Is God Really All About Love?

Two Gods

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In the Why series, I debunk myths, reveal truths and ask awkward and probing questions that often go unanswered within the study of evidential mediumship. But it is important to understand that sometimes, there aren’t any absolute answers to be found. The question today could be considered as one such example. 

During the research for this article, I have used artificial intelligence for some of my findings. I have checked to ensure the information is accurate, as far as is known.

I am a curious medium. What I mean by that is I love my mediumship with a passion. I may not be the greatest at it, but above all else, I’m passionate about improving and unfolding my potential. But I’m also the type of person who wants to know more than just the mechanics of connecting to the spirit world. I’ve always been that way. Some of the tutors I’ve been blessed to have learnt from often got annoyed that I asked awkward questions. Looking back, I think their annoyance was partly rooted in not always having the answers. 

Why is the afterlife only based on love? If the Divine is non-judgemental, who decides what counts as love?”

Often, the answer I would receive back was, “It just is. Accept it and move on.” I did. I continued learning, practising, improving, and growing with my mediumship abilities. But my questions remained unanswered and dormant in the back of my mind.

Nowadays, I have no doubts about the afterlife being a place where love, peace, and harmony are the norm. The personalities within this ‘heaven’ continue to grow in the sanctity created by the Divine force we often call God. Who wouldn’t want to live there?

Through my unfoldment, I’ve learned that God, or the Divine if you prefer, is not a person. It’s not a man or a woman towering over this great kingdom of the afterlife. Or is it? That part of the answer remains a mystery, but why I currently believe God is not a person is based on my understanding at this time in my spiritual journey.

My belief comes from exploring possible answers by going deeper and past the ‘it just is‘ way of thinking. Let me share some of my thoughts based on the questions few people seem curious to explore.

Who created the spirit world? At what stage of life on earth did the spirit world come into being? What intelligent force created it? Who makes the judgement of which spirit personality qualifies to enter the afterlife of the Divine force? If God isn’t judgemental, then who chooses?

I’m a rational person by nature. I don’t accept things based on ‘it just is‘ thinking. The why is the important part that I need to satisfy my curiosity.  In the remainder of this essay, I’ll answer those five questions. They may not be right, but the answers satisfy me enough not to block my progress. Let me begin!

Everything on Earth is based on energy forces. We know that as a scientifically proven fact. Everything on this planet is nothing more than a frequency, a force, an energy force. Perhaps the planet and everything in space are also nothing more than energy forces. In a previous essay for the WHY series, I proposed that the only reality that exists is the one we create with our minds, based on the information our senses send to our brains.  You can read that article HERE.

We know that energy consists of a vast spectrum of frequencies. A rock, for example, has a different frequency or vibration rate than water. We know because we use our senses to convert the sensations of both. There is an infinite number of available radio frequencies, which are only a tiny part of the available frequencies. Therefore, there are unlimited frequencies or vibration rates. No limit.

The afterlife is also an energy force. It has to be. There are no other possible options. But how, when, and why are questions worthy of answers. Here’s my thinking.

THE COLLECTIVE ENERGY

Everything that exists has a unique energy signature. Sticking with humans for this suggestion, we each have our own energy signature. It is made from our personality, our life experiences and our characteristics. When we die, that energy signature continues to exist. It is only our physical body that has ceased to be of use.

Our energy signature merges with collective energy formed from everything else that once lived on this planet and perhaps beyond. This collective energy varies in density, which could be considered a range of frequencies. Following our rules of physics, the heavier energies, that is, the denser energies, settle lower than the lighter energies, creating layers, though not concisely defined with separations.

Though this next part is not entirely concise, let us consider how the differences may occur. Humans have a range of emotions; emotional states are nothing more than energy states. They range from the lighter energy created by love, happiness, peace, generosity, unselfishness and other similar emotional states. The energy created by evil, anger, jealousy, envy, ego, selfishness, violence and similar creates a heavier energy. Our unique energy signature comprises our collective personality traits from a lifetime of living on earth.

