I’ve had Louise Hay’s Meditations to Heal Your Life for quite a while. It came out of her own life, and particularly the self-healing she accomplished, recorded in You Can Heal Your Life. It’s always one of the most popular books on the magic coffee table. Someone will flip it open, read that page, and often give a small sigh of contentment – an Ahhhh of rightness. At Reiki Healing Circle and other gatherings, we might pass it around, so that each person can flip open a page, read it, and then talk about what feelings and ideas have been triggered by that reading.
I just flipped it open to the affirmation: I choose my own loving concept of God. The meditation on the opposite page is titled: One Power created us all. It includes one of my favorite sentences of Louise’s – I Am a Beloved Child of the Universe, and the Universe lovingly takes care of me, now and forevermore.
Here are the thoughts triggered in me by that meditation:
Of course, I chose my own Loving Goddess a long time ago. A mean old guy who believes in hell is not a friend of mine. I also know that we are each a drop in the Ocean that is God/dess/All That Is. Now more often I say The Universe. Everything is Energy, everything is Love.
The opposite of Love is Fear. If there is sin in this loving space, it comes in the form of fear. When fear invades – just push it away, bring up a great memory, relax, take deep breaths, curl your lips up in a smile. Repeat as many times as you have to. ‘Bring back that lovin’ feelin’, as the song says. Picturing God as a loving energy will really make a great difference – give it a try!