Every moment we are conscious of some quality of love, it heals ourselves and the world. Living a Conscious Heart is being mentally conscious of the qualities our innate, unconditional Love and manifesting it in our life. While we are at work, doing errands, at home, anywhere.
Though we may still have challenges, because we all do, the spiritual practice of living conscious heart helps us have the courage to face them head on with confidence and peace within ourselves.
We refine ourselves and all humanity.
Consider these ways to be more conscious of living unconditional love in your life:
1. Consciously think well of others
Find the beauty and see the good in others. Focus on their positive qualities rather than complaining or gossiping about them. And, if the opportunity arises express appreciation for them.
That does not mean that we are ignorant of negative traits or support them, rather we are encouraging their positive qualities and ours.
This sounds so simple and it is, but it is something we don’t normally do! We forget to consciously appreciate others.
Start with those closest to us first like your partners, children, parents. Widen the circle to include acquaintances, then those in your neighborhood, and others you many not even know as in passing. And wider still, to include all humanity and all earthlings.
2. Hope the best for others
Genuinely hope the best for others; that they find happiness, health, success and inner peace. Even those that we consider difficult!
We each have to make our own efforts for happiness and peace, and we can not make it happen for others even in small ways unless they agree to it. Yet, by sincerely hoping happiness for them we are opening ourselves to manifest opportunities for love and compassion for ourselves and the world.
Start with those closest to us first like our partners, children, parents then widen your awareness.
3. Do acts of kindness
Compassion means love in action. So do acts of kindness. For those closest to you first, and to those you consider strangers. Offer your help; they can always refuse it!
Especially unexpected acts of kindness can warm a person’s heart. What may be considered small things like giving a person your place in line or offering a person a dollar for something like a tip at the airport when they suddenly find they are short in cash.
Acts of kindness propagate! I’ve seen it happen! Though I didn’t know the origin of it, I knew it is a pay it forward type of thing when I experienced it!
4. Radiate the Light of Love & Universal Life Energy
What we all really want is to know Love, to be loved and to be loving, therefore be conscious of your goodwill for others.
When you are standing in line, sitting in traffic, being served in a restaurant have the intent to consciously radiate love from the tenderness of your heart. Send those around you Universal Energy and Light of Love without using your own will as to how you think others should be. Rather feel loving and generously radiate Universal Life Energy from your heart impersonally.
Consider practicing an exercise like the Radiant Heart to send that Energy and Love to the world unconditionally.
5. Be conscious of your motivations
Whenever you are tempted to jump into a negative emotions like anger, recognize it for what it is – a temporary temptation. We can ask ourselves a simply question: Am I motivated by love or fear?
Release the temptation and recognize your tender and loving heart within. Be grateful that you are conscious; it is your Higher Self helping you recognize that you are out of alignment with the Real Self and soul. Then act being motivated by tenderness, goodwill, kindness, consideration.
6. Be sincere
Be honest and choose your words wisely, accurately reflecting your intent. Truth is sincere, and so is Love.
Sincerity is the key that opens the door to Love within us because of the power of emotion to change our life! That feeling of sincerity draws Love into our consciousness and heart, which will spread to others and the world.
7. Express gratitude
When you are truly grateful you can feel the tenderness in your heart and this radiates out.
8. Be in the moment
Breathe deep, relax and be conscious! In this way we can consciously guard the entryway to our subconscious and reject negative energy from entering to grow into negative personality traits of the ego.
Consider meditating daily. We can connect with our Higher Self and receive inspirations and insights; most of all feel inner peace and joy because we are getting a glimpse of the Source within.
9. Trust in the Great Principle
Remember that you are not alone. We are One with the Universe and the Strength, Intelligence, Law, Love, Spirit of IT, the Source. That remembrance helps us open to trust the abundance and protection in the Universal Laws of Justice and Love. The Great Principle is always working to help us unfold and align with Universal Harmony. We can have faith in IT.
Through your genuine smile others receive the unconditional love that you feel in your heart. A smile that is motivated by love is a precious gift! And, genuine smiles are contagious!
When one of us becomes conscious of that spark of Love and compassion within us it can ignite Love and compassion in someone else. Then they can pass it on too. Which is amazing!
And, even more amazing – when we are conscious of beauty and love in others we are becoming more conscious of the beauty and love within ourselves. And, so it circles.
We become a world of helping hands and hearts!
In the hope You find Love close at hand, Portia SLB
“THE LAW OF LOVE: NO MATTER UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES ALWAYS MEET EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY WITH LOVE.”
Eugene Fersen, Science of Being, page 224.