Tantra, above all, is about love… Love of the Universe… Love of God… Love for everything that exists… Love for everyone…
The big problem, and the block to this universal “love in”, is that the starting point is extremely difficult for most. You see the first step in loving God, the Universe and everyone else is to above all LOVE YOURSELF. Not just say the words “I love me”, but to truly and deeply feel it and do it.
If you cannot love yourself, you cannot love anyone else – including God the Universe. Tantra teaches that each one of us is connected and that each one of us is a little piece of God, a piece of the overall fabric and pattern that is the Universe. We are connected to everything in the Universe – quite literally. Within the past twenty years science has overwhelming established a long-held Eastern view of existence, in that science has discovered some things that are quite surprising:
1. The overwhelming majority of scientists involved with astronomy, especially cosmology (the study of the Universe) have come to believe that in the moments before the Big Bang occurred in the formation of our Universe, every particle that now exists in our Universe (not atoms or molecules, but every subatomic particle) all were located in one spot smaller than an atom (talk about the ultimate black hole) and then exploded into the creation and formation of our Universe.
2. Within the past twenty years cosmologists and physicists have come to recognize the existence of Dark Matter and Dark Energywithin our Universe. These are not freakish small points in the Universe such as a black hole. No, they have determined that 96% of our Universe is made up of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Unfortunately our eyes are not equipped to see Dark Matter and we do not physically feel the effects of Dark Energy. But the discovery is quite real and truly profound. It began when they noticed both on the cosmological scale (cosmologists) and on the subatomic scale (quantum physicists) that the Universe was not functioning according to the Laws of Physics we humans had come to believe. The Universe was expanding faster and faster 13 billion years after it sprang into being, rather than slowing down as the Law of Gravity would suggest that it should. Along with many other aberrations. Science had to conclude that we are not really islands in space on our planets and among the stars.
3. It turns out that instead of living in a Universe that is mostly space, there is no space at all. Our Universe is one giant membrane in which everything is connected to everything quite literally by strings of Dark Matter and energized by Dark Energy. When every subatomic particle was squeezed down to one point at the beginning of time for our Universe (it now turns out there are many universes), and sprang into the physical Universe we now live in, Dark Matter and Dark Energy continued to connect every single particle to every other particle in the Universe – forever. It is one version ofString Theory. Just as the Eastern religions have long held: everything is connected to everything in the Universe. Only this time it was science saying it. Not renegade scientists but mainstream world renowned scientists – and the majority of them from every nation.
Love is a positive energizing force – a creative force in the Universe. But if you hate yourself or look down on yourself and cannot love yourself, then your core positive energies are cut off and deformed. You must first love yourself to love others. And to NOT love yourself is to not love God and the Universe because you are indeed a piece of God. Mahamudra, the orgasm with the Universe, cannot be achieved without loving you first and forgiving yourself, all others unconditionally…..