It is up to each one of us to realize that within us exists an unbroken tie to the universe, an unending tap that flows with love. The problem is, most of us are standing on the ‘cosmic hose’ that pumps love our way, while we scratch our heads bewildered, wondering where all the love has gone. To develop self-love, we need to look within at the ways in which we block the love flow, so that we may feel love, and feel loved.
Love is all around, within and always. The very fabric of the universe pulsates at the frequency of love, joy and abundance. In each moment, we are loved beyond what we could ever imagine. Our distorted thoughts, wounds and attachments fool us into believing otherwise. So why do we hold on to feeling disconnected, searching for love ‘to fill me up’ from ‘out there’, rather than within?
Perhaps it is habit, socialized patterns, a sort of cosmic amnesia that keeps us asleep rather than truly empowered. Perhaps it is easier to blame than take responsibility. There is a subtle power we get from feeling powerless, from feeling like a victim. It is scary to let go of blame and take responsibility for our happiness, because we have to look within and change things that hold us back from growing. Stepping into the new, the unknown, is scary, when we are attached to things being as they are. It involves being accountable for our life and letting go of blaming everyone, even our parents or the universe, for our wounds. We each chose our parents and every aspect of our lives. Everything that exists in our lives is a reflection of our thoughts and beliefs and provides perfect support for our growth. There are no mistakes, only opportunities.
In order to love, we need courage. Self-love takes courage to develop. It is only when we have the courage to welcome ourselves into our hearts that we find the love we seek. In welcoming our full self into our self, that is, in opening ourselves up to the totality of who we are, we learn to welcome the love from the universe, and then from others, into our lives. When we love ourselves, we discover how to co-create with the love from another. Our life then becomes like a house built on a solid foundation.
Without self-love, we tend to graft ourselves onto another person’s energy, because we are not rooted in who we are. Our rootedness comes from our personal relationship with the cosmos, the Divine, and the reality (not the myth) of love. One’s relationship to the Divine is a deeply personal thing, something no one but oneself can truly understand.
This month’s issue is all about love. You will find here articles that help you feel better about yourself, so that you can feel more fulfilled in your life and perhaps rekindle a dwindling relationship or find a mate with whom you can share your heart. Love affects every aspect of our lives, from business, to music, to film, to the way we see ourselves, what we put in or on our bodies, how we treat others and ourselves. Please enjoy these articles filled with love so that you may feel your life brimming with the love that is your true nature.
Parvati Devi is the editor-in-chief of Parvati Magazine. In addition to being an internationally acclaimed Canadian singer, songwriter, producer and performer, she is a yoga teacher and holistic educator, having studied yoga and meditation since 1987, and developed her own yoga teaching style called YEM™: Yoga as Energy Medicine. Her current show, “Yoga in the Nightclub”, brings forward a conscious energy into the pop mainstream.