The True Currency of Life
Physical food is necessary for the life of the body, but giving and receiving love is inner nutrition and the most crucial food for fulfillment. I’ve spoken about when you’re on your deathbed… the most important consideration will be… did I give and receive enough love? If you haven’t, you won’t be filled.
What do you think fulfillment means? It’s not filled with money, or fame. True fulfillment can only come from being full of love, peace, and gratitude.
Giving and receiving is not a philosophy or a theory to adopt. Giving and receiving is a tangible energetic circuit, and the very heart of life.
The Resonance Effect
Imagine someone offers you some act of love or kindness. It must be remembered, the love or kindness is an energy directed towards you that can be accepted or not. If you receive it your heart instantly expands in joy and gratitude, and you will immediately reflect love back to the sender. The movement of the heart is as spontaneous and automatic as breathing. It is an in and out flow of energy.
If you truly receive, be it from another person, an animal, or nature, your heart instantly reflects back.
If the other’s heart receives from you, the process continues: their heart will expand in bliss. The love reflects and echoes back and forth. The two hearts vibrate like tuning forks. To give and receive in this way is profoundly intimate and satisfying. It’s what we long for, and is often missing, in our relationships and lives.
Reflecting With a Pet
Think of how simple giving and receiving can be with a dog or cat. The animal comes over and lays down by your side, nudging your arm with her head. You scratch her belly or ears. The animal sighs or purrs with pleasure and looks into your eyes with love. Your heart expands with the love you’ve received. So you mumble a few soft words while you’re scratching and send more love to your pet. The wordless exchange of love continues back and forth. You are left with a blissful expansion in your heart.
Exchanging Love with my Pet Rat
After bringing this Rat back from the brink of death we developed a deep love. It was hard to hold him and take the video with my phone, however look at the love in the Rat’s eyes. Listen to it’s happy sounds.
This is true love, the very flower of living.
If you want to see the full story of this Rat see the Homeboy series at
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Reflecting with all of Life
The exchange of love occurs, not just with a person or animal, but with all of life. Say you see the most beautiful sunrise, and your heart opens in love and gratitude. Then what is receiving and reflecting back to you? The unified soul of life itself receives from you––and gives back. That’s why I insist that the only real prayer is gratitude.
A healthy person gives and receives freely and effortlessly with all life, but it isn’t all so common.
A Bringer Of Peace Needs to Be Full
The Center For Universal Peace is a resource for those that want to position themselves as healers and bringer’s of peace, love, and joy. However, the great mistake is that you give and give, never thinking about yourself. We’ve been taught that its better to give than receive. But there’s a problem in separating the two. We can’t really give until we are able to receive. Nor is receiving synonymous with taking.
It’s much like they tell you on the airlines: if you are sitting with a child and there is an emergency that requires using the oxygen masks. First put on your own mask. Though the first impulse might be to try and help the child, you will be of little use if you pass out. You must start with you.
Martyrs burn out. The real giver must also be a receiver, because receiving is just the other side of giving. You want to be so full, that you become an overflowing river of love, peace, and gratitude. Become receptive to life. Receive every gift life offers, a child’s smile, a dog’s wagging tail, a good meal, a cup of tea, the wind flapping through the trees, making love. Wholeheartedly receive all of life with gratitude.
I encourage you to eat well, respect, honor, and take care of your body, rest mentally and physically, appreciate life, live to the fullest, in abundance and celebration––and explore your ego mind to learn how it sabotages your inner harmony. The more you live in states of peace, joy, love, and gratitude, the more genuinely you can help others.