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Valentine’s day is celebrated on 14th February each year and is a day to celebrate love for lovers all around the planet, and for men to be a bit more romantic too 😉
The origins of Valentine’s day are a bit muddled in time, and was probably a take on the Lupercalia celebrated by the Romans. Whilst the romanticism of it all is linked to a monk, St Valentin and his tragic love for the daughter of his jailor.
Truth or fiction, nobody really knows but the tradition to send a Valentine’s card has started in the 18th century in England!
Whilst it is great to have a day for romance (and 364 more), it is also great to be open to receive love if we are single, by simply allowing ourselves to love ourselves.
What? I hear you say, self-love, is it not a bit narcissistic?
Not quite, like with healing, one has to heal their own wounds to be able to give healing to others, love is the same.
If we do not accept and love the person we are, how can we love unconditionally others?
Love is selfless, love is acceptance, love is balance and harmony. Love does not know control, love does not know emotional blackmail, love does not know boundaries of race, creed, religion, sexual orientation ….love is simply pure, strong and a soul contract.
Animals are capable of unconditional love and they can teach us so much about true love!
A good way to bring self-love and acceptance is to meditate , to train your mind to accept you as an unique human being, an unique person who can make a difference in our world, who can make others happy and who deserve happiness. Simple!
Another way, is to buy a rose quartz (polished) as this crystal is linked to the heart chakra and unconditional love, and do a small visualisation.
Please note that your crystal will need to be cleansed.
There are different methods, but the simplest is to put your crystal under running water and to ask your crystal for its help on an area of life where you need improvement or guidance.With rose quartz it will be self-love and love.
Visualisation is a simple technique which allows you to project in your mind the results you would like to see.
When you have done a scan of your body, put your rose quartz crystal in your bra, near your heart.
Obviously for tritons, put your crystal on your heart covered by your hand.
Now you are going to imagine a waterfall somewhere in nature.
Listen to the sound of the water, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, hear the sounds of the birds and the animals around you, feel the vibrancy of nature, its power and its love.
As you approach the waterfall, you start to feel your heart chakra expanding, you start to feel relaxed and all the worries and tension of the last weeks or months have vanished.
You feel compelled to be underneath the waterfall for the water to cleanse and purify you. You are now feeling the myriad of water droplets on your skin, some of the droplets are pink, some are green, and they form a mist around you. The smell of flowers near the waterfall feels stronger, your body feels totally relaxed and you just enjoy the most invigorating and cleansing shower you ever had.
You feel that your heart chakra is totally opened and you feel unconditional love. Nothing else exists in your world now, just you, the waterfall, nature and feeling alive, happy and relaxed.
Take notice of beings, elementals or animals who may be present by the waterfall. If you feel and see them, ask them questions about love and wait for their answers (remember visualisations are safe so, do not be afraid).
When you have received the answers and thanked the beings/elementals/animals for their wisdom, enjoy a bit more the waterfall.
When you feel cleansed and simply happy, in your own time, open your eyes.
Drink a little water and remember to rebalance your energies (see visualisation)
**Please note that whilst some of you may have experienced feelings of love, happiness, others may have experienced some emotional outbursts and shed tears….which is good as it is a release mechanism and healing.**
Whatever you experienced in the waterfall, just release it all and simply feel your body alive and vibrant.
You can do this small visualisation as often as you like and even when taking a shower 🙂
Also keep your rose quartz in your pocket, your handbag, underneath your pillow, in your bra (for us mermaids) and often touch it and when you do, remember the sensations you had with your visualisation.
A bit of a top up on the go!
Happy Valentine’s day ❤