Today, we’re going to have some FUN!
Did you know that in every minute you’re either projecting or extending?
Projecting feels horrible. Extending is a blast.
When we’re projecting, we’re attempting to get rid of something we don’t want. We see our fear and guilt acted out in someone else that’s not us. We’re blaming, worrying and criticizing. And that’s exactly how we keep that “thing” we don’t want. It always feels lousy!
We focus on that often, so today… I want to skip to the good stuff.
Being a Love Machine. (Just like Jesus, the greatest Love Machine of all time.)
There is 1 spiritual Law you must know first:
“What you extend, you are.”
That’s how creation works.
What do you want to create in your time here?
You can make extending love your full time job. No, seriously, make it your 1 purpose in life. You are the one who generates the love you feel.
So give everything to everyone. When you do this, there’s no need to control or problem solve.
So often in this world, we’ve pointed the arrow in the wrong direction. We’re looking “out there” to fill “in here”. We’re looking for some supply to come TO us in some way. We work our asses off to find it! It’s draining. This is 100% why we get depressed and anxious. Life gets dark and we get exhausted.
We’ve got to point the arrow in the other direction. Reverse the flow. Everything you want is within you. God has already given you everything. We have to open OUT a way for the imprisoned splendor to escape. It must be cast outward.
This is going to take some bravery and trust on your part but I promise you, this is key.
Whatever you’re looking for, it must come through you before it comes to you.
How do you extend love?
There are a billion, trillion ways. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This is much different from over-giving or being a people pleaser.)
I’ve listed 7 of my very favorite and most fun ways to extend love in my daily life. Try them for yourself this week. I promise, you will have the best time EVER!
The definition of Charity in ACIM is much different than the world’s definition. True charity is a way of looking at a brother as if he’s gone far beyond his accomplishments in time. This is the ultimate in extending Love.
When somebody is pushing your buttons, picture them brilliant, happy and generous. In your mind, place a crown upon their heads with an armful of loving gifts. Have fun with this. See them dancing and free. See their perfection even if you can’t perceive it in yourself just yet
Listening is the ultimate act of Love. Remember this: When you are talking, you are taking. When you are listening, you are giving.
You know how it feels when when someone is listening to you with their whole heart, giving you all of their attention with no agenda of their own? It’s healing and it feels wonderful.
You are praising God every time you praise another. You are praising His beloved creation.
When you go to a restaurant, summon the Chef out to tell him how scrumptious your green beans were. Tell the grocery clerk how thrilled you are that you ended up in her line today. Tell a stranger how beautiful their smile is. Usually it’s just the complainers who speak up. Let’s change all that today.
Give someone a jar filled with 100 Hershey Kisses and 100 little notes with things you love about them and tell them to open 1 per day. (I got this idea from the Queen of Love Machines and my dear friend, Judy Morton. I have so much fun with this one.)
Tithing is really scary when you think that abundance comes from outside of you. When you realize it actually flows “out from you”, you’ll want to give like crazy. Be unreasonably generous to wherever you’re inspired and now you’re riding the current of prosperity.
Nothing flows to you, it must flow through you.
Gratitude is not just a sweet little practice. Gratitude is a life force. It instantly increases your vibration and FORCES all things in that higher vibration to you. Whatever you’re experiencing in your life right now is the direct effect of your current level of gratitude.
There’s ALWAYS something to be grateful for. Be vigilant about keeping your attention there and your vibration shifts upward in an instant.
6. BE AUTHENTIC
You, my friend, are a unique expression of God’s love. Share that with the world. It’s the most generous gift you can offer. When you try to be like someone else, you’re robbing us all. This world needs all of you.
What is it that you love so much, you could talk about it for hours? What lights you up? Do THAT as often as possible. This is your super power. Because we are all One mind, your joy feeds us all. Play with the reckless abandon of a child.
So, there’s my fun Love Machine list. I know you have your own list and I’d love to hear it.
Question: What are some of the things you do to extend love daily? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
Be a Love Machine. Make it your life’s purpose because Love heals everything and Love heals you. Love even boosts your immune system and heals sickness and depression.
“As we Love, we shall be released from pain.”
When you show up and shine, everybody wins!! You’ll send ripples of hope and light out into the world in more ways than you’ll ever know.
Thanks so much for being here.
Your grateful friend and fellow Love Machine,