relationships

Love is real, real is love” - John Lennon

“Amor Vincit Omnia” (love conquers all) - Vergilius

introduction

The law of love is absolute in Nature. (…) It is the cause of all effect. The effect has no reality. Cause alone is.” - Walter Russell

“Little children, yet a little while [more] I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, so now I say to you, Whither I go, ye cannot come. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now: but thou shalt follow me afterwards.” - Jesus

You can do nothing alone, for you are not alone. A greater truth you will not find. Yet, you will not find a truth that will require greater thought and examination. Do not take it at face value, for this truth is very great. It is necessary that you study it.” - M.V. Summers

In the Greater Community, there are no powerful individuals. There are only powerful relationships.” - M.V. Summers

God

“(…) thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. There is none other commandment greater than these.” - Jesus

Man's supreme error lies in thinking of himself as an individual unit of creation. Practically the whole mass of mankind believes that each man is a power unto himself, independent of anything else in the universe. Each believes himself to be an individual entity whose thinking is his own, confined within his own brain, and who has power of his own within himself to act. Very few think of themselves as utterly helpless in themselves. Very few know that they are as dependent upon their Creator for even the slightest of their actions as an electric light bulb is upon the generator from which it extends. The relationship between the electric light bulb and its generator - from which it draws its power - is exactly the same as the relationship between man and god - man's only source of power.” - Walter Russell

Behold in Me the One, inseparable. Two things there are not in My universe. There is but Me. Everything that is is of every other thing that is. Nothing is of itself alone. All things are indissolubly united.” - universal One (via Walter Russell)

Seek Me. Know Me. Be Me. All men will come to Me in due time, but theirs is the agony of awaiting.” - universal One (via Walter Russell)

“All who desire to know the light of universal thinking can know it when they can but comprehend effects of cause sufficiently well to recollect from within their inner Minds the light of cause. When that day comes to man he will then know that: Everything that is must be of everything else that is. Nothing can be of itself alone. There can be no two of anything in the universe, two substances, two Minds or two beings. All things are universal. ONE.” - Walter Russell

In order to comprehend the true meaning and purpose of your relationships, you must begin with your most primary relationship of all. It is the one relationship that provides the greater context for all your other relationships at all levels. It is the one relationship that is your beginning and your final resting place. It is the one relationship that establishes your purpose for being in the world, the value of your growth and development and the direction and aim of all of your contributions in life. It is the relationship that is most essential to your well-being and your comprehension of yourself and the world. Yet it is the relationship to which you may give the least attention. It is the relationship that you may concern yourself with to the least degree. In fact, it may not be a relationship that you have thought of seriously at all. This is your relationship with God. What is God? It could be said that God is the sum of all relationships. God is the consummation of all relationships. This is a valuable definition because it enables you to experience God as a living force and power in your life rather than an absolute principle or a great and lofty Being whose reality is entirely beyond your reach and life within the world.” - M.V. Summers

The spiritual presence in your life is ever with you, ever available to you and ever reminding you to look beyond your own judgments. It is forever providing for you the support, the assistance and the guidance necessary to minimize the wrong application of your mind and to strengthen the right application of your mind to allow Knowledge to arise within you.” - M.V. Summers

Without Knowledge, relationship is trial and error only. There are many people who have spent their primal energy on relationships with very little to show for it. They have wasted their lives, and yet they have justified this waste by saying that they have grown personally and that they have learned so much. But they are right back where they began. They are alone and they are still seeking for a meaningful union.” - M.V. Summers

There is only one way to resolve your deepest need and that is to find your purpose and fulfill it, which restores to you your relationship with the universe and makes true partnership with another possible and fulfilling.” - M.V. Summers

spiritual family

Your Spiritual Family is comprised of both the relationships that you have fully reclaimed thus far in your overall evolution in physical life and those relationships you are meant to reclaim now and in the future. Your Spiritual Family is your learning group. This means that you are not only an individual, you are also part of a group.” - M.V. Summers

“You have relationships with others in the Greater Community of worlds because this world is not your only home. Your network of meaningful relationships exists far beyond humanity because humanity is but one colony of intelligent life amongst many who dwell together in the Greater Community. You have relationships there, and for you these relationships may be very primary because they are relationships with members of your Spiritual Family.” - M.V. Summers

“You have friends beyond this world because your Spiritual Family has its representatives everywhere. You have friends beyond this world because you are working not merely on the evolution of your world but on the evolution of the Universe as well.” - M.V. Summers

Your Spiritual Family represents a small learning group that has been developed over a long time. At your stage of development, you work best in small groups. That is why your Spiritual Family represents a small group. Not all of your Spiritual Family live within this world. Some of them exist in the Greater Community.” - M.V. Summers

Your Inner Teachers are the advanced members of your Spiritual Family. They are the members of your Spiritual Family who have graduated from learning in the physical reality. Now they must assist those who remain behind so that your Spiritual Family may move forward.” - M.V. Summers

Your Spiritual Family is with you now. Those who are not in the physical reality are with you now and you can experience their presence. This will be your experience of spiritual presence. Your Inner Teachers will help to cultivate and nourish these growing associations so that your experience of spiritual presence and your ability to experience affinity with other people may grow.” - M.V. Summers

