Our Romance Reverend
gives readers tips on how to get ready for true love on
a deep and soulful level. Read on if you are ready to
take the next steps on your personal road to romance.
Love Prayer and Meditation
A Spring Time Reawakening To Soulful Love
and Self Love
Spring is upon us. This is the time when the heart
reawakens from the darkness of winter, and the loins and
hormones begin to stir. Our bodies are getting ready for
It is important to make sure our hearts and souls are
coming along for the journey.
This new spring is a wonderful time to reclaim your
birthright and take a stand for your own self worth and
innate ability to love and live in the embrace of love. If
you have had trouble with love in the past … if you have
been horribly disappointed and had your heart broken by
people you’ve loved … If you are lonely, angry,
unhappy, sad, worried or bummed out … if you believe you
can’t find true, lasting, soulful love because you haven’t
found it yet … Make a choice– right now–to reclaim
the innocence of the heart and reconnect to soulful love.
It’s time to remember … Love is the very essence
of who we are. It is where we come from, and where we
return to when our time on this planet is through.
Love is a vital part of our self-expression, yet, we
tend to focus on it most when we feel it is missing.
Technically, as beings of light and love, we are capable
of expressing it fully and unconditionally at any time.
But alas, even though the human heart is vast, the human
mind keeps records and looks for the "return."
Children and furry friends have an innate connection to
unconditional love and they have lots to teach us … for
many, it is our children and beloved pets who are the
first to teach us and lead us to know love's true purity.
It may take a lifetime to embody the heavenly wisdom of
unconditional love; certainly, our earthly relationships
provide a pathway for knowing at least a glimmer of its
It is our human habit to search for that profound love
in "the other;" but it is the soul that leads us
to the person we can most trust to be a mirror of love,
reflecting our own love back to us in bright, sacred
Sometimes it is easier to see our own loving nature as
it is reflected in the eyes of the beloved who stands
before us, arms open; sometimes in relationship with
someone we love, respect and admire we can identify our
own ability to love, and see it more clearly than when
left to our own devices. As spiritual beings we all have a
notion and an intellectual understanding of divine love,
still, we search for it with our hearts and souls. Perhaps
that search is the very reason we are on this planet.
We seek to find and define love in all of our
relationships, but some relationships offer more intensity
than others. In romantic love a couple is brought together
by the deep and deepening remembrance of who they are
through their love for one another. Although self love has
to be the foundation for lasting love, for some of us, it
is first awakened by the beloved–the one who sees it in
us, even when we don’t, and loves us for what they see.
Relationships become the sacred container for that love, a
vehicle for cultivating that extraordinary energy; it is a
chance for people to evolve as individuals and as a unit.
How interesting it is that, although it is within us
always, we spend most of our adult lives in love’s
pursuit! When we begin the journey toward romantic love–the
search for the beloved–we are really searching for
ourselves. And in searching for ourselves, we are seeking
to know God, Goddess, All there is. All we seek "out
there" is already "in here!"
Soulful lovers do not fill us with their love and make
us whole. They help us remember who we are. Their presence
helps ignite the flame of love that lives within. When we
open our hearts to recall the love so pure and true that
is already in us, soulful lovers can add their love to
ours. Together we can reach greater heights, a higher
love. When partners in love each bring a willingness to
open to the depth of love that dwells within we can
support one another in opening as fully as humanly
possible to the power of soulful love!
© Copyright 2003 Reverend Laurie Sue Brockway All Rights
Does LOVE Mean to You?
|Love Prayer and
I Corinthians is biblical inspiration that for
ages has offered one of the most profound descriptions
of love. At its heart is a basic truth about love that
many of us long to embrace. We often use Paul’s words
– adapted here for modern times – in the context of
romantic love as a wedding reading, and yet, he is
really speaking of love for God. And in the purest
essence, the love between humans is sourced from God,
Goddess, All there is… it just can’t exist without
the presence of divine nature. When we can recognize
that we are love because God/Goddess is love
and we all come from the same source… then we
will know true love. We will also know peace.
1. Set up a lovely altar with pretty white and/or
2. Place a white candle on the altar.
3. Create a sacred space of peace and quiet by
playing a soft and loving piece of music or chants.
4. Light the white candle to invite the light of
divine love and symbolize the purity of your own heart.
5. Read I Corinthians (or some other inspiring
reading or poem) and see if you can connect with the
genuine energy of Love.
If I speak in the tongues of men
and of angels,
but have not love,
I am nothing more than a noisy gong
or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have the gift of prophecy,
and understand all mysteries,
and have all knowledge,
and a faith that can move mountains,
but have not love,
I am nothing ...
Love is patient; love is kind.
It is never jealous,
nor boastful, proud or rude.
It’s is never selfish, resentful, or quick-tempered.
It keeps no records of wrongs.
Love rejoices with truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all
things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
And love never ends.
Faith, Hope and Love ... abide in these three.
But the greatest of these ... is love.
6. Contemplate Love and what life is like when you
feel connected to the essence of love that pervades our
being, our lives, and our universe.
7. In whatever way feels appropriate, express
gratitude for the love you have in your life.
8. Take that energy out into the world and let your
9. Do this brief ceremony and prayer whenever you
need a love boost.
© Copyright 2003 Reverend Laurie Sue Brockway All Rights
Reverend Laurie Sue's Past Columns:
2003 - "Marry Yourself First..."
2002 - "Who is the Goddess?" & "The
2002 - "How to Clear Your Love Clutter"
2002 - "How to Mourn a Broken Heart and Lost
2002 - "Relationships That Nurture and Inspire
Growth of the Soul
2002 - "Finding Peace in a Turbulent World"
2002 - "Sacred Sexuality For Modern Men and
2002 - "When Someone You Love Pushes Your Buttons"
2002 - "When Life Has You Down, Remember You Are
2002 - "Plan a Valentine's Day Team Date"
2002 - "Do I Hear Him Knocking … From the Other
2001 - "How Do We Make Our Love Dreams Come True?"
2001 - "What is the Future of Love?"
2001 - "Getting to Know
the Goddess of Good Fortune"
2001 - "Can't Hurry Love... It Will Happen in Its Right Moment"
2001 - "Family Rituals Help Us Grow Into Loving Beings"
2001 - "Dreams Warn It’s Time To Own Your Power"
2001 - "A Fun Visual of Your Favorite Romance"
May 2001 - "Someday
Your Mystical Soul Mate Will Come"
2001 - "Enjoy the Merriment and Fun of An Ancient Love
2001 - "Nourish Yourself On a Date for One"
2001 - "Get Ready for Soulful Love"
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway is
an interfaith minister who is often called upon to
teach, speak and write about women’s spirituality and
The Feminine Faces of God. She is author of, A GODDESS
IS A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND: A DIVINE GUIDE TO FINDING
LOVE, SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS, from Perigee Books,
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TO SOULFUL THOUGHTS