The Sovereignty of Love
As we harmonize our daily life with love, we come to know our self as the consciousness of love. This is self-love. This is sovereignty. ~ Alaya DeNoyelles
The phrase, the sovereignty of love, came to me in meditation yesterday.
I had the understanding that as we align with love and allow love to guide our lives, we come to full sovereignty over our life. It’s interesting to learn that it is the title of a book and process for bringing more love into our life with forgiveness and self-love. From briefly visiting Alaya’s website called The Sovereignty of Love, it seems her process is very similar to what I’ve been doing. She suggests using the Hawaiin practice of Ho’oponopono to align our energies with love, becoming fully present and responsible for creating our lives.
I’m excited by the growing sense of love, peace, and empowerment that is building through the simple practice of loving myself and whatever arises. I described this practice in more detail in my post called Love Whatever Arises based on Matt Kahn’s book.
My spiritual path is based on only two simple practices now.
The first practice is loving myself with the words “I love you” spoken with tender feelings throughout the day, especially when something triggers me. The second practice is daily meditation, focusing on relaxing my body, then my mind, and finally resting in love. I feel a sense of peace to have this foundation for my life and the relief from not trying to fix or improve myself. I believe trying to fix myself and improve myself has been a giant rabbit hole that consumed far too much of my life. Now, I’m more focused and peaceful knowing that all I need is love, starting with self-love and expanding that love to loving kindness for others that will help grow a life filled with love.
My purpose is simply to nurture love within, growing seedlings of love to plant in other hearts with my words, actions, and being.