Many people are wondering if humanity can ever find common ground and peace. They see polarizing beliefs and actions inciting violence. Yet, they also see thousands of people putting aside differences to work together in unity when events beyond human control occur. Whether watching in shared awe and gratitude as the total eclipse moved across the USA, or compassionately helping strangers during the catastrophic floods in Texas, Nepal and India, the earthquakes in Mexico and hurricane damage in the Atlantic, there are many examples where the heart is valued more than our differences.
As the International Day of Peace approaches on September 21, it is becoming clearer to more people that putting the heart first and working together with kindness, compassion and acceptance are the missing pieces for getting along. As we open our hearts and care, we raise our individual and collective consciousness vibration, which creates the potential for drawing in solutions for peace.
Part of being human means that from time to time, we will feel lower-level vibrations, such as being frustrated, angry, judgmental, or revengeful. But if we let these lower vibration feelings run our life, they create separation and eventually polarization. We can raise our vibratory rate with feelings like love, care, compassion, kindness, gratitude and forgiveness. As more people consciously raise their vibration by practicing these heart qualities, it inspires even more people to do the same. These higher vibrational heart qualities are especially contagious, once we integrate them as a way of life.
Together we can open our hearts and co-create an effective peaceful momentum for getting along with each other. This is a necessary step to free up our collective creativity for coherent solutions and intuitive guidance to manifest a world we can all thrive in, while respecting our differences. Peace is an after-glow from increasing our heart directed choices. Now is an appropriate time for the practice of love, kindness and acceptance to hit the street running.
Care Focus: Raising our Individual and Collective Vibration
1. Center in the heart for a couple of minutes and breathe in the feelings of love, kindness and gratitude to raise your vibration. This increases the effectiveness of your transmission.
2. Now envision an increasing momentum of peaceful cooperation as individuals and communities take responsibility for co-creating a “reality-lift” through increasing their love, kindness and compassion for each other and all humanity.
3. Let’s hold the vision of leaders cooperating to achieve peaceful resolutions to wars and crisis potentials and to the famines affecting millions in war-torn countries.
4. Next let’s radiate love, care and compassion to all the people suffering hardships from floods, fires, famine, terrorism, earthquakes, displacement and other global stressors, as your heart directs you.
Adapted with permission. Originally published by the HeartMath Institute for the Global Coherence Initiative Care Focus.