When faced with such challenges, we can use the prayers and techniques given to us by our Guru, while also resting in the knowledge that we are all loved by God and we can expand into that Divine Love.
Yogananda’s Prayer for Expanding Love
O Divine Mother, teach me to use the gift of Thy love in my heart to love the members of my family more than myself. Bless me, that I may love my neighbors more than my family. Expand me, so that I love my country more than my neighbors, and that I love my world and all human brethren more than my country, neighbors, family and myself. Lastly, teach me to love Thee more than anything else, for it is Thy love with which I love everything. Without Thee, I cannot love anybody or anything.
Father Divine, teach me to enter through the portals of family love, and through the love of my friends, into the mansion of wider social love. Teach me, then, to pass through the doors of social love into the wider mansion of international love. Teach me to pass through the portals of international love into the endless territory of divine love, in which I may perceive all objects both animate and inanimate, as breathing and living by Thy love.
Teach me to tarry not at any of the fascinating but lesser shrines of family, social or international love. Teach me to pass beyond these minor gods, confined as their dominion is to small territories of selfish, human love, until passing through the last gate of selfless love, I enter into the endless territory of divine love, where I shall find all living, semi-living or sleeping things to be my own.
More Here: Prayers for True and Lasting Love…
Heart Chakra Affirmation by Yogananda
…from Divine Will Healing, Page 65
Sometimes heartbreak can lead to health issues, especially if it has caused a decrease in a person’s enthusiasm for life. This affirmation when used with sincerity and dedication, can bring a new receptivity to healing.
Close your eyes, concentrate on the heart throb, and repeat with devotion and feeling:
“Thou art Love, Thou art Love; I am Thine, Thou art mine; I am Thine, Thou are mine; I am love, I am love; love is healthy, love is perfect; I am healthy, I am love, I am whole, I am perfect.”
I wrote this blog post five years ago but, since it is timeless for this time of year, I am linking to it again. It contains something for everyone:
- Special quotes from Yogananda on love
- Prayers for finding love
- And a beautiful story about St. Valentine
Thank you for your healing prayers. Please feel free to forward this on to others and to invite them to join us in praying for others, as well.
May you be deeply blessed,