Having a life filled with love and beauty is a worthy aim for anyone to pursue for it adds zest and vibrancy to the living of life itself. This acts as a springboard to enlivening other feelings such as joy, delight, warmth, and so much more.
So just how might you take your learning about the energies of love and beauty deeper? Learning at its most basic level is to become familiar with something. Even if you only read about this topic your conscious awareness of it grows. 90% of healing is to first become consciously aware there is a problem or an area that you wish to change.
Then, as you practice what you have read, you begin to develop proficiency with whatever you are learning.
A good first step here is to amplify the energy you want. To be specific, find another energy that amplifies the one you want to enhance. For example, if you desire to enhance your energy of love, you can think about something that is beautiful. Or you can amplify it by playing with the energies of appreciation, cherishing, valuing, or any energy that brings fun and enjoyment in conjunction with your love. Any of these energies act as amplifiers.
It has been put forward that the path to learning is all about reward and punishment, about setting goals and suffering consequences when those goals are not met. I find such punishment, making a person wrong for not reaching a goal, to be diminishing and dampening. Rather I would posit that the energies that most intensely amplify learning are curiosity, enjoyment, and making it fun.
Here is an example: Ron Clark, a masterful teacher about whom the movie, The Ron Clark Story, was made, was given a class of unruly 5th and 6th grade adolescents who had always tested at the bottom of their grade level. He tells the kids that to learn their American history, they must learn all of the American presidents in the order that they served. At that time there were about 40 presidents. The kids rolled their eyes, despairing at the mere thought that they could memorize that much.
Clark went home and asked himself how he could effectively teach these kids the names of the presidents so it would be fun. Kids at that time really responded to rap music. He took a popular rap tune and created lyrics about the presidents. When he presented it to the kids, they couldn’t wait to sing it. They practiced the words over and over again because it was so much fun.
With everything else he taught that year, he sought to make the learning extraordinarily fun. This formerly underachieving class scored higher than any other 5th or 6th grade class in the state when they were tested at the end of the year. This is the power of adding fun to learning. It amplified the energy and drew the students in.
To take your learning of love deeper, I encourage you to become more knowledgeable as to what love IS, and also what it IS NOT. This information is included in the Embracing Love and Beauty book, and also in other blog posts on this website.
Become aware of what amplifies the energy of love or what dampens it for you.
To learn about beauty, I refer to the expression “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” which means each person experiences it differently. Make a list of what you find beautiful through each of your senses – sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. Your list will likely be entirely unlike anyone else’s and that’s okay.
Pay attention to the difference between things you like versus things you love. For it is the things you love that evoke beauty in you. For example: say you like oldies music. Even in that genre of music only certain songs will be your favorites. It is these favorites, these ones that move you deeply, that evoke beauty within you. They take you from what you like to what you love.
Don’t forget sounds, themselves. For some people the sound of the sea, the song of a meadowlark, or something else, can evoke this joyful feeling of delight.
So why might you want to take your experiencing of love and beauty deeper? Touching into love and beauty, in whatever way works for you adds so much more to your life. It brings joy, delight, warmth, and many other feelings that amplify your overall well-being and aliveness.
By defining what it is you want and making it an active aim for yourself, you can embrace it and pull it to you. Defining those aspects that dampen your energy and ceasing to do them is also a powerful component of this work. When you stop doing those things that deplete your energy it frees you up to draw what you want to yourself even more effectively.
Also, it’s powerful when you can articulate to others what you find is beautiful for you. Then when you meet others that respond to what you find beautiful you have the beginnings of a wonderful friendship, or maybe even more.