A Valentine is whatever brings you the greatest happiness in this life. Since the beginning of time the teachers have been saying that a Valentine must be a person simply because the only love that they are aware of is the one that is romantic. Love is actually a relationship with joy. It is a passionate kind of peace and warmth that resides within you, that makes you happy, that makes you want to sing and dance. Love can of course include the hand of your beloved, the touch that is closest to your heart, but do not think that it is needed. Love does not require another person. It does not require a pet, or for that matter, family. It only requires you. It is a very old misunderstanding that love needs somebody else in order to happen, or be real. The truth is that love is your song. It is of course tremendously beautiful to celebrate such an experience with a person you’re deeply in love with, but it is not necessary. You must first become love before you can be in love. dwp

A Question of Love

Somebody asked: Can you make a person love you? My response was: Of course you can. It is as easy as making a person hate you. Neither one requires great skill. If a person wants to be attractive to others, all they have to do is stop being unattractive. People have a tendency to attract those who are easy to love. And similarly feel disenchanted by those who aren’t. But with respect to the result of how others will respond to you, it is pretty much directly related to you, yes first Person. First person means that you have an awful lot to do with how things happen with you. If you are kind, thoughtful & loving to others, chances are good that you’ll be received in a similar manner. If you are sincere, it is probable that others will also be sincere. If you are a cheater, then you will be cheated. If you are a liar, then you will be lied to. If you are a lover, the world will love you. In other words, it is not about the other, it is about you. We determine our fate. If we want our energy to be one that is loving, then somebody has to initiate that love. We must clear away everything else, and set the stage for that love. If there is anybody that is against it, or anything that has the intent to poison it, then it must be eliminated because love is much too fragile a flower. And it happens this way with hatred also, even though it isn’t nearly as delicate. If it is what you give your energy to, then it will be what you’ll have in your world. That’s why if it’s love you wish to reap, then it should be love that you sow. If you choose however, to reap hatred instead, then you will have to energize other things. It not to be judgmental, it is simply to understand that we are the captains of our own ships, and as such, we are responsible to make every decision about every ocean that we are going to travel. dwp

Being Thankful

I am enormously thankful for my family, and my friends, all of whom I adore and cherish, but I feel especially thankful to love, for loving and embracing me as only she could. Life has taught me that love is truly the greatest blessing, that all good things arise from the foundation of love; every smile, happiness, celebration and laughter, playfulness, flower, fragrance, food drink, song and dance…they all begin with, and in, the garden of love. So I want to take this moment to warmly & graciously thank Love, for showing me the way, and for bringing so many wonderfully loving people into my life, but mostly for teaching me that while there are oh so many paths in this world to take, Love is the only one that will bring you home cured. I thank you so much Love, for teaching me that! dwp

Being Thankful

I am enormously thankful for my family, and my friends, all of whom I love and cherish, but I feel especially thankful to love, for loving and embracing me as only she could. Life has taught me that love is truly the greatest blessing, that all good things arise from the foundation of love; every smile, happiness, celebration and laughter, playfulness, flower, fragrance, food drink, song and dance…they all begin with, and in, the garden of love. So I want to take this moment to warmly & graciously thank Love, for showing me the way, and for bringing so many extraordinary, and wonderfully loving people into my life, but mostly for teaching me that while there are oh so many paths in this world to take, Love is the only one that will bring you home cured. Thank you so much Love, for teaching me that! dwp

Love and Unity

I wrote this 7 years ago but I think it’s more fitting now:

The Earth is changing more rapidly than it has ever before. Humanity is awakening from a deep sleep. Yes, we were blind. We were distracted. We were lied to. We were deceived. But thank God that now we can see. We will not be complacent or apathetic any longer. Many many centuries ago the great prophets and civilizations of this planet spoke of a time when human consciousness would shift, and the human race would finally realize the oneness of all living things that are, ever were, or will be. Now is that time. The great shifts occurring in the cosmos are within us, and are beautiful, and will serve to help us further evolve so that we, as a species may reach our fullest potential, to once again raise our love vibrations to live more harmoniously with one another, in unity. The time has come to live in love and peace together. There is nothing for you to do…but to love the man or woman standing next to you. Smile when she smiles at you, do not be afraid. Do not have evil thoughts. Be more pure. Live close to your heart. This is the way to raise our love frequencies

On this day, let us begin with meditation; take a walk, perhaps with your beloved, and enjoy the beauty of this wondrous creation. Meditate on how extraordinary it is, and relax, and melt into the idea that you are one with it. You are also that beauty. Whatsoever it is, you are. And whatsoever you are, it is. It cannot be any other way because all life is one. That’s what “E Pluribus Unum” means, Out of many, one. The One is made up of all things, as One. So it is time for people to stop playing with themselves, and this notion of I against you. There is no “you” and there is also nobody against you. There is only a WE. And we the people, all the people, want to live together, as a whole, in totality, peacefully and lovingly.

Now, I understand that it’s not everybody’s will to do this. But my business today is with you. If it’s not somebody’s will to live in peace and love, it’s their problem. They will have to deal with that. It’s not your problem. I am appealing to you, who have the will to rise to the occasion, to love your brother and sister, who are willing to lift the society that you live in, to make it better for yourselves and your families. Because this goodness has to begin somewhere, so the way I see it, why not with you! Being happy feels better. Being loving feels better. Try to stop saying things that hurt you, and others. And if you do…ask yourself why? Don’t worry about trifle stuff, or meaningless things. Forget about the future & leave the past in the past. Just be here now. Be spiritual. Give a flower to a person as a sign of peace. Walk softly. Listen carefully…The river is talking to you. Can you hear it? Do things to live more harmoniously with existence, Mother Nature. Try to learn how to be at comfort with each other, because even with all your obvious differences, you really are one. So do not wait for the change…no, don’t ever do that….BE THE CHANGE!!

Namaste to all my brothers & sisters!!! 11-11-11