Kings and Queens,
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. A day dedicated to celebrating your lover and all of the warmth and joy that they bring to your life.
A day where you pull out all of the stops to make your lover know how important they are in your life.
This day as a celebration of Lovers dates back to 3rd Century Rome, where a Catholic Priest, Valentine, performed marriages in secret, despite laws that forbade marriage at the time.
But this post is not exactly about romantic love with a partner.
No, the roots of this day go even deeper.
Further than any singular historical event, the roots of Valentine’s day lie within each of us.
We all have this innate desire to love and be loved in return. To experience joy in the world, through the world, and within and through ourselves.
I call this drive… This desire…
The Lover Energy.
This is one of four major archetypal energies that Robert Moore PhD claims is present in all of our psychology (The others being the King, Warrior, and Magician. We will cover these more later). They are patterns that have shown themselves evident through countless telling and retelling of stories through cultures around the world.
Every culture has a story or stories of the Lover.
Because there is a Lover in all of us.
And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, what better time may there be to nurture and give thanks to the Lover Within?
How might I do this, you ask?
Maybe you’re not the romantic type, and maybe buying roses for yourself or getting dinner for one seems a little weird. Especially if you’re single this Valentine’s Day.
But it doesnt have to be.
The Lover Energy, in addition to being the energy that connects you to another person, also allows you to connect with the entire world.
It is what allows you to empathize with a friend or stranger, and share their experience.
It is what allows you to close your eyes and sway to your favorite song.
It is what allows you to appreciate the beauty of a gorgeous sunset from a hilltop or a piece of art,
It is the smell of fresh baked cookies and the taste of your favorite food melting in your mouth.
It is the feeling of a soft blanket as you curl up with a book, or the feeling of soft grass on a sunny day.
It is all of these things and more.
It is the part of you that allows you to yield and let the world in all of its beauty, move you. To Love the World.
And To Love Yourself.
So this Valentine’s day, honor your inner Lover by:
- Grabbing a table for one at your favorite resaurant
- Swaying to your favorite song
- Lying on the ground and feeling the warmth of the carpet underneath
- Go visit a Museum for your favorite subject
- Have an orgasm! Either by yourself or otherwise someone else!
Or really anything else that tells your Inner Lover “Yes, I am important too.”
That is what is really the most important.
You are Royalty. Treat yourself as such.
If you have someone to share this special day with, that is great. Absolutely honor them as fellow your King or Queen by by doing any of the activities listed above, or more ideas of your own.
Happy Valentine’s Day
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