Sunday, 30 September 2007

Open Heart

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
Fill my heart with Love,
that my every teardrop
may become a star.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

This week we draw wisdom from Isha Lerner's Triple Goddess Tarot.

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.

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.

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 symbolising the purity of love you wish to share with the world.



How do you dare to be the rapturous beauty
that lives within your heart?

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Participants who have responded to this post:
  1. The Witch & The Princess (see response in comments section)
  2. Electric Recovery (see response in comments section)
  3. Infinite Bliss
  4. Spring Dawn
  5. Creative Faery
  6. Hélène Deroubaix
  7. The Modern Goddess

7 comments:

clairem said...

Oh Mich thank you so much for those words... I dare get in touch and heal the Clairette that is within by doing this newly found shamanic sacred journey and telling my ego, "you can go for now, I'll be back later"...

Angela said...

Long, luxurious bubble baths with candles and soft soothing music.

Marie said...

I've missed you too! I haven't been on much...still swimming in emotion and beginning of the new school year. I promise to come back soon....

Loved this post by the way, so I'm sure I'll be responding, very deservedly very soon. Thanks for visiting me.

Hope Springs said...

Am I supposed to leave a comment each time I post a response on my blog? Forgive me if this has been asked before, I am a little dense sometimes :) The raptuous beauty within is sometimes a little dim. lol

Marie said...

I finally got some time...thanks always for reminding us what is important. I definitely deserved to think about this on this very week! http://creativespiritfaery.typepad.com/creative_faery/2007/10/raturous-beauty.html

Hélène Deroubaix said...

http://helene-deroubaix.blogspot.com/2007/10/wings-of-aphrodite.html

here is my sharing:)
blessed be!

Nicole said...

Here are my thoughts
http://themoderngoddess.wordpress.com/2007/10/06/open-heart/