This article deals with Love as a creative and unifying force.  The Path of the Way considers even small gestures of love, such as toward your spouse, those whom you may not know, love relative to your labor, appreciation for your surroundings, and taking positive actions, all move as love’s constructive force. 

One reason the Path of The Way is often named the Path of Love owes mainly to scriptures in Matthew, found in 22.37-39; repeated in Mark, 12.30-33, and Luke 10.27.  The furtherance of the love theme is continued in John from 13.34 through 16.27.


Seeding unto the stars.  If all is love, then love is one.






In John 13.34 the principle of unity within discipleship is given: (34) A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  (35) By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”  This principle of unity can be very important for those who walk in the Way.  Either unity or love are good themes for which to sow good seeds and can send many doubts and discomforts flying away.  A sense of unity bolsters an individual and brings them toward purpose.  As most of us have experienced, modern society tends to split people within, as many different callings need attention within a day.  As a prime focus, staying unified within can be very helpful in handling life’s daily grind, especially within relationships.  

Unity and love are shared principles, as each one nourishes the other, as we observe in the phrase, “all men know that ye are my disciples (unity), if ye have love for one another.”  Unity, and love quell the emotional realm of the soul’s nature.  A reservoir of unity can be relied upon when life delivers a sudden jolt or when many circumstances impinge upon you.  The disciples faced these many adversities as they undertook their missions.


The 4 Commandments of Love


1. “Love the Lord your God with all thy heart, mind, soul, and strength,” Matt. 22-37.

This statement recognizes the spirit of all creation and displays gratitude through love. “Love the Lord your God…”, love expresses respect and reverence;  Wholeness and Unity, “…with all thy heart, mind, soul, and strength.”  The attributes of Love, Wholeness, and Unity issue power and strength within you.  This scripture alone is good ground and should have good seed sown upon it.

Deut. 6.4-11; (4) “Here, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.”  God is one, Himself only.  (5) “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”  The foundation (first) of all other laws is love.  (7) “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,” stresses handing down the personal love of God.  The love of God knowledge is personally assumed and is individual to each soul, which arrives as blessings on the pathway or might be understood as entering the spiritual promised land, v. 10-12:  “And it shall be when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which He sware unto they fathers, to Abraham, to Issac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildest not, (11) And houses full of all good things, which thou fillest not, and wells digged, which thou diggest not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantest not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; (12) then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.”
Throughout scripture, to remember God in his person, thence by Jesus identifying the spirit within, is emphasized.  The Egyptian mortal (earthbound) mind speaks for itself, slavery was preeminent.  In this scripture, coming out of bondage is not only referred to in the physical but is an ascension into spiritual freedom as well.  God (spirit) sets free.      

2. “Love your neighbor (those near you) as yourself,” Matt. 22.39.

The unity of love is expressed once more, as all are Children of God.  To love others as yourself establishes this unity principle—God loves all his children equally. Underscoring oneness, not only relative to the individual extended into the kingdom, but the principle of universal and equal love defines and is basic to the kingdom itself.  God is One.  Sowing seed into loving others can break down barriers between self and God, and self and others, and is a powerful crop to harvest.  The actions of Adam and Eve speak to separation, for example; the ethos of continuation in doing the right thing heals this schism.

Lev. 19.11-18; (11) “Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie to one another,” begins the discourse for the society God wants.  Note v. 15, “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, not honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness, thou shalt judge thy neighbor.”  Judgments should be made from the well of love and wisdom.  (18) “Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, I am the Lord your God.”  The love-teaching appears early on in scripture, is fundamental, and underpins all other teachings.  Jesus brings Israel back to the love principle, part of the final interpretation of the Law and the Prophets (see Jesus the Nazarene).

3. “That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another (that others know you are my disciples, v. 35),” John 13.34.

Love for one another is important within smaller groups and helps to extend love to others.  “That others know you are my disciples,” speaks to the commitment of discipleship (Christed self, or to be more like Christ) and commitment to the new man (Ep. 4.24) who walks in the manner of Christ or his nature.

