google-site-verification: googleae9556121f128741.html Healing Meditations: The Energy of Love

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Energy of Love

Mandala by Sue Schmidt
Valentine's Day is here and so  our minds and hearts turn to the subject of love. 

Personally, I feel a bit ambiguous about Valentine's Day. I like the opportunity to celebrate and so that includes all holidays. I like the idea of a small gift, a nice dinner, time with my husband.
On the other hand, Valentine's Day commercializes love and focuses on only one kind of love...romantic love. 

Valentine's Day  can be a tough day for some people. I think we set ourselves up to feel badly when we  focus on what we are receiving  or what we think others are receiving, instead being a generator of positive energy. 

 Love is the strongest force in our world. It is an energy that is warm, expansive and actually good for us on a physical level. Love feels good when we receive it. Love feels just as good when we give it.  Being a positive generator of loving energy is the same as being the recipient of loving energy.

 The emotion of love has positive effects on our neurotransmitters, brain wave frequencies, and heart rhythms. In fact, when we are in a state of love... our respiration, heart rhythms, and brain waves become coherent. Coherence is a state where the frequency and  amplitude of our oscillating heart, breath and brain waves are in sync.

Graph by The Heart Math Institute
Heart Math Institute

In a state of Coherence, our electromagnetic field  becomes stronger. Then the strength of our field acts as an amplifier of coherent energy that can help the  nervous systems of those around us into a calm,positive sate. 

When we are in a coherent state, the Sympathetic and Para Sympathetic nervous systems are balanced and we experience this as ease, confidence, and well being. 

Buddhists have always known and practiced the power of love. 

There is a Buddhist meditation known as Tonglen or Loving Kindness Meditation which trains the practitioner to be a generator of positive energy toward oneself and the world. Love can be consciously cultivated and nurtured with practice and intent. 

Please feel free to download the  free audio program  Loving Kindness Meditation. This practice will strengthen and sweeten your mind and heart. 

The binaural tones in embedded in the music in the program will guide your brain waves to the  Gamma Frequency where feelings of focus, bliss and compassion for self and others naturally arises.

Happy Valentines Day!