Love is not a feeling, as you have discovered, or remembered and experienced. It is a state of being, and it is a perpetual creative and kinetic state, for all of existence exists within it, creates it, is it, participates in it, and is created by it. Love is. You cannot, as a consciousness, not participate in it, for if you were to step out of it, you step out of any existence – physical or non-physical. It is impossible, so not worth contemplating.
In becoming or being aware of this state of being that you are, you may experience emotions, yet the beingness is not the emotion. We would encourage one not to mistake an emotion for a beingness. Emotions are not necessarily indicators of a truth, nor are they the thing. They are indicators of, reactions to, a perspective. They are not the Love.
We would like to expand upon this.
The word “love” in English most often refers to an emotion, which you correctly cringe at, instinctively and correctly understanding that True Love (Unconditional love, many say) is not an emotion. You personally would be more comfortable referring to Love (capitalized) as a living being, and in this you would be more accurate if still not completely correct. You would be more comfortable referring to love as the core being-ness of being, which would also be a more accurate description, if not yet complete. In your lexicon love might be more accurately referred to as “limitless creativity,” “inherent balance,” “harmony.” You cannot find the proper word with the proper connotations and vibrations, for as you know the proper word does not exist in your language. “Love” as a word has lost its meaning in the English language (in this context of which we speak), at its essence, just as the word “God” has been so defined as to have lost the limitlessness of the mysterious, eternal, creative and essentially unknowable-ness / total knowing-ness of that to which it refers.
The word is only marginally important. We cannot give you a new word, nor would you want us to do so. It would not make your experience or your state of being any more comprehensible to another without the word’s widespread dissemination and use. Therefore, we will continue to use the word “love” with all its inadequacies. As long as you will remember that love is not an emotion but a state of being, we can continue our discussion of the heart and its chakra.
(to be continued)