Day 10: Love

There are several aspects to Love that have an impact on how we feel. Giving love and receiving love. And they (at least for me) feel different. You can also add into that “Being Love”

How would it be to feel more loved? What would change in you if you felt more loved? How would you behave differently? What would change in your attitude?

How would it be to give more love? To be able to love someone, even when they have behaved badly? How would your life be different if you were more loving?

How would life be if you could embody love more effectively? What would change in your personal and professional life?

Because Love is such an important emotion, there are 2 recordings today. I suggest you do Part 1, integrate it and then follow up with Part 2.

Embodying Love – Part 1

 

Embodying Love – Part 2

Audio Transcript: Love

Part 1

So how was yesterday? How was it to focus on experiencing feeling empathy? What happened because of your focus? How did it benefit you? Those you care for?

Today we are going to focus on Love – both receiving and giving love

So decide where you are going to do this and whether you will stand, sit or walk.

As usual I want you pay attention to your body in response to the following questions. Notice which questions work for you, and which are more of a challenge? Maybe some of the questions that initially didn’t work for you are starting to give you new insights. Remember, this is about finding your magic recipe to embody your emotions more effectively, and more emotions will bring more energy and more energy will allow you to make different choices and take different actions.

Focus on a situation in your life when you gave love, or on someone you love. Focus on how it feels to give love to someone else.

Observe what happens in your body when you do this.

Observe your breath pattern. Is it shallow, deep, fast or slow? Is it changing as you focus on giving love?

Observe the energy in your body. Does it move up your body or down? Do you feel yourself contract or expand? Are you aware of energy at all? What changes as you focus on loving someone? Do you have more or less energy?

Is there a place in your body you associate with giving love? Where do you give love from? If so, focus on it and observe what changes.

Do you need to move to give love? If so, how do you need to move? Move and observe what happens. Is there a movement than increases your ability to give love? Try a few out.

How does focusing on giving love affect your posture? Does changing your posture increase or decrease your ability to give love? Do you have a “giving love” posture?

Do you experience giving love as something that comes from deep inside of you and expands out? Or is love something that you feel surrounded by and comes into your body?

When you focus on giving love notice how your facial expressions change? Do you want to make a sound? Are new behaviours showing up? Do you smile or move differently?

What do you become aware of?

 

Now, focus on a situation in your life when you were given love, or on someone who loves you. Focus on how it feels to receive love and to be loved.

Observe what happens in your body when you do this.

Observe your breath pattern. Is it shallow, deep, fast or slow? Is it changing as you focus on receiving love?

Observe the energy in your body. Does it move up your body or down? Do you feel yourself contract or expand? Are you aware of energy at all? What changes as you focus on receiving love? Do you have more or less energy?

Is there a place in your body you associate with being loved? If so, focus on it and observe what changes.

Do you need to move to give receive love? If so, how do you need to move? Move and observe what happens. Is there a movement than increases your ability to receive love? Try a few out.

How does focusing on receiving love affect your posture? Does changing your posture increase or decrease your ability to give love? Do you have an “I am loved” posture?

When you focus on being loved notice how your facial expressions change? Do you want to make a sound? Are new behaviours showing up? Do you smile or move differently?

What do you become aware of?

 

Part 2 – Love

It is possible that you had a different experience of giving and receiving love. It is really useful to be aware of what felt different and what was similar.

In this final recording I want you to focus simply on the embodied experience of love. No conditions of giving or receiving, just on how does love feel in your body?

Observe what happens in your body when you do this.

Observe your breath pattern. Is it shallow, deep, fast or slow? Is it changing as you focus on love?

Observe the energy in your body. Does it move up your body or down? Do you feel yourself contract or expand? Are you aware of energy at all? What changes as you focus on love? Do you have more or less energy?

Is there a place in your body you associate with love? If so, focus on it and observe what changes.

Do you need to move to embody or experience love? If so, how do you need to move? Move and observe what happens. Is there a movement than increases your ability to experience love? Try a few out.

How does focusing on love affect your posture? Does changing your posture increase or decrease your ability to love? Do you have a love posture?

When you focus on love notice how your facial expressions change? Do you want to make a sound? Are new behaviours showing up? Do you smile or move differently?

What do you become aware of?

As your day progresses, look for where love shows up in your day? Could you be more loving? Did you miss opportunities to give or to receive love? Are there situations where love is the appropriate response in place of your conditioned response?

Have a great day and please share your experiences and questions on our facebook page.

Rachael Talbot
Doctor of Chiropractic, Expert in Re-organisational Healing