Lets focus on Love today. Not 2nd chakra orange energy love, but the emerald green energy Love of the 4th chakra. Unconditional Love. The Love that expects nothing and radiates to all. The Love that simply observes and surrounds you with warmth and well-being regardless of who you are, what you did or didn’t do, no matter how rich or poor you might be. It’s the Love that Professor Einstein wrote about in his letter to his estranged daughter. L=mc2. It’s all-powerful and knows no bounds. It is the foundation needed to explore the higher aspects of you.
When you are surrounded by unconditional Love, when it floods your very being, all your problems fade away. Everything has a solution and nothing can interfere with your intention, whatever it may be. Most of us reach this state of being only for a short time. Maybe it is in a meditation, maybe it is when holding an infant or perhaps a lover. But then we leave that environment and our “higher vibration” comes crashing down. We are back in the “real world” dealing with all the drama that comes with it.
Truth is, all that drama is not the real world, its not our natural state. We dip into this state of existence, but we are not of it. Our natural state is that we are light beings, existing in a sea of unconditional Love. We have simply forgotten who we are.
Imagine a garden where unconditional Love grows. We all have just such a garden, and we move from the thick green stand of Love to the thicket of thorns and parched earth every day. We move back and forth, or maybe just admire the lush green growth of Love from afar. There is simply too much to do, too many struggling plants that need our attention to luxuriate in the unconditional Love grove. So we pull on our gloves every morning and toil in the hard dry dirt right next to the Love grove.
It’s all perspective, isn’t it? What is more important, tending to the plants that struggle or expanding the grove that flourishes? When we are submerged in this state of being, it’s hard to see where our attention should be focused.
So how do we remember who we are? How do we shift our perspective? We could move to a cave in the Himalaya’s, but that doesn’t really address the issue. It’s much easier to stay in a state of unconditional Love when no one else is around, when the drama is not fighting for our attention.
The reality is that our problems, our lower vibrational drama, are only small pockets in an otherwise lush garden brimming with life and unconditional Love. The Love grove just hasn’t covered that dry patch yet. Our challenge is not to till the soil that is barren, our challenge is to expand the grove that is already there!
Set an intention everyday to surround yourself in the emerald green Love of the 4th chakra and radiate that Love to all you come in contact with. In other words, luxuriate in the Love grove and expand its boundaries with your daily intention. It doesn’t matter how the thorns and dried vines react to the Love grove. Of course they will push back because the Love grove threatens their very existence. Our concern and challenge is to cover every inch of our gardens with the lush green stand of unconditional Love until it becomes a permanent blessing and reservoir of power, always available to serve us within this existence.
Next time you are on the mat, close your eyes and focus on the 4th chakra. The energy center in the upper middle of your chest. See the emerald green of the 4th chakra as it rotates in a sphere of energy and gradually grows in strength and size. Repeat the phrase “I am Love” over and over as the warmth and presence of the Love chakra grows in your chest and 3rd eye center.
As you move through your asana practice, come back to “I am Love” as you settle into each pose and see the energy of unconditional Love consume your physical existence. As each breathe leaves your body, repeat “I am Love”. With just a little practice and focus it will not take long before you remember and see yourself for who you truly are, a light being of unconditional Love. This is the foundation we all need to explore our true selves, change our perspective and live to our fullest potential.
Now take this same exercise off the mat anytime you get caught in the drama of this world. In time those dry barren spots in your garden will become part of the lush vibrant Love grove.
Now we are doing Yoga…
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is a certified yoga instructor, recovering lawyer and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out The Daily Yogi for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yoga is but one path to the knowing that we are all one. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgment or offense.