Aug 16 2007
Today I thought I’d give you some homework to do.
I’m not referring to cardiovascular conditioning – I’m referring to working on our emotional heart.
What is the emotion we associate with the heart?
Here’s what I’d like you to do: In your mind, say, “I love you.” to every person you encounter today.
If you have the type of life where you’re encountering hoards of people, try feeling love for all of them.
I mentioned in my last post how forgiving someone will raise your energy level. When you raise your own energy level, you now have the power to positively affect the people around you. I’m sure you’ve been around people who energize you – who make you feel good when you’re around them. Wouldn’t you want to have the same affect for others?
Think about how your own energy changes when you’re with people you love. Don’t you feel positive? Aren’t you in a more positive state of mind?
Think about how you feel when you know someone loves you.
In his book, “The Power Of Intention“, Wayne Dyer describes this loving attitude towards others as a “holy relationship.”
“One truth that I’ve recognized during the years of my own growth is that it’s impossible to know my perfection if I’m unable to see and honor that same perfection in others. The ability to see yourself as a temporary expression of intention and to see yourself in all humanity is a characteristic of the holy relationship. It’s the ability to celebrate and honor in all others, the place where we’re all one.”
When you have a holy relationship with someone you aren’t judging them or wanting to bend their will to yours. You are in a cooperative and loving state and people will generally respond positively towards you.
He continues with:
“In an unholy relationship, you see yourself as separate from others. It’s the feeling that others are primarily useful to satisfy ego’s urges, and that people are there to help you get what’s missing in life. In any kind of relationship, this attitude of separation and potential manipulation creates a barrier between you and the power of intention. The signs of unholy relationships are quite clear: People become defensive, fearful, hostile, standoffish, and don’t wish to be in your company.”
I have noticed that the more loving and understanding my attitude, the less stressed and upset I am. I don’t think that rude people are “out to get me” and I wonder at why they are so angry and upset. I’m not always successful but I try to remember that we all desire to be loved for who we are, not what we are or what we can do for someone.
If you think about it, we need others to help us. When we create holy relationships, we are creating an environment that helps us attract our desires.
Haven’t you noticed that when someone is nice and understand towards you, you want to do something nice for them?
One thing I’ve noticed is that a loving attitude has wonderful side effects.
When I begin to feel judgmental and critical of someone, I notice that my energy drops and I become tense. I wonder at my own ego-needs, why am I being so critical?
Sometimes I encounter someone really unpleasant and I try not to lower my energy to match theirs by responding in kind. Instead I try to retain a loving state and remove myself from their company as soon as possible!
Read my post, “We Are All Waiting.” I hope it helps you to see the beauty that exists in everyone.
So thatâ€™s my heart-work assignment for you today: Create a holy relationship with everyone you meet.
Try it. Feel the love.
You might like it.
You might LOVE it!
Day 4 down, 1 more to go!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .