Hearts, cherubs and flowers. Cards, chocolates. Romance at its peak. We all have symbols that come to mind when we think of Valentine’s Day.
The history of this lovey-dovey day goes back two millennia, with a number of saints with this namesake who are now associated as one with this date. The historical link continues through the romantic musings of Geoffrey Chaucer in medieval times. Today, we know that Valentine’s Day has the highest sales of fresh flowers, second highest sales of cards and among the top special days for chocolate sales. Ka-ching!
So let’s get away from the consumer madness for a moment, and go back to the romance. Here is a reading from Doreen Virtue’s Romance Cards: a message for couples, a message for singles, and a self-care message for everyone!
Let your friends help you. Often when we pair up, we go off into our own little world with our new-found love. This cards reminds us that it is healthy to keep our friends around us, whether we are single or couples. A girls’ or guys’ night out gives us a bonding experience with our friends, so we can go back to our loved one with a new energy and something to talk about. It keeps our primary relationship from going stale. It also keeps the pressure off of one person having to meet all our needs, which is a pretty tall order, don’t you think? How nice to have different people for different needs, so we don’t need to rely on one person. Although today is sort of designed for couples, count the blessings of your other friendships, and plan a day to honour them very soon.
Some singles are completely satisfied and at ease with their status and others feel incomplete and especially left out today. The card for you today, dear loves, is True Love. Don’t get caught up in the world’s definitions and expectations. Your love for self transcends all those, and is the most important relationship you will ever have. Get to know yourself deeply and truly love the being you see in the mirror. There are a million or more ways to express that love and appreciation of self. Explore some today. Maybe you’d like some flowers or chocolate today; by all means, buy some! Or light some candles, cook a fancier-than-usual dinner or treat yourself to a sumptuous dessert. If you are your own true love, what could you do today to express that sentiment? (By the way, all this is true for you couples as well!)
3. Everyone. Regardless of your age, sex, beliefs or other statuses in life, this message is for you. Forgive and learn from your past. True freedom only comes with total forgiveness of self and others, of all events and situations. As you release and heal the past, you experience more love in your present moments. This means in your relationships with everyone around you, with the situations in your life, with your view of the world and your relationship with the universe. As you grow and learn, you will begin to see that love is truly everywhere. You will never again seek love; instead you will experience love in every moment. There is wisdom in the old saying that looking for love is like a fish looking for water: we are immersed in it, it flows through us, it is all there is.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you, your loved ones and your beloved inner child. Celebrate!
I'd love to hear what you did for yourself or others this Valentine's Day!
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