Several years ago I took part in a “focused Love experiment”. The idea was that one member of the group of participants would be selected each week, and for the duration of that week all of the other members of the group would consciously focus on sending Loving energy to that person. Nothing material was to change hands – no cards or gifts or anything like that. We were just to deliberately and specifically “hold them in our hearts”.
By random selection, I was the guinea pig – the first person chosen to be the recipient of this “focused Love”. On the morning of the first day (and every day thereafter) I made myself a cup of tea and took it out on my back porch to drink, and to feel. It is no exaggeration to state that that week was the most powerful experience of my life. I could feel – almost physically – the difference in the energy in the air around me. It made me smile, it made me laugh aloud, it made me feel worthy of all the extraordinary gifts that life on this planet has to offer.
When the week was over I continued my now-daily practice of brewing tea and taking it outdoors (regardless of the weather). I realized that I didn’t even need designated individuals to be consciously sending Love in my direction. I had become so practiced at absorbing the Love in the air that I could feel it even when it wasn’t being intentionally sent my way. If I focused my intent to receive, I could harvest the Love of the Universe, and allow it to fortify me to face whatever the day ahead held in store. (A wonderful side effect of this was the realization that I could radiate the Loving energy outward in this fashion as well. Not only could I gather what I needed from the very air around me, but I could share this bountiful harvest with the world!)
I realized something else, as the group of participants discussed their experiences of this experiment: by allowing them to Love me I had given them a gift of immeasurable worth. Sharing Love with intention… it was the simplest and most rewarding thing I have ever done. As simple as standing on a porch, as simple as sharing a hug, as simple as three little words.
How do you harvest Love in your life?
(This post was originally published here.)