Do you feel the calling to slow down and take stock of the love that graces you?
Slowing down does not mean stopping altogether, the week to come calls for romantic gestures. These gestures do not need to be big, but be sure to show your feelings for your beloved in a sincere and deep ways. Along with these romantic gestures take the time to see where your beloved could use some support, perhaps joining in with them on the daily chores lightening their load just a bit to make their days a bit brighter and easier.
Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Today is the perfect day to share some time with your beloved, talking and communicating the deeper feelings that you may have resisted sharing. In the space of openness and honesty much may be revealed. This May be the catalyst for that transformation that you have felt coming. Remember when we resist the change that needs to happen, we create tension in the fabric of the relationship.
As slow as water flowing uphill, I offer you today’s heartfelt mantra:
Today there is no hurry
There is space for words to flow freely
And time to dance slowly
With my beloved
What would you do if you had all the love that you desire?
What does satisfaction look like for you?
Today we look at the week ahead and the love that may be offered there, the love of family, friends and our relationships that carry so much passion. The theme is abundance, abundance of possibilities. This is where we can explore expectations as well as desires. Remember that there is a fine line with our beloveds regarding moments of no expectations and expressing the expectations that our hearts call for.
The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.
The path that Love calls for romance, dinner and dancing perhaps, time spent together without expectations, just enjoying the moments and being free to share our deepest feelings and desires. In these moments there will be a freedom to share what is in the heart, freedom to express with loving words our desires, expectations and feelings. There may be a discovery of past life energy in our relationships as we explore the freedom of open communication, feelings that this has happened before.
Even in this time of exploring expectations, and spending time with our beloveds without expectations, remember to be free with your loving energy not only to your beloveds but to yourself as well.
With a full and open heart I offer you this loving mantra:
I share all that I am with my beloveds
Opening for them to share as well
Knowing that in this moment this is all we need
What does longevity look like in a relationship for you?
The Bristlecone Pine makes an appearance in this morning’s reading; this shows us that strength often comes from adversity. Persistence allows us to grow stronger, even when we seem to be damaged and hurt, those wounds, building the strength that will guide us and even nurture us in the challenges to come. Setting our roots deeply for ourselves first will help in any relationship where we choose to blend and be partners with our beloveds.
A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
To know the deeper meaning of relationship and love, allowing the softer side of us to be shown, may bring the feeling of vulnerability but will also show the desire for trust. Our beloveds may be in a place of reflection, and with this reflection desiring to show the joy that can be experienced when two hearts open and blend. This opportunity of balanced blending may lead to a connection deeper than physical and deeper than intellectual; this may lead to a spiritual connection. We’re not shown or taught what this deep spiritual connection may mean or feel like in today’s society, so when it is experienced this may be a bit scary. Taking the time to have honest, open conversations about the feelings that you and your beloved are experiencing will lead to the opportunity to know each other on this deeper spiritual level. This is something to look forward to in the week to come, the opportunity is there for you and your beloved to grow and blend in ways you may never have thought possible.
Inspired from a deep connection with my guides and angels I offer you today’s mantra:
As I open my heart to my beloved
I also opened my heart to myself
Willing to see the reflection of me
Offering to show the reflection to my beloved
Opening to a deeper level of trust and bonding
Love and passion may strike like a thunderbolt this week, are you ready for the emotional push and pull?
When the love and passion comes suddenly without warning, the balance of life may be disrupted for a time. This is part of the adjustment period, and this time should be honored, even though difficult. The choice may be to explore or run away, and neither choice is inherently right or wrong.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
It is important that one knows what the heart desires. In this time of sudden change this is even more important; as what is being drawn in is very powerful. The comfort and recognition in the relationship to come is there for a deeper reason, almost as if you have known each other for quite some time. Even with this comfort it is not to be forgotten to live freely and openly in the moment; communicating with each other even when that communication seems difficult.
Listening is more that hearing words, the eyes tell a vibrant story as well.
With all this wonderful passion and love energy there will also be difficulties, do not be afraid to ask your community for help. The wise counsel of close friends may bring new light to your own shadows.
Look to the differences for enlightened spiritual growth. Differences in beliefs should not bring arguments, but should open new doors.
With passion and desire I offer you today’s mantra:
I feel my heart open to what is new
Allowing pleasure and passion to fill my heart
Are you ready for the love in your life that you desire?
Is your heart willing to open up, both to receive and offer that love that you desire most?
Raven tells us that great magic is coming, it may not be understood or predictable, but indeed it is offering much. Even though this magic may not be for you to control it is definitely for you to accept and perhaps even influence the course and direction that this magic will take you. This is a time for you to be clear on what it is that you wish to bring into your love, be it communication, passion companionship or perhaps pure joy.
Passing into higher forms of desire, that which slumbered in the plant, and fitfully stirred in the beast, awakes in the man.
The cards are telling us to not only be open to what you wish to bring in but to be supportive loving kind and generous in your relationships. This is the time to be active and vibrant, showing up in the biggest way that you can for the ones that you love. This positive, outgoing energy on your part may be the catalyst that brings in more love and energy on the part of the ones that you love.