When we ‘die’ on earth, that signature energy we created continues to exist and merges with the collective energy at a layer where ‘like follows like’. The afterlife is all life. Students often ask the age-old question, “Where did Hitler, or people like Jimmy Saville, go after death?” Therefore, my proposal shows that the unique signatures of their life on earth will merge with the collective energy at a level most aligned with theirs. Remember, like follows like, and like attracts like, a foundational rule of physics.

If we imagine, this collective energy has been formed from millions of individual life energy signatures. As human intelligence evolved,  so did their desire to understand life outside the here and now. They created Gods they believed looked over them. Worshipping Gods of crops, rain, sunshine, love, war, sacrifice, and so many more aspects of their lives. God was invented!

To understand the origins of the word God, read this text I’ve copied from a Wikipedia entry.

In monotheistic belief systems, God is usually viewed as the supreme being, creator, and principal object of faith.  In polytheistic belief systems, a god is “a spirit or being believed to have created, or for controlling some part of the universe or life, for which such a deity is often worshipped”. Belief in the existence of at least one god is called theism.

Conceptions of God vary considerably. Many notable theologians and philosophers have developed arguments for and against the existence of God. Atheism rejects the belief in any deity. Agnosticism is the belief that the existence of God is unknown or unknowable. Some theists view knowledge concerning God as derived from faith. God is often conceived as the greatest entity in existence. God is often believed to be the cause of all things and so is seen as the creator, sustainer, and ruler of the universe. God is often thought of as incorporeal and independent of the material creation, while pantheism holds that God is the universe itself. God is sometimes seen as omnibenevolent, while deism holds that God is not involved with humanity apart from creation.

Some traditions attach spiritual significance to maintaining some form of relationship with God, often involving acts such as worship and prayer, and see God as the source of all moral obligation. God is sometimes described without reference to gender, while others use terminology that is gender-specific. God is referred to by different names depending on the language and cultural tradition, sometimes with different titles of God used in reference to God’s various attributes.

Etymology and usage
Main article: God (word)

The Mesha Stele bears the earliest known reference (840 BCE) to the Israelite God Yahweh.
The earliest written form of the Germanic word God comes from the 6th-century Christian Codex Argenteus. The English word itself is derived from the Proto-Germanic *ǥuđan. The reconstructed Proto-Indo-European form *ǵhu-tó-m was likely based on the root *ǵhau(ə)-, which meant either “to call” or “to invoke”. The Germanic words for God were originally neuter, but during the process of the Christianization of the Germanic peoples from their indigenous Germanic paganism, the words became a masculine syntactic form. In the English language, capitalization is used when the word is used as a proper noun, as well as for other names by which a god is known. Consequently, the capitalised form of god is not used for multiple gods or when used to refer to the generic idea of a deity.

The English word God and its counterparts in other languages are normally used for any and all conceptions and, in spite of significant differences between religions, the term remains an English translation common to all.

El means God in Hebrew, but in Judaism and in Christianity, God is also given a personal name, the tetragrammaton YHWH, in origin possibly the name of an Edomite or Midianite deity, Yahweh. In many English translations of the Bible, when the word LORD is in all capitals, it signifies that the word represents the tetragrammaton. Jah or Yah is an abbreviation of Jahweh/Yahweh, and often sees usage by Jews and Christians in the interjection “Hallelujah”, meaning “Praise Jah”, which is used to give God glory. In Judaism some of the Hebrew titles of God are considered holy names.

Allāh (Arabic: الله) is the Arabic term with no plural used by Muslims and Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews meaning “The God”, while ʾilāh (Arabic: إِلَٰه plural `āliha آلِهَة) is the term used for a deity or a god in general. Muslims also use a multitude of other titles for God.

In Hinduism, Brahman is often considered a monistic concept of God. God may also be given a proper name in monotheistic currents of Hinduism which emphasize the personal nature of God, with early references to his name as Krishna-Vasudeva in Bhagavata or later Vishnu and Hari. Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa is the term used in Balinese Hinduism.

