Since it’s Valentine’s Day I wanted to talk to you about the power of LOVE! Now, many are looking at this holiday as the official day for lovers, or love for our family members or friends or even friendship day. While all of these are important, valid and relevant in our lives let me expand on the topic and take it to a whole new level for you. Let’s talk about the power of Love in business, success and creating wealth.
Since God is Love and according to all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of mankind Love is the most powerful force in the universe what does all of this mean? Well, if I asked you who God is you’d probably give me answers like, God is our heavenly father, or God is Spirit or Universal Mind or the Creator of all things and you’d be right according to your level of awareness and understanding.
But let me help you understand this important concept from a deeper level. God or Infinite Intelligence is the Life Principle, correct? I mean all things were created by It and made of It. When the Scriptures state that in the beginning the Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters, what does that really mean? Many think it means the Spirit of God was hovering over the oceans but in the beginning the earth had not been created yet so there were no oceans!
In spiritual symbolism water signifies mind or consciousness, so the Spirit of God or the “Will” or “decision-making aspect” moved on the “Substance or Energy” or consciousness, which is the field of infinite potentiality for all things and out of Itself made everything in the universe. Deep stuff, huh? Relax, I promise to get to the point and make this relevant to your daily life right now but this is truly powerful stuff!
The key is that God or Infinite Mind made all things out of Itself and the really big question is …WHY? I submit to you that the only answer to that question, the only motivating force for God to do that is LOVE! The Infinite is always seeking to express ever-greater levels of itself, that is increasingly greater levels of Life (which It is), Love (which is Its power and motive) and Beauty (which is the only end result possible for an Infinite Power).
This means that you and I as expressions of God are also here to express ever-greater levels of Life, Love and Beauty! And the power we use is Love! This is why we have this innate inner drive to always be better, have more, do more, give more. This is why you want to be successful, financially free, wealthy, have a beautiful body, have great relationships and live in joyful, happy emotional states! This is your Inner Being, your God-Self, seeking greater expression through you!
Many people try to suppress that inner drive because they’ve been told its bad to have money or strive for success, or that fame and fortune are ego-based drives and are therefore selfish and evil. Nothing could be farther from the truth because we are just doing what our Creator has always done and put the desire in us to do. Now the way you go about trying to achieve those desires is the key. You can’t try to further your success, position or status at other people’s expense. You can’t try to increase your wealth, riches or assets by taking other people’s goods or property.
You must build your success on other people’s successes. Like Zig Ziglar said, “The more people you help succeed, the more successful you become!” Love means living by the golden rule; do unto others, as you would have them do unto you!
I’ve told people for years… “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Caring is the expression of love. In order to influence people you must care about them. If you want people to follow you then you must appreciate them. Appreciating something means increasing its value. Edifying people means building them up. Loving people means wanting the best for them in all areas of life and seeing them as the person they desire to be. When you do this you will have no shortage of customers, clients, friends and raving fans that will follow you anywhere.
In business this is called “Goodwill” and goodwill is actually an item that can be quantified in dollars in financial statements! You and I also have a value to our goodwill or “Love Quotient” which is totally quantifiable in financial terms and is operating in our lives. This goodwill is based upon having a strong desire for others to have all of the success, wealth, love, wellbeing, wholeness, happiness and joy that you desire for yourself.
I have a very powerful affirmation that I use every day to express my love and good desires to the world; “My goodwill is a powerful force field all around me. I now transmute all enemies into friends, all discord into harmony and all injustice into justice!” When you declare this daily and really mean it you will begin to experience dramatic positive shifts in your life every day!
So practice the power of LOVE this Valentine’s Day and EVERY DAY from now on. It’s pretty simple; just desire for other people all the good you want for yourself. Do to others what you want them to do to you. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Send positive thoughts and energy to everyone you meet each day and to the world at large during your prayer or meditation time or simply take a few minutes to reflect each day and send out positive energy purposefully to the universe. Then watch the miracles that will happen in your life due to the POWER of LOVE!