The Division Of Love and Fear - The Lovers
Did you know that Love and Fear used to be lovers?
Oh yes, it was so long ago now. These days we can only see the cinematic love saga of the two if we learn to study the whispers of time passed.
The story however, lived on.
Love and Fear had been sweethearts from even before the beginnings of time. Encapsulating each others desires in every heartbeat, every breath. Together they existed only to provide lashings of kindness, adulation, tenderness and devotion to each other, for nothing else was needed.
Together they were, the balancing scales, the cream on the cake, pleasure laden bliss, cool to the hot, stillness in the breeze, sun to the snow and ebb to the flow. They were the one in oneness.
Love and Fear epitomised unity.
Well, that was until they had a visitor from a faraway land. His name was Consciousness and he was a sneaky game playing intruder! He came with gifts.
‘I’ve truckloads full of thought,’ he said, ‘endless internal chatter, armfuls of entanglement, and Minds for the masses. Free for all, don’t get left behind, take a Mind for yourself, experience the limitations of LIFE. These minds are solar powered and no shut-off switch. They were designed to think, think, think. Twenty-four seven - think!’
Consciousness gifted a mind to Love. Gifted a mind to Fear. Unwittingly they accepted as Consciousness went on his merry way, singing - -
’The power will be mine
my force is too strong,
Fear and Love will never
know my secret song.
Their new minds shall win
unending thought will begin,
as I slip into the folds
of eternity’s din.’
Love and Fear naively accepted his gifts and immediately switched on their new minds. At first they felt them to be a novelty. For, they felt their emotions expand, blossom, they could now engage their senses, they played games with each other endlessly, they experienced as they made love in the flesh for the first time. Oh, the sweetest of pleasures exchanged!
Soon though, they became tired and irritable. They wished to turn off their minds. But they simply could not. This new thought in mind just would not cease!
‘Just be sure you are ready to switch your minds on,’ Consciousness had said, ‘for there is no shut-off switch.’
Fear’s new mind introduced him to anger when he had reached sensory overload. Anger ravenously gained control over him. Anger, in a fit of rage, exploded with screaming, kicking and punching at all within sight.
Love had never seen Fear in such a state. She was unable to calm him he and became frightened. FRIGHTENED! Another new emotion she had to endure. Love didn’t know what to do or how to help. Fear, totally consumed by Anger launched an attack of irrational venting onto Love. Fear was out of control.
Love, having never ever experienced anger, was at a loss for what to do.
Days and weeks passed and Fear’s rage continued to fire. Fear was no longer the one Love had given her heart too. Fear was becoming violent. His new mind was getting the better of him, angry thoughts led the way. Love felt she had lost her darling Fear forever. She had no choice but to leave, and quickly, before her did her harm.
Having a new mind affected Love as well. Before mind, her outpouring of perpetual devotion for Fear was consummate. Nothing else mattered. Her existence had been unfettered and Love had always found herself hovering in a state of bliss. But now, with mind, she had discovered complications, she had discovered desire for more. Love was out of check and out of balance. She did not like it one little bit. Her life force always had the ability to heal all and everything in her and Fear’s existence. But now, she was weak, the mind in constant thought no longer allowed her to emit beauty unending.
Unable to help Fear and with a heart filled with sorrow, Love left Fear in the dead of the night. She was going in search of Consciousness, she needed to return his gift of mind.
After Consciousness had gifted the first two minds to Love and Fear he continued on his journey offering gifts of the miracles of mind to all in his path. It did not take long for thought to pop up everywhere in his wake. An ethnosphere was forming. Starting out like a spiders web, soon thought became entangled and existence began to get confusing.
On her journey, Love found herself becoming caught up in the entanglement of thought from many directions, not just her own thought anymore, but now, new, fresh thought was being fired at her in every direction. Oftentimes Love would lapse, forgetting why she had set out in the first place. It was not until she had examined the deep recesses of her mind that she remembered she was doing it for her beloved other-half, Fear.
If only she could find Consciousness, give him back the gift of mind, only then may she have a chance at restoring balance between her and Fear and once more they can share bliss in unity in the everywhen, where emotions are benign and overcoming all to find acceptance is commonplace once more.