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The Hidden Message of Valentine’s Day: Loving Makes Us Real

Love is anything but sentimental. In fact, it is the most real and creative form of human presence. Love is the threshold where divine and human presence ebb and flow into each other.” Anam Cara, A Book of Celtic Wisdom,John O’Donohue.


There is beautiful heart wisdom in the Anam Cara teachings about love being the most potent medicine

for healing, awakening and enlightening us. Here’s a taste…


“The human heart is never completely born. It is being birthed in every experience of your life.”


“Each person has an inner face, which is sensed but never seen. The heart is your inner face.

The human journey strives to make this inner face beautiful. It is here that love gathers within you.”


“Love begins with paying attention to others, with an act of gracious self-forgetting. This is the condition in which we grow.”


“Sometimes it’s easy to be generous outward, to give and give and give and yet remain ungenerous to yourself. You lose the balance of your soul if you do not learn to take care of yourself.”


You can Suffer from a Desperate Hunger to be Loved.”

“You can search long years in lonely places, far outside yourself. Yet the whole time, this love is but a few inches away from you. It is at the edge of your soul, but you have been blind to its presence. We must remain attentive in order to be able to receive. Boris Pasternak said, ‘When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your own heart and it is very easy to miss it. ‘ ”


Love is the Nature of the Soul”

“The soul needs love as urgently as the body needs air. In the warmth of love, the soul can be itself. All the possibilities of your human destiny are asleep in your soul. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities. When love comes in to your life, unrecognized dimensions of your destiny awaken and blossom and grow.”


Valentine’s Day is calling us to love, no matter what, no matter who and the angels have come to help us answer the call.


With deepest gratitude to all my love teachers,



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