Valentine’s Day is not only a day to buy flowers, chocolates, go out to dinner and buy a sweet card with a signature on it. It’s a day to honor love and all it brings forth in our lives. For some, Valentine’s can be a lonely day because they don’t have a partner or their partner isn’t present to some capacity… on a trip, on call of duty, incarcerated, incapacitated or separated. Even though Valentine’s is a day focused on the love that stems from loving partnerships, there is something much deeper, more rewarding and soul supporting – loving our self by surrendering to the One, divine, creative consciousness, source energy, loving intelligence, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, omni-consciousness that most refer to as God. Loving the very essence of who we are allows us to always remain connected to love, as love, for love, through love and in love. Knowing that love is all there is and we are never truly disconnected, detached or separate from it; this love is always present in me, for me and as me just as it is for you, as you, and in you. We are love. Remembering this and staying rooted in this, we can always return to the sacred space of love. For this, I am grateful. I am grateful that love always has its way and knows exactly what it is doing; on purpose and on time. This is the love that I surrender to.
Today, I choose to remember the magic that love is and its potency. Love doesn’t always come in a box of chocolates; sometimes, it comes in a stack of dynamite rocking the very foundation of our experience. It may seem that it left a trail of destruction. Believe it or not, there is beauty in the breakdown. From chaos comes a more intricate pattern of order. Much like a garden, the soil must be tilled, weeds must be pulled, rocks and debris removed. Once the seeds are planted, the introduction of organic matter, sun light, water and appropriate care; our garden springs to life offering, once again, its beauty and sweet nutrition. The key is not to poison our own soil, fail to give our garden the love it needs to flourish or judge our garden based on others. As Voltaire said, we must cultivate our own garden. There is much to be grateful for and lessons to be learned. Thank you for your love and the opportunity to love to a capacity I’ve always knew was possible. Love is the greatest revealer of all. Eternally grateful.