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by Dr. Scott & Shannon Peck –

How can we ever find peace with so much division between us in politics, religion, lifestyles & even within our families? We can adopt the amazingly powerful theme in our personal lives: “Many paths, one Love.” It’s extraordinary how simply this theme can pull you into unity rather than separation.

For example, have you ever felt stung by a family member judging you for your lifestyle, decisions, or path in life? Most of us have. It’s so easy to be judgmental when someone is doing something against our own values or good sense – whether it’s their different religion, choice of mate, beliefs, actions, or politics. Such judgments, of course, can tear a family or friendships apart emotionally.

But even when there seems to be no solution to peace, there is one. You can actively practice the healing attitude of “Many paths, one Love.” Quite simply, what this means is that you decide to honor, without judgment, whatever path someone else takes, even though it may feel wrong or stupid to you.

So, for example, if you are a parent feeling judgmental towards a son or daughter, you can decide to release your judgments and replace them with honoring. And why not? It’s not your life. You made mistakes in your life. We all do. That’s how we grow. We all need the freedom to individualize and self express!

But there’s an even deeper healing insight here. You can honor the idea that there may seem like a zillion conflicting paths in life, but that, behind all this confusion, there is one divine Love guiding us all. Think of it this way, we are climbing up the same mountain but taking different trails. Some take the easy, prepared route. Others fight through the thickets. Some parts of the mountain speak other languages. Some parts practice different religions. But we are all slowly climbing upwards towards the top of the mountain and we will all arrive at the “one” summit together.

It takes insight and courage to be a leader in living the principle of “Many paths, one Love,” because we have to act towards unity despite the “mind set” we wake up to every single day on Earth. The daily news inundates us with division – large wars and mini-wars continuing all over the world between ethnic, religious, racial, and political groups. And our personal lives are often full of large wars or mini-wars with different people.

No one ever said that being a peacemaker or unifier is easy. Creating love and peace are very advanced love skills. So here’s a practice exercise to help you get good at living the theme “Many paths, one Love. ”

The next time you feel judgment towards someone – either personally or politically – stop in your mental tracks and let your Highest Self reason like this, “Well, this person’s views or actions seem absolutely wrong to me and I can feel the judgment, even hate, filling my senses. But I want my life to contribute peace and love to the world, not hate. Let me take these feelings higher. Let me view everyone on Earth as worthy of being loved. They may be making what look like terrible mistakes to me, but I trust the divine power of Love to guide each of us home.” Such inner reasoning softens the tension in your body, heart, and mind. Your life moves towards unity rather than division. Remember, with every thought you think and every action you take, you either create unity or separation. So what’s your next thought? And action?

The theme of “Many paths, one Love” guides us personally as Co-Founders of TheLoveCenter. The words “TheLoveCenter” naturally embrace all humanity. Love doesn’t exclude anyone. We can’t leave anyone out – even if we want to some days! We have no choice but to practice “Many paths, one Love.” This is an attitude as much as a love skill. It’s helpful to remember that the divine principle of Love knows how to speak to every individual on the planet because Love transcends politics, religion, personal differences, and race. Love has it’s own language and each of us is able to be Love’s voice and messenger. Let our hearts be filled with Love!

Of course it’s not easy to honor all paths, but do you think our world will be any different for future generations if we don’t learn the skills of honoring and creating unity? This is the big event taking place in civilization right now and you are part of it whether you want to be or not. Your thoughts and your actions – with your spouse, family members, co-workers, friends, and even strangers – are rippling through the universe. And our collective thoughts (and actions) are forging tomorrow’s civilization.

Thank you for every thought and every action in your life that creates more unity in our emerging new world of “Many paths, one Love.” Welcome to the heart of Love.

thelovecenter.com

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Is Your Life Stuck?

by Scott and Shannon Peck –

Let Love Re-Invent You – It’s so easy for relationships to get bogged down, for a job or a career to become a burden or to just feel stuck in your life.

How can you break through to a higher place? – We challenged ourselves this past month with just that question and even choose this theme for one of our on-going workshops. Here are some of the inspiring answers that emerged for us.

