A good relationship with self is the foundation of having a truly wholesome and well-rounded experience with love and beauty… and with others. So let us look at self-knowing. Or knowing self. It can be stated either way.
A path to knowing self is to explore your own relationship with love and beauty. It is in discovering the love that already exists in you, in exploring what beauty is and how you respond to it that you can open the door to knowing more of yourself. This is a valid and viable first step in this journey of self-exploration.
In this era of psychology and personal growth, the last 120 years or so, humankind has largely been exploring growth through examining and seeking to heal their personal pain. This is viable, as far as it goes, although when you go this route, you are looking only at your lack. There is great value in learning to know yourself through the energy of love, which looks at the more of you. This is not to say that when you seek to know yourself through exploring love that you won’t, from time to time, experience pain. However, there’s much positive worth in going into the love, rather than solely into the pain.
If you were to go into love you might start by asking yourself these questions:
- Who is it that you love?
- What is your loving relationship with God, or your Higher Power?
- What is your relationship with others?
- And how would you want to be in those relationships?
So, it’s not about examining the others in the relationship. Rather, it’s about examining who you are and how you want to be as a loving person, initially toward yourself, but also in your relationship with a higher power, and then in your relationships with others as well.
And so, what is love to you? And how might you seek to build the vibration of love within you? Similarly with beauty, what is beauty to you? What do you see within yourself, of you, as a being that is beautiful? How might you seek to raise your vibration of beauty and of love? I’m not talking about an egocentric focus here. I want you to become more fully conscious of who you are, so that you can recognize the aspects of yourself that uniquely resonate to love for yourself and those aspects that are uniquely yours with respect to beauty.
Whether or not you’re happy at the moment, most people seek to be happy. So how do you do this? One path to happiness is through raising the energies of love and beauty in your day-to-day existence, bringing them to the forefront of your consciousness.
I have talked about amplifying the energy of love and beauty. I essentially mean this: when you blend them with certain other energies they strengthen each other. A few of these energies are joy, cherishing, appreciation, forgiveness, and compassion and there are others. It is useful to become aware of which energies do this if you want to work with and build vitality in your life and a positive field of play. This can be immensely powerful for you.
Conversely, other energies when mixed with love or beauty will dampen or deaden them. By combining these, the vibration goes to almost zero. Some of these energies are control, manipulation, and domination to name a few. Having an awareness of what these energies are and where they may be coming into your life could be monumental in your journey of self knowing.
Here are some processes by which you can grow your resonance of love and beauty.
- Become aware of where you are dampening love, and choose to stop doing that.
- You can discover the energies that work with love and beauty and put an emphasis on bringing them forth into your life.
- Invite, invoke and embrace the energies of love and beauty. When you do this, you are working directly with the energy and with your Higher Power.
- Yet another means to amplify these energies is through appreciation and gratitude. When you do this, it draws the energies to you.
- And this is my favorite way for you to interact with and build your resonance of love and beauty: you can invite and invoke me, Venus, to partner with you. I never tire of people asking for my
We will go into this in greater depth in subsequent blog posts. When the book is published, a greater exploration of this topic of building the energy of love can be found in the chapter on expanding love.