And, before we begin this serious topic — ponder this question: Is it possible to actually love someone one has never met?
As strange as it might seem…and in spite of the fact that a great many people mistakenly believe that because the SOULS of people are the same Spiritually… [ or “Within” a person], then people should also “be” the same…externally? The fact is… mankind represents two  distinctly different types of people. One type I refer to as “Intelack,” and the other type I refer to as Enlightened.
The problem we have [particularly in Western cultures] is a problem of improper education, which is the natural result of institutions being run by the most intellectual type people… rather than run by the most Enlightened type individuals. And, the question then becomes: What is the difference between an intellectual type person and an Enlightened type person? The difference is the intellectual is run by his/her MIND, and thus denies God.
To begin to discuss this hugely important topic, we must first agree on some basic principles of Life? Does a carrot have a Soul? How you answer this basic question will determine whether you are a friend of Truth, or a defender of “let’s pretend”! And while on this question, how about a Tree, a dog, a cat, a snake, or a cell? Do these life-forms have Souls? And are all Souls the same?
A Soul is an aspect of God, and thus, the Soul contains the same Energy as that of God, which is invisible to the physical senses of Man.
The simple fact is… every living thing has a Soul. It is the Soul that provides “life” to every living thing in the Creation; from cell to Man.
Now a second important question: How many lifetimes does a Soul have in which to accomplish the Purpose of Life? The Purpose of Life is to explore and experience all the ways that Neutral Spiritual Energy can manifest itself in the Creation? And to do this, the Soul needed to take-on a MIND, which God provided each Soul as we entered the Creation.
Final question? It it likely that a Soul that has not acquired Enlightenment would be able to resist a MIND whose purpose is to insure that the Soul remain somewhat like a slave to the desires of the MIND, until that Soul is capable of acquiring sufficient Consciousness to rise above the MIND?
Answer: No, the Soul of an Intelack type person remains subject to the dictates of the MIND, which views the Energy of God as the “unknown,” and thus, the [Lower] MIND remains fearful of the invisible Energy of God.
And, since the only part of Man that has seen God is the Soul of Man, only the Enlightened Soul can manifest its Love of God.
Peace, Brother James