In Chinese religion, Shangdi is conceived as the progenitor (first ancestor) of the universe, intrinsic to it and constantly bringing order to it.

Ahura Mazda is the name for God used in Zoroastrianism. “Mazda”, or rather the Avestan stem-form Mazdā-, nominative Mazdå, reflects Proto-Iranian *Mazdāh (female). It is generally taken to be the proper name of the spirit, and like its Sanskrit cognate medhā, means “intelligence” or “wisdom”. Both the Avestan and Sanskrit words reflect Proto-Indo-Iranian *mazdhā-, from Proto-Indo-European mn̩sdʰeh1, literally meaning “placing (dʰeh1) one’s mind (*mn̩-s)”, hence “wise”. Meanwhile 101 other names are also in use.

Waheguru (Punjabi: vāhigurū) is a term most often used in Sikhism to refer to God. It means “Wonderful Teacher” in the Punjabi language. Vāhi (a Middle Persian borrowing) means “wonderful” and guru (Sanskrit: guru) is a term denoting “teacher”. Waheguru is also described by some as an experience of ecstasy which is beyond all description. The most common usage of the word “Waheguru” is in the greeting Sikhs use with each other – Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh “Wonderful Lord’s Khalsa, Victory is to the Wonderful Lord.”

Baha, the “greatest” name for God in the Baháʼí Faith, is Arabic for “All-Glorious”.

Other names for God include Aten in ancient Egyptian Atenism where Aten was proclaimed to be the one “true” supreme being and creator of the universe, Chukwu in Igbo, and Hayyi Rabbi in Mandaeism.

The above extract can be found, with all the reference links and further information HERE

My possibly over-simplistic proposal is that the afterlife is a collective energy force created over thousands of years as a result of living beings dying. Their individual energies merging into one great collective energy force. 

Humans learned that through their abilities to communicate with these Gods, (some that most likely didn’t exist) they could summon, worship and justify many of their earthly actions. Humans, however, evolved to become sociable mammals. Living, working, and even breeding together. Peace became the strongest emotion, or desire. 

Peace comes from love, whereas evil comes from fear. Collectively, the human race worshipped a new God – the God of love. The God that Christians believe in. Early people were learning to communicate with the afterlife and the most common connection was with those living in the lighter collective energy – the energy from love and light.

As one would expect to happen, there were those that prefer the heavier energies. They too would worship Gods of Evil. We prefer to know these with names such as ‘The Devil’, ‘Satan’ or other evil representatives, such as ‘Yaldabaoth’. Most religions have a depiction of the devil. Worshipping the lower, heavier, more dense, dark energies from the collective energy.

My collective energy proposal suggests the phrase, “God has many mansions in his kingdom.” is true on many levels, literally. Evil people do indeed go to the place where the God of love resides, but not in that energy level of love and light.

EVIL CAN EXIST

A few months ago, a friend of Spirited Talk sent me a question to put to my speakers in the spirit world during one of my sessions where I transcribe their words. When I read the question moments before sitting in the power to transcribe a speaker’s words, I became concerned because I had no idea how to answer the question. Of course, it wasn’t for me to answer it!

My friend asked, “Is there such a place as hell where evil exists?”

The answer I received through the speaker’s words was quite interesting, and it was an immense relief for me to receive it. The speaker suggested that in his world now, there was no evil and that he believed evil, as a force, could not exist in God’s kingdom. Therefore, he believed that evil was a construct from humans only.

How does this fit my proposition?

Let me share an analogy with you. I like to use mental pictures to help make points. The deepest oceans on earth reach a depth of 35,000 feet, or between six and seven miles from surface to ocean bed.

Life has been discovered at these great depths where the atmosphere is hundreds of times denser than ours. Light does not penetrate down to these places. Yet, somehow, there is life.

As you slowly rise through the ocean towards the surface, there are levels where life exists in their depth only. Never climbing and never going deeper. If those living organisms and fish were intelligent enough to understand their surroundings as limiting, they would find it extremely difficult to understand life forms below or above their world. They would, therefore, know nothing of the bottom feeders or the fish that jump out through the ocean surface above them, some momentarily taking to flight in the medium of air!

