I was on an internet call tonight with members of the Evolutionary Collective Global community. I revelled in the experience of beaming love at a partner and then receiving it in return. The topic for the evening was spondic love.
Beatrice Bruteau coined this term. It’s not about what typically suffices for love in our society, where often it’s “I’ll be tender to you if you keep doing what I want you to do.” It’s not about a couple turning inward in their devotion, shutting off the world. It’s not about picking and choosing whom you love. Here are some quotes from smart people to help us all see what spondic love actually is:
Bruteau indicates that a “person” is not an individual being. Rather, a “person” is the unbounded activity of freely projecting energies, or what she calls “spondic” energy, a Greek word that means “libation” [pouring into]. Spondic energy does not originate out of thought or will. It is not the act of an individual. Rather, it comes from a deep, transcendent center, the still point where we are being held by Omega [“a final point of divine unification”]. It originates spontaneously, arising only from itself. It is always free. A “person” is one who acts out of a spondic, self-giving center. Anything other than a spontaneous energy center of relatedness is not fully reflective of a person … Bruteau indicates that only “persons” can enter into communion consciousness. “Individuals” remain external to one another.
Spondic love is the experience of “I am. May you be.” In the way we practice, there’s this experience of love, and when you love someone it comes from some place that’s deeper than your personality loving them. There’s almost this cosmic energy that wants to just go “Ha! I want you to have everything. You know … like I love you. I love you!” You just want to imbue them with everything. We feel that for our children. Sometimes our heart bursts open into this kind of empowerment that is deeper than just human love.
You can feel it when you’re on the other end of spondic love. It is palpable. You actually feel like part of your life just got made because this person loves you from a place where they’re in and for you in a way that’s real. This mutual spondic love is part of the consciousness that we’re working with, and the consciousness that I think is next. I think that the next place of innovation will be that kind of love – instead of being separate, instead of not being even neutral towards each other and just surviving on our own, or competing or actively using each other and stomping on each other.
This spondic quality of love and connectivity will be the foundation for a ridiculous amount of miracles, innovation, creativity, coming together, working together, doing things that can’t be done, et cetera, et cetera, that’s going to be the next explosion of where evolution is going to be working.
Life becomes libation, libation-ing. Intimacy with Spirit, being one with True Self, from which flows this spondicity, flows into intimacy with the other. To have this intimacy, we do not have to like the person, as defined by “personality”. We do not even have to share a physical space with him or her … This libational kindness is non-local. This loving can reach into the past, into the present, or into the future. This love is boundless.
I asked myself tonight what my life would be like if I projected spondic love to people who come my way? If such love was present in my thoughts for most of the day? If it didn’t matter at all whether the love was returned?
Wouldn’t that be a recipe for freedom?