You were sent into the world by God to serve your Spiritual Family. You were sent to initiate and reclaim relationships, to recognize your gifts, to allow them to be expressed and to undergo a lifelong process of preparation, each stage of which is necessary for you and necessary for those who will know you. The success of your life will be for you and for those with whom you become engaged.” - M.V. Summers

“Beyond the needs of the body and the needs of the intellect, there is the need of the soul. The need of the soul can only be fulfilled by carrying out your greater purpose in life and by making your rendezvous with those individuals who share this purpose and who will play a part in its discovery and expression. There is no guarantee that everyone will arrive. And it is a miracle for those who do arrive because they have had to follow something inexplicable to find their way there. They have had to overcome their self-doubt and the persuasions of others to make this sacred rendezvous.” - M.V. Summers

human family

Alone you have no meaning. (…) An individual is a potential for relationship. It is the relationships that are important. It is what you are connected to and who you represent that gives meaning to your existence here.” - M.V. Summers

I have absolute faith that anything can come to one who trusts to the unlimited help of the Universal Intelligence that is within, so long as one works within the law, always gives more to others than they expect, and does it cheerfully and courteously.” - Walter Russell

When one trusts this inner universal power, it automatically draws forth the trust of the people one deals with.” - Walter Russell

To enrich yourself, enrich your neighbor. Honor your neighbor and the world will honor you. To sorely hurt yourself hurt your neighbor. He who seeks love will find it by giving it. The measure of a man's wealth is the measure of wealth he has given. To enrich yourself with many friends, enrich your friends with yourself. That which you take away from any man the world will take away from you.” - Walter Russell

“Man’s ignorance of the Law of Love in personal and world relationships will not serve as an excuse to save him from disaster.” - Walter Russell

No man can hurt another man without condemning himself to greater hurt.” - Walter Russell

You have no neutral relationships, for every one of them is either helping you or hindering you and holding you back. You are either gaining strength or losing strength to every one of these relationships.” - M.V. Summers

Why strive for relationships in the world when genuine relationships will come to you as you are prepared? To understand this you must have great faith in the power of Knowledge within yourself and within others. As this awareness grows, all basis for your striving and desperate pursuits will fall away, making true peace and accomplishment possible for you.” - M.V. Summers

Seek the experience of true purpose. This provides the foundation for all meaningful relationships. Do not seek relationships outside of this context, for they will lack foundation and, though perhaps very alluring, will prove to be very difficult for you. Whether you are seeking marriage, great friendship or someone to help you in your work, remember that Knowledge will draw to you all individuals as you truly need them.” - M.V. Summers

human coupling

“People treat the experience of being in love as if it is an ultimate experience, but there is no guarantee that this will lead to a successful relationship, a successful relationship must be built on purpose, readiness and compatibility.” - M.V. Summers

Do not hide behind love as a kind of excuse for being in a relationship where you have no purpose and destiny.” - M.V. Summers

People often equate love with happiness. Yet happiness is a state of mind that must develop within you and not be dependent upon someone else. The most healthy kind of love is one where you already feel good about yourself and so extending your love to someone else is totally unselfish. Love takes hard work and continual maintenance. I have had numerous divorced subjects who learn that their first loves were primary soulmates. Things might have worked out if they both had tried harder. On the other hand, there may be reasons why we might not meet our primary soulmate until later in life.” - Michael Newton

Marriage, in the truest sense, is where you experience a Greater Reality in a relationship. True marriage is not merely going to the church and taking vows. True marriage is a bonding, a surrender, a commitment. It is the bonding of your mind and body, those things which have been the pinnacle of your separate identity, to another. True marriage is a surrender of a separate life to a certain degree, and it is a commitment to spiritual growth. This is the very essence of marriage. You do not give yourself up here. Instead, you gain a greater self. Here you have not only one mind to help you, you have two minds. You not only have one body, you have two bodies.” - M.V. Summers

True marriage becomes absolutely necessary in the third stage of development. Anything short of marriage here ceases to have value. This is because nothing short of this deeper commitment in marriage can carry a greater vision and higher purpose into the world. (…) There are many marriages being made and broken every day in the world. There are contracts and agreements. There are attempts at devotion and dedication. Yet unless Knowledge is your foundation, unless you have arrived at that point where true marriage is a necessity and not merely an option, unless you have been prepared for being in a relationship at this level, your marriage will only be an attempt. This is true even if you value marriage for the right reasons. This is why you must be prepared.” - M.V. Summers

“True marriage is the reward for passing through the stages of development. What was sought before now becomes truly possible and necessary. You are always preparing for true marriage, for true marriage is your goal. It is true contribution. This can be expressed through a union with one other person or with many people who are serving a great cause in the world. In either case, Knowledge, compatibility and service in the world are what distinguish a true marriage from all other relationships.” - M.V. Summers

socializing

“Consider the common problem of loneliness in a world where everyone is seeking friendships. Every lonely person is surrounded by love and friendship which is hers, or his, for the asking. They want to take it in instead of giving it out. They want attention to be shown to them instead of giving service to others. They wait for it to be given to them without giving anything out to others.” - Lao Russell

“Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.” - J.L. Borges

(todo: introvert versus extrovert personalities)

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