With its most notable holiday being Valentine’s Day, the month of February is often linked to the quality and energy of love. While Valentine’s Day is primarily about celebrating and honoring romantic love, there is soooo much more to love than intimacy and romance. Love is the great magnetizing power! Love is an energy that draws unto itself all good. When we learn to truly harness love, practice love and become love we will transform ourselves and our world.
I hear a lot of talk from people about finding “true love”. So many people limit that idea to finding one person to fall romantically in love with and share their life with. Romantic love is amazing and wonderful but the truth is that it is only ONE way that the power of Divine Love expresses in us and in the world. I believe if we break out of the traditional and limiting definition of “true love” and learn to share, feel and experience it in limitless ways then we will truly be able to realize Heaven on Earth!
True love is actually everywhere! When my little poodle jumps and turns in circles again and again expressing great joy that I have arrived home after a trip… that’s true love! When you take a moment to be in awe of God showing up as breathtaking beauty in a brilliant sunset, the smell of fresh rain or the sweet sound of a flowing stream… that’s true love! When you are talking with a friend and sharing that someone said something hurtful to you and your friend quickly wants to step in and protect you and reminds you who you really are…that’s true love! When you decide that a person or relationship is unhealthy for you and you bravely say, “No more!” that’s true love! Where does true love show up in your life? In the eyes of your child; in the embrace of a loved one; in an inspiring song; in a bite of your favorite food; in the sound of laughter; in a quiet moment of prayer… all of it is LOVE!
The most magnificent thing about love is the Divine paradox of it! The more you give away, the more you have! You can’t love someone or something without feeling that love moving through YOU! In fact, all of the love you ever feel is actually coming from WITHIN you. People and things around you don’t put love into you, they call forth the love in your heart and bring it fully to the surface so you can feel it.
So all this month I invite you to pay attention to every blissful moment of true love that happens for you. Allow an endless stream of love to flow forth from you in all directions and watch how instantly you feel healthier, more joyful, lighter, more present, more centered and more deeply connected to God. In times of joy, in times of grief, in times of work, in times of play… ABOVE ALL… LOVE!