The Disappearance of Love

The Disappearance of Love

Once upon a time, you were a baby inside a womb. Inside that womb, you were in love with yourself because you did not know there was any other alternative. Your only job was to float inside the womb loving yourself, and you did it well. You and your host body were One. That was the Wholeness of your universe, and the Wholeness was Love.

As you developed, you began noticing sounds and feelings that seemed to come from outside your bubble, yet your bubble was all that existed as far as you knew. Curiosity was born. You began wondering if there were such a thing as Outside.

As your curiosity grew, you began sensing Outside as Not Wholeness, of becoming separated in some way from your wholeness of love. You began to wonder if there were such a thing as You and Not You. As Other.

The potential of Otherness, though unnamed and unnamable, felt bewildering. If Outside and Other existed, how could there be Wholeness? Yet Wholeness was all you knew. That tiny feeling of Otherness was the beginning of Fear.

You began to wonder whether you should be worried about these strange new feelings. You wiggled around inside your floating world trying to re-find your place of comfort so you could continue feeling that original Love, that Wholeness. If there was worrying to be done, it was someone else’s responsibility. But that meant that Other had to be real. And if Other was real, what of Wholeness?

In the beginning, your sense of Belongingness was a defining characteristic of the Wholeness. Inside the womb, the environmental clues about Outside and Other began splintering the sense of belonging that would emerge with you into the world at birth.

A baby that feels loved and wanted inside the womb arrives with a strong sense of belonging, ready to begin building stronger connections that expand upon that primal love. A baby that feels unloved or unwanted inside the womb immediately begins separating itself in self-defense. A baby that feels her mother's love mixed with her mother's doubts about herself begins doubting her own knowingness. A baby that feels her mother's love mingled with her mother's doubts about a woman's place in the world begins questioning her own place in the world. A baby whose mother is ambivalent or plagued by addiction, self-loathing, or fear feels the mixed messages of its environment and begins its own emotional seesaw.

The fragmentation has begun.

And yet, every baby’s original state began fully, completely, and wholly in love with herself because she knew that Love and Wholeness were the only Truth.

A baby in the womb is in love with itself because it does not know there is any other alternative.


From : BECOMING FOUND: A Woman's Journey to Original Wholeness
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