I have just finished reading a brilliant book, which I wanted to share with you as well as an awakening practice, which is in the book as love is what makes the Universe go round!!
The book is called ‘Reality Unveiled: The Hidden Keys of Existence That Will Transform Your Life (and the World)’ by
I love to read and learn from others, so it is wonderful when a book ‘speaks’ to me! For this to happen, it needs to capture my attention straight away (in the first couple of pages!), it needs to help me learn something new, it needs to challenge my beliefs or help me to create new ones and I need to end the book feeling like it has given me a gift! Not a lot to ask for really!!!
I have read so many ‘spiritual’ books over the years and only a handful of them stay in my mind. ‘Reality Unveiled’ is one of them! I didn’t agree personally with everything the author has written, but I find this a good thing as it challenged my viewpoints and made me stop and really think about my current beliefs. This is when change within happens, so I love it when a book makes me think!!
I also enjoyed the awakening practices the author gives to help us move into a more awakened and loving state of being. It is well worth spending 99p (Amazon Kindle) on this book or at the very least try a sample and see what you think!
The awakening practice below is from the book and I hope the author doesn’t mind me sharing it as it is all about LOVE! I have no idea how to get in touch with the author as I cannot find a contact or website for him. So,
This practice can be done any time and you should spend at least 5–10 minutes doing it! But you can stay with it for as long as you’d like, so if you are enjoying it keep going!!
Before starting this practice, silence your phone and try to make sure that you won’t be disturbed. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and gently begin.
The Embrace of Love
“The purpose of this practice is to develop your experience of unconditional love for everyone in the world. Expressing unconditional love in our everyday lives is not always easy, especially when we’re tested by those that we don’t like or perceive to be the enemies of our peace, so this practice is meant to help you gradually build this skill in a safe, internal environment.
Take several deep breaths, relaxing with each one, and then let your breathing return to its normal rhythm.
Feel your body, experiencing the physical and emotional sensations, and allow them to simply be there.
Gently, place your focus on your heart and let a feeling of warm love grow there. If it helps you to think of someone you truly love, you may wish to start with that, but let the love expand to a more abstract love that simply loves by its very nature, without needing an object to express that love towards.
From this place of unconditional love, expand outward and let that love embrace your entire body. Then gently let it embrace all your surroundings.
Let it expand to embrace your entire home and anyone in it, seeing them being embraced by this love. Then to your neighbourhood and those in it. Then to your entire city, covering it and all its residents with a blanket of love.
Expand this love outward to your whole country. Be sure to think of people you dislike (both those you know and public figures), and let that love embrace them too. If you have difficulty in doing this, remember that behind the illusion they, like you, are love itself, and they’ve merely forgotten their true nature and strayed from their Source.
Continue letting that love spread across the globe, to all nations and people, and to nature and the animals too. Let it embrace everyone and everything equally.
And now that your limitless love has covered the Earth, let all that love turn around and embrace you in loving gratitude. Let the love that everyone truly is beyond the veil of separation envelop your very being. Rest in that love for as long as you desire.”
~ This awakening practice is taken from Reality Unveiled by
This is such a beautiful practice and one I do daily as it fills me with love, peace & joy! Let your LOVE radiate out into the world and remember to allow yourself to receive the love coming back too as receiving is just as important as giving!! Receiving is a very important part of the journey to self-love!