A Living Love

A Living Love

By Alisa Battaglia

“Let us not Love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” John 3:18

Permanently extending Valentines Day over the rest of our lives could transform us and furthermore, extend our love on a wider scale of Goodwill towards all sentient life that could certainly transform the world!

Let everyday be an expression of your love and gratitude for your loved ones and essential kindness towards others. There is no need to wait for the annual reminder of Valentine’s Day to authentically share your heart. Presents are a delightful way to enter the doorway of surprise, but remember it’s not really about buying cards, chocolate and gifts or spending money that is wiser spent elsewhere. It is rather time well spent with the one you love intimately bringing you closer together, in body, heart and Soul.

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For Love is sufficient unto Love.

When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God.”
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy directs your course.

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love; and to bleed willingly and joyfully. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; To rest at the noon hour and mediate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude; And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.”

~Kahlil Gibran

Alisa Battaglia©February 2007-2020   

Path of Heart

Path of Heart 

By Alisa Battaglia

Nature is my Religion. Earth is my Temple. Love is my Path ~Alisa Battaglia

The Path of Heart is not a religion – it is way to know ourselves, to find our purpose in life – our mission, to find out where we come from and discover the secrets of the Universe. Our unfolding awareness begins a new life in a new order.

Living our awareness requires that we live our truth, which means to state the truth of our particular experience however conflicted it may be. Self-acceptance arises from the freedom to evaluate our selves clearly and through the changes we have made in our selves. This means that we accept and include the dejected parts of self that feel betrayed or misunderstood. When we are aware of, responsible for, and accepting of our own and others judgments we can be more honest and present with ourselves because we do not need to hide in blame, shame or fear anymore. To do other than this would volunteer victimhood. As we become more aligned with the essence of our true nature that is love we more readily accept our selves and others as they are. Coming from this loving place opens our hearts in mutual compassion and stimulates the innate potential for healing in oursleves and in our relationships.

Love is not a verb, it is a noun because it is energetic stuff we are made of that emanates from our core. It is what we experience when we return to our original state of being. We can see its quality in everything especially when we extend the love that we have for ourselves to others. Loving is not something we contemplate or intellectualize doing. It is actively holding the space of love by being present! So in our wisdom and compassion we recognize that a mean spirited person is in pain simply armoring the personality self defensively from any form of incoming love. It is a dejection of Self.

Self-dejection is an ego structure that harms the Authentic Self by closing off receptivity to the flow of love thereby disconnecting from the life-line of Source. With this awareness we can reach out to a hardened heart with an open heart where oftentimes our caring alone will dissolve the armor, even if for an instant, to reveal a shining face and beaming smile of gratitude that someone actually cares. Love graciously received ultimately illuminates all of life. It has the capacity to restore the broken peices of our lives. When we love our selves we give permission for others to love them selves too, which makes us all capable of having healthier relationships. Love is infusive and living the ‘Path of Heart’ will always guide us to right process.

2nd Edition 2011-2018©Alisa Battaglia, EcologyoftheSpirit.com
Original article Excerpted from, “The Essential Self, Cultivating the Sacred Feminine through Polarity Integration” by Alisa Battaglia©2005-2018

Original Article published Sibyl Magazine, 2009 & 2010