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Mastery Through Love



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In today’s episode I wanted to talk about Mastery Through Love because that is really what is behind, to me, any sort of mastery.

It is at what’s at the core of every I don’t want to say decision but it’s at the core of mastery is love.

My Story

For those of you who don’t know my story, I just wanted to share a little bit about my love story How it’s evolved over the years, and I’ve been contemplating what this episode should be about.

And I recognize that in the first episode, or in the first solo episode I shared a lot about MASTERY and how it came to be. But I also think that they didn’t really share about the love that drives it and whether it be life or lessons or work or health or wherever it might be.

Love is the driver, at least for me. And if you’re here I am guessing that it might also be for you. Whether or not you recognize whether or not love would be the term that you add to it, which doesn’t really matter. The terms are irrelevant. I suppose you could put whatever term you want on it. For me, I name it Love.

A Course in Miracles

My journey began back in somewhere around I want to say 2006/2008 when I first encountered a metaphysical text called A Course in Miracles, and there was something about it that was speaking to me but also was really, really difficult.

I got the book, but I couldn’t really make sense of it. It felt like Russian every time I started reading it, it was like I had no idea what was on the pages and so forth. And then fast forward to somewhere around I believe it was probably somewhere around 2008 or 2009 I believe.

I was a very successful key account manager working for a large financial institution or credit card acquirer in Northern Europe, in Denmark. On the outside I had everything that you’re supposed to have.

I had a great job, well paid. I had on top of what we have of healthcare in Denmark. I also had private health care. I was traveling, had a great apartment, and amazing friends. I was able to travel and vacation.

I had everything they say you’re supposed to have to be happy…

I had everything that you’re supposed to have on the outside. The only problem was whenever I came home at night, I couldn’t feel my heart.

And so I would come home and I would just feel so empty and I would often have these times when I would be in my bathroom floor. Just crying my eyes out. Screaming at you know God or whatever source there was to like, sort of “take me out of my misery” because I was just miserable.

This is now 15, more than 15 years later, and I see why. I recognize everything behind. But at that time, I didn’t know what was happening. I only knew that I was feeling ashamed of you know, feeling unhappy and dissatisfied, when I had everything that the world tells us we’re supposed to have in order to be happy.

One afternoon, I was on the bathroom floor and I was you know, I was just certainly crying. When all of a sudden I had this moment of realizing that while I was on the floor, upset, crying, hurt. Just not able to process anything.

There was another part of me that was, felt like it was outside of myself. It felt like it was above/ next to me, which was observing, which was completely at peace, which was non judgmental, which was just sort of space holding.

In that moment, I was sort of jolted. It was like okay, there is a part of me that currently feels like it’s outside of myself that is completely at peace despite whatever is going on on that bathroom floor right now.

So that began my journey towards that. I knew that I wanted to embrace that. I wanted to embody that. I wanted that piece of me that felt like it was outside of myself. I wanted that within and what that began was a journey towards or with mastery through love.

A Return to Love

What I did was, I had… Marianne Williamson has written a brilliant book called A Return To Love. I took that and this is the type of the iPod this is many many years ago. So what I did was I wanted to engage or activate that part of myself that felt like it was outside of myself.

I wanted that part to grow and expand. I knew that I wanted to amplify that part without having a clue as to how.

Luckily, I was guided, as we all are.

If you hadn’t had those types of situations, you probably have most of the guidance without knowing where and what I was guided to doing was taking my iPod and every night before going to bed I would set A Return to Love as an audio book. I would add it to my ears. And then as I was falling asleep, I was listening to it and it would just run itself out because I wanted that part of me to also listen even though I was asleep. And so that’s really sort of what I did.

And then I don’t know however long after but what I also did was I began to I wanted to make a choice for love. I made a choice for love. I wanted love to be my driver. So I made a conscious choice of that. And what I did was I set the five alarms on my phone to go off and whenever they went off, I would just say I choose love.

“I choose love”.

That’s what I did was a gentle alert. I choose love.

Me being me I naturally assumed or naively assumed that because I had chosen love. Heavens would open, angels descend, path be cleared and rose petals be strewn because I had chosen love.

Spoiler alert – that’s not really what happened.

What happened was that anything and everything that was out of resonance with love, would be brought to my attention and has been brought to my attention for the past more than 15 years and continues to be and and so I have consistently throughout these many, many years have been given, quote unquote, accepted the choice of choosing love in all situations, which is not always the easiest thing.