To begin with, listen deeply to your heart and your gut intuition. What is screaming within you to be resolved? Tuning in to yourself with great attention is a very needed act of love – loving yourself. Sometimes we don’t listen to our hearts because the pain is too much. Sometimes we don’t listen to our dreams because we think they are impossible. But if we don’t listen within, nothing much is going to improve in our lives.

And now the big one: Ask love. – What does divine love have to say about your life? What is love asking, begging and guiding you to do to move your life higher? Yes, this means you can have a personal relationship with love, Spirit, a Higher Power, whatever you might call it. You can listen to guidance from the highest possible source. This act of turning to divine love softens and melts the ego with it’s screams for power, control or a force-it-to-happen mentality. Love’s answer to your heart will always come if you ask. It won’t come by email, but it will come through your intuition and knowing. Pay attention. Love often presents itself softly. Yet love’s answer may be an even bolder idea than you’ve imagined.

So now the question becomes one of courage. Do you have the courage to act on love’s guidance? There’s no question it takes courage to move our lives higher. We’ve observed several participants in our workshops this past year listen to love, get the message and have extraordinary courage to face up to relationships that were not really delivering love in their lives. In some cases, this led to improved relationships. In other cases, this led to divorce – and freedom from the suffering.

When we act courageously to take a step higher in our lives, we need to be honest. Lives of mediocrity flow from stuffing down our feelings and not speaking up. When we are honest, we shake, even overturn, the apple cart. Honesty brings clarity – and healing.

But honesty without love can create more disaster than healing. As you let your heart speak openly about your needs and your new decisions, do it with love. Find the compassion to match the passion of your honesty.

Shannon recalls a period in her life when she was completely devastated. Her ex-husband had left her and her daughter, without warning, announcing at Thanksgiving dinner that he was leaving and wouldn’t be back. For months, Shannon was in shock. The event had thrown her into a massive re-invention of herself and her life. It was time to think through everything from scratch. What did she want out of life? Did she want to remarry at some point? How could she regain the deep-seated feeling of inner peace and emotional security once again? Would she ever trust a man again? These questions didn’t yet have answers.

Shannon spent many months quietly listening to her inner voice, intuiting her soul’s destiny and slowly healing. She felt like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly and that she was in the larvae stage, cocooning. The old life and family structure were now buried. What her life would look like after her divorce remained to be seen.

Within a year of great soul searching and prayer, Shannon went on a date with Scott. Only then did she begin to realize the massive undertaking that divine love had created in order to reinvent her. For the first time, she received the love she deserved from a man who actually had an ocean of welled-up love to give. His perpetual empathy and kindness showed how far love would go in order to make her feel deeply appreciated and understood.

We laughed throughout our wonderful courtship of fun, play and the greatest conversations on earth of immense spirituality and getting to know each other on every level. Life took on a new meaning. We became best friends. Trust was and the feelings of security and inner peace returned. She was better than new! Our marriage led Shannon to move to San Diego and, together, we began to write books, develop courses and establish a non-profit organization – TheLoveCenter – dedicated to helping all humanity find the love that they also deserved.

This is the magnitude of Love’s reinvention. And it’s waiting for each of us. Love does nothing small. Love’s ultimate plan is to reveal itself on Earth, through each awakened heart. This includes you! Welcome to the heart of love.

source – thelovecenter.com

Is Your Life Stuck? Let Love Re-Invent You

by Scott and Shannon Peck – 

It’s so easy for relationships to get bogged down, for a job or a career to become a burden or to just feel stuck in your life? How can you break through to a higher place? We challenged ourselves this past month with just that question and even choose this theme for one of our on-going workshops. Here are some of the inspiring answers that emerged for us.
To begin with, listen deeply to your heart and your gut intuition. 
What is screaming within you to be resolved? 
Tuning in to yourself with great attention is a very needed act of love – loving yourself. Sometimes we don’t listen to our hearts because the pain is too much. Sometimes we don’t listen to our dreams because we think they are impossible. But if we don’t listen within, nothing much is going to improve in our lives.

