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Finding Universal Love

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When I talk about finding love, I don’t mean romantic love. Romantic love is beautiful but most often an illusion. Eckhart Tolle spoke about this in his book The Power of Now. He explained how people create fantasies to escape themselves in the same way some people use drugs to get high. The high doesn’t last that long because eventually we realize that the person is just a person with their imperfections, just like us. But what about universal love? Love for our fellow human beings? This is a selfless love. It is not derived from ego or greed or insecurity. We can connect with a love that is pure and add ours to that ethereal sphere. All of our purest values and feelings of harmony, kindness, compassion, authenticity, and peace need to be transmitted. Our thoughts and feelings affect everything. It is a discipline to not judge. It is spiritual practice to recognize evil and remove ourselves from it. And yes, sacrifices need to be made. And often there are no accolades. Why? Because it can be threatening to the people who aren’t ready yet. But we don’t need to change or convince anyone of anything. We only need to continue with our journey and know that we are making a difference. And If you feel alone, remember, just think about universal love and you will FEEL it and become part of it. Please look at my webpage at karadetracey.com if you would like to read more about things like this.

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Healing the Wounds

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You know where your wounds are. You can feel them lodged inside you, a hole, a rock, a piece of metal, an ache, a heaviness, a never ending sigh. And you probably know the things what makes these sensations worse: toxic relationships, self-defeating behavior, high levels of stress. And you recognize your self-soothing behaviors: keeping busy, avoiding intimacy, creating chaos, running away, drinking, doing drugs, over-eating, overuse of electronic devices. Like a late night party, these things on one level can relax us by giving us space to be in our own world, but they don’t provide a venue for emotional growth and healing. But it is true that relationships hurt and are disappointing and maybe you don’t feel you can afford very much. So lets just focus on the things going on inside you. Find a quiet place. Put your hand on your wound. Stay there until you can feel some sense of warmth and connection with it. Now you are going to channel all of your loving feelings into that place. Manifest feeling, and create that loving energy. Take what was stolen and give it back to yourself. If visualization is helpful, go further into your imagination and include a washing away of debris, a softening of defense, the creation of a new space filled with hope. Add another layer of goodness on top of the layer of pain. Remember yourself as you truly are.