It’s the February new moon and the start of Wholyland and Live the Impossible Show’s deep dive into Her-story. On the podcast we will only have male guests for this moon who share their take on the feminine in history and their lives. The feminine has been squashed and ignored throughout history and its time to restore the balance. What better place to start than with ‘Love’. It’s also Valentines Day this week.
What is the History of Valentines Day?
“While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial—which probably occurred around A.D. 270. Others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.
To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day
LOVE is all there is
When reflecting on the intensity of this time, I wondered how we can embody the ‘LOVE is all there is’, phrase of the ancient teachings.
And what came to my mind was as simple as this: What I long for the most is the ‘conscious presence of love’.
My ideal life is a life full of love. Here I am not talking about the image of love, that we are seduced to believe in through the Hollywood machinery. I use the word ‘love’ in its original meaning. And here is the origin:
divineoas One could say – In the beginning there was ‘love’. All men and women come into life through birth. The prerequisites of birth is or has been the sacred union of a man and a woman. This union has been misused through history by rape and more.
Today the modern misuse is that technology has entered this holy union. It is still the egg of a woman and the sperm of a man but the union now often takes place under a mircoscope.
As far as I know, the womb of a woman is still needed to hold space for life to create a new living being – a baby. And still some kind of ‘birth’ natural or not happens and the umbilical cord is cut – the newborns separation from the mother. But we are already on the edge of cloning and artificial wombs.
The Female Portal to the World
Let’s stay for a moment with the old image of life through natural conception and birth, with the image of a female portal into the world for all men and women. Then we would claim, that all life has its beginning in the mother, the divine feminine, the female imprint of creation.
In the religion of Christianity, as preached by the church, Jesus came into life through a mother but without a man as a father. This might be the reason, why we long so much for the love of the father as preached by the church and we are unaware of the love of the divine mother, or take her for granted. We take our embodiment for granted and don’t even think about it as a divine gift.
As a man or a woman we all long to be seen, received and welcomed without judgements or conditions. Embodied in a dualistic world we long for a love that is beyond duality. We long for unity. We long for father and mother united, the sacred union.
I have been taught and may be many of you, that we are exactly this love, that we long for so dearly. We even came into existence through the union of a man/father and woman/mother.
We just forgot it!
Organ of Love
Our senses do not have a one-antenna organ for measuring love. Like we have an ear to hear. We measure frequencies, we believe, that this is all about hearing. Some waves, some movement of tissues, some electrical impulses, some brain activity, some neural discharges and chemical activities and boom we hear. We might believe we understand, even if there could still be doubts:
“Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?” King James Bible
But with love, we do not even have an ‘organ’, that perceives the frequency of love. You may interfere and say: but the heart is the sense for love. Well, yes, the heart knows it all. Science used to look at the heart as a pump. It could not be more misunderstood. But the ‘knowing of the heart’ is not easily measured. Heart rate variability and synchronization of heart rhythms over long distances are first attempts to describe the activity of the heart in measurable terms. But we have to admit, that we have no idea, how the heart fulfills its physical and emotional tasks or even its spiritual mission.
The heart is still a mystery. And here it is very similar to water. The heart and water, they do not follow the physical ‘laws’. We have the abnormalities of water such as it is lighter when it freezes and can flow as a solid, which are against physical law. Perhaps we have the same phenomena with the heart. Is it the perceiving organ for love as many traditions claim? We need to be open to the wonder of how it creates synchronization and healing at long distance. How it starts to beat out of nowhere in the beginning of pregnancy, how it knows the divine and how it creates miracles.
Meanwhile we continue to create ‘life’ under a microscope, we transplant hearts and wonder how the heart stores memory. Meanwhile some people dream of merging their brain with AI and some dream of transferring consciousness from one body to another.
We continue to dream the dream of immortality in a physical vessel. We dream of playing the gods, believing that ….then we will have paradise on earth!
We forget, that paradise is already here, that we have already been created, that we are love and ultimately loved. That we are here, to experience love.
And that we need to take action in order to stand in our true love for creation itself. If your heart tells you the story of love, you have to listen. The time is now, that we have to have ears to hear and eyes to see and that we open our heart and remember.
We have to decide, if we allow a few men and women who will do all that is possible for the curiosity of dominating creation. Do you allow an other to play god? Or, do you want to wake up to the beauty of creation that is already here and the presence of the love of father and mother that is our true nature?
Enjoy with Joy
On behalf of the Wholyland Council
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