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Over the last several years, I’ve written and talked on the radio about the power of love and how important it is to use your intuition when it comes to love, dating, and relationships. I’ve talked about everything from reinventing your love life and changing your dating mindset to using your intuition when it comes to the scent of attraction (why online dating can go sour if his smell turns you off) and the sound of your date’s voice (sound frequency is so telling!) Ultimately, trusting your intuition will help you much more than any how-to-date manual. But, what about the reverse—what does love have to do with enhancing your intuition and connection to the All That Is?
We often tend to think of love as an emotion or an expression, but it is so much more. Love is unconditional, accepting, inclusive, uniting, understanding, kind, and joining. It’s a freedom from fear and separateness. It’s about showing compassion and kindness to yourself and the world around you. It’s also a commitment to reduce suffering and respect every creature and object. Love flows through every living being, connecting us to one another, the living planet, and the Divine. It’s what made you, your friends, and even the people who drive you crazy. It’s a part of our trees, oceans, mountains, and sky. Love is at the very essence of who we are.
While our ego minds tend to analyze, think, and judge, our hearts immerse us in love. Our world tends to place more emphasis on the ego, but your heart actually produces by far the body’s most powerful rhythmic electromagnetic field. It’s not the brain! In fact, according to major research by the Institute of HeartMath, the heart sends far more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart and the signals the heart sends to the brain can influence perception, emotional processing, and higher cognitive functions.
So, what impact would more love from your heart have on your mind and the world around you? As I talk about extensively in my books, Love moves you beyond the ego-mind chatter I call your Goblin, also known as your Challenger, an inner critic that is the personification of your wounded self. The patterns of this challenging part of you keep you stuck in separateness and break your connection with the All That Is. Through love and compassion, you put this part of you to sleep, thus reigniting your intuition and limitless connection. Rather than search for differences, we see that everyone and everything is actually a part of us. We move beyond comparison, judgment, and competition to compassion and celebration of our diversities, which also bring us together as one.
In our culture today, egos are running most of the show. Much of our world is filled with war, division, prejudice, racism, religious differences, suffering, poverty, and environmental disrespect. Love beckons us to look at our world and take responsibility for our collective human condition. What would happen if we really loved, totally and without condition?
Remember, intuition is better able to be seen, heard, felt, and known because of love.
First think about the many forms of love—for example, romantic love, platonic love, compassionate love, heart-centered love, and even tough love. What impact has each form of love had on your life? How can you nurture each form?
As I said above, love is about compassion, kindness, and unity. One powerful way to experience more love in our hearts and bring more to the world is through an act of kindness. This week, I encourage you to do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return. Perhaps anonymously buy coffee for the person behind you tomorrow morning. Or, leave flowers on your neighbor’s doorstep.
Lastly, meditate on your heart center. Sit comfortably in a quiet spot for 20 minutes. Begin by inhaling and exhaling for 15 breaths. Then bring your attention to your heart center as you continue to breathe. Imagine that each time you take a breath, you’re inhaling all the love in the universe. Let it fill you completely. Then imagine your heart beaming love out to others—your family, friends, acquaintances, and all the people across the world. Next move the love out to all aspects of our planet—the trees, oceans, rocks, and even inanimate objects. Imagine the world filled with love as it moves through everyone and everything. How does this make you feel?
And, please share your thoughts on love and the exercises in the comments. We’re all building community and spreading more love through sharing ideas with one another!
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