The following is a book review on, “The Love: Of the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm,”
Narrated by Laura M. George, J.D.
It's no secret that our world is in disarray. "The Love," is a collection of Love poems, articles, and essays generously submitted by those who have adopted the “religion” of Love.
The authors are dedicated to doing their best to preach and practice the way of Love rather than the “dated dogma” they feel no longer meets the needs of many spiritual seekers.
“The Love,” with 408 pages is anything but fluff with contributions by over seventy authors.
The Fifth Spiritual Paradigm is defined as an era of abundance, peace, and harmony which will be brought about by humans taking personal responsibility for the problems on our planet and by walking the way of Love.
The best way to tell you about the book is through excerpts taken from some of my favorite authors:
Susan Chernak McElroy writes, "We must learn to love with the clarity of ice and the honesty of dirt, with the dignity of redwoods and the strength of the tides. We must learn to express a majestic Love as strong and enduring as mountains. This is how Animals love. Thankfully animals are here to help.”
Philip M. Hellmich writes, "Without the unifying power of love, greater and greater global conflicts will arise. The individual pursuit of happiness through consumerism usually results in less human connection, less connection with nature, and, ultimately, less experience of Love. This in turn creates isolation, suffering, and an inner hunger that leads to more craving and consumption. Material progress without Love and compassion leads to suffering."
Kenneth Porter, M.D., writes, "Mastery of the higher soul requires us to unbury our demons of aggression and hatred because, unfortunately, our wisdom, power, and Love are buried there, as well."
Thomas Hansen, Ph.D. suggests, "We humans now choose to change our approach to all of life to be that of service-to-others, rather than service-to-self. We vow to eliminate our over-identification with our particular individual lives and with our planet."
William Van Dusen Wishard writes, “There is an infinite power at work in each of us as well as the Universe. With all of our problems and possibilities, the future depends on how each of us – in our own way – taps into that eternal renewing dynamic that dwells in the deepest reaches of our souls."
Patrick Bernard, writes, "Whoever succeeds in making this Universal force of Love spring from their hearts will fall in Love with Love itself and rise up on the scale of human consciousness."
Chief Michael Hull, writes, "Doing Love, being Love, practicing Love, all raise my "sputtering butts" – a phrase which describes what happens when I am called to Love a specific someone while my too human brain is shouting, "but…but…but."
Barbro Karlen, suggests, "Once enough of us embrace Love as an over-arching belief system, a "tipping point" will be reached, after which all of us will pass into a glorious New Millennium, even those who may not yet comprehend unconditional Love. Who knows, maybe it is the additional weight of your soul that will create the tipping point…"
The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, writes, "We must work to bring about the time for all people to be free, to be fed, and to live in peace, because as God's partners, we help to determine the time frame in which God's plan unfolds and God's dream is realized."
If you have any doubts that it's too late to change our world, "The Love" will not only serve as a guide but will be there as a reminder you’ll want to refer to again and again.
This inspiring and motivating book, invites us to transform out world by taking personal responsibility and loving our planet and each other back to health.
Do you believe love can heal the planet?
What actions are you taking to make the world a better place to live?
Hi Tess, the excerpts you pulled from the book made me smile.
To answer the first question, I absolutely believe in the immeasurable power and undeniably transformative healing effects of love. If we’re able to move past fears, false assumptions, dogmatic thinking, archaic social conventions that help no one, and any other oh-so-fake stuff we so easily fall for; if we’re able to acknowledge that we all need and want love; if we can recongnize it when we receive it and are able to pass it on many times over without keeping score; if we can let love rule over anything else; then I think it can.
The second question is for me to meditate on. Thank you for this.