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Crossing the Gateway into LOVE

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By Katelyn Mariah, originally published in 2000, in the Edge Magazine

Love is the most powerful force in the Universe, even though it feels as though fear is stronger. It is through the gateway of fear that we come to the true experience of love. Fear becomes the mirror of what lies hidden in the recesses of the self. We fear what we don’t understand in ourselves and others.

When parts of ourself that we don’t except are reflected in another, we fear the other. It is easier to see our disowned self as part of them than to claim it as our own.  We develop fear, become polarized and a conflict is created. When we refuse to claim and love our hidden “unloveable” self, conflict can’t be resolved or transformed and we walk away. 

Society supports the conflict that is created by duality with words such as black/white, good/bad, light/dark and love and fear by making one better than the other. We call them opposites which sets up unconscious programming.

The age old phrase “The opposite sex” sets up unconscious conflict between the Masculine/feminine. The word opposite means “things that are opposed” or “on different ends of the spectrum.” “Opposite sex” sets up unconscious conflict by e the nature of the term— a term used freely in our culture.

On the other hand, change the word from opposite to “compliment,” and a new relationship is created between them, a romance of compliments. There is a natural magnetism between compliments. They support each other and exist side by side. In making a simple change in one word we shift the paradigm and release the conflict and the fear, allowing the journey of love to begin.

In the dance of compliments, the sun couldn’t shine if there wasn’t a dark sky to light up and the moon wouldn’t glow if the sun wasn’t reflecting it’s light on her. Nothing stays the same in nature. Things continue to change and grow like a fine romance. The romance of compliments is a dance of service to each other.

Being in partnership can be the greatest mirror to finding self-love and love for the other, bringing us to our knees in fear as it carries us to new levels of mastery if we let it.

We live in a culture that has nurtured autonomy, rewarding our independent and self-sufficient nature while cramming terms like “needy” and “codependent down our throats. To avoid becoming enmeshed with another, many of us have become masters of the art of autonomy.

After all of the inner searching, discovery and return to balance, we discover that we want to be in relationships, but letting another onto our island of self-sufficiency can not only be tricky, but scary business, and being alone might look more inviting than standing to face our fear.

Partnership with another person is a sacred act, and it should be entered into with a sense of reverence. To dedicate you path to yourself and another must not be taken lightly. This is the person who will be the guardian of your secrets, dreams, fears and wishes so your sense of trust must be deep, for this is sacred space.

The longing, recognition and deep inner knowing you have with someone is only the beginning of learning who they truly are. When love causes you to tremble in fear, do not run away, for those are times of great power and you are standing in front of your greatest teacher.

The dance of romance between compliments can begin to happen as we see and experience the innate beauty and power that is unique to woman and the innate beauty and power unique to men through the eyes of love. When we stand in our power and reflect that beauty, which compliments the other, we will be on our way to healthy male/female relationships, which are a balance of intimacy and autonomy and a reflection of love.

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Building Your Business With Gratitude

“Gratitude is one example of the magnetic force of the universe.  Basically, nothing new can come into your life unless you open yourself up to being grateful for what you already have.”  Dr. Michael Beckwith

This is my year to do things differently.  I was looking for a new, effective way to rock the momentum in my business and asked for guidance on this.  I was looking for something simple and effective.   I was given this simple formula;

Step one; Aligning with love and joy is magnetic and tells the universe you want more of the joy producing activities.

Step Two; Be grateful for everything you already have created in your business.  Create a business gratitude journal and write in it every day.

Step Three: Take action from the space of love, joy and gratitude and it will be easy and effortless to create what you desire.

I started using this guidance as a practice at the end of January.   I created a journal that contains my goals, the steps I am taking toward success, and what I am grateful for that is already occurring and vision collage for what I want to create each month. When I create the vision collages I use pictures I find on line and also write my desires among the images.  I find this gives the images more life. This is the visionary way to create a business utilizing the energy of the universe to make it easier.

I break down the monthly goals into weekly goals that will lead me to the monthly outcome.  Each day I sit down at the end of the day and write down the steps I have taken and the things that have happened that are leading toward the successful outcome of my goals.  I also write down the things I am grateful for each day that support my goals becoming reality.

I can feel the energy building and positive things manifesting very easily.  This also helps me focus on my success and keeps me from looking at what those around me are doing and wishing it was me, which has been an issue for me.  This simple practice is building the momentum in my business and I can actually feel it.

The Magnetics of Gratitude

Consciously utilizing The Power Of Gratitude is an extremely important aspect of attracting to yourself the Abundance and Happiness that you desire and deserve in your life.

When you are in a sincere state of gratitude your energy (vibrational resonance) is one of acceptance and harmony. You resonate, and as a result project a much higher vibrational frequency which is exactly what attracts to you the events, conditions, and circumstances that you desire.

Think of yourself as a giant magnet. Whatever you are feeling, whether it be love, fear, anger, happiness, anger, joy, gratitude, resistance etc. you are in essence creating a magnetic force that attracts and draws to you events, conditions and circumstances which are in direct correlation to what you are feeling. Fear of something creates a magnetic force that will attract more of what you fear. Expressing Gratitude for any situation projects a magnetic force that draws to you more of what you are expressing gratitude for.

When you live in gratitude you also live in awareness and your awareness unfolds as you look for more things to be grateful for.  As you live with an awareness of the feelings of joy, love and fulfillment you add resonance that brings more of the things that make you feel joyful and fulfilled.  It makes your heart sing and this brings forth your heart’s desires.

In order to step up this energy, you have to create the frequency that is magnetic and that happens through gratitude.  Living in gratitude makes your resonant field magnetic and brings you more of what you are grateful for.  This can be applied to any area of your life including your business.

Celebrations are just as important for the Visionary. This step may seem obvious, but it can’t be overemphasized. Acknowledging ourselves for a job well done builds self-confidence. When we celebrate we also express gratitude to others, starting with a prayer or other ritual of thanksgiving to God, the creative self, or whatever higher power the Visionary recognizes. It is also time to thank all the members of one’s personal support team as well. The process has been brought to completion, the traveler has reached her destination. It’s time to party!

The Power of Vision Collages

Here’s a fun motivational activity that will help you literally transform your life into a work of art. We are all artists creating our life from a blank canvas. A vision collage will help you build a unique vision for your future and give you a lifetime to look forward to. In it, you will include all of your goals and dreams.  The beautiful collection of images will help you see what you want your future to be.   A little bit of arts and crafts fun like this may be just what you need to recapture some of that spirit and magic.

When you have completed your vision collage look at it every day and work with as you continue  and make that vision a reality!  If you journal along with it the writing will inform the collage and vice versa. The clearer the collage image, the more receptive you can be when it shows up in real life. The very concreteness of the photo collage makes it the perfect vehicle for reinforcing, through the eyes, which is the inner vision of the heart. This takes it out of the realm of imagination and brings it down to earth. Before long, as if by magic, the visionary’s dream appears in three dimensions.

My experience in the short time I have used this process is that my visions for my business are manifesting more easily and I am feeling magnetic.

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