Divine love is a heart-based vibration, a love that’s eternal and all-encompassing. Some call it source, God, goddess or the universe. Divine love is not fear-based or analytical and it’s not the human type of love that often carries with it an emotional attachment. With Divine love there’s no judgment. I know that I’m accessing Divine love when I feel a certain energy or vibration in and around my heart center. From there it emanates to other parts of my body, usually manifesting as a tingly or warm sensation.
How does one open to Divine love? I’ve found that there’s an element of retraining ourselves in order to open your heart and mind to Divine love. The front part of the heart is about giving love and the backside of the heart is about receiving love. In our culture, as women we’re typically taught to give love and to put our needs below others. This is a sure-fire way to close off the back of the heart making it much more challenging to receive love from ourselves as well as others. If we’re unable to receive love from ourselves, we lack in self-love. If we lack in self-love, then on some level we don’t feel we deserve access to Divine love.
One technique I find useful when learning to open to Divine love includes elements of permission, acceptance and forgiveness. The first step is to give yourself permission to open to Divine love. The reason this is so powerful is because roughly five percent of our brain is used in conscious thought while the other 95 percent is unconscious. It’s the unconscious level that we’re trying to access through this permission exercise. On a daily basis, I encourage you to say, “I give myself permission to open to Divine love.” The vibration of this saying will help allay fears, conscious or unconscious, about opening to Divine love. The vibration of fear blocks us from feeling love. When we’re fearful, our body contracts and is not able to be receptive.
The second step is to accept that we’re giving ourselves this permission to open to Divine love. Acceptance opens us up to being vulnerable and making mistakes and having this be okay. Maybe you’ve heard of Brené Brown’s work on vulnerability and shame? She talks about the gremlins in our mind that want to keep us from loving ourselves deeply. This acceptance piece helps to keep those gremlins at bay.
The next step is forgiveness. To hold contempt for another is to hold it for yourself. If you hold this disdain in your body, you’re unable to open your heart to Divine love. When you forgive another there’s also a level of forgiving yourself. Forgiveness is the green light to continue on one’s journey. Without forgiveness you cannot progress on your life path the way that you had hoped.
With these elements of permission, acceptance and forgiveness you can begin to retrain yourself to open to Divine love. What a beautiful opportunity!
At this festive time of year when many of us often lose our balance and harmony and get wrapped up in the hubbub of the season, I invite you to bring in these elements of permission, acceptance and forgiveness and allow the opening to Divine love.
In the comments below, let me know how you’re opening to Divine love – through meditation, time in nature, art, etc.
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