Many of the angelic messages for February have been around the importance of choosing love. Many people are in relationships that began when another person was attracted to them. When someone shows interest, it can be flattering. But what if problems arise in the relationship? What goes on inside the mind when something hurtful occurs?
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at Berkeley. He described being in a relationship where someone had chosen him. “This relationship was important to me, and I could see that a lot of what was going on in the mind was really about the other person and not about me. I began to realize that the freest, strongest, and most self-respecting thing I could do was both to tell the person that we were on very thin ice and to choose to love meanwhile. Instead of turning me into a doormat or punching bag, it kept me out of contentiousness and conflict, giving me a feeling of worth. I was interested in what the other person was going to do, but in a weird way I didn’t care that much. I felt fed and carried by love, and how the other person responded was out of my hands.”
Let’s get a whisper on choosing love:
Ego is an energy of the heart. The magnetic quality of attraction can become a factor when someone shows interest in another person. Living in a world of polarities means that opposites can attract in a way that grows into a great love. But if there is any misalignment at the core, then issues within the dynamic energy of the relationship can occur, lessons of love can be evoked, and an opportunity for spiritual growth can be presented.
Choosing to love is willful love. The willful act of allowing love to lead to a relationship creates more authenticity as a human being. Choosing love brings the opportunity to be relaxed with a relationship, to open the door to being true to one’s self. The honest expressions that flow with willfully choosing love build self-esteem and allow for experiencing the depth of a relationship built on true love.
When a person can be honest with themselves, they can experience true alignment with their core virtues. Every virtue is like a seed that blooms when experienced and applied to life. The foundation of life is built on core virtues and core vibrations. Love builds the structure of life and allows the full value of individual instinct to illuminate the path on the return to personal sovereignty. Consciousness rises when awakening to life in a way that only love can provide.
Choosing love means being completely relaxed around a person. With every breath, the body, mind, and spirit build the memory that becomes part of the experience of choosing love. The more love grows in the memory, the easier it becomes to choose love with a knowing of the way it feels, the emotions that surface, and the way the chest warms. Choosing love means love will protect and remind the spirit of the feeling that was felt in the presence of divinity.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
“Look to your heart and soul first, rather than looking to your head first, when choosing. Rather than what you think, consider instead how you feel. Look to the nature of things. Feel your choices and decisions. It just might change everything.”
Jeffrey R. Anderson