save those who know they belong.  

It has no rivals, because it is non-competitive. 

It has no ambition, because it only seeks to serve. 

It knows of no boundaries, for nationalisms are unloving. 

It is not of itself, because it seeks to enrich all groups and religions

It acknowledges all great teachers of all the ages who have shown the truth of love.

Those who participate practice the truth of love in all their beings. 

There is no walk of life or nationality that is a barrier. 

Those who are, know.

It seeks not to teach, but to be – and by being, enrich. 

It recognises that the way we are may be the way of those around us, because we are that way. 

It recognises that the time has come for the supreme transition, the ultimate alchemical act of conscious change of the ego into the voluntary return to the whole.

It does not proclaim itself with a loud voice but in the subtle realms of loving. 

It salutes all those in the past who have blazoned the path but have paid the price. 

It admits no hierarchy or structure, for no one is greater than another. 

The members shall know each other by their deeds, and their being, and by their eyes and by no other sign save the fraternal embrace. 

Each one will dedicate their life to the silent loving of their neighbour and environment and our world, while carrying out their daily task, no matter how humble. 

It recognises the supremacy of the great ideal, which may only be accomplished if the human race practices the supremacy of Love

It has no reward to offer, either here or in the hereafter, save that of the ineffable joy of being and loving.

Each shall seek to advance the cause of understanding, doing good by stealth and teaching only by example. 

They shall heal their neighbour, their community and our world. 

They shall know no fear and feel no shame and their witness shall prevail over all odds. 

It has no secret, no arcanum, no initiation, save that of true understanding of the power of love and that, if we want to be so, the world will change if we change ourselves first. 

All those who belong, do so because they belong to the Church of Love.

It’s said to be a Cathar prophecy from the year 1244 but it looks like something that could have been written in the hippiest of the sixties.  To be honest, its orgin, its analysis doesn’t interest me, nor do I choose to interpret this through any religious or spiritual teaching.  Just the words themselves and aspirational quality resonates.  

And I wanted to share it.  

2 thoughts on “The Church of Love”

    1. Wow. Powerful words and deeply resonates.
      I received the piece of prose in 2003 and wrote it up on my Facebook page in 2011 but since then it disappeared back into the ether. Until today when, admittedly feeling pretty sorry for myself with a hacking cough, it came back to me.
      And now this, and it mentions Delphi. A place i know i need to visit.
      Thank you my dear for sharing this with me.
      Love and Light xxx

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