Love is complicated…see below for tips on making the most of what you have.
We are soon to arrive at another big date in the ‘spend more’ calendar, Valentine’s Day, as we all appreciate that it is a harbinger of spring, I often wonder why.
Though some myths surround him, there was a person who was made into a saint. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, St. Valentine, (died 3rd century, Rome; feast day February 14), name of one or two legendary Christian martyrs whose lives seem to be historically based. Although the Roman Catholic Church continues to recognize St. Valentine as a saint of the church, he was removed from the General Roman Calendar in 1969 because of the lack of reliable information about him. He is the patron saint of lovers, epileptics, and beekeepers.
Surprised that he is the patron saint of epileptics and beekeepers but where is the love?…well it was supposed that Valentine wrote a note to a young lady, that is all!
How is your love life? Mine is non-existent in the traditional sense, but I am surrounded by love, and I make sure that I send out more than I receive, that way the universe will cooperate and keep sending me love from all angles.
When we feel we are not in a position to receive love, it is because we are not giving it. In some ways this is understandable, for instance, if we are unwell, it’s not easy to love people, and we need to feel it for ourselves as our priorities have changed. But in the normal part of life when stuff must be done, people fed, clothed and housed, wars coped with (unable to stop them) and the environment suffering a tad…where do we place that love?
It has to be first with the nearest family and friends but then extended to all living things, don’t stop at humanity, we need to love everything and anything…that is what creates the vibration that will move mountains.
Giving love can seem complicated when you get nothing back, so here are a few tips:
- Be careful to whom you give or receive the big I LOVE YOU; a declaration of love could be a guise just get something!
- Some people will give you something and expect a return; that is not real love
- A friendship that turns into love is better than a magical romance that leaves you bereft
- When a person is more interested in your welfare than they are of their own, that is love
If you are struggling with a long-term relationship that has gone flat, or worse, or looking for a new love in your life, you may need some help. Be aware that thinking that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence (it’s not) don’t be fooled into thinking a change is best when you can learn how to make the best of what is already in front of you…fresh green grass maybe, it just need watering.
On the other hand, if you are as happy as can be, keep doing what you are doing and just spread it around a bit, so everyone can catch a bit of love this February!
Diane – working on the love bit, sending it all to you… and still missing my man, life is good and I am grateful, what more is there?