On This Day of Love...

On this day of love, many celebrate St. Valentine's Day, and that needs no introduction or explanation!

But this is an interesting week for many other reasons as well...

Today, we celebrate the Chinese New Year - it is more specifically, the Year of the Metal Tiger, and it is said that it will bring many changes, inviting bold actions and risk taking, but it will also be a time of profound transformations. The metal element will provide us with the resolve and determination to see us through this time period when we will truly witness dramatic changes all over the world...

On Tuesday, many will celebrate Mardi Gras - or Fat Tuesday, coming on the Eve of Ash Wednesday and the commencement of the Liturgical Season of Lent - which I have always regarded as a season to journey more deeply within, to make our lives better and our souls clearer - and thus a more gracious and welcoming altar for God's Presence and love...

Last Friday, many celebrated Mahashivatri - falling on a moonless night and celebrating Siva - the "Auspicious One." - This time is characterized by many joining together for fasting, prayers, and meditation. The name of Siva connotes kindness, benevolence and grace, and he acts unceasingly for the good of all. Siva is also symbolic of change, and instrumental in the facilitation of transformation, and liberation.

So here we have a constellation of celebrations inviting us to become the best person that we can possibly be - coaxing our souls to become and radiate love more fully - truly urging us to become who we are at our deepest essence - and to shine that magnificently!

And so, on this day, I leave you will a few quotations from various sources...

"There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casts out fear
because fear involves torment.
But he who fears,
has not been made perfect in love."
~ Jesus

"Love wishes to be known,
completely understood and shared.
Love your enemies."
~ Jesus

"Every object, every being,
is a jar full of delight."
~ Rumi

Don't grieve.
Anything you love,
comes round in another form."
~ Rumi

"Let the beauty we Love
be what we do.
Only from the heart
can you touch the sky."
~ Rumi

"Your task is not to seek for Love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it."
~ Rumi

"You wander from room to room
hunting for the diamond necklace
that is already around your neck."
~ Rumi

"What was said to the rose
that made it open
is said to you
here in your chest."
~ Rumi

"Remember the entrance door
to the sanctuary
is inside you."
~ Rumi

Comments

Mandy said…
Great Post, love the blog...left you an award on my blog...Namaste, Mandy
Olga Rasmussen said…
Thank you Mandy!

Love and blessings to you!
Olga

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