Love can be a vehicle to healing. When we can immerse ourselves in the process of seeing love all around us, we decrease our focus on those things that hurt. The more we do this, the more we are able to observe the love that surrounds us constantly.
When we think of love, we often think of it in the traditional sense of giving and receiving love from people. The love that surrounds each of us comes from many sources. We are loved by Source/God/Universe. When we are open to this, we can simply ask to see more love with the expectation that love exists for us, and we begin to notice the love that surrounds us constantly. There is love reflected in the beauty of the plants, animals and other life that surrounds us. These beings ask for nothing from us, yet provide us with beauty, love, and a means to find appreciation in our lives.
Basking in love is a powerful path to healing.
When we are hurting, or have experienced great trauma, even the prospect of love can feel foreign. No matter what each of us has experienced, love is our birthright, and as much a part of who we are as the air we breathe. Just as we cannot breathe or live without air, without love we do not thrive and heal. Love as a healing tool is not external, but an internal connection.
- Choose to believe that you are worthy of great love in your life. Ask the Universe/Source/God to show you the love that surrounds you. From this space, look around you and see what you can identify as a form of love.
- Before you interact with another being, close your eyes and find the feeling of love. Go forth into your interaction with a loving mindset and a clear vision of your desired outcome.
- Close you eyes, be in a quiet, soothing space and breathe for 10 minutes. Just inhale and exhale, focusing on the sound of your breath, the expansion of your lungs, perhaps the birds outside and any other soothing sounds around you. Now think of an experience where you have felt love – focus in on the feeling, not the actual experience. Hold that feeling close to you, letting it expand and fill your being. Open your eyes and keep hold of that feeling. Take a few more deep breaths and lock it in. Do this exercise daily, until reaching for the feeling of love comes as naturally as taking a breath.
We can choose to focus on the hurts, the way we have been wronged and everything that missing, or we can choose to take baby steps onto a new path, and instead focus on love, gratitude and seeking the joy that belongs to us. While it is difficult to do this at first, like anything in life, the more you practice, the easier it gets.
Allow the power of love to become a source of healing and let it slowly wash away that which no longer serves you. You are born to have an amazing, love-filled life. Embrace this gift and allow yourself to heal through love.
What about today feels like love to you?