This is love: to fly toward a
secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First, to let
go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. --Rumi
Soul Message: Fill my heart with Love, that my every teardrop may become a star. –Hazrat Inayat Khan
Alchemy and Transformation:
This stage of initiation entails dedication and commitment, for the
tasks involved are some of the most difficult to comprehend for the
human soul. The individual must seek to embrace the essence of love
within and avoid the temptation to seek it elsewhere. The beloved with
whom we choose to share our intimate life is but a reflection of our own
loving nature. To the extent we seek love outside ourselves, we meet
with disillusionment and disappointment.
Awakening to the Archetype – Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty:
Imagine for a moment that love has two dimensions: the horizontal,
confined and enclosed by time and space; and the vertical, representing
the infinite, eternal link with spirit. Human love often gets caught up
in the horizontal zone, fostering the desire to own, possess, and
control one’s “love object.” Such strategies, motivated by fear, are
doomed to fail. Aphrodite offers love to humanity from the vertical
plane; her touch encasing us in an orb of shimmering joy. Find more
time to care for your body, your hair, your attire and your environment.
Dare to be the rapturous beauty that lives in your heart.
It is a very good practice to stand up with arms reaching toward the
heavens in the shape of a chalice. Imagine you are being filled with
the elixir of divine love. Let the radiant light of Aphrodite pour into
your heart. You will find that people cannot resist you, for the joy
that emanates from your loving demeanor is both healing and contagious.
Light a candle in your home symbolizing the purity of love you wish to
share with the world.
Nature’s Healers: The Rose
'May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.'