Greetings, let’s talk about meditating on love and compassion. There are three things involved in this, first of all one needs to understand what love is, secondly one needs to understand what compassion is and finally one needs to actually experience how to do so, how to change your heart. That’s what we’re doing here.
What is Love?
So, first of all let’s talk about love, what is love? Love is essentially understanding that others deserve goodness. That’s what love is. Now many people think love is about smiling, touching, saying I love you, yes in fact these are all perfectly wonderful forms of love. However, genuine, real love is just knowing that others deserve happiness.
What is Compassion?
Now let’s talk about compassion. Compassion is a very similar energy, a very similar feeling, but compassion is concerned with people who are suffering. Compassion is the same thing – understanding the people deserve happiness, yet seeing that they are suffering and when you see they are suffering you want to help them, you want to stop them suffering. Compassion is just basically wanting others to be happy and not suffer.
Now I’ll talk about why we should do this meditation and how it will help you. First of all, those who meditate on love and compassion, their life becomes tremendously joyful, absolutely wonderful. If you can really, sincerely open your heart and do this practice, you will be blessed, absolutely blessed.
Secondly, when you meditate on love and compassion everything gets much easier. Things that produce suffering, things that challenge you, they cease to be big problems. There is still some suffering, it’s not like every single suffering goes away, but basically nothing is really, really difficult, that’s the truth.
So, the question is this – would you like to learn how to meditate on love and compassion? I hear you say ‘yes I would’ so let’s do a meditation, it’s a very simple process.
Meditation on Love and Compassion
Ok so what I want you to do is sit down, get comfortable and relax. Just spend a few minutes breathing into your abdomen, feel the energy of life force filling your abdomen, feel the life force filling you and relax. Do this for a few minutes.
Step 1: Protection
Now we begin the actual meditation. It goes like this: I want you, first of all, to imagine that you’re completely protected by a beautiful loving light. Just ask from the heart “Surround me with protective energy.”
Step 2: Love
Very good, now here is how we do it. We think of one person that we care deeply for, think of one person you love, someone you want to succeed as much as yourself or even more. Think of that person and now want you to imagine your heart is shining a light into their heart, see it’s like a like a loving energy of warmth and it goes into their heart and you say “may you be happy.” You spend a few minutes just repeating this “may you be happy, may you be happy.”
Now we’ve done it for the person we love, let’s try and do it for someone we like a little bit less, not someone you dislike, just someone you’re not as fond of. Bring that person to mind and practice the same meditation, spend a few minutes doing this.
Good. Now the final task is this – can you do the same thing for someone you dislike? Someone who’s maybe been a bit difficult or caused you some problems? Let’s see if we can open the heart to that person, do the same meditation.
Ok now we’ve understood how to meditate on love. You can do this as much as you want, for half an hour if you want or 10 minutes. If you do this every day, you will feel tremendously good and your heart will open, I guarantee it.
Step 3: Compassion
Now let’s do a meditation on compassion. We’re going to do the same thing, but this time bring to mind someone you have a sympathy for who’s going through some problems or difficulties. Instead of saying “may you be happy” you send them compassion and you say “may your problems go away, may you feel good, may you be at peace.” You wish upon them that whatever is causing them suffering would disappear.
Good now you have done it for one person, now you can do it for 2 people 3 people or 20 people. Just meditate on anyone you know who’s suffering and send them compassion and the wish that they can be free of that suffering.
Now we have done a meditation on love and compassion and if you do this everyday, I guarantee you without a doubt, your life will get so much better, no doubt about it.
This message was channelled by Stephan Davies who is a channel of angels and divine beings. He runs the website The Divine Connection and regularly channels for clients from all over the world. Stephan also runs a blog that covers all matters spiritual. His passion is bringing through messages from above that uplift, bless, and empower others.