I have always been a huge fan of Valentine's Day, though, admittedly celebrated my fair share of Valentine's Days alone. My mom used to send me flowers each year on Valentine's Day because she knew how much I loved the holiday. Over the years, I have had numerous guy friends who would do something special with me on this day, send me something or take me out to a casual dinner, just to help me celebrate a holiday I so dearly loved. And, now, that I see my life through the eyes of love, I am able to appreciate all of these gestures on a whole 'nother level!
One of my favorite blog posts was about the Valentine's Day that I decided to be my own valentine. And... I LOVE Valentine's Day so that meant roses, chocolate, romantic dinner overlooking the ocean, the works. Oh, and an amazing card with the Eifel Tower on the front and when you opened it, La Vie en Rose played (I still have it). Within a week of that Valentine's Day, I had met my now husband. And, if you read the post, you will see how painful it was for me to order the roses (I was so embarrassed!). Another realization I was having at that time was that I was SURROUNDED by love. Ok, I wanted a boyfriend, and to be truly, madly, deeply in love, and well, was no where near that, but I had so much love in my life. From family and friends, to total strangers on the street who were so kind to me, co-workers who cared, and even folks in the service industry I interacted with regularly who were so happy to see me and get me a cup of coffee or a green juice. I was surrounded by love everywhere I looked. In hindsight, it is not at all shocking that I found my truly, madly, deeply love shortly thereafter. I was already vibrating love, loved, and in love. Its a well known fact that "in-love" people, even if you are just vibing it without the actual partner, are irresistible!
In A Course in Miracles it talks about how our goal is not to reach for love, but to remove all the obstacles we have placed between us and Who We Really Are, which is Love. You are Love. What would your life be like if you started acting in accordance with Who You Really Are? What would change if you walked around BEING Love? What opportunities might you see, that have always been there? What experiences would you have by being totally true to yourself, your true nature? And, how many other lives would you change by showing up in this world as Love? We sometimes forget that our Truth is that we come from the Ultimate Source of Love. We were created by the Ultimate Source of Love. And, who we are, is Love. We are surrounded by love at all times in every situation, even when our momentary perspective puts blinders on our eyes. We are still surrounded by love.
This Valentine's Day, I invite you to remember the truth about yourself. I invite you to walk through the day BEING love. All the things that love are for you - be that in your daily interactions. Be kind, caring, thoughtful, giving, receiving, fun, happy, joyous, supportive, nurturing. Be Love in every one of your interactions. You could ask yourself, WWLD? What would Love do in this situation? The more you act like Love, the easier it will be to remember that that is your truth. And, the more your are interacting with Love, the more love you attract to yourself. Be the Love you wish to receive and watch the miracles unfold.
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