Lester Levenson on "The Power of Love"


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Written by Raymond Salas

Lester Levenson was a physicist and successful entrepreneur, who at age 42, after his second coronary, was sent home by his doctors to die. Given only weeks to live, he began a process of self-inquiry to search for answers.

It was during this examination of his life that he realized that he had always been the happiest when he was loving, specifically, when he was loving rather than being loved. So, he wondered if he would get better by letting go all of his non-loving feelings.

As a result, he developed a self-help technique for cutting through his conscious mind to release these non-loving feelings and inner limitations. As he continued to probe, uncover, and release each of his non-loving feelings in the different areas of his life, he noticed that he started to feel better. After three months, his body was completely healed and healthy again. Furthermore, he found himself happy all the time, with his mind totally at peace.

He then dedicated the next 40+ years of his life sharing his discovery, now known as "The Sedona Method," helping others to experience greater happiness, peace, and joy in their lives.


Lester Levenson's "Square All with Love" Technique

Lester Levenson developed a powerful tool called the "Square All with Love" technique for changing all of our non-love feelings to love. It is based on the premise that our true nature is loving. However, this often gets covered over from our awareness by our non-loving feelings. Therefore, as we release these non-loving feelings, our true nature will return to our awareness.

Sounds simple enough, right?

Here's how to use Lester Levenson's "Square All with Love" technique:

Whenever you have a non-loving feeling that you want to release, simply ask yourself: "Could I change this feeling to love?"

When you answer "yes," the non-loving feeling will start to go. It's that easy!

In the book "Happiness Is Free - And It's Easier Than You Think," Hale Dwoskin explains this process further:

"Letting go is always merely a choice, and if you allow yourself to make this choice, the non-loving feeling that is appearing on the surface will dissolve, revealing the love that is always right in the background waiting to be uncovered. It is an invitation for love to dissolve whatever other feeling is on the surface."

Now, it may take a few tries using this technique to completely release some of the deep-seated non-loving feelings. That's okay. Just keep doing it until the non-loving feeling is gone.

The good news is that it does work.

Hale Dwoskin agrees: "Since love has infinite power there is no feeling that love cannot dissolve."

With practice, you will find that the "Square All with Love" technique will become easier and faster for you.


Lester Levenson on "The Power of Love"

Here are some quotes from Lester Levenson on "The Power of Love":

"The original state for all Beings is Love. Our troubles are due only to our covering over this natural state."

"If we want to be loved, the way to get it is to love. It is not only the very best method, but it is the only method. To receive love we must love because what we give out must come back. If I love you, I feel wonderful. If you love me, you feel wonderful. It's the one who loves who feels great. So wanting to be loved is getting into a direction that can never be satisfied. The happy one is the one loving, the one giving."

"Love eliminates fear. Love eliminates anxiety."

"We feel the greatest when we love."

"Love is effortless, whereas hate requires much effort."

"The more we develop love, the more we come in touch with the harmony of the universe; the more delightful our life becomes, the more beautiful, the more everything it becomes."

"This thing called love is your basic nature. All the love in the universe is in your basic nature. You will discover that happiness -- your happiness -- equates to your capacity to love, and conversely all your miseries equate to your need to be loved. Just love, love, love and you will be so happy and healthy and prosperous. Remember, you need to release your non-love feelings. Try it, you will like it."