LET GO TO EXPERIENCE LOVE
On Valentine’s Day, I finished an amazing book by David R. Hawkins called Letting Go. I thought it was an apropos and timely ending to a day focusing on love and what it means to us. The book really helped frame my outlook on love, and how we can better experience it and share it with others. (Since the book was 365+ pages long I’ll paraphrase my takeaways, but if you’re interested in experiencing more love and positive emotions in your life I highly recommend you grab a copy and read it from cover to cover. I’ll drop a link in the comments below)
Think of emotions as energy forms, each taking on a stronger vibration. Shame, guilt and anger are at the low end of the spectrum. Love, joy and peace are on the highest end. When we experience negative emotions, they cloud our ability to vibrate at higher energy levels and experience positive emotions. They weigh us down. They’re heavy and dark, like clouds covering up the sun.
The author suggests a “Letting Go” technique for when negative emotions arise- which is basically recognizing and experiencing the emotion then allowing it to pass. The truth is, most of us are afraid to experience our own emotions, which are there to serve us. Too often we suppress negativity because it’s not fun to experience. We “dull” it with social media, video games, Netflix binges, alcohol, or other means of escapism.
The thing is, most negative emotions, when allowed to be experienced, pass rather quickly. They’re really nothing to be afraid of, and can be a means to help us grow if we choose to see them that way. They’re tools we can use to break down barriers and surrender to a higher vibration.
There have been times in my own life where my own ability to love has been overshadowed with feelings of resentment, anger and judgment. I’m a work in progress, but getting better at recognizing these emotions and letting them go. The more I recognize them and see them for what they are, the more I realize they don’t serve me at all. The higher energies do.
Bottom line: Love is always there, because it’s WITHIN us. We ARE love. It’s just that we hang on to negativity thinking it will somehow protect us or serve us (psssst! It doesn’t). So, if you’re struggling with feelings of doubt, shame, anger… let it go. It is only serving to block the higher energies of love and joy.
Love to all of you beautiful people!!
UPDATE on my 52 Books in 52 Weeks Project: 4 out of 52 books read this year, 1 Audible book.