Tags: love bhakti

Aphrodite

Love Bhakti # 12 is up!

And on time, for a change!

Love Bhakti #12: Unchained Melodies

Just a note-- I'm still taking requests for a little love-mojo slung your way, as before. I just haven't been writing out the same little tag at the end because I turned it into a permanent page on The Blooming Heart. So ping here, or email off the site, whatever you like...I'm still doing the same devotions, just setting it up as more of an ongoing thing than a weekly thing.
Aphrodite

A bouquet of Love Bhakti!

Love Bhakti #10 is finally up: The Secret Garden

I've also copied all the previous Bhakti's to The Blooming Heart, so now there's a little content there, and if you do the RSS feed, it should work. *crossing fingers*

There will be other content there as well...over time I'll be posting things as the muse strikes in addition to the Friday (or, well, as close to it as it happens that week) stuff. I'll also be adding to the links, pages, and features of the site as time and inspiration allow.

For now, off to bed...I are wiped out.
Aphrodite

Love Bhakti #9: A Critical Need

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As always: if you want some love-mojo for yourself or someone you care about, please feel free to comment or email me and I will include your wish in my Love devotions this week. Please ask with loving intent and without violating anyone's free will, but otherwise, wish away-- whether you need a job or money or better health or more love in your life or greater beauty or world peace or whatever it is your heart desires. I will never disclose anything given to me privately and I will offer Love on the condition that the recipient-- consciously or subconsciously-- accepts it.
Valentine

Love Bhakti #8: The Universe Loves You And Wants You To Be Happy

Pretty goofy idea, huh? I mean, don't most major belief systems teach us that life is suffering and hardship? Or, at the very least, a purgatorial state to be endured with strained patience until we die and move on to something better?

(You'd think, if that were true, that we wouldn't be so thoroughly hardwired to avoid death at all costs! But I digress…)

So what's up with this hippie pronoia crap about a benevolent Universe that wants us to…feel good?

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As always: if you want some love-mojo for yourself or someone you care about, please feel free to comment or email me and I will include your wish in my Love devotions this week. Please ask with loving intent and without violating anyone's free will, but otherwise, wish away-- whether you need a job or money or better health or more love in your life or greater beauty or world peace or whatever it is your heart desires. I will never disclose anything given to me privately and I will offer Love on the condition that the recipient-- consciously or subconsciously-- accepts it.
Ganesha

Love Bhakti #6: The Hardest Thing You'll Ever Learn Pt. I

One of the most common lines of questioning that comes up anytime I discuss my ideas about sacred romance with someone revolves around the idea of self-love, and particularly, how the path of the Lover might lead a wayfarer on it to reach a state of loving themselves.

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[Ed. note: Due to the need to prepare for the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi, this is going to be part 1 of 2. I'll leave you to chew on this much while I go make Dudeman some curry and other treats. Om Gum Ganapatiye Namaha! and may the blessings of Lord Ganesha shower upon your life throughout the year.]

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As always: if you want some love-mojo for yourself or someone you care about, please feel free to comment or email me and I will include your wish in my Love devotions this week. Please ask with loving intent and without violating anyone's free will, but otherwise, wish away-- whether you need a job or money or better health or more love in your life or greater beauty or world peace or whatever it is your heart desires. I will never disclose anything given to me privately and I will offer Love on the condition that the recipient-- consciously or subconsciously-- accepts it.
Aphrodite

Love Bhakti #5: A Romantic Life

When I first began exploring sacred romance as a spiritual path-- before I even really had a vocabulary with which to name it-- there was a seeming paradox that I struggled to understand.

On the one hand, whenever I spoke to anyone about my thoughts and ideas around sacred romance, about bringing beautiful love energy into the world, they would almost invariably react like a desert traveler spotting an oasis, as though the world were parched and romance was water.

On the other hand, romance *seemed* to be everywhere. As a culture, we can't get enough of it. Love in some form is probably the single biggest subject for modern music. The majority of TV shows and movies, if they aren't specifically about love stories, feel the need to include romantic subplots whether they make sense or not. Magazines are choked with articles about finding, keeping, maintaining, and recovering from romance; and romance novels are a huge and thriving industry. We use romance to sell everything from diamonds to dish soap, rate restaurants in part based on whether we'd take a date there, and despite that it's now perhaps more acceptable to despise Valentine's Day in a sort of weary and jaded fashion, at the same time millions of people still throw themselves with almost a frantic need into an orgy of roses, champagne, and french-milled cliche.

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As always: if you want some love-mojo for yourself or someone you care about, please feel free to comment or email me and I will include your wish in my Love devotions this week. Please ask with loving intent and without violating anyone's free will, but otherwise, wish away-- whether you need a job or money or better health or more love in your life or greater beauty or world peace or whatever it is your heart desires. I will never disclose anything given to me privately and I will offer Love on the condition that the recipient-- consciously or subconsciously-- accepts it.
Valentine

Love Bhakti #4: Hopelessly Devoted

I'll never forget the first time I was conscious of being attracted to another woman.

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With that, I remain in love with you all, just for the amazing fact of your existence. ;-)

*Blows a kiss*

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As always: if you want some love-mojo for yourself or someone you care about, please feel free to comment or email me and I will include your wish in my Love devotions this week. Please ask with loving intent and without violating anyone's free will, but otherwise, wish away-- whether you need a job or money or better health or more love in your life or greater beauty or world peace or whatever it is your heart desires. I will never disclose anything given to me privately and I will offer Love on the condition that the recipient-- consciously or subconsciously-- accepts it.
Valentine

Love Bhakti #3: Ready For Love

I was contemplating topics for this week's Love Bhakti when I came across this video. It's one of my favorite songs ever, and in a long-ago entry I'd written about coming to understand it. How, when I first heard it, I thought it was just an uncommonly gorgeous love song to a specific person; how, once I'd absorbed it into my bones, I realized that I'd been wrong, that it was a song sung to Love itself, to some divine power, that it wasn't about winning over a person at all but rather presenting oneself at Love's door, asking to be let in.

And I knew that this particular video was my bhakti today when, at the beginning, the singer's intro confirms what exactly the song is about.

Listen closely to the words when you watch it...she's one of the most (nondenominationally) spiritual/soulful singers out there, in my opinion, and in this piece she is nothing less than a priestess of Love:

(video is SFW)



There is no great secret to living in love. Mystery, yes, enough to fill inexhaustible numbers of posts, but no secret; it's written everywhere.

Just offer it, and there will be more love in your existence than you could ever give away. Love the world, with wonder and courage and fierce hope; love its incomparable beauties and immense brilliance as well as its faults and frailties, hardships and broken parts, and it will love those things in you.

Just open the door to welcome it, generous and unafraid, and it will always come in. Maybe it will enter only as a stray moth, or a beggar, or a chilly breeze, but give it hospitality, and it will drop its disguise and reveal the face of god.

Don't believe me. Do it. Choose to love-- to embody love-- and see where it takes you.

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As always: if you want some love-mojo for yourself or someone you care about, please feel free to comment or email me and I will include your wish in my Love devotions this week. Please ask with loving intent and without violating anyone's free will, but otherwise, wish away-- whether you need a job or money or better health or more love in your life or greater beauty or world peace or whatever it is your heart desires. I will never disclose anything given to me privately and I will offer Love on the condition that the recipient-- consciously or subconsciously-- accepts it.