More Love

“There is more Love in this world
Than you could possibly imagine
Open your heart and you will
Find it in the most unexpected places”

~ Danielle Barlow
https://www.facebook.com/Danielle-Barlow-118632217384/

♥️💘💗

“When love and human connection are absent from our lives, we feel impoverished and dry. Life seems less than full. Our senses seem dulled. The world seems to lack the lively spark of life, to be less beautiful and less compelling. It is as though we are in a desert, where the water of life seems to have retreated under harsh sand.
The force of love, which the Greeks represented with the magnificent figure of Aphrodite, transforms us and the world at the same time. It need not be an intimate partnership, for friendship and family bonds are also forms of love that sustain and enliven us. But to live without intimacy is to live in a desert of the heart. Opening to others entails risk—the risk of being hurt—but unless we take that risk, we do not truly live.”

~ Patricia Monaghan
https://www.facebook.com/patricia.monaghan.96

Art: Melanie Ward
http://www.wildwiseandbeautyfull.co.uk

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Man

love a man

If you want to change the world… love a man… really love him…

Love the man whose soul clearly calls to yours… the man who sees you… the man who has enough courage to be afraid…

He accepts his hand and gently guides it deep into your heart where he can feel your warmth and rest…and burn his heavy burden in your fire…

Look him in the eye…find his parents and grandparents and those wars where their spirits fought…in distant lands in ancient times…find his pains and fights and torments and guilt without judgment…and let it all go…let go…feel his ancestral burden…
what he seeks is a safe haven in you…let him melt into his steady gaze knowing you don’t need to mirror that fury…because you have a womb…a deep sweet door…to wash and renew old wounds…

If you want to change the world… love a man… really love him…

Sit before him… in the full majesty of your femininity… in the breath of your vulnerability… in the play of your childlike innocence… in the depths of your death…

invite him to blossom… softly surrendered… and allow his masculine power to step towards you… and swim together in the womb of the earth in silent knowing…
and when he retreats…because he will…escaping in fear to his cave…gather your grandmothers around you…wrapped in their wisdom…listen to their tender whispers…calming your frightened childish heart…inviting you to stillness…and patiently await his return …sit and sing by his door…a song of remembrance…that he can calm down once again…If you want to change the world…love a man…really love him…

do not deceive his little boy…with guile and trickery and seduction and witchcraft…only to trap him in a destructive web of chaos and hatred more terrible than all the wars his brothers have fought…that is not feminine…it is revenge…it is the poison of the corrupt bloodline… of the abuse of the ages… of the violation of our world…
that does not give power to the woman… but it reduces her while she castrates him and kills us all… and if her mother could not support him, show him a true woman now support him and guide him with your grace and depth…
❤️❤️❤️@bali

Conscious Relationships

CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIPS 
“We are approaching a period of time when relationships are ready to go through a major redesign. The current paradigm isn’t working. People are unsatisfied in love; people don’t know how to make relationships work.
And, believe it or not, this isn’t a bad thing. Because when systems break-down, that’s when they change. I believe that’s what’s happening in the area of intimate partnership. The break-down is forcing us to move towards conscious love.
So what exactly is a conscious relationship?
It’s a romantic relationship in which both partners feel committed to a sense of purpose, and that purpose is growth. Individual growth. Collective growth as a couple. Growth that makes the world a better place.
As of now, most people get into relationships to satisfy their own personal needs. This might work for a few years, but eventually the relationship fails us, and we end up unsatisfied as a result.
But when two people come together with the intention of growth, the relationship strives towards something much greater than gratification. The partnership becomes a journey of evolution, and the two individuals have an opportunity to expand more than they could alone. Deep satisfaction and long-term fulfillment arise as a result.
So if you’re someone who feels called to take your experience of romantic love to the next level, below are four qualities that characterize what being a conscious couple is all about. Welcome to the path of the conscious relationship. This is next-level love …
1. The conscious couple is not attached to the outcome of the relationship – growth comes first.
Not being attached to the outcome of the relationship does not mean you don’t care what happens! It also doesn’t mean that you don’t have fantasies about how the relationship will turn out.
What it means is: you’re more committed to the experience of growth than you are to making the relationship “work.”
The reality is, we’re here to grow. Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When growth stops, we automatically feel like something’s gone wrong. Because it has. Without growth, we aren’t fulfilling our soul’s purpose.
Unfortunately, relationships today tend to stifle growth more than enhance it. This is one of the main reasons we’re failing at romantic love.
We want our partners to act in a certain way, we repress ourselves to please others, and soon enough, we feel small, oppressed and puzzled about who we’ve become. This, inevitably, makes the relationship feel like a cage that we want to break out of. But the unfortunate truth is: we’ve caged ourselves.
The conscious couple values growth more than anything else because they know this is the secret to keeping the relationship alive. Even though growth is scary (because it takes us into the unknown), the couple is willing to strive towards expansion, even at the risk of out-growing the relationship. Because of this, the relationship maintains a natural feeling of aliveness, and love between the couple does, too.
2. Each person in the relationship is committed to owning their s#*t.
Conscious couples know that we all have wounds from the past, and they understand that these wounds will inevitably be triggered, especially in a relationship. In other words, they expect to feel abandoned, trapped, rejected, overlooked and any other shitty feeling that arises when we bond closely with another person.
Most of us still believe that relationships should only feel good, and when bad feelings surface, something has gone terribly wrong. What we fail to see in this situation is that these shitty feelings stem from our own faulty patterning! These issues are not caused by our partners; they’re caused by our beliefs.
The conscious couple is willing to look at their past and current issues in relationships because they know that by facing these beliefs systems, they can evolve into a new relationship-reality. Dysfunctional patterns will dissolve, but only when we take responsibility for them, first.
3. All feelings are welcome and no internal process is condemned.
In a conscious relationship, there’s room to feel anything. Not only that, there’s room to express those feelings and fantasies to your partner. This is edgy territory… it’s not easy to do. But it’s also one of the most healing things we can experience in a partnership.
It’s rare to be completely honest about who you are, and to stretch yourself to let your partner do the same. You may not like what you hear; in fact, it may trigger the hell out of you. But you’re willing to be triggered if it means your partner can be authentic.
Like I already said, we’re used to molding and changing ourselves to please people we love because we don’t want them to stop loving us! This stifles the love out of our connections.
The only option is radical honesty: revealing parts of ourselves that are hard to share, and letting our partners do the same. This leads to feeling known, seen and truly understood — a combination that will automatically enhance your love.
4. The relationship is a place to practice love.
Love, ultimately, is a practice. A practice of acceptance, being present, forgiveness, and stretching your heart into vulnerable territories.
Sometimes we treat love like it’s a destination. We want that peak feeling all the time, and when it’s not there, we’re not satisfied with what the relationship has become. In my mind, this is missing the whole point of love.
Love is a journey and an exploration. It’s showing up for all varied nuances of your relationship and asking yourself, What would love do here?” The answer will be different every time, and because of this, you’ll get to grow in ways you never have before!
The conscious couple is fiercely committed to being the embodiment of love. And through their devotion and practice, love shows up in their lives and relationship in ways they would’ve never imagined before.”
~ Shelly Bullard, MFT

