DSC_0271We all desire to love and be loved. Ultimately, our quest is that of “getting to love”. Sexuality is an integral part of who we are as human beings. To share our love sexually is something that most of us value and cherish. The journey through life will bring many changes to our sexuality and navigating this path can be challenging at times. Ultimately, it will require a strong sense of self love and commitment to a spiritual path.

Love is the Answer

Everything you are looking for in life can be found through love. Our culture tells us that love is about finding someone outside of ourselves to “complete us”, but that is merely an illusion. Love is the essence of all things and available to you in every precious moment. You need only to awaken to the love within your own heart to find all that you desire.

“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it” ~Rumi, thirteenth century Sufi poet

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It’s been said that we cannot truly love another, until we authentically love ourselves, yet how do we do that in a culture that tells us that who we are is not good enough? We’ve been brainwashed to think that we are innately flawed and unworthy. We’ve come to believe that all of who we are is unacceptable so often hide parts of ourselves in secret shame, hoping that we can hide that also from others. We create a split within our being of what we deem acceptable and what is unlovable.What we don’t realize is that love that is our very essence and we have a divine nature. There is inherent beauty in our humanity  and love is a compassionate force that we can use to accept and embrace all of who we are.

“You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection” ~Buddha

Begin Within

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What then is the path to happiness? Looking around at the world today, we might think it’s about the accumulation of great wealth, power or fame. We buy into a common fantasy that we will find happiness once everything is “perfect.” Sadly, nothing could be farther from the truth. Many things can bring a certain amount of pleasure and even temporary happiness, but ultimately we are left with a craving for something deeper and more lasting.

Our soul innately knows and longs for another kind of  love but we don’t know where to find it. People will search their whole lives outside of themselves and never find what was theirs all along. No one can ever give you the love you seek because it comes from within.

By learning to silence the ever chattering thinking mind, through meditation, we allow space for our soul’s presence and awaken to our own hearts. There are many different kinds of meditation, however, the meditation I’ve experienced through Kundalini Yoga has been the most powerful and transformative.

Love is your birthright and available to anyone who seeks it.  Once connected to the love that is generated from within, you may find illumination in your spiritual practice or even desire to discover a new one. Love has the power to transform your entire life into a fulfilling journey with gifts of inner peace and lasting joy.

When we wake up to the truth of who we are, we experience love as always present, right here, right now, connected to Spirit and originating within our own hearts. We realize that this is our birthright and sacred treasure. This spiritual love can miraculously transform every aspect of our lives.We can practice purification of our hearts through our consciousness and in awakening mindfulness in our daily lives. This is where a daily yogic and meditation practice can really help. Relationships can be healed through forgiveness, past trauma can be overcome and we can enter into a new relationship with ourselves, those around us and the Source of all that emanates from within.DSC_0039

Dwell in Divine Love

Our body is a reflection of our life’s experience.  Without a vibrant flow of love in your life force or chi, you may begin to experience premature signs of aging, illness or disease. When we live in the habit of getting caught up in upsets about things we cannot control,it shows up as stress. This preoccupation with forcing life to conform to our ideas, rather than connecting with it’s natural flow can be very disruptive to our being and eclipse the light of love that is always available within us. Did you know that our natural state is joy?

“Your job is to have no attachment to the appearance of disharmony but to hold to the love within all things”~ The Gabriel Messages by Shanta Gabriel

Your Body is Your Temple

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Do you truly love your body? Do you treat it with the respect and appreciation for the Divine being that dwells within… you? Who you are today is the result of the choices you have consistently made every day that has led up to now. Cultivating a beautiful heart, mind and body are our responsibility and sacred gift. You were given all that you need to create the life you were meant to live.

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Have you ever thought about true beauty? When love radiates from your heart, your physical appearance changes. Your heart opens and a gentle tenderness emerges. A new strength comes through as you relinquish your need to cling to the past and try to control the future. There is great freedom in living fully in the present moment.  You attract others magnetically because they perceive this Divine love that flows through you and want to feel connected.  Your world becomes illuminated and every precious moment becomes a gift.

As an integral part of who you are, it’s important to embrace your sexuality for your self. Your body can become your temple and a channel for ecstatic bliss, true inner peace, authentic joy, gratitude, and serenity. It can set you free from guilt and shame and allow you to find self acceptance and wholeness. Honoring your sexuality is an important part of loving yourself, living your truth and maintaining optimal health. To share your sexuality with another is a sacred gift and one that can bring bliss, joy and great fulfillment.

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