Love: the purest and strongest vitality | Guided Meditation On-line

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Love and meditation

In one of my last online meditation sessions, I decided to choose the topic of love and its spiritual meaning. Love is an ancient feeling and phenomenon that is perhaps the most prevalent and widespread in our lives. To confirm this, I started looking up the dictionary meaning of the word and was little surprised at how the world understands it.

In fact, the meanings got more and more ridiculous and clearly wrong as I went through the list of different definitions of love.

A deeply tender and passionate affection for another person? It's way too shallow.

A feeling of warm personal bond like that of a parent, child or friend? I would argue that it is just the opposite – those who love it do so without attachments.

Sexual Passion and Desire? Now it was clearly time to view the dictionary as useless in understanding what love really is.

So let's try to understand what love really means on a very developed plane of existence – in the life of a spiritual person.

Love is a pure and real energy.

Before we explain love as a feeling or an emotion, an even more important definition needs to be understood. What we often refer to as the "all pervading" energy or force is in fact a real and pure energy in the spiritual realm that embodies love. This energy, which exists throughout the universe and transcends space and time, is full of compassion and benevolence. As a force of nature, she always works to ensure that good things happen in this world and among people. It cannot hurt anyone and goes to great lengths to protect nature's creation from harm.

More specifically, when we speak of a spiritual connection to the universe, we are referring to the connection of our inner spiritual being with this all-pervasive force of love. Our spiritual beings become one with it and, as a result, our being is also nourished with love, compassion, benevolence, and generally positive emotions and feelings. This leads directly to our spiritual self improvement.

Cognitive strategies for self-improvement and changing our personality traits are extremely difficult, and scientific studies show that it is rare to measure and achieve quantifiable improvement in one's personality. The only real solution, then, is a workable, spiritual method. And that happens only with the sheer power of love that permeates our beings, not only as a spiritual phenomenon but also as a practical and real impact on our daily behavior.

We can feel this energy.

Yes, the feeling of this power of love is what we call vibrations, a tingling sensation, a cool feeling on our fingers and a real sensory perception on our central nervous system. It also has different levels of intensity depending on the state of our chakras and energy channels. For the first time, people can feel the power of love as a real sensation and experience, in addition to experiencing that emotion.

Love is an emotion that emanates from and is driven by our spiritual system.

We talk about our chakras all the time, but a little less about the energy channels or nadis. These channels represent our tendencies and our inclination towards life, the divine and human beings, including ourselves. They determine the attitudes that we display and shape our personality. We use our energy channels in a perfect balance. We are neither overly emotional nor without it. We are neither too lazy nor too active. We are not overly attached to anything or anyone, but we are not indifferent either.

Our left energy channel (the Ida Nadi, as it is called in Sanskrit) gives us the feeling of love and generally regulates our emotional functioning and our energies. The stronger and more balanced this channel, the more love and lovable personalities we love.

In terms of chakras, the heart chakra is the source of pure love and compassion. The stronger this chakra, the more we experience and enjoy true love in our lives.

True love is without attachments or expectations.

When we really love someone, we don't worry about expecting something in return, it is unconditional. And we are not needy or dependent on them. We care about them and they are in our attention, but we are not so connected that our lives and emotions are difficult to manage if they don't behave in a certain way towards us. We radiate and feel the positive energy in their presence, but our disappointments are limited even in such relationships. The saying of letting go of those we love actually happens in true love.

True love is not romantic.

The greatest confusion and skewed definition of love is that associated with romance. After so many alternative definitions of true love as a form of spiritual energy, a vehicle of compassion, and pure relationships, it definitely makes the equation with romance look very mundane.

Romance is a real feeling, but it's the product of our minds. It can give us some excitement. True love, on the other hand, is universal, powerful, much deeper and more lasting than romance. It could also be said that romance is usually based on flatter considerations like physical attraction, the need to mate and find company, i.e. our lower instincts. With true love, we become more powerful, more independent, and a source of strength for the people we love. Romance can also be detrimental to our emotional wellbeing at times, but love always heals and energizes.

Love is not the same as lust or even sexual feelings.

Another misconception that sexual feelings represent love. This again makes the power and concept of love even cheaper. This does not mean that sexual feelings are in any way bad or unnecessary, just that they don't represent love. They may arise out of love for someone, but they still do not represent love itself. Many people think that love drives them when it is really just lust.

True love means that we can easily forgive.

When true love fills our being, we have no difficulty forgiving others. Forgiveness is universal and almost instantaneous.

True love means that we are innocent and without malice.

As soon as you start practicing Sahaja, you will immediately find that a childlike innocence pervades your being. You will find that your thinking and your outlook on life become less complicated. Think about how you felt as a five-year-old – carefree, playful, joyful, and eager to learn many things. Relationships were simple and straightforward and you couldn't imagine complicated things. There were no conditions for you to love anyone, no hate.

And this childlike behavior was a strong attraction for every adult around you. It is this simple, pure power of love that makes children the focus of all attention.

Yes, it is possible for adults to be like this when we discover the pure love within and restore it through our spiritual awakening.

True love means that we have pure relationships.

Unfortunately, flirtatious demeanor and wandering eyes are also inconsistent with true love. It is rare for someone to say that they are flirting with someone out of love for them, unless they are joking with their partner. Those who genuinely love others don't need to be insecure, nebulous, insecure, or secret about their relationship.

Knowing true love means becoming and being spiritual.

The famous notions that "God is love" and "love is God" are indeed real. This all pervasive power of love that we access in the spiritual realm is in fact the realm of the divine. Divinity, in turn, means that we have pure and abundant love for others.

Through your meditation practice, it is much easier to find, understand, and experience true love. Not only that, but you can also radiate this energy of love to the world around you, making everyone wonder what that special glow is about when they are with you.

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