Today and for the next several days I will be holding space for loving kindness. Intentionally blasting out love and kindness into the world through my thoughts, actions, meditations and prayers.
Meditation has been proven to not only positively impact the person meditating, but to have a spill over effect that positively impacts the meditator's community as well. Just think about the powerful effect groups of us meditating on peace, love, kindness, compassion and healing could have within communities all over the United States and the world.
As Gabrielle Bernstein says, "Be a mirror reflection for the light, rather than a sponge for the darkness. Your job is not to soak up and absorb the negativity, your job is to stay grounded and committed to the light. Do not try to fight the darkness, just stay committed to the light, to forgiveness, to love, to nonjudgement, to compassion, to empathy."
We are lightworkers and the world needs us to radiate our light out to each other. Choose to shine yours, choose to shine it bright. Focus on reflecting the light versus absorbing the darkness. We've taken action and voted, so I invite each of us to now focus on thoughts and feelings that cause our light to illuminate greater...love, compassion, empathy, gratitude. Let your light glisten and shimmer and dance out across the world.
A loving kindness meditation is an easy and beautiful way to hold space and shine out love and light into the world. A loving kindness meditation includes the repetition of the following phrases...May I be healthy and strong. May I be happy. May I be filled with love and ease...first directing them toward yourself, then toward someone you are thankful for, then toward someone you feel neutral about, then toward someone who is frustrating you, and then to the Universe as a whole. Repeating each as many times as you would like. The phrases can be modified to suit your intentions, these are the ones that I enjoy using.
Let's all cast more light out into our communities and hold the space for loving kindness, especially in the upcoming days and weeks.