John 13.34-35, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you…”  Jesus uses himself as an example, something most of us could not do, and establishes unity and relationship; Jesus also issues a commandment, another indication of position or identity.  “That ye also love one another. (35) By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye love one to another.”  Establishes love as a modem of identity (how others will know you) and puts love at the root of all teachings and relationships, especially within the church (see Epistle of James).

4. “Love your enemies, bless them who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who persecute you,” Mt. 5.43-48.

This scripture asks that each man rise above the common standard of love and accept an enhanced spiritual wholeness.  Because of the difficulty of loving enemies and praying for them, working in this area (sowing, praying, and speaking) can yield benefits.

Matt. 5.43-48, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor,’ and, ‘hate thine enemy.’  (44) But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you.”  This standard sets you free from contention, referring to the current Roman occupation.  Within this brief passage others we meet on the byways of life are included.  (45) “…He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good,” the lesson is that love prospers equality, God is fair, and all have a chance to respond each new day. (48) “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”  Associated with extending grace, these passages encourage a person to allow the spirit to move through his changed heart, relieving the heart of stress, concern, and hate, thus opening toward the burgeoning kingdom within. 


The above scriptures encompass all people, from enemies to those close to you and those who become disciples of The Way.  If these commandments are practiced (sowing seed), pervasive love and good attitudes follow.



Illustration from the 19th century

Mark 12.28-33: “(28) And one of the scribes came and heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he (Jesus) had answered them well, asked him, “Which is the first commandment of all?”

(29) And Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

(30) ‘And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all your heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength:’

(31) “And the second is like, namely this, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor* as thyself.’  There is none other commandment than these.”

*neighbor=the one near

(32) And the scribe said unto him, “Well, Master, Thou hast said the truth*: for there is one [God]**; and there is none other but He: (33) And to love Him with all thy heart, and with all thy understanding, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

*The truth=according to the truth.   **Most texts read “for there is one”; CJSB reads: The Torah-teacher said to him, “…you speak the truth when you say that he is one, and there are no other besides him.”


These two scriptures establish love as the attribute that makes all other laws unnecessary.  The above passages become the root of The Way, sometimes described as The Way of Love—“…none other commandment than these” is needed if the first two are practiced with devotion.

“Jesus teaches that in the true spiritual heart, the qualities of love are many: Love builds where before there was nothing; it supports the weary and gives succor to those who cry out in the dark; it is long-standing and endures for the unknowing and the helpless; it is the mustard seed that proliferates; love feeds the poor in body and in spirit; it leaves no stone unturned for righteousness; it walks the last road to bring forth the last survivor; it has patience but does not tarry in its duty.”

“Therefore, working within the love-teaching is the most comprehensive of practices.  By its nature, love orders all of the lower elements in man’s nature and puts these elements in counsel and unity with love, as opposed to cravings, lust, and even violence.  To presume yourself more loved by God than others is haughtiness and arrogance and, by its nature, is unloving.  Understanding this opens the door to loving your neighbor and yourself, even as God does, or loving your enemy as yourself, even while standing fast for righteousness.  The love Jesus speaks of is active and ever present in its workings, performing its duties in the constructive force that gives birth to new creation.”*

*From chapter eight of, The Seed.

Love prospers new creation.  Love carries substance and orders thought—that which is loved is enhanced.  Between people, love is birthed in one other, ever-growing deeper.  When love is considered a creative force instead of an emotional force only, the tenor of love takes on added significance.

This added constructive dimension is one reason people practice love meditations, sow seed for love to blossom and increase, perhaps seep into deep hurts that will promise a new future.  Love is flexible and can work on many different levels, even unknown to the conscious mind (See, Law of Unconscious Growth).  A person should never underestimate the creative power of love.  Sowing for this greater love has changed many lives, for the yielded crop is truly abundant, is applied to all other attributes of character, and makes a direct connection to the spirit within.  Speaking the Word on love holds a similar significance.

