I LOVE. I AM LOVED.
Repeat this to yourself many many times until you feel a shift. An awareness. An opening and warming in the centre of your chest.
This is one of the most profound meditations I have ever been introduced to. It is the essence of all that is. Love. When we love ourselves, we are open to being loved by others. We in turn share our love with all we encounter. Our world becomes a place of joy, discovery, amazement, and wonder as our heart spaces brighten and open to the lightness of life.
Today, celebrate your self-love. Celebrate your brightness. Get intimate with who you are. With all that you truly encompass. Lather your body in luxurious oils and moisturisers. Wear your favourite colour. Smile at yourself everytime you pass your reflection.
Nourish your heart chakra. In this time on Earth, we have spent many years closing off our hearts. To others and more so, to ourselves. To preserve, to keep ourselves safe in times of struggle and hardship. Because we are vulnerable, and we are susceptible to darkness as well as light in these times. But now is the time to emerge. To learn about our heart chakra again and realise we are safe and supported. And it starts with us. We support our own hearts and give ourselves permission to trust and love. This is something I have been learning quite strongly for the past year and I am constantly amazed by what the words ‘soften’ and ‘surrender’ can do for my being. I feel my thoughts quieten, I feel my body release, and I feel a sense of calm settle over my being. I am re-aligning and moving back from my headspace into my heartspace.
(Wow – just as I wrote that paragraph I felt a little nudge on my thigh and turned to discover a little cherub of a girl with her hand on my leg, smiling up at me with the most joyful eyes! What a treasure to be shown the true expression of unconditional love at this very moment!)
I want to share with you some writings from a chapter on the heart chakra in Caroline Myss’ Anatomy of the Spirit. Her words are inspirational and struck a true chord with me so I hope they resonate with you also:
The fourth chakra is the central powerhouse of the human energy system. The middle chakra, it mediates between the body and the spirit and determines their health and strength. Fourth chakra energy is emotional in nature and helps propel our emotional development. This chakra embodies the spiritual lesson that teaches us how to act out of love and compassion and recognize that the most powerful energy we have is love. More than any chakra, the fourth represents our capacity to “let go and let God”. With its energy we accept our personal emotional challenges as extensions of a Divine plan, which has at its intent our conscious evolution. By releasing our emotional pain, by letting go of our need to know why things have happened as they have, we reach a state of tranquility. In order to achieve that inner peace, however, we have to embrace the healing energy of forgiveness and release our lesser need for human, self-determined justice.
The fourth chakra is the power centre of the human energy system because Love Is Divine Power. While intelligence or “mental energy” is generally considered superior to emotional energy, actually emotional energy is the true motivator of the human body and spirit. Love in its purest form – unconditional love – is the substance of the Divine, with its endless capacity to forgive us and respond to our prayers. Our own hearts are designed to express beauty, compassion, forgiveness, and love. It is against our spiritual nature to act otherwise.
We are not born fluent in love but spend our life learning about it. Its energy is pure power. We are as attracted to love as we are intimidated by it. We are motivated by love, controlled by it, inspired by it, healed by it, and destroyed by it. Love is the fuel of our physical and spiritual bodies. Each of life’s challenges is a lesson in some aspect of love. How we respond to these challenges is recorded within our cell tissues: we live within the biological consequences of our own biographical choices.
And so on this day I open my heart to you and honour the divine light in you as well as in myself =)