Romantic Love

I Am loved

What is love? That is a question that has always fascinated humans. We have gone to war over love, and we have performed miracles motivated by love. Yet it is almost impossible to define it. Is it an emotion? Is it an energy? Or perhaps it is the “glue” that binds everything together. 

Whatever love is, we know when we feel loved—when we feel seen, heard, touched, understood, and accepted; when we feel wanted or desired; when we feel cared for; when we feel free to be ourselves. 

We carry inside of us a deep-rooted desire to feel loved. When we feel loved, we feel like we belong; and we feel complete and whole. Our sense of separation and aloneness starts at birth and results in our lifetime quest to feel whole and complete again. We simply cannot bear to be alone. Our memory of belonging to something larger than ourselves as an energetic being—as part of the Whole, the Universe, God—drives our search for completion again.

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The frequency of Romantic Love supports our experience to know ourselves through the reflection of a conscious lover. 

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IMAGE DESCRIPTION

The image is completely based on the Flower of Life, the grid on which our three-dimensional world is based. As a symbol, the Flower of Life represents the Universe as a whole and the harmony in which all the separate components of the Universe work together. The pattern is often used to indicate our understanding of our connection as humans and as spiritual beings to the Universe, the Whole. 

The combination of reds and pinks brings a feeling of richness, love, and sensuality. Red is traditionally connected with love through its association with blood, fire, passion, the physical, sexuality, romance, lust, and heat. Pink brings in the softer sensations of love, like tenderness, kindness, sweetness, care, and gentleness. The brighter pink expresses aspects of aliveness, excitement, high energy, and power. 

Purple brings consciousness and connection to Source and self. 

The six pearl-like bubbles on the outskirts of the purple refer to the translucent clarity that emerges at the edges of our consciousness. The number six refers to relationship, connection, and harmony.

ROMANTIC LOVE AND RELATIONSHIP

Feeling whole is an inner state of being, but many choose the outward journey with another to reach this sense of completion. Through relationship, and especially romantic relationship, we learn about ourselves. Unfortunately, this need for another’s reflection leads to many misconceptions and expectations in romantic relationships. The most any lover can do for us is bring us closer to ourselves. By focusing on our own heart and soul, our own needs and desires, as well as being conscious of our triggers and fears, we can invite our lover to do the same. When both lovers are conscious of this, a romantic relationship can be deeply fulfilling and supportive of our individual quest for completeness. With life expectancy increasing, most of us will have more than one significant love relationship during our lifetime. This makes the whole concept of “the love of our lives” one to be revisited and perhaps redefined to “one of the loves of our lives.” It is time to acknowledge that there can be many people—in both romantic and other relationships with us—who can make significant impacts on our life and growth.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Are you in a romantic relationship? What is it about your lover that you are attracted to? How does this person complement you? Do you feel heard, seen, touched, understood, and accepted? Are you giving the same in return? 

If you are not in a romantic relationship, would you want to be? How are you searching? Write down the qualities you are looking for in another. 

Do you believe in “happily ever after”? Do you believe there is a perfect match for you? Have you found yours? How are you actively searching?