Week two of February 2021 leads us inevitably toward V-day. Some people look forward to it, others loathe it, but no matter how you feel about it, get ready. I personally use it as just one more opportunity to give little thoughtful gifts to my beloveds, and I am all about giving a gift. Gift giving, I have learned, is one of five "love languages" as described in the book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Though I have never read the book, it certainly rings true that we each express love in a way that is particular and natural to us.
Recently I had a bodywork session with a dear friend of mine. During our session, the Spirit moved to tell my friend that it is time to learn to express love in a new way, beyond words. It felt to us as though the Presence of Love itself was moving during our time together, as a Force that was stretching us and in-forming us both to a new way of BEING with those we care about. While the feeling eventually faded, I remember how blissed out and connected I felt during that time. I welcome the idea that I am ready to learn to BE in a way that allows the Force of Love to move through my life. During this last year of wild change, I have thought many times that I want so deeply to be a part of creating a new way of living in this world, that levels us all up to create the new systems where all beings are recognized as valuable and treated with respect and mutuality that reflects this. I have also had the feeling that if it is to be, humanity is going to have to be prepared to BE DIFFERENT. That bodyworks session showed me that it is possible, but I have to live in such a way as to "listen" to Presence, and be sensitive to this new Love language, trusting that I will learn it as I go.
I hope you have an amazing week, and that your Valentine's day is gentle and joyful. I am teaching yoga asana twice this week, please follow the link for my schedule.