And I’m not talking about becoming a doormat or just laying myself down and being like, yeah, you could do whatever. That’s not what I’m talking about.

Love is also about setting boundaries and knowing what’s right and what’s wrong for you. It’s about being in alignment with your truth. It’s about speaking your truth. It’s about sharing your truth. It’s about standing for your truth. It’s about infusing it into every area of your life, your work and your business which I have done and am doing.

Actually I wanted to read this section because later on I don’t know when, but later on, as I was reading A Course in Miracles, because that’s what happened as well. Back in 2012. That’s when I truly began getting A Course in Miracles and I read it and there was a section of it that when I read it I was like just couldn’t straighten my spine and I understood completely what was about and I wanted to read about because this has been my one of my taglines for many, many years has been mastery through love and that’s the whole reason why the podcast series Mastery has to do with that.

Mastery Through Love

So I wanted to share a section from of A Course in Miracles. For those of you wanting to know exactly which one I’ll leave the section where you can find it in the description. So it says…

“It has already been said that you cannot control fear because you yourself made it and your belief in it seems to render it out of your control. Any attempt to resolve the error of you attempting the mastery of fear is useless. In fact, it asserts the power of fear by the very assumption that it needs to be mastered. The true resolution rests entirely on mastery through love.

Find it here -> A Course in Miracles, T2.VII

To me it was such a pivotal moment for me. Yes, it is about mastery through love. That does not mean if you walk with me for a while you will know this. I do not ignore fear. Fear can be very real.

Life as a spiritual being having a human experience is never without fear. There will always be fear. However it is not about you mastering fear it’s about you mastering love because in your decision for love in your action through love in your choice for love.

You then dissolve, are able to move through, surpass, transcend whatever you want to call it the fear when the love for that which you do want is higher than the fear, then that’s when you move through.

So that has been one of my guiding principles. The main on being that Love is The Way however it happens through mastery through love.

That’s the whole crux of what I want to share with you today. That if you’re someone who have been trying to either suppress or deny any sort of fear or low vibration or quote unquote bad emotion, I said quote unquote, low vibration as well because that’s the whole nother thing.

Let Love Rise

Let the love in you rise and use it to do that which you fear. To dissolve that which is coming up for you in terms of fear. Because that will be fear or emptiness or anger, all of those things are jealousy, hate, those are all valid human emotions and feelings.

So it is not about ignoring or suppressing any of that. It’s about allowing yourself to process it with love knowing that when you do the result the outcome is so much better and higher, not just for you but for those you work with, for your colleagues, for your business, for yourself as well.

That’s something that’s really really important for you to share in terms of this.

How Will Choosing Love Help You?

So what I want to leave you with is how can you… Is there an area… maybe there’s already something that’s appeared for you? Is there an area or something where you can choose love as your way? Is there something that’s been calling you where you probably already know what it is.

How will choosing love… How will mastery through love bring you towards that?

Because it is my journey with love that has led me to quote unquote, the mastery level.

Whether you are an accountant or a CEO or a photographer or graphic designer or an energy worker or a janitor or whatever – there is love in your heart. So how can you expand that? How can you grow that? How can that and can you see how that has elevated your life and when I say elevated it’s amplified and made it better, giving you some deep satisfaction.

Allow that love that you are. The love that you carry, allow that to drive you towards mastery and see how it has already no matter how young or old you are. See how it already has or how it is. And that is not to say it again, I’m not someone who believes in suppressing or ignoring fear.

Denying not ignoring

What I do believe in is quote unquote denying in effect or over you and when I say denying what I mean by that is that you can recognize fear. Oftentimes if we feel nervous or anxious or scared or and we’re not talking about like, like if there’s if you’re in any sort of danger or physical danger at all. That’s not the time to sit down and start meditating and thinking about love and choosing love. That’s the time to remove yourself from the situation.

If you’re not in any physical danger, or violence, then that’s the time when you can have a look at it and be like okay, I see you I hear you, what are you here to tell me and then you can choose love and then pay attention. You’re gonna be there either way so I’m just gonna move forward with this in love.

So that’s it. Hope this served you. Sending you so much love. I hope you have a wonderful day.

xo, Maria Saraphina

Spiritual Business Coach | Catalyst | Facilitator | Radical Love Rebel

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