And now the big one: Ask Love. 

What does divine love have to say about your life? What is love asking, begging and guiding you to do to move your life higher? Yes, this means you can have a personal relationship with love, Spirit, a Higher Power, whatever you might call it. You can listen to guidance from the highest possible source. This act of turning to divine love softens and melts the ego with it’s screams for power, control or a force-it-to-happen mentality. 
Love’s answer to your heart will always come if you ask. 
It won’t come by email, but it will come through your intuition and knowing. Pay attention. Love often presents itself softly. Yet love’s answer may be an even bolder idea than you’ve imagined.

So now the question becomes one of courage. Do you have the courage to act on love’s guidance? There’s no question it takes courage to move our lives higher. We’ve observed several participants in our workshops this past year listen to love, get the message and have extraordinary courage to face up to relationships that were not really delivering love in their lives. In some cases, this led to improved relationships. In other cases, this led to divorce – and freedom from the suffering.

When we act courageously to take a step higher in our lives, we need to be honest. 

Lives of mediocrity flow from stuffing down our feelings and not speaking up. When we are honest, we shake, even overturn, the apple cart. Honesty brings clarity – and healing. But honesty without love can create more disaster than healing. 
As you let your heart speak openly about your needs and your new decisions, do it with love. Find the compassion to match the passion of your honesty.

Shannon recalls a period in her life when she was completely devastated. Her ex-husband had left her and her daughter, without warning, announcing at Thanksgiving dinner that he was leaving and wouldn’t be back. For months, Shannon was in shock. The event had thrown her into a massive re-invention of herself and her life. 


It was time to think through everything from scratch. 
What did she want out of life? Did she want to remarry at some point? How could she regain the deep-seated feeling of inner peace and emotional security once again? Would she ever trust a man again? These questions didn’t yet have answers.

Shannon spent many months quietly listening to her inner voice, intuiting her soul’s destiny and slowly healing. She felt like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly and that she was in the larvae stage, cocooning. The old life and family structure were now buried. What her life would look like after her divorce remained to be seen.

Within a year of great soul searching and prayer, Shannon went on a date with Scott. Only then did she begin to realize the massive undertaking that divine love had created in order to reinvent her. For the first time, she received the love she deserved from a man who actually had an ocean of welled-up love to give. 

His perpetual empathy and kindness showed how far love would go in order to make her feel deeply appreciated and understood.

We laughed throughout our wonderful courtship of fun, play and the greatest conversations on earth of immense spirituality and getting to know each other on every level. Life took on a new meaning. We became best friends. Trust was and the feelings of security and inner peace returned. She was better than new! Our marriage led Shannon to move to San Diego and together we began to write books, develop courses and establish a non-profit organization – TheLoveCenter – dedicated to helping all humanity find the love that they also deserved.

This is the magnitude of Love’s reinvention. 

And it’s waiting for each of us. Love does nothing small. Love’s ultimate plan is to reveal itself on Earth, through each awakened heart. This includes you! Welcome to the heart of love.

thelovecenter.com

Secrets of Lasting Love

by Scott and Shannon Peck –

It is possible for love to last and to be beautiful. With today’s divorce statistics, it’s easy to doubt that statement. So many of us have endured painful relationships and marriages. Many have almost given up on love.

So let’s talk about the secrets of lasting love so we can all get it right. The secrets of lasting love might not be what you’d expect. In fact, before reading on, stop for a moment. What do you think are the top five secrets of lasting love? Here are the secrets we live ourselves:

FIVE SECRETS

1. KINDNESS – It’s almost unbelievable how many people are unkind to each other in relationships. Mean words. Sharp words. Criticism. Judgment. Anger. Violence. Ignoring. Non-responsiveness. These words describe the opposite of kindness and they destroy love. Acceptance. Empathy. Sweetness. Dependable loving kindness. These are the words that describe kindness and they create and expand love.

All partners in relationships have arguments. The question is what can you do in order to keep your love sweet and alive, without getting destroyed in a heated moment? Barbed egos create division. Each one thinks he or she is right and wants very much to win the argument. But right then, before you blurt out some angry phrase, you become painfully aware that your love has left the zone of good feelings, warmth and tenderness. Is winning the argument really worth it?