The Man who walks with the Healer

THE MAN WHO WALKS WITH THE HEALER
When a man chooses a woman who follows her calling, his only chance to maintain the connection is in following her… and above all in creating space for her to follow her own path.
It may happen that he needs to abandon his own neediness, or that he finds a means of healing through their common path – but not in the gentlest manner.
When a man chooses a woman who heals the collective wounds of the women by following her calling, his Yes for her equals a Yes to a bigger purpose far beyond building a house or raising children. Their connection goes beyond fulfilling the classical gender role models.
For this man accepts the job of having the back of this woman, of catching her when she cannot transform the pain of the world anymore. It means for him to welcome a different form of sexuality, since healing on the level of sexuality is one of the most profound issues of the woman who needs to become a healer.For him this, again, is about welcoming slowness, softness and healing – about holding back or redirecting his own drive… about being present for the whole.
Because when a man chooses a woman who aims for freedom, they can only achieve this together… and by him leaving his narcissistic aspects behind and recognizing the path of the woman as his own path towards freedom.
When a man chooses a woman who is bigger, he cannot dwell in the places of energies of oppression or of playing small. He – if he chooses to take on this mission with her – accepts a task serving the well-being of all men, even though it happens in the background. Within this background he creates space of security, of keeping her safe from an ambush bred by his own old wounds, driving her into submission.
When a man chooses a woman out of his fascination with her radiance and wisdom, it must be obvious to him that he cannot be stuck within his own deficits in a way that makes him want to diminish her radiance… purely out of fear of having to share her with others.
When a man chooses a woman who follows her calling, he cannot fear these words: respect, humility and surrender. He will rather walk the path of divinity – alongside his woman, the healer – with gratitude and an overflowing heart.
For such a woman will choose – if she ever needs to choose – in favour of the well-being of all women …and she will choose walking her path alone instead of leaving it for him. Nevertheless, she is aware of the power that lies in the presence of a man who is beating the drums… for her.
Author ~Moksha Devi Sunshine
🌀Nicole Sacred Wild Woman Medicine 
Artist~Autumn Skye Art

Daughters , I AM .

I am the daughter of a daughter.


Who is the daughterof a daughter.


Who is also the daughterof a daughter.


Some of us are mothersbut all of us are daughters,all

birthed through linesthat weave back tothat First

Mother.


All connected fromthe very beginning.All connected in

the now.


Mothers,Daughters,Grandmothers,Great

Grandmothers,Great Great Grandmothers.All daughters

born fromOne. Original. Egg.fromOne. Original. Woman.


So why the separation?Why the animosity toward each

other?Why the arguing and fighting,back-stabbing and

lack of support?


The next time you see another woman,look in her eyes

and see theAncestral Lines – the lines of women –that

lead back to you.


Where are we going Mother?And how will we get there

Sister?By staying connected Daughterand allowing for

difference.


For we are each one,after all,all Daughtersof Daughters

Of Daughtersof ourOne Mother.


_________________________________The Daughter Line, Arlene Bailey ©2020
Four Generations by Giuseppe Torre

Resurrection of Goddess Mother

”I have come to resurrect
the Goddess.

She wasn’t crucified
but she was torn apart.
Forced to bleed and breed against her will,
I can hear her heart beating
even still.

I have come to resurrect
the Queen,
whose throne was thrown
into the sea.
Deep below the blue green,
those waves of triumph gone unseen.

I have come to resurrect
the Girl,
told to hide the light in her eyes
And fire in her soul.
Bought and sold for gold,
though her voice remains,
untamed and bold.

I have come to resurrect
the Mother.

Wise lines around her eyes
from all the smiles and cries,
wondering if her newborn daughter
would ever look upon her father.

I have come to resurrect
the Goddess.
She wasn’t crucified
but she was torn apart.
She will rise from beneath
the great stones,
skin and bones,
with light in her eyes and a flaming heart.

Jewels Ahl

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes