LOVE, A DIFFERENT VIEW
love as the recognition of shared karma.
Years ago, the trend was to associate love with Oxytocin, referred to as the “love hormone.” Oxytocin is a brain chemical, a hormone produced by the hypothalamus. Released in the blood stream by the pituitary gland, it tends to reduce anxiety and promote empathy and social bonding.
A few days ago, listening to the radio, I was reminded that we chose our friends amongst people who have Similar brain responses. i.e. In 2018, Carolyn Parkinson, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Computational Social Neuroscience Lab at the University of California, “analyzed the friendships or social ties within a cohort of nearly 280 graduate students. The researchers estimated the social distance between pairs of individuals based on mutually reported social ties. Forty-two of the students were asked to watch a range of videos while their neural activity was recorded in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner.
“Neural responses to dynamic, naturalistic stimuli, like videos, can give us a window into people’s unconstrained, spontaneous thought processes as they unfold. Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways.”[i]
We are essentially consciousness using a body to process an experience. Our brain is one of the main consciousness processing components. Our parallel-past memories are inscribed in our cells and recorded in our chakras.
Years of spiritual practice demonstrate that our most challenging and meaningful karmic stories are brought through the souls that we love the most, parents, partners, children. We suffer and grow, playing out the stories that we have initiated with them, until their completion into balance or just resolution. As a result, most families end up scattered and often contactless. Yet, the bonds are indestructible.
Shared time loops, involving a common purpose, shared geographical and historical spaces probably result in the same brain functioning or responses. Karmic stories are shared experiences that build our reactions to the outside world. The frequencies reflected in our astrological birth chart are the result of shared stories. We repeatedly fall in love with the same souls.
Is love the knowing, the emotional response to shared and karmic stories? Why do we fall in love, meet, give birth to souls with which we share the worst karmas? Why do we love them at first sight? How are karma and love linked?
Shared stories mean shared purpose, for a few lifetimes; or, if the purpose involves the collective, we meet for numerous lifetimes. Shared interests. Shared brain responses. The souls strive to complete a project, achieve something, leading to balance in society, science, religion, etc. For this, multiple scenarios are invented; polarities play along until they reach balance and oneness, love.
At the global level, traditions, etiquette can be seen as principles teaching respectful and harmonious relationship. Unity in manners and purpose. Love is involved.
Love is the bond generated by a common purpose, or at least, common stories, inscribed in our cells and brains. We tend to say that unconditional love appeases situations. What about, resolution, completion of a project? Again, we are back to defining the goddess Venus: contracts, balance, harmony. Love and beauty in the manifested creation are the result of shared experiences, karma.
Interesting discussion around astrology, with Tad Mann:
Let’s bring China on this page. I, Archange Michael, support the protests and anchor the idea that something must happen to assist the protesters.
An exceptional docu-film, on Amazon Prime: Port of Last Resort. Zuflucht in Shanghai.