Relate my analogy to my speaker, who suggested evil does not exist in his world. How would he or she know? Evil might not exist where he or she is in the afterlife, but that’s not the same as saying it doesn’t exist anywhere.

That concludes my proposal, which I hope will give you some food for thought! To conclude this essay, I want to share with you some research notes I gathered after writing the outline for the above proposition. 

The following information came from an AI bot. AI stands for Artificial Intelligence, which really is a poor explanation of what most AI bots do. AI bots scour (known as rake) the millions of pages of information on the internet, searching for information that answers the user’s questions. The AI I used is, therefore, little more than a ‘Super-Google’ search.

Click on the following lines to expand for the answers supplied by AI. Some of the information received was inaccurate and where necessary I’ve removed them.

 

To research this topic, I chose to turn to a few AI (artificial intelligence) sources. These sources of information take the question asked and scour the entire internet, through millions of pages of information, collate and summarise an answer. AI is nothing more than a ‘super-google’ data search.

 

God and Love: An Inextricable Bond

In many religious traditions, God is often described as the embodiment of pure love. This portrayal suggests that love is not just an attribute of God but rather the essence of what God is. The idea that “God is love” is central to many faiths and philosophies, which posit that God’s love is unconditional, boundless, and the driving force behind all creation.

The concept of Divine love implies that God cares deeply for all beings and desires the best for them. This love is often seen as sacrificial and selfless, exemplified in stories and teachings where God’s love is given freely without expectation of return.

In Christianity, for example, the ultimate act of love is represented in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who laid down his life for humanity’s salvation.

Furthermore, many religions encourage followers to emulate this Divine love in their lives by loving others as a reflection of God’s love for them. This call to action serves as a moral compass, guiding individuals to show compassion, kindness, and forgiveness.

While interpretations may vary among different faiths and cultures, the association of God with love serves as a universal message that transcends religious boundaries. It inspires people to live in harmony with one another and to treat each other with the utmost respect and care.

The relationship between love, suffering, and pain is a profound and often debated topic. Here are some perspectives on how these concepts may relate to each other:

Growth Through Adversity: Some philosophies suggest that love can be a powerful force in the face of suffering and pain. It is believed that through experiencing and overcoming hardships, individuals can grow stronger in their capacity to love and empathise with others.

Compassion and Empathy: Love often manifests as compassion in the presence of suffering. When we witness others in pain, love can motivate us to offer support, understanding, and aid. This empathetic response is a testament to the deep connection that love fosters among individuals.

Sacrificial Love: In many religious narratives, love involves sacrifice. The willingness to endure suffering for the sake of another’s well-being is seen as a noble expression of love. This concept is often illustrated through stories of divine or human figures who suffer as an act of love.

The Mystery of Suffering: The question of why a loving God would allow suffering is a central theological puzzle in many faiths. Some traditions explain that suffering can be a test of faith or a means to spiritual growth, while others leave it as a mystery beyond human understanding.

In essence, while suffering and pain are undeniably challenging aspects of the human experience, they can also serve as catalysts for expressing and deepening love.

The Duality of Divine Forces: A Philosophical Inquiry


The notion of a God of love is central to many religious traditions, which portray God as the ultimate source of benevolence, compassion, and goodness. This belief often comes with the assumption that God’s love is all-encompassing and extends to all creation. However, the existence of evil in the world has led some to ponder whether there could also be a divine counterpart—a God of evil.

The presence of suffering and malevolence in the world poses a significant challenge to the concept of a benevolent deity. This dilemma, known as the problem of evil, questions how an omnipotent and loving God could permit evil’s existence. Theodicy attempts to reconcile this by suggesting that evil is a consequence of free will or serves a greater purpose beyond human understanding.

Dualistic Belief Systems: Some religious and philosophical systems embrace dualism, which suggests two opposing divine forces—one representing good and the other evil.