Matt. 13.43 gives some indication, “Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father (cjsb).”   Jesus’ intent?—that love should be a vital part of the new creation within the disciples (new man), the new creation that shines like the sun.  With all thy heart and all thy soul, mind, and strength signifies the attribution toward oneness; the whole being should love God, for we are that particle of Him.*

*”Particle of Him:” Jn. 10.34, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, Ye are gods?’ (Ps. 82). ”  Also, I Jn. 4.16, “And we have known and believed the love God hath to us.  God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”

As to the scripture, to offer love to He Who Loved You First, the God who is a Spirit and of which there can be no image, displays gratitude, unity, and wholeness with Him, and projects the nobler man toward Him.

Psalm 82

1  Elohim [God] stands in the divine assembly; there with the elohim [judges], he judges:

2  “How long will you go on judging unfairly, favoring the wicked?

3  Give justice to the weak and the fatherless!  Uphold the rights of the wretched and poor!

4  Rescue the destitute and needy; deliver them from the power of the wicked!”

5  They don’t know, they don’t understand, they wander about in darkness;

    meanwhile, all the foundations of the earth are being undermined.

6  “My decree is: ‘You are elohim [gods, judges], sons of the Most High all of you.*

7  Nevertheless, you will die like mortals; like any prince, you will fall.'”

8  Rise up, Elohim, and judge the earth; for all the nations are yours. (CJSB)

*elohim=gods, referencing the heavenly counsel in v. 1, but stationed on Earth as in v.6.  “Ye are gods” (KJV) references the comparison, heavenly to earthly, and implying both should be similar; both vs. 1 and 6 refer to a higher spiritual standard concerning judgment, and generally higher spiritual qualities made manifest within judgment (spirit within).  Psalm 82 is an appeal for a more righteous judgment.



Sow seed for love in your heart. Forgiveness, love, and wholeness,
No one is perfect in these areas. Be willing to walk in what the Spirit reveals to you.




Many have a broader faith but their faith may never be focused.  The sowing of good seed can focus faith.  When faith is unfocused, prayer often follows a similar path; prayers ramble, nor has the person prepared themselves for change.  Their faith is passive, not active.  Usually, this passivity can be observed in their thinking, prayer, and actions.  For those who inadvertently practice passive faith, not much arrives as to new revelation.  The same messages repeat over and again, and the same results occur.  Are you this kind of person?  Everyone should inspect their nature concerning faith.  Long-standing faith is admirable, but Jesus pronounces a more evident or active faith as its companion (Epistle of James).

It seems clear that the message delivered by Jesus bends toward the plane of what will later become known as the Christed Self: “The kingdom of God is within you,” (Lk. 17.21), like unto Jesus but individualized in you, yet with Jesus as central, both in his person and his teaching.  The previous sentences seem more like what most Christians strive for.  Be like God, the Christed Self,* for “…I am the way,” is conclusive.  Jesus expounds on many attributes of character, edifying a holistic approach,  concerning faith and love as predominate themes.  Love is a raw constructive force, and does not necessarily come out of the emotional realm of the soul nature.

* Lk. 6.36, “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father…”; Mk. 12.14, “teaches the way of God in truth…”; Mk. 12.29, The Lord our God is one Lord…”

Many do not have an attribution toward Jesus in his person.  They may have different religious beliefs or few beliefs at all.  They may love Jesus’ teachings and may also love him, yet cannot relate to the ceremony of religion or certain religious practices.  There are a few scriptures that may be helpful on this point.  The first describes the relationship: (CJSB) Mk. 3. 28-29, “Yes! I tell you that people will be forgiven all sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; However, someone who blasphemes against the Rauch Ha Kodesh never has forgiveness but is guilty of an eternal sin”; followed by v. 35, “Whoever does what God wants is my brother, sister, and mother!”*

*(KJ) Mk. 3.28-29, “Verily, I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme. (29) But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.”  (35) For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.”  To interfere with the works of the Holy Spirit interferes with the actions of God, and infers acknowledgment of God and His works. This fact of acknowledgment requires a severe punishment.

