Now I’d like you to consider another ocean. But instead of water, I’d like you to imagine an ocean of unconditional love and support. And within this ocean, I’d like you to see…yourself. Unconditional love and support, everywhere you turn, even as the very air you breathe. Is it possible that there is so much love and support surrounding you in every moment, everyday, that you have a hard time recognizing it?
What if love and support are such constants, that like a fish in water, you don’t realize how wet you are?
So what if the problem with love and support is not unavailability, but unawareness? And what happens if that unawareness keeps you from consciously experiencing it in your life? Well it might be like a fish in the ocean, blocking out water, suffocating.
What would that fish need to access the ocean in which he already exists? Build a bigger business or find a better mate? Or would he just need to allow in what he’s been surrounded with all along?
You might be saying, “Well, that’s a cute story, but I’m not a fish. I have a brain, consciousness, thinking…I even think about my thinking. How does this apply to me?” It applies to you at the level of experience, and experience works much like a radio. Whatever you are tuned into, through awareness, is what you will receive and experience most of the time. So what are you tuned in to? Fear, I’m not enough, strife? The good news is that you can choose to change the channel at any time, and when you change the channel you change your experience.
So what if it’s true, that even now you are already swimming in an ocean of unconditional love and support? Well there wouldn’t be anymore love and support to get, but there could be more to experience, right?
Let me show you how to tune your awareness in to that.
Take a couple of deep breathes in and out. Let’s begin.
2. Staying in touch with that loving sensation, I’d like you to now direct it toward yourself, but to a specific part of yourself that you don’t like. Maybe you’ve named it as “Addiction, Weakness, or Brokenness.” Maybe it’s a specific part of your body “My big thighs or flabby arms.” This is a part that you normally judge and reject. Begin to offer this great love that you are already holding to that part of yourself, allow the love to expand and cover it. Repeating after me, look directly at this part and say out loud, “I love you. I’m here for you. I will always give you my best.”
3. Now for this last part, keep holding that loving sensation in your heart, and imagine that you really are in an ocean of unconditional love and support. It saturates the air you breath, it’s in every flower or tree you see, every conversation you have, every step you plant on this firm earth. It is already in every beat of your heart and coursing through your veins. Being completely open to this possibility, just repeat out loud after me, “I choose to experience this ocean of love that has always surrounded me. I choose to be aware and present with it. It is all around me, and in me, and supporting me. I receive it. I’m open to all the love and support that is already here. I experience this love and support with every fiber of my being. I see it, hear it, feel it. I am completely supported and loved.” Just notice how that feels in your body. Be with that for a moment.Now receive these next words as a message from all the love and support that you’re already in. You can either listen to them quietly, or repeat out loud after me, “I love you. I’m here for you. I always give you my best.”
Have fun and God bless.