Everyday Is A Celebration Of Love…

Everyday should be a celebration of Love…Love is not meant to be set aside for one day…and commercialized into being a demonstration and declaration of love…one day out of the year…

February 14th should be a reminder that maybe we do not love enough throughout the year…

Chocolates and flowers and saying “I love you” is a practice that should happen every hour…every minute…every second… of every day!  Gestures of love know no boundaries…limitations…or special moments to be expressed…

A price tag…or conditions…should never be placed on Love…

Love is a Divine gift…Love is a Divine right…to utilize and to give…when your heart speaks to you to do so…

It is also a rite of passage to open the door that reveals the power of love…and the transformations of miraculous proportions that unfold when love is given unconditionally…Love heals…Love is what saves Humanity….

Love is what saves Humanity…from itself.

Here is a bit of “history” uncovered according to an article written by Arnie Seipel on “The Dark Origins Of Valentine’s Day,” which he wrote on February 13, 2011…

From February 13 to 15, the ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia.  The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.

The Roman romantics “were drunk. They were naked,” says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them. They believed this would make them fertile.

This ritual also included a matchmaking lottery, in which the young men would draw the women’s names from a jar, and the couples would be “together” for the whole of the festivities…longer if the match was right…

The Emperor Claudius II may be responsible for the name of our February 14th celebration… He had two men executed, who happened to share the name of “Valentine” at different years in the 3rd century A.D.  Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day.

Pope Gelasius later added to the confusion in the 5th century by combining St. Valentine’s Day and Lupercalia to stop pagan rituals…wherein the day still emerged as a day of fertility and love.

The Normans celebrated Galatin’s Day around the same time.  “Galatin” meant “lover of women”…further confusion with St. Valentine’s Day….

The tradition found its way into the New World…Factory made cards came into being in the 19th century…In 1913, Hallmark Cards, in Kansas City, Missouri, began their mass production of valentines…commercializing “love.”

A brutal, ancient Roman ritual…evolved into a “celebration of love,” one day a year…On February 14th….

Wouldn’t you agree that love deserves a better representation?

If you agree…let your love show…everyday…every hour…every second…

Don’t limit it to those you love…everyone can blossom…grow and transform…with love given in the kindest of gestures…as long as it is given from the heart…unconditionally…with honor…respect…and humility.

You can change your world…and the world of others…with love.

The greatest gift of love is demonstrated in kindness and compassion…

While we must wait until we pass through this “Age of Covid,” to give hugs…kisses and the gift of love through touch…remember to pass it along through kind words…a bright smile…chocolate…flowers…a teddy bear…cookies…a dinner…an act of kindness…helping a neighbor or stranger in need…changing any human misfortune or condition with a gesture of love…

Reach out…and transform…with love…in the name of love.

Don’t wait until February 14th

Your transformational power of love is needed every second of everyday…and if you are on the receiving end of love…let it in…Let your transformation begin…with the Divine Gift…of Love.

Happy Every Day!

In the celebration of Love…

May you always give Love…

May you always receive Love…

May you always walk in Love…

May you always be humbled…

By Love…

Every day….

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