Each emotion, each person, each being in the universe, has a specific resonance, a signature resonance that is its own. So too does the energy of love have a particular resonance. To work with the energy of love you invite it, invoke it and embrace it, so that love is a consistent presence within your resonance. This causes the love to become strong in you, and you actually begin to radiate its vibration outward. This creates a direct connection with God, with Spirit – the purest and most powerful love there is.
There are those who struggle with this, however, because you have never fully experienced love. You’ve never experienced the pure and precious connection of the love of God; or of a mother or family member who loved you only, and solely, for your own self. You are used to patterns whereby the love comes with conditions. There is always the possibility for love, yet your receptors have not been attuned to its vibration. So you invite, invoke, and allow love in, and permit yourself to feel it. This is very, very powerful, but not necessarily easy. This process is a crucial step toward building your attunement with love.
Let’s look at how you can accomplish each of these, the inviting, the invoking, the embracing and the expressing.
To invite something means you ask it into your life. To actually invite it out loud, verbally, is very powerful. Remember, love is an energy in and of itself and it has its own consciousness. This is what you are inviting.
And you don’t necessarily do this just once. There are a number of different areas you can invite love into. For instance, you could invite it into your dreamtime. Do this just before you go to sleep. This also applies to your conscious time when you daydream.
You can invite love in when you spend time with people you care about. While you are with them, invite and express love in your interactions. Yet another way to invite love is to envision how you want love to be in your life. You can write this in a journal, as a poem or prose piece, or in a vision statement. Or if you are more visually oriented, you may want to create an art piece or collage that shows the love you desire.
To invite is, in essence, opening your doorways, reaching out to bring something in. To make that which you are inviting in conscious that you want to work with it thereby enlisting its help and engaging its power on your behalf.
The next step is invoking love. Invoking is a conscious intention, stated or spoken in words that include the feeling of what you desire. There is power in invoking that’s different from merely inviting. Invoking is making a stand for your desire. There is strength to this. It is important to have both inviting and invoking. It can be as simple as stating, “I choose this for myself.” Or to fill this out a little more, you could say, “Venus, I choose to love, I choose to feel the love for myself now fully. I ask your support in this.”
If you wish to experience love, first know, as with all beings who are seeking love, whether you invoke me or not, when you desire love it creates an energy that vibrates. I sense that vibration and I am there. The difference is that when you invite and invoke consciously this opens the door even wider. Thus, it creates an even greater interchange of energy at a faster pace. Imagine a door that is barely open and trying to get a lot of love through that tiny crack, versus a door that has been thrown wide open through the invitation and the invocation. You can see how the love can flow through that open portal much more readily.
After invoking comes embracing. Once the love begins to flow, then allow yourself to fully feel the love, celebrate it, take it in and embrace it as you would a person, as you might hold and embrace a small child. This precious thing called love that you bring in and feel and experience becomes a celebration. Celebrate with gratitude and thanksgiving that it is in your life, and hold it dear.
To fully realize love in all its richest manifestations you must also express it. To do so, bring it into your everyday living. You encourage love when you express it through loving self-care, or through hugs, telling others “I love you,” and showing it through your actions – perhaps for example, the gift of your service or a simple smile to a stranger.
You also actuate love through expressing compassion when someone is in pain and being there for others. Allow it to be an adventure, discovering different ways to express your love.
Since I’m talking about how to express love more, this is something you may not have thought about. It is the ability to cherish. When you cherish someone or something, it means you hold it dear. You hold it close to your heart. You wish to protect it, to care for it, to look to the well-being of that which you cherish. And so cherishing is a vital aspect of loving.
It is particularly missed in the raging passions of new love. And yet it is such an important quality for growing love’s depth, for allowing yourself to grow into and expand that which is possible in love and in loving.
To cherish and to be cherished is truly a holy thing. It is aligning yourself with the God Spirit within. And… here is a surprise. The one you are cherishing also becomes more aligned with the God Spirit through this appreciation. This can last for just a moment or for an extended period of time.
The experience of expressing your love can lead to greater clarity about what is and what is not loving in your life. You may ask yourself, “What do I need to address so that I’m showing up as loving?” Or you may say, “Wow, this is working and it’s wonderful! I want to bring this more into my day-to-day life. What other ways can I discover that will activate my love?” And so it can become a love-quest.
You might think this seems very simple, yet it is powerful and essential – this inviting, invoking, embracing and expressing. It’s not what you might think of when you want to grow love. Yet because love is an energy this is the place to start.