Spiritual mastery requires embracing the art of giving. This transformation is accomplished through the feeling of love, and alignment with the positive power of nature. There are many traditions, trends and techniques offered to engage in this love affair with the heart, yet faith is required to open a broader channel that manifests divine potential within the soul.
“God has so much love to give that it will burst all boundaries of the heart. When that love of God fills one’s being, it embraces everyone in a universal consciousness of love, service and compassion.” (- Paramahansa Yogananda)
While understanding of etiquette is involved, especially valued is proper formatting and usage for family and social situations; great respect, an affection that grows with warmth and wit should not be undervalued. These are personally developed tools that benchmark style, so that “to the letter” of Spiritual Principal becomes, with a few structural changes, a uniquely joy-filled journey of compassionate love that is in constant motion, within all areas of life.
Welcoming others. There is certain prettiness in the pattern of relationships, where creativity and kindness abides. Inherent is an ebb and flow of graciousness that is only noticed, if it is missing. The elements at the heart of this design can offer sacred inspiration. In the all-encompassing context, the relationships include: With self, one another, nature and the spiritual realm.
Is it time for a revival? Perhaps the answer is: Yes. With hard work, love and ingenuity, let the renovation unfold according to God’s plan for each soul. Keep in mind … there will always be a new project; nothing is ever finished; everything will always be a work-in-progress!
Fresh perspectives on the depths of love. Let’s take a look at the mind-body connection. The heart itself started beating before the brain was formed, with an electromagnetic field that can be detected across the room. Its function carries with it hidden potential, with focus that is all about living in the frequency of love. This kind of love is not romantic, but rather about tuning into center and letting the heart lead.
“By using your heart as a compass, you can see more clearly which direction to go to stop self-defeating behavior.” (- Doc Childre and Howard Martin) HeartMath has a simple effective exercise called Freeze-Frame, a one minute technique that is applied to change perception. It includes activities, such as: “Shift out of the head, and focus on the area around the heart; keep attention there for at least 10 seconds; continue to breathe normally, listen to the response from the heart …”
There is wisdom inherent in feelings. According to Applied Consciousness International, the sciences of psychology are in the midst of a paradigm shift in research that shows the heart is indeed a sensory organ that can learn, hold memory, and make independent functional decisions. The heart displays qualities of neuroplasticity, with abilities to reorganize itself, growing new neural connections.
Loves gentle embrace. Often caught in wrong perceptions, as spiritual beings living the human experience mistakes can be made related to perceptions, and this leads to the curse of competition, where each person works against another, as well as the natural laws. In wisdom recall the gentle saying: “No mud, no lotus.”
Awareness of forgiveness as the water that washes away what is no longer needed; this brings about the practice of loving kindness, and then unity within self and toward all others. By looking deeply in this way the soul remembers better choices. There is the gift of spiritual insight, along with compassion that simply flows from the heart, as all systems work in harmony with itself, increasing energy and sense of holistic well-being.