Acting with kindness is often not easy to do. Partners who understand real love know that this is a critical moment of their relationship. Arguments that lead to angry or mean words will be fatal to love lasting. This is a moment to dig deeply into your inventory of love skills and realize that keeping the sweetness in your relationship is far more important than any argument. This simple awareness causes your heart to soften into higher alternatives than an escalating argument. The heart needs to feel safe for love to flourish. Without kindness, love can easily head south. By consciously deciding to be constructive rather than destructive, the energy can move toward solution.

Easy? No. But this is what people in lasting love relationships do. You agree to disagree. You let each other share strong-felt feelings while the other listens. You are respectful. You use a loving tone to help extricate both parties from the fuel of anger. You never make critical remarks that will linger like daggers in the heart of your partner long after this argument has faded. You work towards a mutual win-win. Sometimes that means trying to calm down and even being quiet for a day and letting emotions digest and recover. You place a huge emphasis on healing words such as, “Well, we both feel very strongly about this. I know we love each other and that, even though we may not know it now, we’ll find a solution that is good for both of us. I love you.” Statements like this transcend any argument. In fact, if you practice statements like this, your heart can’t help but soften into lasting love. Imagine the impact this attitude and modeling of kindness has on children – the next generation of love that you are raising.

2. EQUALITY – Equality? How boring, you might say. Well, guess what? Equality means that your needs are just as important as another’s. And another’s needs are equally as important as yours. Without equality, love will be doomed to eventual death. With equality, love has an opportunity to expand into powerful new dimensions.

What is equality? Consider the following scenarios. Does one person in your relationship do most of the talking? Does one person make most of the decisions? Do you ever feel a sense of being dominated? Is your heart free to do and be what is authentic within you? Does one person control the money more than the other? Does your partner make decisions for you? Is there equality in love-making? Do both of you talk equally in social gatherings? Is one person always “right” in conversations or have to be dominant? Does one person always drive?

Imagine what happens when one or more of those questions result in inequality. Lasting love starts melting like a receding glacier. It may not be obvious on the surface, but lasting love can disappear very silently, strangled in the inner heart.

How can love that was once on fire become strangled just through being treated unequally? Because one heart wants to express and be heard and be considered just as much as the partner’s does. But when the heart is made to fight for having a turn to be valued, it slowly loses hope and gives up. Sadness and resentment then replace the love once there.

Partners in lasting relationships know this. They know the power of equality. They work to empower each other and to tune into each other’s needs, wants and dreams. They help each other’s weaker areas turn into strength through encouragement, support and even shared skills. The result of this attitude of equality is a vast empowering of the love you experience together.

3. LISTENING – It’s amazing what happens when partners listen to each others’ hearts. They discover an infinite gold mine of continuously evolving ideas. If you want love to thrive like an Amazon rain forest in full season, start listening to your partner’s heart.

You’ll find a tsunami wave of love coming right back to you because your partner will feel so grateful for your gift of listening so well. Here’s why listening is so powerful to make love lasting.

We all have dreams. Inner desires. Hopes. Ideas. Concerns. Past traumas. Fears. When someone listens to us well, all these emotions can surface into higher healing and expression. Often, when we’re listened to well, we figure out things just by allowing pent up feelings to surface and our dreams can come alive too.

If you want your love to be lasting, get good at listening. Put your own ideas aside for the moment and really take in what your partner is saying or feeling. Be silent. As he or she talks, softly say, “Tell me more…” with a heart and face that truly means what you are saying. If you are being authentic, the love will begin to flow. Listen without judgment. Your partner will feel it to the core.

This quality of listening takes love to amazing heights. Ask yourself, what is more important than one’s dreams being deeply cherished or one’s heart being truly listened to? Listening will take your relationship into a bond of intimacy where your hearts can resonate deeply.

4. JOY & APPRECIATION – Often, as partner’s get used to each over the years, joy slips away. They get used to a routine of taking each other for granted. This lack of appreciation is fatal to lasting love.

