|Buffalo Creek by Xene Abraham|
Last week I was brazen enough to boast that I have a knowing within myself that I may never get sick again. How can someone be so confident of such a thing and post it out for all to read? Honestly, it seems a bit nuts even to me; and while I can't be sure of how I got to such a place of knowing, I can share some of the methods I use to maintain this kind of positive attitude.
Perhaps the most powerful tool I use is something I call the 'Love Shield'. The Love Shield makes the most uncomfortable or difficult situations significantly more bearable. I first started employing the shield at Walmart; as that environment requires more love and patience that most and it is the easiest in which to see how well a Love Shield works.
Each person's field will look different; perhaps you zip yours on like a life vest, or maybe it glows at the top of your head like a royal crown of protection. Mine is a full-on Star Wars type force field that creates and radiates love to all who are near. When the Love Shield is in place, I smile as often as possible and greet all strangers I encounter with warmth and compassion. I offer assistance when it is needed and engage as many people with sincere compliments or friendly conversation as possible (without being annoying.) The Love Shield helps me remember the grocery list better, purchase items I didn't even know I yet needed, and makes me a more mindful and thrifty shopper. When I have it on, I am more beautiful and I can readily see the true beauty in others. I radiate Love out, and I get it back fourfold (at least.)
The Love Shield brings me into the Present/the Now.
I challenge everyone reading to try it. Zip up, strap on, or simply activate your Love Shield in your own personal style and radiate Love in some of the more uncomfortable environments. Of course, the increase in patience, understanding, friendliness, confidence and the overall satisfaction of experience is really entirely up to you and directly related to the abundance of radiance you are able to accept in return. With practice, it is possible to wear it all the time. Ahh, bliss.
'Buffalo Creek' is an original charcoal drawing by Xene Abraham and available for purchase.