No doubt, if you’re a certain age, you’ll recognise the words of the title as coming from my hero’s, (John Lennon) song, Mind Games. John certainly hit the nail on the head when he wrote that.
This is a subject which I’ve been focussing on for the last few weeks as I explore my own challenging relationships. Of course, I’m not referring to romantic love – rather unconditional love.
Always one to get straight to the point, let me ask you a couple of questions:
- How often in your life have you really experienced unconditional love?
Often, occasionally, rarely or never?
- How often in your life have you actually given unconditional love?
Often, occasionally, rarely or never?
Or perhaps you’ve never actually given it a thought. However, if you start looking, you may notice that love, both given and received, has often been conditional rather than unconditional. The question then becomes, is that really love?
Like Attracts Like
It’s important to understand that feelings are the currency of the universe; it operates via the Law of Attraction which states that like attracts like. So the thoughts you have create your feelings and these then go out into the universe and bring back to you people, things and situations which resonate at the same vibration as your feelings. Love is the highest vibration, so if you’re resonating love, you bring all good things to you in the way of money, good health, relationships and yes love in all its glorious forms!
As a human being, although you want money, good health and relationships, what you really strive for is to feel wonderful isn’t it? Good news. That possibility is within you at all times – it’s a choice that you make. If you choose to withhold love from someone, you’re actually withholding it from yourself! Everything but everything is an inside job! Everything starts with you. In order to receive love, you must give it without expectation of it being returned. Paradoxically, though, in giving it, you experience it first within. What’s certain is fear, hate and doubt achieve nothing but attract more of the same!
Would you like to feel unconditional love right now?
If so, just remember a time when you looked at a baby, a puppy, a kitten or even a sunset and felt that unconditional love. See what you saw, hear what you heard and feel what you felt. Really get into those feelings. Well that’s what I’m talking about. You have the power within you. You didn’t need anything back from them to feel that love did you?
Only a short while ago, as I focused on unconditional love, I asked the universe to bring me more support of its choosing and within a matter of days, someone showed up who demonstrates unconditional love so I could clearly see it. That is the magic of it.
What’s Love got to do with it?
So you might be wondering what on earth love has to do with charging what you’re worth. And the answer is everything. You cannot possibly charge what you’re worth if you don’t actually love yourself. And if you don’t love yourself, you can’t create the best value for your clients. The more you love yourself, the more you can love others and the more you can charge what you’re worth.
If you want to experience love more often, you will need to practise it. Start with being kind to yourself and being kind to others and make this a daily practice. If you make a mistake or if someone else makes a mistake, rather than berating yourself or them, let it go. Make a commitment to yourself.
I came across the following words and am sorry to say I don’t know who to credit them to.
When love becomes our goal as opposed to the love of one particular person or a specific type of love, we open a portal for the unlimited love of the universe to come flooding through and make all kinds of magical love connections we would never have thought possible. When we do this our capacity for love just expands – more love just finds us.
This is my goal. Unconditional love is the key to freedom – I’m aiming to be free. So remember, love is the answer. What are you aiming for?