10-18 Lesson 5 – Page 2
Questions for Thought and Discussion:
1. What are some of the challenging situations in my life where I feel anger, and what can I do about them?
2. How do I set boundaries with people? How do I let people know what my needs are?
3. How have I shown appreciation for a family member or friend so that they have been inspired to follow their dreams?
4. What are some words for love that have different meanings? Think about how many different kinds of love there are.
ACTIVITY 1: Meditate on Your Heart
Meditation upon the heart is a very important way to connect with God. To increase love in the heart, create your own heart ritual. Takea few moments each day to close your eyes and feel the spiritual presence that dwells within your heart. You may use prayers, affirmations or mantras. Some examples include:
A. O God, You Are So Magnificent! Repeat this mantra as many times as you’d like expressing sincere gratitude for God’s blessings in your life.
B. "I Am the Light of the Heart"Mantra You can visualize the light in your heart shining brightly to consume all that is not whole in you and in the world. It is a powerful visualization. As you give this mantra, try to seewhat you are saying.
I Am the Light of the Heart
I AM the light of the heart,
Shining in the darkness of being
And changing all into the golden treasury
of the mind of Christ.
I AM projecting my love out into the world
To erase all errors and to break down all barriers.
I AM the power of infinite love, amplifying itself,
Until it is victorious, worlds without end.
C. Forgiveness Prayer It is always a good thing to ask God to help us send love to every person we meet and help us to forgive them for anything they may have done to hurt us or anything we did to hurt them.
I AM Forgiveness
I AM forgiveness acting here
Casting out all doubt and fear,
Setting men forever free,
With wings of cosmic victory!
I AM calling forth violet fire,
To blaze and transmute all desire.
Keeping on in freedom’s name,
‘Till I AM one with the violet flame.
ACTIVITY 2: A Powerful Eraser
Change your relationships
Use the violet flame to change negative feelings you have for someone. Visualize the violet flame that warms and softens your heart. Watch it melt away layers of hardened crust and reveal the pulsating flame that is your heart.
Visualize yourself in your heart or someplace that is peaceful and beautiful. Visualize the person with whom you are having a hard time. Between you see a blazing flame of brilliant violet colors. Say the mantra, "I AM a being of violet fire, I am the purity God desires". You can see and feel the negative energy dissolving before your very eyes! Hear it hissing and crackling. Keep saying the mantra as long as you like, to dissolve the energy that is causing the problem. The violet flame is a powerful eraser!
Activity 3: Toss A Ball of Love
For an exercise in loving, get a ball or bean bag. Hold it close to your heart and charge it with your love.
Dear God, fill this ball with the love from my heart, so when my friend catches it, he will feel my love.
Toss it to your brother, sister or friend and ask him to silently or aloud charge it with his or her love and toss it back to you or someone else.
Activity 4: Color Drawing
Draw, paint or color the heart energy center in pink.