giving a legacy and taking positive action……
“7 Billion Angels Whispering We Love You”.
Giving rise to kind loving action to our lives and the life of the world
sending love, a legacy to the world
I was recently asked to give an endorsement on a book just published. It gave rise to much introspection. A children’s book with delightful illustrations visually augmenting the written message. Kim Tebbutt, Children’s Author, articulates love, sending and receiving love around the world.
Sending and Receiving meditation
I am reminded of the Buddhist ‘Metta Mediation’ of Loving Kindness.
May you be filled with loving kindness
May you be well
May you be peaceful and at ease
May you be happy.
A “Pilgrimage Begins”, dedicating my life to love .
The receiving part of of this meditation is of equal importance. It is replacing the word “you” with “I”
May I be filled with loving kindness…….
Then replace “I” with “the world”. The next level of equal importance is to send this meditation using “you” but with the caveat that the “you” be someone you dislike, have resentment to or who angers you. The goal is to be able to truly come to a place of sending and receiving this loving kindness meditation to transform the present feeling you may have. My knowing is that coming to a place of sending love to oneself despite our own inner shame, guilt or self ridicule, that it is then that we can deeply extend love to another, unconditionally. Self love including all the dark parts of ourselves is the greatest healing for ourselves and also for all human kind. Nature, environment, animals all the elements are then a perfect beginning to heal the huge unbalance we are living in.
Be a “Wisdom Keeper”
What I love about Kim’s book is that it her simple exercise for children (and the inner child in us) is a deeply ‘engraining training’ that plants seeds of positive self talk. This gives rise to kind, positive action in our own life and the worlds life.
It all begins with us.
“Wings of Grace”