Supreme Being

What is real and genuine?

This is a newly carved out space to periodically share excerpts from our new book prior to its publication later this year. We welcome (we crave) your comments, suggestions, and critiques.

We already shared an excerpt pertaining to the unification of eros and agape, along with a little wisdom borrowed from Goldilocks. Next, we began to introduce the concept of the Supreme Being, not as a religious construct or mystical superstition, but as a logical conclusion of and representation of actualized Love. In fact, substituting the word, Love, for the words, Supreme Being, or the Supreme, will always be factually correct. Love is the cosmic power that connects us to each other and all available elements of cosmic technology.

by Alice Popkorn Flicker/creative commons

by Alice Popkorn
Flicker/creative commons

How does an individual learn to unify the experiences of eros and agape? There is no one specific answer to this question. The necessary path must be found and established within the experiences of the individual and will not generally be the same for all. But there are some obvious consistencies in one’s approach that can be identified as signposts along the way.

Since people acquire their initial concepts of agape from socialization of myth, and since such concepts tend to be wildly distorted, even while preserving a thin thread of Truth, we begin by examining what is real and genuine in the worshipful experience of agape. Only in this way can we know we are talking about the same experiences for all people, even when those experiences vary greatly in detail.

The simplest and most efficient explanation is that orgasms and eroticism in general are directly connected and a key component of one’s adoration of the Supreme.

The key understanding is that the Supreme, as the creator-person of the universe, enjoys a personal connection to every human through which every thought, emotion, attitude, belief, pain, or pleasure of that human is shared and appreciated by the Supreme. The enabler of this contact is the Spirit of Truth, the active element of the Supreme in the human mind. No one is ever alone in the universe, though they may suffer from personal and social isolation at times.

The practice of agape is not a matter of personal whim. The Spirit provides to every human a certain conviction of Truth—that which is real in the universe and consistent in the intellectual mind, and so, in human experience. Individuals who ignore these leadings because they conflict with greater attention to greed and fear, or shame and guilt, lose any rational basis to consciously choose the Supreme, abandoning their fate to the leadings of their self-centered and primitive human mind.

Genuine, vitally powerful agape depends on the willingness of the human to set aside preconceived notions of personal importance and desire in favor of the subtle direction of the Supreme. Fortunately, human engagement with the spirit is a self-correcting process that leads to significant personal enlightenment. In effect, one must first decide to exchange one’s personal desires and attitudes, no matter how deeply felt (or how shallow), for the inspiration of the best ideal response to life circumstances. But once this decision has been sincerely made, the Supreme can take over management of the uplift of personal desires and attitudes. You will never be forced to act or not to act in specific ways. Rather, you will always choose something, be satisfied with the result, and gain further insight into your choice, which may affect subsequent choices you make.

Although the surrender of one’s selfish desires takes both time and effort, the initial step of conceiving of engagement with the Supreme as the guiding principle of one’s decisions opens the door to progressive enlightenment. Once freely admitted to the privacy of personal decisions and attitudes, the Supreme is capable of refining and upgrading these decisions and attitudes to be in line with cosmic realities and destinies. One has begun the process of becoming fully human and a partner with the Supreme in the constructive development of the universe, and one’s self.

It is the adoption of this enlightened agape that makes possible the unification of eros with the divine experience. Without such conscious preparation to bring these two ideas together, eros and agape, we are forced to run the risk that unreformed egos may serve only base human desires that lead to exploitation and abuse of others, turning the human mind from adoration of Truth. Fortunately, the adoration of Truth provides a baseline vital experience to which eros may be effectively integrated.

© VenusPlusX, 2013. All rights reserved.

Already available now as a companion reference, A Course in Immortality (and in Spanish, Un Curso En Inmortalidad), which will be published as an included Appendix in the new book.

Desire and accomplishment are inseparable

With the last released excerpt of our upcoming book on sex and spirituality, we introduced the concept of an eventuating Supreme Being, free from superstition or myth, and available for both the believer and non-believer. Here we are continuing this thread, and welcome your feedback.

3759375253_2de9c1992e_bIt is difficult for some of us to imagine how a being can be identical to a desire. Are not our desires just feelings that drive us to act? Are not beings just consciousnesses capable of action? When we unify the desire for action with the accomplishment of that action as one and the same occasion we enter the universe of effective action. Here the desire and accomplishment are inseparably identified.

We seek to perfect this experience in our own lives through the practice of the presence of Love—our “communion” with our desire to do good towards others and our experience of oneness with the Supreme. Although every human has the innate ability to experience this, major enterprises (e.g., human religions) have been established on the false idea that a third party, perhaps a priest, is a necessary intermediary between a human and this highly personal and individual communion. Or that one must have a detailed gnosis of the qualities of God in order to “worship the right way.”


This communion (our desire merged with the entirety of the Supreme) assures that the true desire is realized insofar as it is synchronous with the manifestation of the Supreme.
© VenusPlusX, 2013. All rights reserved.

Already available now as a companion reference, A Course in Immortality (and in Spanish, Un Curso En Inmortalidad), which will be published as an included Appendix in the new book.

Is Love God?

From time to time we have been releasing portions of our pre-publication manuscript for an upcoming that Dan and I completed shortly before he transitioned to higher shores. It’s working title is The Unseen Journey, and, as always, we crave your comments and critiques.

This included a discussion of the conjunction of eros and agape, how their false division has created many falsehoods, harmful and entirely unnecessary, that have crippled humankind’s understanding of the direct connection between sexuality and spirituality. In this excerpt we are introducing the concept of a Supreme Being, not as a religious construct or mystical superstition, but as a logical conclusion of and representation of actualized Love.

Love is in the Air flickr/creative commons

Love is in the Air
flickr/creative commons

When better understood, the simple sentence, “Love is God,” contains and summarizes the true and final answer to all human seeking and speculation about the meaning of existence.

All of us have personal knowledge of Love, the experience of Love, from our own lives. One of the greatest and most durable linguistic definitions of Love has been revealed to humanity in the statement, “Love is the desire to do good to others.” In thinking about this statement, we can observe that various things are necessarily true in order for this single statement to be universally true.

In one sense, “a god” is something which humans consider controlling and directive in their lives. These gods have been everything from rocks to other human beings, as well as varied ideas and spiritual ideals. But one logical and durable definition of God is “that than which nothing greater can be conceived”—in effect, a Supreme Being. [This definition, first proposed by St. Anselm of Canterbury in 1078, has generally been accepted by philosophers of vitological ontology since then and achieved broad recognition in the work of the great metamathematician, Kurt Gödel, who reduced Anselm’s argument to an ontological proof of the essential reality of such a God.]

As U.S. President Bill Clinton once explained to us, there are many possible meanings attached to the simple word “is.” The most perfect and complete meaning of “is” necessarily becomes pure identity, not merely congruence, similarity, or inclusion, all of which could be incorrectly assumed. When we say, “Love is God,” we mean that the beings designated by the words “Love” and “God” are the same thing.

You may have heard it said, “God is love, but love is not god,” an utterly false and terribly misleading statement. Love most certainly is God. Not a power or an emanation of some being called “God,” but the actual real thing. Where Love is, God is, for they are one and the same, eternally indistinguishable. To avoid confusion with lesser human concepts of pure deity, we use the name, Supreme Being (or just the Supreme) to designate the fullest possible meaning of “Love is God.”

Taken together, “Love is God” means that the desire to do good to others is identically the same as the Supreme Being of all creation.
© VenusPlusX, 2013. All rights reserved.

Already available now as a companion reference, A Course in Immortality (and in Spanish, Un Curso En Inmortalidad), which will be published as an included Appendix in the new book.