What Would Love Do?
By Megan Jenifer
You've seen the bracelets and the bumper stickers that say WWJD. For a quite a while, I had no clue what this meant until I finally asked someone, "What does that mean?" They replied, "What would Jesus do." "Oh!" I thought. That made a lot of sense when I considered it more deeply.
If something arose that may be unnerving or questions your stability, or anything that could possibly disrupt your peace, asking yourself that question, what would Jesus do, is a way to get you to think like Jesus, whose characteristics are loving, forgiving and compassionate.
Alright, now how does this apply to people who do not necessarily believe in Jesus? What is the deeper meaning behind this statement? The deeper meaning is to consider the most powerful and true emotion/feeling in the Universe, which is LOVE, before you react, reply or respond.
All that anyone wants and desires is to connect with love. If you really think about everything that you could possibly want that you attach a good feeling to, at the very core is the desire to love; to feel love, to be loved and to give love. Love-That's it! Love, the essence of Jesus, is the salve that can heal anything.
To try this concept on for size, let's look at three scenarios where we can ask, "What would Love do?" and consider the possible results.
First, very typical: your significant other forgot to call you back when they said they would. Your initial reaction or feeling could vary. It could be anywhere from distrust or curiosity, to rehearsing your lines that you're going to curse them out with when you finally talk to them again.
How about slowing down to the speed of love, and just taking a second to think only loving thoughts about the person or the situation? Some may consider this act as dissuasion from proving a point, which may actually turn out to be a good thing. Taking the time to harness and direct the power of love in this instance can do several things:
* Calms you down so you can think rationally.
* Eliminates any fear-based emotions.
* Allows for more pleasant interaction with your partner.
* Activates the Law of Attraction in a manner that allows more love to flow to you.
Although the verbal beat-down reaction may have been temporarily more amusing and pleasing to the adrenal glands, what ultimately would you be creating with the focused angry emotion? Creating with love with the same amount of passion ultimately makes life easier.
Consider this second scenario: A stranger deliberately trips you up in the supermarket. Ask yourself, "What would love do?" Ok, this may be answered at first with, "I know what I'd love to do right now. I'd love to knock them out!" But of course, that's not what should be the basis of the asking, although that may feel like your initial response. Take one more second, one more breath and really ask, "What would love do?" Love may actually laugh and find it all quite amusing or hilarious. Love may reach out and give the person a hug. One thing that's for sure is that love expressed in this manner will definitely keep you out of jail.
Scenario 3: You heard on the news within a span of 30 minutes of the terrible acts that happened that day both in your backyard, in someone's school yard, in the forests on the west coast, and in all of the war-torn areas overseas.
Your initial reaction may be to march in the street, to protest, to get mad, to start a revolution even... to literally push against the very thing that you want to see end. This is activating the Law of Attraction in probably the most undesirable manner. With emotions and concentrated focused thought, you are co-creating all of the time. Your consciousness projecting out into the Universe is helping to create the very things you see that you disagree with. Scientific studies have shown fluctuations in the temperature of the atmosphere depending on how the majority of people are feeling. There is an energy of consciousness.
This is probably the most important place to show love instead of fear, as to create more love, so that you're not contributing to the global consciousness of fear that's so prevalent and rampant. The work of David Wilcock, author of The Synchronicity Key: The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You has been presented in such a collective manner to prove exactly how and why the emotion of love is so powerful in healing the world. Even Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len's work with Ho'oponopono ( Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More) involves loving the Divine in you to change the outside.
I've only provided in this article a few examples where love can be applied. Consciously remember this phrase, "What would love do?" and make this your first response to any of your challenges each day. You'll be surprised at the immediate results. You can also rest assured that you've contributed to the world at large on such a grander scale than your visible position. You're more influential than you could possibly ever imagine.
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Sri Chimnoy Ghose