Every one of us has had our heart broken.
We crave love, but, because of our past experiences, we also want to protect ourselves. Sometimes, it's almost as though we are waiting for our partner to make the same mistakes as our past loves. Then (we tell ourselves), we can justify the protection we have placed around our hearts. We can justify our half-hearted attempts at truly loving ourselves and others. We can justify our own transgressions upon others.
These days, although most of us have the freedom to choose our partners for Love (or whatever we understand Love to be), it seems more clear than ever that being truly open to love can be scary, relationships can be hard, and that falling in love doesn't mean that we know how to keep the love alive.
Beneath these challenges lies the Unavoidable Truth about Love & Relationships:
For most of us, the realization of this truth is enough to drive us back into the perceived safety of our single lives, or quietly endure the distance that has developed between us and our partner.
But, what if our vulnerability and willingness to have our hearts broken by our imperfect lovers is the Sacrificial Offering that we make to the energy of Love Itself?
The alternative is to shut ourselves off from love: Closing our hearts, holding onto past hurts to justify our self-protection, and dooming ourselves to live lives where we long for Love, but never really allow ourselves to have it.
Here's where it get's even more challenging: It's up to US (you and me) to keep our own Hearts open to Love. No one else can do it for us.
This means we need to learn to heal and let go of old hurts.
We need to learn to forgive and move forward, knowing that our open and vulnerable heart may indeed get hurt, but that it is also the only True Gift that we have to give to the Lover we have, or are hoping to find.
This Full Moon in Aries is the perfect opportunity to choose to soften our armoring, release our grievances, and forfeit our claim to the victimhood of our broken hearts. Then, and only then, can we set ourselves - and our past lovers - free. We can all be innocent again, and share the most precious and sacred places in our hearts.
Aries is seen as the baby of the zodiac: impulsive, self-centered, immature, short-sighted, but also exemplifying the fiery energy of initiation and boldly going for what we want. Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of Masculine Energy, War, Aggression, Will Power and Drive.
Under the light of this Aries Full Moon, I offer the Masculine Warrior Spirit a gift of tenderness. May Masculine & Feminine, Strength & Vulnerability come into Balance on this Earth.
Do you want Love? This is the perfect time to claim it!
Simple Full Moon Ritual (Guided Experience in Video)
Some people believe that the Universe (or God) is always bringing us the next lesson we need in order to love ourselves and others more fully.
Sometimes our hearts are so covered by armor and protection, that we are unable to love to our fullest capacity. Often, we are even unaware of just how guarded we have become.
What if every Heartbreak that you or I ever experience is actually breaking down the barriers that keep us from living with open, fearless and generous hearts, and sharing ourselves with one another?
When you imagine the world as filled with imperfect people, all with scared and broken hearts, yearning for love, does it help you to forgive them? Does it help you to forgive yourself?
If you give this practice a try, I promise ... you may feel more vulnerable.
This vulnearbility may seem uncomfortable to you. Even unbearable at times.
But you will also have created space within yourself for Love to enter like never beore.
I wish for you the Joy of an Open, Vulnerable Heart, and the Extraordinary Love it brings.
Goddess Selene is Passionate about sharing the Secrets to Lasting Love, and Satisfying Pleasure!