It is February and Valentines Day is quickly approcahing. I could barely make it into 2020 without seeing the display of pink and red hearts prepping and reminding of the few short weeks until its time to profess your love for your significant other. I must admit, although I do not participate in many US Holidays, Valentines is one of my favorites. I am a Libra, so as a Venusian ruled sign, I love love and as a Leo Venusian, I LOVE the Glamour of Love! I love candle-lit dinners under the stars, lights dimmed low for a WHOLE Vibe, 90s R&B music, Chocolates, Balloons, Rom-Coms, Poetry, Italian cuisine, Gift exchanging, Classy Public display of affection, and Love-Making…
However, I know that none of that is love.
What is Love? It seems that so many of us are seeking it, longing for it, and even trying to avoid it. Despite your or mine disposition on love., one thing for sure it seems like a concept that many have heard yet truly may had or have. There are movies, songs, poetry, books all about love, lack of love, or the most relatable topic in music, unrequited love. It is literally everywhere and yet no where at the same time.
Alexa, play 21 Savage No heart…
I have have been told that God is Love. I have even read about what it is supposed to be about in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
But is this really what love is?
In this post I am going to explain what I BELIEVE love to be. AND that is just it, Love is Being. Love is an action not just a feeling or a doing. Love just is. Along my journey I think I have come to understand why in religious circles they say God is Love. I truly think that Love is so intangible that we use God (an unseemly intangible being) as a way to explain the un-explainable. I must preface it here that I do not BELIEVE in a God with out… meaning an entity outside of me or in the sky. I believe that God dwells inward. I believe that God is the very essence of why I have my existence. God is my energy or Inner Chi. Ques MaryMary God In Me..
Since God dwells within me, hence then I am God in the Flesh. The Word/The Sound/The Frequency that became Flesh. And in my spiritual journey I have come to understand that love is Self-Love and there is nothing higher or greater than that.
To love someone or anything else you must first love yourself. This is one of the biggest mistakes because many are looking for a god without (God is Love) instead of the God within. If you first do not love the Divine within you will never find, better yet attract love outward.
Love, in any form, starts with love for yourself.
Fill your cup up first, and give the overflow to others
When you love yourself unconditionally, you fully accept and appreciate who you are, and you deeply respect and honour the truest version of yourself. You welcome a life of happiness and fundamentally believe you deserve to feel good about yourself. And when you come from this place of self-love, self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-respect, you will have more fulfilling, loving relationships with others.
From my experience, Self love is the first experience of love. Love is Divine and when I began to Love me as the Divine; to simply put it, recognization and acknowledging of my own divinity opened me to love myself first, care for myself first, and put myself first so that I could be in a position to give and receive love unconditionally. Only because I give unconditional love to myself first, I am able to recognize the divinity of others and treat them accordingly based on their level or understanding of love without attachment or expectation.
God/is Love ❤️