“Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.” ~Brené Brown
“Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.”
This New Moon in the sign of Aquarius highlights the value of cultivating friendships, group activities, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, and humanitarian efforts. With this powerful energy at hand, we are invited to make progressive changes in our lives and thus, in our relationships.
Throughout our lifetime we all cycle through varying degrees and manners of relationships with any given person or group. Embracing our perceived imperfections while developing a larger vision with which to hold the ambiguities of life continually points us to the discovery that, essentially speaking, we are love.
There’s great power in the initial spark of connection between people. Why else would we ever sign on to such a brilliantly risky enterprise in the first place? It’s just that when we’re in the early stages of intimate relationship, when everything feels so amazingly right, we can lose sight of the deeper processes involved. We are spellbound, convinced that we have found our one and only true love, our soul mate. Finally!! Everybody else was just practice!
And then we have our first real conflict…
Beautiful readers, we’ve got you covered! Please join us at the Bookshop for support and guidance wherever you may find yourself on the relationship cycle…from crushes and blushes to the complexities of the more advanced stages.
Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power by Gary Zukav
The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship by Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills.
If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path and If the Buddha Married by Charlotte Kasl
The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Lerner
The Enneagram in Love by Stephanie Barron Hall
Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship by Thomas Moore
Love Hurts: Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken by Lodro Rinzler
And The Course of Love by Alain De Botton - a life-affirming novel which explores the theme of how the initial sparks of early love can survive and thrive in the long term.
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”