February – a month that, stereotypically, we turn towards greeting cards with red and pink hearts, roses, chocolates, and are inundated with commercials about diamond jewelry. Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and whether it’s something you relish or are repulsed by, it’s here in our western culture.
I tend to avoid writing about this topic, but this year some new insights flowed in. Many of my clients and students struggle with the feeling of being lovable. This time of year can be triggering, causing some to feel lonely and lacking in romance. Others are disgusted at the commercial aspects, the commodification of love. And many of us continue to explore what is love, and what is the nature of our lovableness? Continue Reading
For several weeks, I’ve been contemplating the nature of many things in the universe, including the nature of the Divine. I believe and feel that God is the source of love, and indeed is the energy of Love itself.
But in further exploring this idea, I realized that I needed to more deeply understand what I felt about the Divine. If God is Love, then what is Love? Because we all have different experiences and interpretations of love, it may cloud our true understanding of what that Infinite Consciousness or Intelligence is. We must come to a clear understanding of what Love is in order to understand God.
For the last year, I had the honor of knowing a very special being – a horse named Lokin. He was large, white with some small grey speckles, a strong build and yet unassuming. Lokin was part of a herd that I was able to visit a few times a month and get to know. This week, I learned of his passing due to a neurological condition. My heart is heavy and sad with missing him.
Lokin was (and still is in spirit) a being that I considered a friend. He had some very special qualities that touched my heart deeply, and I am grieving his loss. This post is in memory of Lokin.
Lokin, from the day I met you, you taught me generosity.
Never was there a day that I came to visit that you did not welcome me in, include me in the herd. You showed me how to love and accept unconditionally. Continue Reading