It's safe to say that I've fallen in love a few times in my life thus far. And there is no escaping the fact that at times it has literally felt like falling down...a staircase...flat on my face! Why so? Love is beautiful, love is ever-present, infinite, alive and expanding right?
As early as I can remember, I sought after the mystics' definitions of love. But, at 14, it didn't occur to me what Khalil Gibran meant by filling each other's cups but not drinking from the same one. Paolo Coelho has written extensively about the difference between agape love and a silk-bound ego-centric, owned, role-playing love. The nordic runes remind us, in all partnerships, to allow the winds of heaven to dance between you.
Throughout my most recent relationships, including intimates, friendships and business partnerships, I've remained conscious of allowing the winds of heaven to dance between the partnership, and the results have been so fruitful and oh so affirming. The game wasn't wicked, because there was no game! Games only enter (and often take over) when there is a power struggle. And there's only a power struggle when the desire to have or own someone or something takes place. When you begin to see and experience love as it truly is within relationships you begin to notice that love grows...yes a growing in love or a rising in love takes place instead of a falling in love!!! You begin to realize that the person in front of you is a prism of all the love that has been, is and will be forever in the world.
Now, it takes practice, sometimes over a few relationships, in order to live the experience of loves desperate yearning to exist freely within equal partnerships.
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I still love love love Chris Isaak's Wicked Game which beautifully depicts the co-existance of often wanting to fall in love and not wanting to fall in love. Remember, we are here to learn...if we allow ourselves to.