The point of the above is that the fundamental attribution is to God, as we might observe in the First Commandment.  Jesus confirms that the works of God’s spirit (Wholly of the Spirit) shall not be interfered with, which includes awakening to the spirit within as well as responding to the works of the Holy Spirit.  No one should be excluded from these last two truths.

The early Nazarene synagogues stayed close to Jesus’ teachings.  They also followed Judaic law and accepted Jesus as the Messiah.
 The Path of the Way, the Path of Love, becomes the journey they entered upon, practiced, and experienced.






Worldly Ways

When on the Path of the Way, lessons are more oriented to the whole soul, of mind, will, and emotion, requiring fewer repetitive worldly experiences.  The Wayfarer’s attribution stands counter to worldliness—to not become lost in the world, better put.

As we move forward in the Jesus story you will notice that everyone’s identity becomes more clarified—Jesus, the disciples, the various Marys, bit by bit the Pharisees, the scribes, the Sadducees, the nature of Rome, not just in the manner of a story but specific and pointed to identity.  You also have a soul identity.  When you Walk in The Way take note of how your soul nature begins to develop and change.*  Some changes seem to move slowly, but then suddenly expand into a much greater revelation.

*The e-book will be helpful with this development.

Some aspects of The Way focus on asking and seeking.  The reciprocation of seeking is receiving, and it is the spirit that engages these cogs to turn.  So, receiving God’s love is just as important as giving your own.  In this manner, the principle of Unity is well served through love expression.  The cycle must circle, the wheel must turn; the sowing must proceed, and the harvest garnered.  Sometimes people seek and ask yet remain unwilling to receive or accept the answer.  Preparation (willingness) to receive God’s guidance can often be more important than the seeking itself.  Many pray with the notion of asking; others pray with the notion of receiving (Mk. 11.24-26, on prayer).

Although Authority may be expressed powerfully within the soul, yet in the end, all resolution lies within Love and Forgiveness.


In our modern world, we operate somewhat the opposite, with the constructed worldly self taking the stage and the lead role.  This contrasted with Jesus’ different operating system, one birthed from the spirit, the kingdom within.  This thought is alluded to in the scripture:

“But first seek his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Don’t worry about tomorrow—tomorrow will worry about itself!  Today has enough trouble already!”  Practical actions will always be necessary when dealing with the world.  Even so, as each person resolves to practice sowing good seeds, speaking the Word (spirit), and praying, each person’s spiritual pathway will assume more influence, worldliness less influence.  

One should remember that he or she is forming a pathway that bends more toward the spirit of God  Whether a person is religious, less religious, or wants to develop a spirit-led life pathway, the option of leading a spirit-led life beckons.  The Practice of The Way is constructed to be simple and practical, yet engage the spirit within.  The Teaching of The Way offers many lessons for knowledge and wisdom—teaching, pathway, and practice function together and should remain unified.  





John 13.34-35 reads: “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love* one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  (35) By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

*love (agape)=to regard with favor, on principle, spontaneous; (philadelphia)=love of the brethren.

The Unity or Oneness principle is associated with love.  The above scriptures indicate a love meant to permeate the relationship with one another and God.  Love is portrayed as lofty, reaching for the brighter light, expanded service, and closer communion.  John’s scripture reveals the binding element of love—those of the Way should be identified by how they love one another.  This love light shines forth for others to see and to be attracted by.  This is noted by the attraction many felt toward Jesus as he ministered.

