[Thanks to Signalroom7]
The Danish philosopher Martinus had a great revelation experience in 1921, which he describes below. Very inspiring.
Also striking how similar these experiences are to each other, no matter how far apart in time and space...
I became aware that only life exists, and that darkness and suffering are merely camouflaged love, and that the divine being pervades everything and everybody.
But in my own being love's flame was greatly manifolded. I saw everything material alive, the manifestation of God, his veritable flesh and blood. I caressed the so-called "dead" as well as the living material, mineral as well as animal matter. I loved the stones as well as the sentient beings, because they all constituted the body of God. And God's body caressed me.
It was as if the golden light, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the Father's own consciousness, the sensation of His personal presence as a conscious "I" close to me had left everything in an all-penetrating radiance of love.
I felt that everything was radiating sympathy, within and outside myself. I was being loved by this Father.
And with an affection firmly reciprocated I re-entered the physical world. The sufferings, sorrows, and tribulations of animals and men were again evident to me, the shady zone of existence once more predominated. But above the deep shadows of the darker zone the golden light kept scintillating in my heart and mind. In my brain and along my spine I still felt the warmth of the supernatural light.
From my hands and my lips it has already been brought, and will continue to be brought, to shine in other brains, to vibrate in other spines, to scintillate in other eyes, and to be apprehended by other minds. My word is the torchlight of life.
The divine spirit of it lights up in darkness, removes erroneous belief, and brings about the love of God.
Everyone living in harmony with this will get to love the Father, and will no more be walking in darkness. For loving the Father is equivalent to loving the world, including everything and everybody.
This all-pervading love cannot but result in a general mental cohabitation. And this again means the perfect satisfaction of our greatest desires, the fullest acquisition of life, the maximal sensation of happiness, the true experience of bliss.
His statement: "For loving the Father is equivalent to loving the world, including everything and everybody." I think is essential.
Vincent van Gogh wrote: "I think the best way to love God is to love many things."
If you claim to love God, but hate great portions of mankind, can you really be loving God?
In an unpublished story I wrote many years ago ('Sage, Hearth, and Sailor'), a naive young man stated that his goal was "to become friends with everyone in the whole universe." This may not be practical on a, well, practical level, but it certainly is achievable on a spiritual level, and I think it is a great part of the way HOME.
How do you learn love? - You can't, but you can remove the bariers which makes it seem to not be there, such as traumas, hate, unforgiveness...
What does loving everything has to do with loving God? - When you love everything, The Light is revealed fully, and in the light the World of Form is revealed as what it is, a mere invention, a dream, which end is the return to Source, who we never really left.