When we are barely just surviving, Love and Freedom are diametrically opposed. The more freedom we have, the less love we experience. And the more love we have, the less freedom we experience.
When we move up the survival scale into levels of self actualization, Love and Freedom become intertwined, like to sides of a coin. The move love we experience, and freer we feel to completely be ourselves, and the more freedom we experience, the more it draws love into our lives. We feel the most loving when we are completely free, and freest when we are immersed in love.
I believe that we come from, and return to, a realm where there is absolute love and complete freedom. When we enter the worlds of embodiment, they are experienced separately. They are the complimentary opposites to our two biggest fears: being abandoned and being smothered.