Sunday, January 1st, 2012...1:49 pm
January 2012: ROMANCE
The idea of ROMANCE as a focus for the first month of this new year may seem unusual, and yet as I quietly contemplate the focus for each of these next twelve months, ROMANCE seems ideally just the right focus to bring to one’s life.
January is an exciting month for many reasons: the anticipation of a fresh start; the possibility of what this new year holds; the idea of manifesting and receiving with gratitude your deepest desires…. all mark for important discoveries, experiences, and HOPE.
The idea of romance is in cultivating love.
A focus on Romance this month reminds us of the need for displays of our love to one another. I t may be a gesture of thoughtfulness, affection, a note or card expressing words and feelings, or a simple return to focus on feeling the LOVE in our relationship.
Romance also nurtures our understanding of what a love relationship symbolizes and expresses. To love someone romantically leaves us open to divulging our deepest vulnerabilities and truths. We may not entirely accept or love our self and yet we are trusting (and perhaps hopeful) that another person will accept and love us as we are.
The teachings of a love relationship last a lifetime.
Each person we love will help us see and discover more of ourself in a way that cannot be hidden. We will be constantly tested to grow and take risks and to become autonomous in our development of self since our love relationship can be all consuming if we allow it.
Romance is how we cultivate our love with our partner. To be romantic and express our feelings of love takes courage, especially if we choose to do so in moments of tension or conflict.
Romance is the fire that keeps the active nature of our love alive. It is an important ingredient for sustaining love and the connection of intimacy between two people.
Romance and the idea of being respectful and loving to our partner is what nurtures and deepens our commitment and our feeling of love toward another. For when we love strongly and without limits or conditions, our love becomes ever so strong and resilient. The energy of love at times is palpitable and can overwhelm us with emotion. This is the energy of love that is often shown through gestures of romance.
Romance also reminds us of our need to love others. We may see a couple walking along the beach holding hands and looking ‘in love’ and be moved by the beauty of love in relationship.
To express love through romance is to acknowledge our life choices in a mate and the ever so perfect nature of life that allows us to feel love through acts of romance.
For January, take a break from setting intentions and visualizing what you want to manifest and return to the ever growing nature of romantic love. Find ways to express romance in your life regardless of whether you are single or in a love relationship. Let romance find a way back into your heart and feel the grace of love open you to the possibilities of what that may bring.
Namaste and blessings for countless expressions of romance in your life this January!