In these beliefs, the universe is a battleground for these forces, with humanity caught in the middle. Zoroastrianism, for example, features Ahura Mazda (the God of light and goodness) in opposition to Angra Mainyu (the spirit of darkness and evil).

Monotheistic Perspectives: In contrast, monotheistic religions typically attribute both good and evil to a single deity’s will or plan. In these faiths, God remains sovereign over all events, with evil serving as a test, lesson, or part of divine justice.

Philosophical Interpretations: Philosophers have also grappled with this question. Some argue that evil is not an entity but rather the absence or privation of good—similar to how darkness is the absence of light. Others suggest that labelling forces as ‘good’ or ‘evil’ is a human construct imposed upon the natural order.


In conclusion, while the concept of a God of love is widely embraced across various traditions, the idea of a God of evil remains contentious and largely speculative. The interplay between good and evil continues to be a subject of theological debate and philosophical inquiry.

Different religions offer various perspectives on the problem of evil. Let’s explore how some major religious traditions address this complex issue:

Pantheistic Religions:
Pantheistic beliefs regard evil as ultimately unreal. They propose that human suffering results from spiritual ignorance accumulated in previous lives, distributed in the present based on karma1.
In these traditions, the material world is an illusion, and the ultimate reality is divine and perfect.
Dualistic Religions:
Dualistic systems posit two opposing forces: one representing good and the other evil. Examples include Zoroastrianism and certain Gnostic beliefs.
In Zoroastrianism, Ahura Mazda (the God of light) opposes Angra Mainyu (the spirit of darkness and evil).
Monotheistic Religions:
Monotheistic faiths (such as Christianity, Islam, and Judaism) grapple with the problem of evil due to their belief in an omnipotent, omnibenevolent, and omniscient God.

Philosophers distinguish between the logical problem of evil (highlighting inconsistencies between God’s attributes and evil) and the evidential problem of evil (which questions the probability of theism given the existence of evil).

Theodicies and defences are proposed to reconcile God’s goodness with the existence of evil.

In summary, each religion approaches the problem of evil differently, reflecting its unique theological and philosophical perspectives.

It is my hope that after reading this article, you’ve broadened your knowledge with ideas and possible explanations for such questions about God’s relationship with Evil. Near the beginning of this article, my proposed answer was a view I had before I carried out the research for the AI content.

For the moment, I believe my theory is backed up by the views of the Dualistic belief systems. Perhaps there are two or more opposing forces, love and fear. (Fear is the opposite of love). I conclude that the world we will arrive at after leaving this world will be one that’s based on the energy type we created throughout our life on earth.

It would seem, therefore, to make sure we live in alignment with a love energy, more than in alignment with a fear energy, where negative emotions thrive.

Envoys of Spirited Talk are welcome to add their comments and points of view in the comments below.

One Response

  1. This is a very in-depth Topic with many explanations and theories to explore, but I feel even when we pass to Spirit we still will not know the full extent of the Answer. As we do seem to come back to “Every day is a School Day”
    I do check out Near Death Experience Sites on occasion and yet again people beliefs come into play when they find themselves on The Other Side Of Life, many of those brought up as Roman Catholic seem to expect there to be A Devil and often come to experience a darker side of life experience until they remember GOD, then they seem to be drawn into the LIGHT and are met by Jesus, Angels, Guardian, Family Members or even GOD! Thoughts are very powerful!
    Also I understand those that do not believe in life after death do not see any light until eventually they change their thoughts when the time is right for them. 🤔
    I have been told by A Medium that my Mum has chosen to help those who have passed over through their own hand (suicide) because she has previously when on earth on a few occasions tried similar, like attracts like as you say, so it makes perfect sense to me that she would help these previously poor Souls come to terms with their situation after passing, I know this is slightly different to EVIL but you would have to have been in a Dark Place thoughts wise to have carried out this act.
    I agree with the “In my Father’s House there are many mansions if this were not so I would have told you”. We have until infinity to find (if ever) the answers to this question.
    Thank you Trevor for ALL OF THIS INFORMATION. x

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