Love: How Do You Define It? Black History Month Series 4
Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it, and you’ll start believing in it.” —Jesse Owens
Love – the object of attachment, devotion or admiration ; unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another (Merriam Webster)
What is love to you? Is it caring for another or is it showing compassion and understanding to yourself? For me Black History Month is not one month of showcasing a few characteristics, such as courage, pride, justice and love, but a time when our voices are consistently echoed throughout the nation. Love is the greatest emotion and today people have forgotten this feeling by replacing it with hate. I chose to end my series with love, with the hope that love reaches across us all today and every day.
The tarot is designed for you to intuitively reach deep inside to find your soul purpose. Each week for the month of February, a theme was chosen and I invite you to find a quiet space, and meditate with the tarot cards represented by the weekly theme.
Card 1: The Lovers: How do you show love? The Lovers card is asking you to check in with yourself and see your willingness to love and be loved. Find the balance and connection with energy flowing in and out between you and another. Maintain respect, trust and commitment to yourself and others. However, do not forget to communicate your worthiness.
Card 2: The Supreme: “Know the power of The Supreme is divine. This is a time to accept yourself as the all powerful Goddess that you are. You are every moment in time, both individually and as a collective history and future. By ways of your womb, hand and mind, your desires shall manifest. Reign as both the creator and the creation. For you are protected. The universe and all your ancestors are waiting to aid you. All you need is confidence that you are indeed who you are, THE SUPREME. Utilize all that you know intellectually and spiritually to create the eternal success you are capable of. You can do it.” – Excerpt from The Afro goddess Tarot Arcanas.
Crystal: Rose Quartz can range from light pink to a rose red color. This crystal enhances unconditional love, peace, inner healing and self-love; followed by a feeling of trust and harmony.
Meditation: Come to a comfortable seat. You can sit in a chair with your feet grounded into the earth or lie down. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and breathe out the tension in your body. Allow your breathing to fall into its own natural rhythm. Place your right hand on your heart and your left hand over your right hand. Invite in an emerald green light beginning at your heart’s center and moving throughout your body – tapping into your heart chakra. Imagine it illuminates there bringing forth love, peace, and healing. Sit with this feeling, imagining your heart expanding, and your body radiating. Let this energy rise from your belly and repeat the affirmations: “I am fully open to giving and receiving love” and “I open my heart to express the energy of love.”
Namaste – The Divine in Me Bows To The Divine in You!
Tarot Deck: The Afro Goddess Tarot Arcanas
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