In lasting love, partner’s bring joy to the table each and every day. You look for every nook of humor. You laugh a lot – with each other, not at each other. You find what gives each other joy. You recall what it was like to first meet each other. Joy was spilling out all over. So why not now? Exactly! And you mention often, even daily, what you most appreciate in your partner and how much joy and pleasure you are receiving.

Partners who practice appreciation find that romantic feelings flourish and that playfulness and teasing occur spontaneously and often. After all, with kindness, equality and listening already in high gear, the path to joy opens quite easily.

5. SHARED SPIRITUAL VALUES – Shared spirituality takes relationships into a higher dimension of love where each other’s higher self is honored by knowing the great value and purpose each one’s life carries. Partners then organize their lives with this as their center, helping each other to become all they are meant to be, to bloom and flourish and contribute to the whole. When each one is involved in a daily spiritual practice it may include inspirational books, intuitions, journaling, revelations, sacred meditation, yoga, mindful awareness and music. These sharings are love’s richest and most lasting of all. So there you have it, the secrets to lasting love. And the good news is this. It’s possible.

source – thelovecenter.com

Secrets of Lasting Love

by Dr. Scott and Shannon Peck – 

It is possible for love to last and to be beautiful. With today’s divorce statistics, it’s easy to doubt that statement. So many of us have endured painful relationships and marriages. Many have almost given up on love. So let’s talk about the secrets of lasting love so we can all get it right. The secrets of lasting love might not be what you’d expect. 

In fact, before reading on, stop for a moment. 

      What do you think are the top five secrets of lasting love? 

Here are the secrets we live ourselves:


 1. KINDNESS: It’s almost unbelievable how many people are unkind to each other in relationships. Mean words. Sharp words. Criticism. Judgment. Anger. Violence. Ignoring. Non-responsiveness. These words describe the opposite of kindness and they destroy love. Acceptance. Empathy. Sweetness. Dependable loving kindness. These are the words that describe kindness and they create and expand love.
All partners in relationships have arguments. The question is what can you do in order to keep your love sweet and alive, without getting destroyed in a heated moment? Barbed egos create division. Each one thinks he or she is right and wants very much to win the argument. But right then, before you blurt out some angry phrase, you become painfully aware that your love has left the zone of good feelings, warmth and tenderness. Is winning the argument really worth it?

Acting with kindness is often not easy to do. Partners who understand real love know that this is a critical moment of their relationship. Arguments that lead to angry or mean words will be fatal to love lasting. This is a moment to dig deeply into your inventory of love skills and realize that keeping the sweetness in your relationship is far more important than any argument. This simple awareness causes your heart to soften into higher alternatives than an escalating argument. The heart needs to feel safe for love to flourish. Without kindness, love can easily head south. By consciously deciding to be constructive rather than destructive, the energy can move toward solution.

Easy? No. But this is what people in lasting love relationships do. You agree to disagree. You let each other share strong-felt feelings while the other listens. You are respectful. You use a loving tone to help extricate both parties from the fuel of anger. You never make critical remarks that will linger like daggers in the heart of your partner long after this argument has faded. You work towards a mutual win-win. Sometimes that means trying to calm down and even being quiet for a day and letting emotions digest and recover. 

You place a huge emphasis on healing words such as, “Well, we both feel very strongly about this. I know we love each other and that, even though we may not know it now, we’ll find a solution that is good for both of us. I love you.” Statements like this transcend any argument. In fact, if you practice statements like this, your heart can’t help but soften into lasting love. Imagine the impact this attitude and modeling of kindness has on children – the next generation of love that you are raising.

 2. EQUALITY: Equality? How boring, you might say. Well, guess what? Equality means that your needs are just as important as another’s. And another’s needs are equally as important as yours. Without equality, love will be doomed to eventual death. With equality, love has an opportunity to expand into powerful new dimensions.

