Inspiring Stories of Love, Healing, & Empowerment
Issue Number 16
Welcome to Inspirations! Global Community For All sends out this e-zine filled with short, inspiring stories of love, healing, and empowerment once every three months. We share these wonderfully inspiring stories to encourage and inspire each other to be the best we can be each day of our lives. Thanks for joining us, and may these words inspire us to ever deepen our commitment to love, heal, and empower; to open to divine guidance; and to choose what's best for all.
The Web of Love–Fred Burks
The Web of Love is an energetic web which connects the divine essence of all beings on this planet. In that deepest part of our beings, each of us is a beautiful, divine essence filled with love. The Web of Love, though invisible to our eyes, interconnects all of us through that deepest essence. It literally surrounds and envelops our planet and all who live here. We are all interconnected by divine love. It is up to each of us how much we choose to be aware of this connection.
We are all capable of giving and receiving limitless amounts of love. Many of us have forgotten this and ended up feeling alone or uncared for in our lives. This is a call to remember our true nature. It is a call to join together in sharing the abundance of love that flows within and between us all through consciously connecting with the Web of Love!
Breathing the Web. Here is a simple, yet powerful way of connecting with the Web of Love through breath. Close your eyes for a minute and visualize or feel the web interconnecting the deepest essence of all beings on the planet. We recommend placing your hands over the center of your chest as you do this. Take a few deep breaths as you connect with this image or feeling.
while taking a slow, deep inhale, say to yourself:
Your sacred love flows in to me.
Then slowly exhale while thinking and feeling:
My sacred love flows out to you.
Repeat this a few times while opening your heart fully to all the love present. Doing this for just a minute or less can powerfully shift us into a more loving space! Try it now, and yes, let the love flow!!! Notice how you feel afterwards.
There may be times when you want to breathe with the web, but can't remember the words used above. "Love to me, love to you," is all you need to feel the web. You can create your own sayings, too, with words that are more meaningful to you. The most important element is your intention to connect with all people on this good planet through the Web of Love.
Bringing the Web into the World. If you are ready to deeply transform your whole life, consider taking the Web of Love out into your every day world. You might start your day upon awakening and end your day just before sleeping with the above exercise. Throughout the day you can breathe the Web of Love while doing your daily activities. As you start your day at work, or whenever you feel stressed, take a minute to stop and breathe in the love of the web and of everyone around you. Then on the exhale, breathe your love out to all.
You can breathe the web while waiting at a stoplight, with the checker at the checkout stand, or as you pass someone on the street. Simply open to feeling the web and the love deep within anyone you meet and breathe that in. Then, on the out breath, send your love out to the web and to anyone around you. Each time we open to this connection and practice it, we strengthen the love both in ourselves and in the web! All of this can be done in less than a minute, yet as you practice it more and more, don't be surprised if you find your life transforming in big ways!
Breathing the Web With a Friend. Once you are comfortable with this exercise on your own, consider going to greater depth with a friend. You can do it with your eyes closed, but it's even deeper when you both keep your eyes open. Gazing into each other's eyes, feel the love while breathing together and silently thinking and feeling: Your sacred love flows in to me. My sacred love flows out to you. It doesn't matter that you might both be breathing love in or out at the same time. Just let it flow however feels best to you both. Once you feel complete with your friend, don't forget to take a minute to close your eyes and share the love you've just generated with all beings on the planet! Yes!!! See www.weboflove.org for more.
May I frequently stop, connect with all beings, and breathe the Web of Love.
Your sacred love flows into me. My sacred love flows out to you.
Ten Things to Do with an Affirmation - by Hollis Polk
10) Repeat it to yourself as you drive (This is particularly good if the affirmation has to do with patience, tolerance, or time!)
9) Say it to yourself while doing chores. (Particularly good if it has to do with joy or delight! And the juxtaposition of an "unrelated" affirmation to a chore can lead to interesting insights.)
8) Repeat it to yourself as you wait in line.
7) Repeat it to yourself while doing repetitive exercise, such as walking, running, swimming or weight lifting.
6) Use it as a banner on your screensaver. (In Windows, click on the "My Computer" icon, then the "Control Panel" icon, then the "Display" icon, then the "Screensaver" tab, then put "Scrolling Marquee" in the screensaver box, then click on "Settings" and type your affirmation in the box. It's easier than it sounds.)
5) Anchor it to a physical position or movement by holding the position or repeating the movement once for each repetition of the affirmation. Then, when you need a little help, you can fire off the anchor, by holding the position or doing the movement, and it will help you remember the affirmation, even if unconsciously.
4) Sing it!
3) Use it as a mantra in meditation.
2) Visualize it! See a
picture of what you want, as if it already existed. See it in color, in
focus, life size, as real as possible. Try seeing your self doing/being it,
then be inside the picture, looking out your eyes as you do/be it.
And my favorite thing to do with an affirmation is (drum roll, please)...
1) Repeat it to yourself as you fall asleep. The pre-dream state is one of lowered brain waves, which is conducive to creating change. Might as well create the change you want!
Have fun with your affirmations! And do let me know of your successes!
In love, peace, and light,
Don't Send It Out if You Don't Want It Back–Nancy Smeltzer
There's an amazing church in the East Bay of San Francisco that I love to attend when I'm visiting from the East. Named the "East Bay Church of Religious Science", its energy and sense of joy is palpable from the minute you walk in the door. A congregation, such as this one, that lives and breathes the love of the Universe is rare indeed. I believe that this feeling of radiant joy is due in large part to the teachings of their vibrant minister, Rev. Dr. Elouise D. Oliver.
Lovingly known as Reverend E. to her congregants, her sermons are always powerful for me. Every time I go, there are always several thoughts in her sermon that I needed to hear. I always feel that she's speaking directly to me, and marvel at how she could know exactly what my need was that day. Such was the case when I recently attended a service.
The thought that really spoke to me in this service was how you get back what you send out into the Universe. In other words, if you expect the worse, then that's what comes flooding back to you.
Now, that's an experience that I know all too well. When I'm down, and all my thoughts are gloomy, it seems that I'm surrounded by the ugliness of the world at large. There's nothing out there that's going to convince me that I, or for that matter the rest of the world, have any redeeming features. I draw the cloak of misery around me, and settle into its all too familiar folds. If, however, I can instead focus on the inherent goodness that really does surround me, and let myself drink in love, my sense of elation is overwhelming. What is even more gratifying for me is to see how my loving energy increases tenfold when I send it out to others.
In other words, my take on this part of Rev. E's message was that you get what you're looking for. If I'm certain that there's only gloom and doom waiting for me, then it should be no big surprise that that's exactly what I find. If I can just make a tentative start at searching for light and peace, then I will be rewarded with wonderful discoveries. Joy promotes more joy, and the radiant energy that I feel in myself can then be shared with others. It just amazes me that when I'm happy, the rest of the world also seems equally jubilant. I find it amusing that it always takes me awhile to remind myself that what I'm perceiving is really a reflection of what I'm feeling. Maybe the answer for me is to look in a mirror more often with radiance and joy in my heart, for when I do, I love what I see.
May I remember to choose to see joy and love both in me, and all around me.
Thanks for sharing in these inspiring stories with us. We wish you lots of love, inspiration, and all the very best in the coming months.
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www.weboflove.org - Strengthening the Web of Love that interconnects us all