The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.
We are on the verge of a new year! A time for a fresh start and a new beginning. What will be your focus? What are you manifesting? I’d like to hone in on love. How can one best envelope love or share it? It seems such a simple concept and, indeed, the main focus of Jesus’ teachings.
I believe that one must feel the feeling of love within to honestly and freely share it. In all that I’ve learned, you have to feel what it is you desire. This desire comes with knowing that you are already in possession of it. I often refer to this in acquiring material items, but how about nonmaterial things such as love?
Doesn’t it make sense that you won’t acquire material stuff unless you feel the immaterial stuff? In other words, I’m sure in my heart that if I have faith (belief without seeing)— in knowing that I’m completely loved and of love, that I will have everything I so desire. God sees us as unlimited. We can be, wish, desire, and have anything we want to have in this lifetime and beyond. Does it not take faith and love to understand and believe this?
If we lack love, how can we ever honestly wish and receive all we desire? It seems counter-intuitive. You can wish to have something but then feel that you will never get it. You have to expect, imagine, and know that you already have it without paying mind to any feelings of lack, worthiness, etc. Isn’t this the same as feeling the love within?
If you always think that you are incapable, not worthy of giving or receiving love…then, how will it come about? You ask…well, how do I feel the love? Or what does love feel like? I’ve always had a difficult time describing this because I’ve conceptualized love too much. If I were to express love in words, I’d see images of both of you as newborns. The feeling in my heart is an utter joy to the point of ecstasy!
When I try to put my heart in the feeling of love, I have to create an image in my mind’s eye—our pup’s little sugar powdered mouth, the sense of her soft ears. Sometimes, it’s a difficult practice for me for some reason. Many mystics would refer to this as the veil that shrouds us, which keeps us disconnected from our true self—the ego as it were.
With practice and concentration, through meditation, open your heart to the feelings of love. Try to feel it internally. Coax these feelings through imagery and loving memories. Don’t push it aside or forget it. Live each day with a loving spirit. See those around you—even those you don’t particularly care for with love in your heart towards them.
The feelings of love are at the highest vibration possible. Nothing is higher than the vibration of love! I believe nothing is attainable unless you can love, no matter what your situation.
A practice that I enjoy doing is passing love to others randomly. When I see a beautiful child, I give the blessing of love. When I’m near a co-worker who touches my heart due to their dedication, I silently bless and thank them with love. When I see you both together—dancing and being playful or even bickering with each other, I thank and bless you both with love. This is how the work is done. It is a practice worth embracing!