What is equality? Consider the following scenarios. Does one person in your relationship do most of the talking? Does one person make most of the decisions? Do you ever feel a sense of being dominated? Is your heart free to do and be what is authentic within you? Does one person control the money more than the other? Does your partner make decisions for you? Is there equality in love-making? Do both of you talk equally in social gatherings? Is one person always “right” in conversations or have to be dominant? Does one person always drive?

Imagine what happens when one or more of those questions result in inequality. Lasting love starts melting like a receding glacier. It may not be obvious on the surface, but lasting love can disappear very silently, strangled in the inner heart.

How can love that was once on fire become strangled just through being treated unequally? Because one heart wants to express and be heard and be considered just as much as the partner’s does. But when the heart is made to fight for having a turn to be valued, it slowly loses hope and gives up. Sadness and resentment then replace the love once there.

Partners in lasting relationships know this. They know the power of equality. They work to empower each other and to tune into each other’s needs, wants and dreams. They help each other’s weaker areas turn into strength through encouragement, support and even shared skills. The result of this attitude of equality is a vast empowering of the love you experience together.

 3. LISTENING: It’s amazing what happens when partners listen to each others’ hearts. They discover an infinite gold mine of continuously evolving ideas. If you want love to thrive like an Amazon rain forest in full season, start listening to your partner’s heart.

You’ll find a tsunami wave of love coming right back to you because your partner will feel so grateful for your gift of listening so well. Here’s why listening is so powerful to make love lasting.

We all have dreams. Inner desires. Hopes. Ideas. Concerns. Past traumas. Fears. When someone listens to us well, all these emotions can surface into higher healing and expression. Often, when we’re listened to well, we figure out things just by allowing pent up feelings to surface and our dreams can come alive too.

If you want your love to be lasting, get good at listening. Put your own ideas aside for the moment and really take in what your partner is saying or feeling. Be silent. As he or she talks, softly say, “Tell me more…” with a heart and face that truly means what you are saying. If you are being authentic, the love will begin to flow. Listen without judgment. Your partner will feel it to the core.

This quality of listening takes love to amazing heights. Ask yourself, what is more important than one’s dreams being deeply cherished or one’s heart being truly listened to? Listening will take your relationship into a bond of intimacy where your hearts can resonate deeply.

 4. JOY & APPRECIATION: Often, as partner’s get used to each over the years, joy slips away. They get used to a routine of taking each other for granted. This lack of appreciation is fatal to lasting love.

In lasting love, partner’s bring joy to the table each and every day. You look for every nook of humor. You laugh a lot – with each other, not at each other. You find what gives each other joy. You recall what it was like to first meet each other. Joy was spilling out all over. So why not now? Exactly! And you mention often, even daily, what you most appreciate in your partner and how much joy and pleasure you are receiving.

Partners who practice appreciation find that romantic feelings flourish and that playfulness and teasing occur spontaneously and often. After all, with kindness, equality and listening already in high gear, the path to joy opens quite easily.

 5. SHARED SPIRITUAL VALUES: Shared spirituality takes relationships into a higher dimension of love where each other’s higher self is honored by knowing the great value and purpose each one’s life carries. Partners then organize their lives with this as their center, helping each other to become all they are meant to be, to bloom and flourish and contribute to the whole. 

When each one is involved in a daily spiritual practice it may include inspirational books, intuitions, journalling, revelations, sacred meditation, yoga, mindful awareness and music. These sharings are love’s richest and most lasting of all. So there you have it, the secrets to lasting love and the good news is this; It’s possible.

thelovecenter.com

Love Awakening

by Dr. Scott and Shannon Peck –

Love Awakening is sneaking up on all of us. We are each being called to higher love ground – and it’s happening more and more rapidly. Do you feel it? We do. We feel our lives opening to vast new dimensions of awareness and possibilities. Let’s explore together, right now, what love awakening includes – for all of us.

LOVING YOURSELF – Strange as it may seem, the starting point for love awakening begins with loving yourself. Most people don’t. Do you? Loving yourself means seeing yourself as an unfolding masterpiece rather than a failure. Loving yourself means giving yourself inner love talk rather than inner criticism. Loving yourself means setting boundaries that protect your well-being rather than letting others misuse you. Loving yourself means giving yourself solitude to become quiet and reflect rather than moving through a million tasks without taking a breath. Loving yourself means taking time to let your heart and actions be in alignment with universal Love rather than struggling alone to find answers. How awake are you to loving yourself this well?