Do not fear, showing the depths of your affections, and have no expectations of anything in return. This freedom for you will allow freedom for others to join you in this amazing dance of passion.
My heart opens to today’s mantra:
My passion and love is for all to see
No longer hiding behind a silk curtain
Transparent and open is who I long to be
Knowing the ones who love will follow me
Is it passion that you seek?
Passion is just part of the relationship. The deeper parts, the foundations, are to be honored in this time. Time built these foundations, the trials and tribulations make for a strong footing, and the joys and pleasures build beauty and substance. The branches are the passions that are alive and vibrant calling in the light. Certainly the passions are the places that bring health and vitality to the relationship, but the foundation keeps the relationship strong and centered. If lacking passion or the strong foundation the relationship may wither and die.
Sometimes you must be strong enough to admit your limitations. Honest enough to say, I don’t know. Have courage enough to admit when you’re wrong. Have faith enough to hold on. Have wisdom enough to know when to let go.
There is certainly a time of some turmoil in a relationship, but the hope is to work and with caring thought the foundation can be built stronger, albeit perhaps quite different. Forgiveness and generosity is what should be offered as well as understanding and kindness. This is a time of choice, and a time of change. This is not the time to forgive unconditionally, but it is a time to reconsider and embrace the changes that must take place. An ending or a new beginning awaits, but make no mistake the time for change is now.
When was the last time you flew on the wings of pure passion?
Is that what you desire to embrace again?
That pure passion only comes from a balanced, sustainable relationship. This does not mean the relationship is forever; but this does mean that in this moment the foundation is strong enough to hold up to that beautiful passionate energy that will surely test its strength and sustainability.
I offer you this mantra as my heart beats faster with the memory of passion experienced and the desire for passion anew:
The passion we share
Unbridled and free
Lifts our wings
And lightens our souls
What is it that you think of when you hear the word community?
When we embrace our beloved, we create a community, it may seem to be a community of two, but indeed the community created is much larger. Friends, family, coworkers, and even past relationships come into the community in a very real way. In this time remember the support that is offered in this community. When you are lacking or when you are feeling the need for nurturing; embrace this community ask for help when needed and offer help when asked, they are here for you at this time.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
This is the time to be aware of the lessons of the past and how those lessons affect the present moment. Be aware of the patterns from your past, this may affect how you nurture your heart. Before making a “leap of the heart” embrace your intelligence and the lessons that you’ve learned from the past adventures.
I offer you this supportive mantra:
In times of trouble and distress
I embrace my community
We are truly one
When it comes to love, are your eyes truly open?
Crow energy brings messages and aid in opening one’s eyes. This may come to you as intuition, or that little voice in the back of your head whispering wise counsel. If this is the time you wish for your eyes to be open, listen to the wise counsel whisper in your ear, then perhaps you will be able to see the bigger picture.
Is this the time for you to look up and take in the bird’s eye view of what love means at this moment?
I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.
I offer you this loving mantra:
My eyes may be closed
When it comes to love
But when I listen to my intuition
I will see clearly with 20-20 vision
Can you see clearly the love that is offered to you in this moment?
The week to come promises much, especially romance. If it is for you to initiate that romance, then do not hold back. If romance is offered to you then dance in the moment with all of your heart.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
~Carolyn Gold Heilbrun~
There’ll also be a time for you to remember past love. Reminiscence of the past will not take away anything from the present; in fact it may spark new energies.
For the first time our eyes touched
Lips finding passion
Soon as one, Embraced
Beyond your view in this moment is the help that will be offered by another or perhaps your tribe. You are truly surrounded by love, and this love is here to nurture and help you along your path this week.
Feeling the love that surrounds me, I offer you this mantra:
Love, dance with me
Our hearts beat as one
Sharing a breath
Perfect in this moment
Are you compromising for the sake of love?
In the relationships with our beloveds; there will always be compromises, but if these compromises are unbalanced for too long a time, then the energy and passion in our relationships will be strained. A blended and balanced relationship builds energy and passion comfortably and freely, but this intensity in a relationship may be hard to maintain as well. Balance is a key, especially in this time.
“The highest compact we can make with our fellow is, — ‘Let there be truth between us two forever more’”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
This is a time where relationships may build energy easily, both positive and negative. As the positive energy builds; the relationship should be nourished. This is truly a time for free and open communication. There is no reason to hide your feelings and thoughts, no matter how silly or trivial they may seem at this moment, honor yourself with a transparent way of communicating with yourself and your loved ones. Remember that you are co-creating with your beloved, and creating is working together, blending freely with love and passion.
Are you prepared to take a chance and share your feelings and your emotions?
Healing is possible with open and free communication with your loved ones. Wounds from the past that long since seemingly forgotten may rise once again as you open dialogue. This discovery is truly a blessing, for transparency in the relationship is what is called for at this time and should not be shied away from.
I offer you these loving words as today’s mantra:
Transparency is what I seek
Calling for my beloved to follow
The words I share are sacred
As are the words that are shared with me
With this song that we sing
There is discovery and there is healing