Rising in love lifts you from the ordinary to the extraordinary, increases your self-worth and balances your body, mind and spirit.
In this fast-paced world it seems that even love, the most precious thing in life, is often begun and over way too fast. Often either completely lost or maybe even worse, it is forgotten in a dull and meaningless relationship. When it comes to love, we don’t really want it to be fast, we want it to last. How do we create that kind of love in our lives? It seems to me that the root of the problem lies in our initial approach to love and our cultural perspective of “falling in love” as an ideal state to reach with another person. In actuality, the concept of “falling” has many facets that can lead to the ultimate demise of any relationship. What I want to share is a new definition of togetherness where we can “Rise in Love” instead, so that together we can have a world where love is never over too fast; it just lasts and lasts and lasts.
What then does define the difference between falling in love and Rising in Love?
When you fall in love, it implies a one time event; it happens and then it is over. Rising in Love is a continuous climb upwards, pulling us ever closer to our perfected nature.
When you fall in love, you lose your self to another being. When you Rise in Love you find your Self with another being.
When you fall in love, the physical attraction is usually is the most important. When you Rise in Love, the soul attraction is the most important, lifting us out of our egos.
When you fall in love, all you can think about is each other. When you Rise in Love, your thoughts reach out to embrace all of life.
When you fall in love, the ego wants to always think about you and me. When you Rise in Love you embrace an undeniable consciousness of We.
Since the movies and media already do such a good job of defining falling in love, let us now focus on Rising in Love.
One of the most rewarding aspects of Love is that it prompts awesome, important changes in a person’s life, such as embarking on a new spiritual path, finally embracing an ethical diet and lifestyle or committing more deeply to one’s ideals then ever before. Rising in love was defined more rightly by Antoine de Saint-Exupery when he said “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” I would clarify that even further by saying that we can’t be looking in just any direction but need to turn our gaze in the direction of truth, where we can see and feel the light leading our way.
It is often said that in order to make a relationship work, we have to learn to compromise. This is true when it comes to the little things, for compromise in this context is showing an understanding of your partner, friend, parent or child. But when it comes to our ideals and values, each compromise we make diminishes our own self-worth, eroding the foundation of any relationship. Rather than sacrificing our core ideals, we can expand and deepen the relationship, by holding onto our values and encouraging our loved ones to do the same. In this way, we can lift one another into the highest parts of our selves where we know the truth, and can help each other to live it.
When people Rise in Love, they are like angels who have come to earth to make everything brighter and more beautiful. It is in these loving, honest relationships that people can feel safe to realize their own self-worth like never before. This new found self-worth promotes greater confidence inside us and in everything we do, inspiring greater kindness towards others, and a deeper understanding of our highest ideals. It also increases a natural feeling of peace and well-being, creating balance in our lives. Suddenly the eternity of NOW is all that exists and we are in that feeling of grace. These ideals of love are beckoning us homeward. As we embrace them, they help us to consciously evolve ourselves into our own angelic nature. It is here where we can see the glory of creation in each other’s eyes. It is here where our lives, our thoughts and our bodies can come together as one, in an effulgence of light.