Have you ever stopped to think about love addictions?
It seems weird, right?
What does that even mean?
Are love and addiction compatible energies?
Conceptually and practically, no.
Love in a healthy, pure state does NOT co-exist with addictions or other distorted emotional or psychological energies.
In our human experience, "love" is commonly contaminated by addiction - or more precisely, attachment. The Greeks categorized love in many types of love, and there are three main types: Philia, Eros, and Agape.
Because it theoretically does not involve pain, it's usually purer when directed to abstract energies, most commonly in the form of Philosophy, which is love for wisdom.
Philia can also mean friendship when it does not cause pain. When it causes pain it's not Philia anymore - it's contaminated by neediness, jealousy or some other distorted emotion.
The type of love that by nature and definition causes pain is Eros, the son of Aphrodite (the Goddess of Beauty) and Ares (the God of War). These two archetypes of Aphrodite and Ares (or Venus and Mars in the Roman vocabulary) had a son called Eros - or Cupid in the Roman Pantheon.
You're infatuated for a while, but the human body can't really stand that state of erotic love for too long.
So either the relationship ends, because it doesn't transmute or transform into pure love, or it does transform, and you no longer have that terrible feeling of longing that takes your peace away.
The third type of love, Agape, is sublime love. It is the love God feels for humanity, and our love for humanity would we reach a pure state of being, such as the enlightened Boddhisattva experience.
It is the Love that does not cause pain -
When love between two human beings begins to causes pain, the next step is create something together if both want to remain connected in a new expanded experience that
such as having a home, a pet, children, creating a family, a non-profit, or a business together.
This new experience will transmute your relationship into something beautiful and you'll become co-creators of new things in the world out of this renewed love energy.
If love creates pain in your life and one of you - or both - do not correspond to this longing for expansion and further creation - it's time to end the relationship.
I know this seems harsh, but believe me, it's true.
If one or both do not long for a meaningful, beautiful life and a beautiful expanded, more structured path together,
If you insist and remain in the relationship, love is not there anymore, and the relationship becomes attachment.
It's not easy to say this to people who here have been in pain for years because of a relationship. They may have ended the relationship, and are already in another relationship, but if they still long for unfinished business regarding prior relationships - that is an addiction, and it can - and must - be addressed energetically, and with meditation.
It's always our responsibility to take care of the quality of our relationships. As Deepak Chopra says in his book Synchrodestiny,
So if you have toxic relationships, you will start developing toxic thinking.
So the next step of consciousness expansion in our human experience is a new state of awareness in which we carefully observe the relationships we have with other people.
If you have a difficult relationship with someone, there is a lesson there that you need to learn, and move forward so that you can create peace in that relationship and consequently,
When we talk about love addictions, of course it is not a good state of being.
It's not a healthy relationship.
So observe if you have love or attachment for someone.
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