You CAN Live In A Constant State Of Love. Here’s How.

You CAN Live In A Constant State Of Love. Here’s How.

You CAN Live In A Constant State Of Love. Here’s How. 5760 3840 Christina Lopes

Fifteen years ago, a dear friend of mine gave me the three-book series, “Conversations with God,” by Neal Donald Walsch. By then, I was dabbling in the spirituality genre, although it seemed to be sinking in only at the intellectual level.

I started reading the first book and all was going well until I got to this passage:

“Love is the ultimate reality. It is the only. The all. The feeling of love is your experience of God. In highest Truth, love is all there is, all there was, and all there ever will be.”

“This is absolutely bogus,” I thought out loud.

“How could this be? Our planet is full of violence and war. And this Walsch guy is saying it’s all love? Whatever.”

Years later, I was meditating in the lush mountains of my Azorean island home when a big bird of prey suddenly appeared above. It was a windy day and yet there he was, floating with grace. As I stared at the magnificence of this creature, I felt a rush of love enter my chest. And the tears started flowing before my mind even knew what hit it.

I had been practicing meditation for over a year and at that point, most spiritual truths were now understood on a deep level. Long gone were the days where my mind lived with incessant chatter, self-judgment and self-loathing.

Yet this sudden rush of overwhelming and unconditional love was startling. And my mind began to chat.

“You’re crying at a flying bird? Pull yourself together.”

I quickly wiped the tears away, got up from meditation and went home. But the feeling of “oneness” and unconditional love that I felt on that mountain stuck with me the rest of the day. What had happened?

Why did I feel that intensity of love while looking at a bird? And more importantly, could I stay in that state of utter bliss always?

A rough intro to neuroscience

To answer the first question, we need to understand roughly how the brain works. And for that, I’ll use a scenario we’ve probably all experienced: having coffee with a friend in a crowded restaurant.

You’re sitting at the table with your friend, having a pleasant conversation. You are completely tuned in to what he/she is saying. You’re focused on them. Realize what an amazing gift it is for you to do this.

You’re completely oblivious to the passing waiters, the loud conversations taking place around you, the smells coming from the kitchen, the sight of so many people in the dining area. Your brain is being bombarded with sensory information, yet you’re comfortable having a conversation with your friend.

The reason you can do this is that the brain is not only a processor of information: it’s also a master filter.

The brain cuts off most of the information it receives from the outside world so that this information never reaches your conscious awareness. This is great to some extent because it allows your conscious mind to focus on higher level thinking. You would go insane if you were unable to filter out most of the incoming sensory stimuli.

This all sounds good so far, except…

Too much of a good thing, well, isn’t so good.

The same filtering ability that allows you to focus on your friend in a crowded restaurant is also the mechanism that can cut you off from reality. When you’re completely immersed in your mind, life passes you by. This used to happen to me so often.

I would walk down the street, thinking about something I wanted to do in the future or rehashing something from the past. And I would miss everything happening on the outside. People, smells, sights, sounds.

I would miss life itself.

I was stuck inside my mental dramas so often that life was happening without me participating in it.

But there’s hope.

Yes you can!

What if all this brain filtering can be reduced? Through meditation, we can start removing the filters. One filter after the other is gone. And what happens when the brain quiets down and stops filtering so much information?

Perhaps we start seeing reality a bit closer to what it really is.

The moment I saw that bird fly overhead, I was in the middle of my contemplative meditation session. My mind was quiet and at peace.
I felt love invade me because the filters were gone and I was experiencing what Neal Donald Walsch talked about in “Conversations with God.”

I could feel the love because it’s everywhere. The trick to accessing this plentiful love is to remove layer upon layer of filters that we all have.
Meditation is a wonderful way of accessing the reality of love but once I got up and went home, the feeling of love started diminishing slowly.

Once my mind went back “online,” the filters seemed to reappear again.

So how does one stay in this blissful love reality?

For me, the answer has been simple in theory if challenging in practice: I try to live life in a walking meditation.

I consciously pause during the day to breathe in love.

I pause while brushing my teeth, or looking at someone I cherish. It doesn’t matter when you decide to tap into reality. The point is to do it often throughout the day.

Just pause and breathe. Notice your breath and the movement of air in and out of your lungs. Listen to the sounds around you. See what surrounds you. Tune in to your senses!

Pretty soon you will notice that you aren’t really “breathing in” love anymore. You are love and everything around you is too.

Love is within and without.

Neal Donald Walsch was right all along. Love really is all there is.

So go ahead: start connecting with the plentiful love all around you! If you find it difficult, feel free to leave a comment below and I’d be happy to help out.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

Is it easy for you to connect with your heart and know what it’s telling you?

Let me know in the comment section below.

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With deep love and gratitude;

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Originally published on Positively Positive. Edited.

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CHRISTINA LOPES, DPT, MPH

I’m a life-coach, healer, spiritual guide, and former clinician. My life’s work is to help you open your incredible heart and through it, heal from any challenge, find deep purpose, have happy relationships, and live with financial freedom.

