Today is May Day/Beltane, and Global Love Day, founded in 2004 by Harold Becker of The Love Foundation. The 6 Tennents of Global Love Day are shared below in this email for reflection and you can find out more at their website: www.globalloveday.org
Beltane is the first day of summer in the Celtic calendar and was traditionally celebrated as a day of life and love also. More on that below.
Creating the Space for Love
Love is ever-present. It is the very fabric of life itself.
You won’t always be in a space to experience that love. Feeling love, loved, loveable, and loving can depend on wherever you’re at. You won’t be feeling it through a wall of pain/anger/judgement/fear/hurt… or whatever else may be going on.
To create the space for love there may be feelings to process, healing, forgiveness of self/others, letting go of what’s standing in the way, stepping stones, new perspectives, vibrational gear changes, and so on.
Acceptance can be a place to start. Take a moment to accept yourself, life, and others, just as you/it/they are. What you accept you also more easily release, it’s what you judge or resist that sticks.
Love is always there. It may be eclipsed, but never extinguished.
What’s standing in the way of love for you at this time, or as a pattern in general?
I feel to mention about shadow work here as a gift for revealing blindspots. You can get insights into the above through what you’re witnessing in another, or certain qualities and behaviours coming to the surface in relationships/whoever you’re encountering at a given time/period. More on shadow stuff coming up.
The 6 Tennets of Global Love Day
Check out the 6 Tennets of Global Love Day from the Love Foundation, valuable truths worthy of reflection at any time.
1. We are one humanity on this planet.
2. All life is interconnected and interdependent.
3. All share in the Universal bond of love.
4. Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness.
5. With respect and compassion we embrace diversity.
6. Together we make a difference through love.
Be the love you want to see in the world.
Beltane is one of the 4 seasonal festivals that celebrates life and the return of summer and fertility to the land. The word Beltane roughly translates as ‘bright fire’ and traditionally involved the lighting of a bonfire, the fire being seen as a purifier and healer that would have been walked around and danced/jumped over by the members of the community. It’s a joyous and love-filled day about casting off the darkness and celebrating the light, life, and blossoming.
You are loved totally and unconditionally by the heart of creation, whatever name you hold for that. May you open to receive more and more of that love, and may that love spill over to bless your life, your world, and everyone in it.