THE UNIVERSALITY OF LOVE: WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LOVE IN ITALY 2009
JUNE 17, 2009: I consider myself a LOVE ANTHROPOLOGIST. I have been studying love all my life. While I was in
Instead it was all open armed embracing. You can sense folks love themselves. So right now bring your right hand to your belly and your left hand to your higher heart. We all have within us two hearts, the beating heart and the intuitive heart. So feel right now the energy of these two hearts with your hands. Through that connection and self embrace feel the flow of love first for yourself and all the beautiful things you love about yourself, then expand that love for others until everyone is hugged in.
Swami Satchidananda says, “Real love is possible only when you see everything as yourself.”
This is supported in the yoga sutras Chapter 1 verse 23, “Boundless love and devotion unite us with consciousness.” Yoga unifies, it brings us into embrace with all the world. Love begets more love. Or as Neem Karoli Baba says, “love everyone, serve everyone.” This has been my mission. But in
Two key learnings I gained from
So as we ride the waves or windstorms of life if we face it from the heart of compassion we will see others as ourselves or as the Dalai Lama suggests, “Through compassion you find that all human beings are just like you” When I had my heart broken once I remember my friend David saying to me, just know that there are people all over the world same as you having this exact experience of heart break. They too are in what he calls “the pain chamber”. Just being reminded that I was not alone in my human experience made my time in the pain chamber less hard to bear.
Join me in living with more compassion to face the windstorms:
“To love means never to be afraid of the windstorms of life;
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would
Never see the beauty of the carvings.” Elisabeth Kubler Ross
Please above all else wake up to the love that surrounds you everywhere! Listen with your heart to Rumi’s suggested self-observation:
What happens when your soul
Begins to awaken
And your heart
And the cells of your body
To the great Journey of Love?
What happens indeed? I love myself, I love you all, I serve with my whole heart. Silvia
THE POWER OF HEALING
JULY 28TH, 2008: In the Yoga Sutras HEALING is written about as: A process of rejoining; A rejoining body to heart; A rejoining of spirit to consciousness.
What does HEALING mean to you? What it means to me is a letting go of hurt or angry feelings, an absence of conflict, relief from pain, and a belief in miracles – that things WILL GET BETTER. Too often folks get bogged down in thinking they are alone and stuck in the pain forever, or as Author Alice Walker says “we are being consumed with our suffering.” But we don’t have to be. Yoga gives us that opportunity to realize the healing for ourselves, to self-comfort. Even right now take 5 breaths and use your thoughts to keep your energy on healing whether it be directed at physical or emotional healing or both. Then replace any and all despairing thoughts with the mantra ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
This will go far to remind us that miracles are happening all the time…St Thomas Aquinas writes “MIRACLES ARE SIGNS NOT TO THEM THAT BELIEVE, BUT TO THEM THAT DISBELIEVE." I love that. So please help me change the world a down dog at a time….heal your heart and from there help promote the belief in miracles every day in every way! Say to yourself I believe anything is possible!