For many, Valentine’s Day means cards, chocolates, gifts and romance. For others, it means that there’s a stinging memory of a broken heart, a lost loved one, or loneliness that leaves you feeling dark and empty inside. Shining the light on this polarized situation will allow everyone to feel dreamy during this Valentine’s Day.
Here’s 5 ways Valentine’s Day can mean love for you (no matter what)
When you express your gratitude to your partner (or yourself), you create the fertile soil from which the flowers of love and romance can grow and bloom.
Make a list of 5 things you’re grateful for. If you’re with someone, give it to them or read it to them. If you’re flying solo on Valentine’s Day, make the list of 5 and read it aloud. Allow yourself to feel the emotion and excitement in your words. No matter what your relationship status, gratitude will give you a loving and loveable attitude.
Life is akin to a meteor hurling through the night sky. It doesn’t last too long, so you might as well leave behind you a streaking, white-hot trail. And when it comes to love, there isn’t a moment to waste. Show it to your partner as if you were on a first date or seeing them off on a long journey. If you’re going to love, you might as well love intensely.
If you’re without a significant other on Valentine’s Day, love yourself with as much energy as if you were giving it to someone else. Allow that love to resonate, and affirm that passionate love will continue to radiate into and from your being.
Imagine the love of our creator – it’s a love that will continue to shine, regardless of return. Love is an eternal light that pierces the darkest of nights. When you shine your light of selfless love, you don’t have to expect a specific return but you can be assured that you’ll receive reciprocation. Selfless love to your partner will show them that your love does not have prerequisites.
You can love selflessly without being in a relationship as well. Enter your experiences with a love that has no attachment. There, you’ll find a place of contentment, knowing that you are in control of your individual perspective and choosing to LOVE.
Find love outside of people
Love between people only represents a sliver of the total love available in the world. It’s wonderful to love someone, but there is so much more that exists. Whether you’re with someone or not, don’t limit it to roses, a hotel and a hot tub; take the time out to play in nature. See the abundance of love in everything around you – spark your senses and appreciate the overflowing love that emanates from your environment.
Find the love within
The greatest love of all lies within. Once you’ve discovered this powerful love, then you can begin to truly love others. Whether you’re alone or with a significant other, take time to practice a heart-centered meditation that will open up your chakras and bring more love and abundance in your life. This is not meant to be a selfish activity, but one that allows more love to flow to you and through you.
Allow yourself to be spoiled!
Whether by someone else or from yourself, this is one day every year that you should be pampered! You don’t have to go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a spa day either; here’s how to make an easy homemade foot soak and scrub that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed without the lightened wallet!
1 gallon of water
3 drops peppermint essential oil
1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
1 drop lemon essential oil.
Boil the water and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Pour it into a bowl or basin large enough for your feet. Add the oils and stir well. Soak your feet for as long as you like. This soak will leave your senses invigorated and your soul energized!
4 tablespoons ground coffee (fresh is best)
3 tablespoons cornmeal
3 tablespoons sea salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
Mix together and massage over your feet (or face) to exfoliate and enjoy a feeling of newness.
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Use this as a reference to love and be loved Valentine’s Day, and EVERY day following. And by the way, we LOVE you!