What Kind of Love?
Love comes in many forms

Love comes in many forms. We use the word for everything from "I love you" to "I love my new car / chocolate chip cookie ice cream / this weather / your outfit / peace." The thing that these uses of "love" have in common is that they imply some bargain made or some value received. "I (will) love you (if)..." Or, "I love (the pleasure I receive from) ice cream."

There is another kind of love, of course. It is the love that asks nothing in return, the love that creates no obligation, carries no conditions, and has no expectations. In fact, this kind of love does not even require an object to love... this is the love coming out of us, the experience of love and acceptance in us. It is our nature. We could then simply say "I love." Or, "I am love." Or, just: "I AM."

To experience the love of "I AM" is to be at one with the Divine Presence that is in and through all of creation. It is the source of the true Happiness of the Spiritual Warrior.

I returned last week from two weeks in Teotihuacan and Oaxaca, Mexico, with don Miguel Ruiz. His focus on that journey was our experience of "I AM." Actually, his focus on our journey together for all of the years we have worked with him has been to bring us to this place of the individual experience of the I AM. His dream is now being realized, both in the Toltec Community, and with other teachers and groups around the world.



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Allan Hardman is an author and expert on personal and spiritual transformation, relationships, emotional healing-- and a Toltec Master in the lineage of don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.™ Allan teaches in Sonoma County, CA, and from “The House of the Eagles,” his winter home in Chacala, Nayarít, Mexico. He guides Journeys of the Spirit to sacred sites in Mexico, and hosts wellness vacations in Chacala. He is the author of The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book, and co-author of two books with Deepak Chopra, Caroline Myss, Dr. Andrew Weil, Prince Charles, and others. Visit Allan’s extensive website at www.joydancer.com, and TACO, his online spiritual membership community.