CREATING INTIMACY – As your love grows from loving yourself, you become more naturally effective in loving others. You learn how to create intimacy by asking love questions, such as “What’s the most significant thing going on in your life?” Or even more intimately, “What’s going on in your heart?” You become comfortable speaking from the heart, listening without interrupting, saying, “Tell me more,” and reflecting back what you heard so they know you actually listened. This is what it means to be a love master – an expert at creating love with others.

And it’s so very easy. Here’s an example of how simple but amazing love questions can be in creating intimacy, even with strangers.

RADIATING LOVE – All this love radiating creates maximum opportunity for you to meet and enjoy other soul mates and to also meet the love mate you deserve – regardless of your age. Why? Because you are coming to this relationship as complete through loving yourself. And you are also bringing to that relationship the immense amount of love skills that you have been practicing as a love master. Why wait to practice the fullness of your love?

Radiating this higher level of love can attract the same quality of love to you in the form of the right love mate. Your practice of loving all others will also create, within you, the capacity to sustain peace and joy with your right love mate when this unfolds.

OPPORTUNITIES – Experiencing the love you deserve is a beautiful outcome of love awakening. It may seem impossible to you, but as you love yourself well and learn how to love others well, your life will radiate an irresistible radiance that creates waves of new love opportunities in your life.

And even though finding the love mate of your dreams would seem to be the ultimate fulfillment in life (and it is immensely fulfilling), one of the extraordinary outcomes of loving yourself, loving others as a love master, and experiencing the love you deserve is that your heart opens even wider.

With all this love supporting you, your heart can reach out to a world crying for your attention, compassion and help. You become more tuned in to the suffering in the world, the wars, the injustices, the abuse, the emotional struggles, and so many hearts in need. You realize, that, because of the high level of love that you have anchored within your own life, you are now able to respond to the larger world.

OPEN HEART – Your energy is not tangled in hating yourself, avoiding others and feeling desperate for love. You have awakened to the wisdom of cherishing yourself, loving others magnificently, and meeting your love mate at this high level of love awakening. You finally have the open heart and skills and wisdom to help the larger world around you. You begin to find your higher Soul post – the work that calls you into highest service to those around you.

EXPANDING LOVE – And as your love expands, still maintaining the grounding in love alignment, loving yourself, treating others around you as a love master, and enjoying the deep bond of the love you deserve, your heart begins to also sense the Earth’s great need for your love. In many ways, most of us are too busy trying to love ourselves or meet a love mate, or trying to succeed in our occupation to really give the Earth the care and attention that she needs, even though we have many warning signs – global warming, disappearing rain forests, and massive toxins spilling into her body.

So, in our expanding love awakening, our hearts start tuning in at a wider level of engagement. But the love awakening doesn’t even stop there. As we stand on the Earth and look up and outwards, there is an infinite universe in which the Earth is a tiny sphere – and we are just at the infant stages of exploring this universe. We don’t even know what awaits us in this infinite unknown, but our love expands to embrace the larger universe of our lives.

ACCEPTING DIVERSITY – We may eventually – or soon – encounter other beings beyond Earth and we are going to need the love skills and a big enough heart to accept wide diversity. We will need to be experts at creating dialogue and intimacy. We will need to be masters at creating peace instead of war, and unity instead of separation.

This is the expansive potential of love awakening ahead in our lives – and it’s infinite. But that is the nature of love – and the essence of rich, overflowing possibility within each of us.

Welcome to the heart of Love.

source – thelovecenter.com

Love Awakening

by Dr. Scott and Shannon Peck – 

Love Awakening is sneaking up on all of us. We are each being called to higher love ground – and it’s happening more and more rapidly. Do you feel it? We do. We feel our lives opening to vast new dimensions of awareness and possibilities. Let’s explore together, right now, what love awakening includes – for all of us.

