Love and Kindness

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Start off February - the month of love, with the Loving Kindness and Compassion meditation. This is a beautiful, loving way to honor others and yourself.

Start by getting comfortable and relaxed. You can do this meditation sitting, standing, kneeling or lying down. When you feel safe and comfortable gently close your eyes and start to focus inward on your breathing. Notice your chest moving in and out, up and down with each breath you take. Relax your face, relax your jaw, relax your neck and shoulders. Breathe into your torso and relax all your body organs. As you breathe in move your awareness down each arm and each leg. Notice how you relax your body all on your own. One breath in and one breath out.

Next think of somebody that you truly care about. Say the following affirmation statements of love while holding them in your mind:

- I hold you in peace

- May you be happy

- I see you safe and secure

- I hold you in the brightest light

- You are loved; You are strong

Now think of somebody who has helped you in someway. You may know this person or you may not. Think of a time when someone has helped you and say the following statements of loving affirmation:

- Thank you for _______

- You are blessed and happy

- You are safe and secure

- You are bathed in love; thank you

Think of all the people you work with or spend time with each day. Bring them into your mind with loving awareness and with the following statements:

- May you be happy

- May you be safe

- May you be healthy and strong

- I give you peace and love

After reveling in this kind and compassionate meditation bring your focus back to the present. Begin by taking larger breaths in and exhaling more fully. Replacing that restful breathing with a more energy-controlled breath. When you are ready you may open your eyes and rise.

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