Give Love...

I have been fortunate enough to have had an amazing week being "topped up" whilst enjoying workshops and courses with my favourite teachers, Delamay Devi and Alessandra Pecorella.  They are both bright shining lights in my yoga world, and attract a wonderful tribe of connected, compassionate, real, heart centred, enquiring, inspiring, authentic and warm, joyful yoginis! 

I have certainly been feeling the love this week!! 

However, I know that out there in the world, things are not great right now.  There is a lot of instability, uncertainty, darkness, fear and separation.  During last week, my theme in classes was connecting in to our heart centre.....and allowing ourselves to let down our barriers, and be open to giving and receiving love.  I do believe, that instead of getting dragged into fear and negativity, if we can come together as communities and also if each one of us in a small way can connect to love, compassion and peace, we can send a beacon of light out there and if enough people focus on this until we find the tipping point, then we create that in the collective unconscious.

In several studies, carried out in Washington, US and Liverpool in the UK, with controlled groups of meditators - the crime rate fell once there was a critical mass of meditators.  In the period when the study was carried out, in Liverpool, crime fell by 13.4% when elsewhere in the UK crime was rising by 45%.  Full report here;

http://www.worldpeacegroup.org/liverpool_crime_study.html

Surely it is worth giving it a go?  If each one of us was to connect deep into our heart and share love from that place with just one person today, and they then do the same.....and so on......what a wonderful ripple effect this could cause? 

Come on....let's do it?  Let me know if you are in!

I leave you with the lyrics from one of my favourite tracks by MC Yogi.

If you would prefer to listen to it - the link is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpVUih5nY9g

Give Love by MC Yogi.

(Verse 1)
Hush little darling don't you cry, every little thing is gonna be alright
Don't worry, don't be afraid, every little thing is gonna be okay
Open up your heart, unlock the cage, turn the key and break the chains
Love will always find a way, if you want love you gotta give love away

(Chorus)
Give love, give love away
Give love, give love away
Give love, give love away now
Give love, give love away
Give love, give love away
Give love, give love away now
Give love, give love away

(Verse 2)
Your love, is the best medicine, I shine like Edison, whenever I let it in
Love is the power that opens every flower and transforms this coward into a champion
When we are lost, love is there to remind us, providing signs and offering us guidance
Love is infinite, unlimited, and timeless, look inside your heart, that's where you will find it

(Chorus)
Give love, give love away
Give love, give love away
Give love, give love away now
Give love, give love away
Give love, give love away
Give love, give love away now
Give love, give love away

(Verse 3)
Love is the answer, love is the key, love is the glue between you and me
Open up your heart and you will see, love is the thing that'll set you free
'Cause love is the remedy love is the cure, love is the only thing that'll stop the war
It's what the whole world is looking for, so what in the world are you waiting for

(Chorus)
Give love, give love away
Give love, give love away
Give love, give love away now
Give love, give love away
Give love to your brother, love to your father, love to your mother, your sons, and your daughters
Give love to your sisters and all your friends, shine your love in all directions

(Verse 4)
Giving and receiving is just like breathing, when you live to give love, it gives life meaning
This feeling in kindness, and love is inside us, and nobody can sell this or try to buy this
'Cause love is righteous, and it might just, save the whole world from this global crisis
So throw your hands up if you know what the time is, open up your heart and let it shine the brightest

(Bridge)
Love is all we need to get by
Love is all we need to get by
Love is all we need to get by
Open up your wings and let your heart fly
Love is all we need to get by
Love is all we need to get by
Love is all we need to get high
Open up your wings and let your heart fly

(Outro)
Always remember, never forget, what we give is what we get