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6 Comments
  • Hay by accident ( nope) I found your youtube videos on Twin Flame ( am pulled away status now from him)
    My story of the youth as well a wonder I came true it with still a smile and love for nature and young people…
    Had to hide who I was and even whom I am …..mentally abused and sometimes even physically, now in a learning big time fast way into spirituality a few years ago at the darkest place, he ( god the universe) touched me on my shoulder and said it will come ok.
    Two years ago I met my Twin Flame it felt as naturally, I have never felt before ……home at last … we are in separation now as i choice not to hurt him as our friendship was secret and not openly gay …the others them stopped him …..difficult as it still is to be openly gau especially in a country as Portugal it is that loving a man as a young man, its hard on him and reflected our friendship, which was very warm and deep and nothing really as normally the gay scene is only sex, it was was way-way more than that this was a minor thing really …the light turned on when we where together I do still miss . He is my mirror and I am his …it is.
    Still, after now a year and a half not seen in 3D I still see him at 4 and 5 D but lately blocked …… still love him but needed to be free a man to see him not as a secret anymore …..so had to stop the hurt for him( me as he is us) . he was hurt at home as well didn’t want to talk to much about it and hide it behind a smile (hey it,s me again the same thing) tried to communicate but did not work as he walked away because of feelings i know as he is me …..but have to let it be as free will come first also for me ….
    pray and meditate still on behalf of me and him as he needs to sort out his shit first and do my work on myself too… do not follow him on ( anti) social media as he needs te to feel free as do ….my love is freedom come and go when you want to stay or not am there and i go as well …..yep very modern i know ..but never believed in borders and walls ( always climbed them) this is my gift to him as do love him unconditionally ….. we both said stupid stuff and behaved as twats 🙂 in the end even in the darkest hour ( its to find your childhood wounds) loved him ….anger can be yourself as in disappointments and the why etc ..its more yourself than the other but in twin flames as us its even both ways ….lol …so yes i had to stop the hardship as its not the way we want …..maybe a day a pray as if its meant it will happen and i still believe in God the universe he said something i keep that as a secret as it has to be free ……xxx love this yourney it sets me free …..
    See Oscars Wilde video on youtube with bosie …..so many similarities … my family knows friends know even here my city knows whom i am but and that i loved a young man , but not who he is as i still keep this wonderful brave handsome young man identity freedom you see. ….

  • How does one find the path in becoming a healer?
    I know it is what my lifes purpose is, but with so many paths and places..its very overwhelming and a bit confusing..I’ve been going within for guidance, and medtating..but, the answers aren’t coming, may this be an indication that healing isn’t my path and it was just me suggesting this idea?
    Thank you ahead of time for your advice.
    Blessings, love, gratitude,
    Deanna

  • Hi Christina,

    Thank You For Sharing. I Was Wondering How I Could Live in a Constant State of Love & I Think I’m Already Doing it! LoL. I’m Not Sure When It Happened, But I do Know I Try to Enjoy Every Moment in Each Day & Not Let Little Things Get me Down Or Overwhelm me As They Have in The Past. And The More I do My Walking Meditation in Nature(So Glad its a Thing & Not Just Something I Made Up) I Am Often Feeling The Love All Around Me. And As I feel The Love I Think It Radiates From My Being so I’m Smiling as I’m Walking(Usually With a Dog in Hand), Listening to My Music or YouTube Videos & Noticing The Synchronicities That Come Into Play as I’m in My Zone. And I’m Sure I’m Smiling as I’m Waving at People or Telling Them ‘Good Morning’ as I Float Along & I Just Want to Say This So Was Not Me Several Years Ago. And Even When I Started to Feel Good & Different I Didn’t Always Know How or Want to Share so I Would Keep it to Myself or Just Share Wih My Daughter or One Person I Thought Would Kind of Get it. Long Story Short, I Don’t Care Now! Often When I Sit & Meditate or Do My Walking Meditation I Get The Clear Message to ‘Love’. Be Love, Give Love, Radiate Love. I Love it!

  • hi beloved, christina..

    the path that I have, (blocked heart) is not new for me. I thought I was on the right way, but hte last relationship with josé, was intense, raw, somtetimes too much raw(we’re both scorpio). My own opinion was, I’m strong, but it wasen’t. I relalized, that I’m a sensible person, witch means, is not a bad thing. just, how can I handle this? sensible and blocked heart?).
    my heart is so closed, I don’t allow anything new in my life..and that is not good for me.
    I asked myself the last cople of weeks; WHAT KOND OF A PERSON I WOULD LIKE TO BE.
    this question wasen’t easy for me, as you know my heart is… I asked evey time bevor I went to bed. nothing came into my mind. I get mad…I let it go…so if my mind can tell me right away…I have to let go…
    and this moning cames after my moning routine (breath-exercise from yoga)…I like to be a loving kind men, who loves himself and the parnter uncondional.

    I’m aware, this gonna be a hard word. 4 steps forward, 10 backwards, but it’s wort it, becouse I have so much love to give and receive…this is what I wanna to feel it.
    special we gay-men are so sensible, that’s why we escape to so many shit.-))) this is not me.

    thank youtube, I find you and you give me some exercise to to….

    I will follow you, becouse I believe, I can reach my heart again, it’s only closed for a moment.-))) I can reopen it…

    thank you so much….
    plaease forgive me, when the sentenses are not proper, but fist of all I start with the german and then in my super-brain, I translate as dood as possible.

    wish you a fantstic journey

    my next trio will be to the azoren…

    god bless you

    andra

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