Why I Felt Ashamed of Being in Love with Love

“I am in love with love
and love is in love with me.”
-Rumi

Even my elementary school friends new this to be true about me. Even earlier, I’m certain my Ecuadorian Grandmother knew this. She was from the angel realm and deeply connected to spirit. She saw my essence was as a #Bhakti Yogi, way before I knew what that was. ❤️
This month I’ve been at my Mom’s house going thru boxes of school girl treasures including old diaries. I also found my drawings and paintings all inspired by #love. My girlhood days were spent in love with love. I wrote about love, thought about love, drew what love felt like, played piano like love, danced with love and smiled to send love to the sun.

In some way I recall each day completely absorbed in making love my world. This sounds just like meditation which is first described in the Yoga Sutras by Pantanjali in chapter 1 verse 2 as “yoga happens when your mind becomes quiet.” That was the way I would describe the impact love had on me in those days and now. In the eight limbed path of yoga focusing away from the distractions of too many pulls of energy is pratayhara, meditation known as dhyana in sanskrit is the 6th limb, the 7th limb is dharana ‘the art of concentration” and finally enlightenment, bliss state is samadhi.

Samadhi means ecstasy. Yes, for certain I’ve felt these altered moments of bliss when in love with love, experiencing it, receiving it, offering it, surrounding myself with it. All four of these aspects of the eight limbed path of yoga can be considered “meditation.”

At some point I remember starting to feel embarrassed for Loving love and my devotion became more secretive. Somehow I thought it wasn’t “normal” to pray about love so much. Focusing my time and energy on love I heard through societal messaging wasn’t serious or important enough. I was shamed by other comments that it was a “girl thing” as if being engaged with the sacred feminine was a negative.
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❤️ My #meditation and #yoga practice freed me up from the shame I carried feeling afraid that I loved love too much. I learned an entire philosophy around love and was able to intellectually prove its value.
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It was by meditating (same thing I did as a girl, concentrating daily and holding attention to a single source) that I purposely devoted my life life to the #dharma of love.
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This is why I define myself as a LOVE #Alchemist.
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We can all use more time mediating about love in all ways: self-love, universal love, soulmate love.
I have a FREE program to share with you called 7daysof.love.
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Just sign up at http://www.7daysof.love 💕
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#Selflove #love #happiness
#loveyourself #loveyourday #loveyourlife
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#7daysoflove mindfullyin.love
#HappinessDiet #youarewhatyouthink
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