LOVING YOURSELF  

Strange as it may seem, the starting point for love awakening begins with loving yourself. Most people don’t. Do you? Loving yourself means seeing yourself as an unfolding masterpiece rather than a failure. Loving yourself means giving yourself inner love talk rather than inner criticism. Loving yourself means setting boundaries that protect your well-being rather than letting others misuse you. Loving yourself means giving yourself solitude to become quiet and reflect rather than moving through a million tasks without taking a breath. Loving yourself means taking time to let your heart and actions be in alignment with universal Love rather than struggling alone to find answers. 
 How awake are you to loving yourself this well?

CREATING INTIMACY 
As your love grows from loving yourself, you become more naturally effective in loving others. You learn how to create intimacy by asking love questions, such as “What’s the most significant thing going on in your life?” Or even more intimately, “What’s going on in your heart?” You become comfortable speaking from the heart, listening without interrupting, saying, “Tell me more,” and reflecting back what you heard so they know you actually listened. This is what it means to be a love master – an expert at creating love with others.

And it’s so very easy. Here’s an example of how simple but amazing love questions can be in creating intimacy, even with strangers.

RADIATING LOVE 

All this love radiating creates maximum opportunity for you to meet and enjoy other soul mates and to also meet the love mate you deserve – regardless of your age. Why? Because you are coming to this relationship as complete through loving yourself. And you are also bringing to that relationship the immense amount of love skills that you have been practicing as a love master. Why wait to practice the fullness of your love?

Radiating this higher level of love can attract the same quality of love to you in the form of the right love mate. Your practice of loving all others will also create, within you, the capacity to sustain peace and joy with your right love mate when this unfolds.

OPPORTUNITIES 

Experiencing the love you deserve is a beautiful outcome of love awakening. It may seem impossible to you, but as you love yourself well and learn how to love others well, your life will radiate an irresistible radiance that creates waves of new love opportunities in your life.

And even though finding the love mate of your dreams would seem to be the ultimate fulfillment in life (and it is immensely fulfilling), one of the extraordinary outcomes of loving yourself, loving others as a love master, and experiencing the love you deserve is that your heart opens even wider.

With all this love supporting you, your heart can reach out to a world crying for your attention, compassion and help. You become more tuned in to the suffering in the world, the wars, the injustices, the abuse, the emotional struggles, and so many hearts in need. You realize, that, because of the high level of love that you have anchored within your own life, you are now able to respond to the larger world.

OPEN HEART 

Your energy is not tangled in hating yourself, avoiding others and feeling desperate for love. You have awakened to the wisdom of cherishing yourself, loving others magnificently, and meeting your love mate at this high level of love awakening. You finally have the open heart and skills and wisdom to help the larger world around you. You begin to find your higher Soul post – the work that calls you into highest service to those around you.

EXPANDING LOVE 
As your love expands, still maintaining the grounding in love alignment, loving yourself, treating others around you as a love master, and enjoying the deep bond of the love you deserve, your heart begins to also sense the Earth’s great need for your love. In many ways, most of us are too busy trying to love ourselves or meet a love mate, or trying to succeed in our occupation to really give the Earth the care and attention that she needs, even though we have many warning signs – global warming, disappearing rain forests, and massive toxins spilling into her body.

So, in our expanding love awakening, our hearts start tuning in at a wider level of engagement. But the love awakening doesn’t even stop there. As we stand on the Earth and look up and outwards, there is an infinite universe in which the Earth is a tiny sphere – and we are just at the infant stages of exploring this universe. We don’t even know what awaits us in this infinite unknown, but our love expands to embrace the larger universe of our lives.

ACCEPTING DIVERSITY 
We may eventually – or soon – encounter other beings beyond Earth and we are going to need the love skills and a big enough heart to accept wide diversity. We will need to be experts at creating dialogue and intimacy. We will need to be masters at creating peace instead of war, and unity instead of separation.

This is the expansive potential of love awakening ahead in our lives – and it’s infinite. That is the nature of love – and the essence of rich, overflowing possibility within each of us.

Welcome to the heart of Love. 

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