Why refer to both the Beloved and the Self?
You could say the Beloved embodies the active love aspect of Self.
And Self Itself?
The Self, then, as beyond all attributes.
So that makes love the divine connection?
Makes it the driving force of awakening when felt as the greatest treasure, the most wondrous gift with no strings attached.
Yet we rarely if ever experience this.
Ego-mind is impervious to such a recognition because it's steeped in bargaining on its own terms. When it runs out of conditions to impose, the door of the heart can open.