The phrase “new” (=freshly made; young) commandments: Jesus issues commandments that shall establish this new order.  That a person should love his brethren becomes a kind of eleventh (new) commandment.  Jesus speaks in a manner that associates him with the highest, the Father, in that he speaks a spiritual commandment, something the Pharisees would designate as blasphemy.  Further revelation on Jesus’ identity takes form.  He relates secrets that existed before the foundation of the world,* i.e., that all along a ministry and the principles within that ministry would be revealed in an abiding context of love and brotherhood.  Lifting love and brotherhood above the law essentially establishes a new order of events in Judaism, or the proper order of pursuance relative to religious values.

*”foundation of the world”: Mt. 13.35, “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the prophet, saying, ‘I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.’ “  “Foundation” refers to ruin, that is, held in secret from the ruination of the world.  From Psalms 78.2-3, “I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: (3) Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.”  As to “dark sayings,” refers to Divine mysteries not completely revealed, but those which have been spoken—“ears to hear” (Mt. 11.15).

The following scriptures deal with the relationship between the disciples and Jesus, prompted by a question from Simon Peter: “Lord, whither thou goest?”  Jesus states in 14.1: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”  This scripture also closely associates Jesus with the Father, the God who is a Spirit, and that His spirit is fully manifested in Jesus.  John 14.20-21 gets us closer, “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.  (21) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”




Luke 6.35-40: “But love your enemies and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; “and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children (=sons) of the Highest: for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”  For those unthankful, kindness shows them a new way, and for those whose minds dwell on evil, love establishes a new standard.

(36) “Show compassion, just as your Father shows compassion.

(37) Don’t judge, and you won’t be judged.  

 Don’t condemn, and you won’t be condemned.

Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

(38) Give, and you will receive gifts—

the full measure, compacted, shaken together, and overflowing, will be right in your lap.  For the measure with which you out will be used to measure back to you (CJSB).” 

Many attributes of the Way are mentioned in this scripture.  These scriptures demonstrate the difference between the legalists who cursed their enemies and Jesus who blesses enemies.  This final interpretation of the Law brings the Righteous Remnant forward and disavows strict law, that is, blessing and cursing, ascending the soul to a higher moral and ethical awareness.


The last two verses move in a different direction.  Jesus talks about the nature of people and what is possible.

(39) And he spake a parable unto them,

“Can the blind lead the blind?

shall they not both fall into a ditch?

(40) The disciple is not above his master: 

but everyone who is perfect shall be as his master.”


All people are familiar with commitment, whether within a career, with husband or wife, or the rearing of children.  Discipleship is ongoing in time and is not limited to only one or another of commitment—discipleship is the pathway.  At some point, the disciple meets his master and they share in oneness, a comprehensive love, yet each with his duties and each with his pathway.




God Bless!



4 comments on “LOVE-ONENESS

  1. Together with the whole thing that appears to be building inside this specific subject matter, many of your viewpoints happen to be relatively exciting. However, I appologize, but I can not subscribe to your whole suggestion, all be it exhilarating none the less. It looks to us that your comments are not completely validated and in actuality you are generally yourself not totally confident of your argument. In any event I did take pleasure in reading it.

    • Hi,
      The Path of the Way is sometimes referred to as the Path of Love. Love and Oneness (Unity, Wholeness) are often associated in many spiritual texts and also a theme for meditation and prayer.
      This article will be revisited for further development. Although it is brief considering the subject, it also is written in a more cognitive format. That is, reading with the mind up to God, or focused to the spirit, will yield a deeper understanding. Most people read this site intellectually (see Adam and Eve), and the spirit may or may not be very engaged.
      However, it take your critique seriously. It is the spirit that gives revelation to the mind, and it is at this point that the mind sees the vision. Most of my work is written with the previous sentence in consideration.
      Good comment, I will endeavor to persevere.

      C. Ray

      • I have reviewed this article and added some clarity, but is mostly the same. You might find value in working with the e-book, The Seed, and determine its value as a practical application. After all, that is the intent of this website. Thank you again for your comment. I welcome all criticisms and critiques, and as such you have helped make this article better.

        C. Ray

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