Category Archives: Love

Relationships & The Spirituality of a Broken-Open Heart

By Jack Adam Weber, Collective Evolution

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”

—Khalil Gibran

There are times in life when we are called to be alone. Yet, it’s tough to give ourselves alone time when we are used to partnering. In fact, many partner precisely to avoid being alone.

Aloneness gives us the to time process ourselves. If we can’t be alone enough, then we are likely to be limited in developing ourselves. We don’t have the sacred space to work out the dark places that have a stranglehold on our sovereignty, our deeper belonging to life. Continue reading Relationships & The Spirituality of a Broken-Open Heart


The Long Arc of Love

By Lissa Rankin, Wake Up World

A Brutiful Love Story

The way I hurdled headlong into what I thought was love three years ago is so clichéd that I won’t even bother describing the intoxicating fireworks. It was a star-crossed, impossible relationship from the get-go, a doomed love affair heading for a crash and burn we both should have anticipated, but we didn’t see it coming. We both made promises we had no business making, and it felt so seductive to believe we could keep them. We were reckless and narcissistic, believing in magic and miracles, instead of facing the inevitable reality that would one day smack us in the ass. Continue reading The Long Arc of Love

How to Start “Thinking” With the Heart

By Johanna Bassols, The Mind Unleashed

For far too long, but particularly in the modern, Western world we have thought of the heart as simply a pumping mechanism responsible for bringing blood to our organs.

The heart’s physical importance not to be underestimated, it supports life, sending the blood of life to the tree-like limbs of our vascular system – but this is an overly simplistic view of what the heart is capable of.

Gregg Braden’s latest research elaborates on the ancient technique of using the heart as an intelligent organ. Continue reading How to Start “Thinking” With the Heart

An Abundance of Love


Credit: Kathleen Mary Willis

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

The penny dropped for me today on something I’ve never been able to get.

I’ve always thought of “abundance” as lying at one end of the spectrum and “love” lying at another. Who knows why I think that way. But the pattern is there.

Tonight I saw that that separation didn’t necessarily have to be. I found myself asking the Divine Mother for “an abundance of love.”

And the penny dropped. Continue reading An Abundance of Love

Dalai Lama: We Need An Education of the Heart

By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution

Education is one of our core values here at Collective Evolution. By education I don’t necessarily mean the acquisition of a degree, however; education takes all shapes and forms. Simply being alive and experiencing life as we do every day is worthy of the name education.

We receive an education when we interact with others, and we receive an education when we do independent research. Formal schooling is a different beast entirely, and it’s unfortunate that our society equates diplomas and degrees with intelligence, since obtaining a piece of paper has nothing to do with intelligence at all. Continue reading Dalai Lama: We Need An Education of the Heart

Give the Gift of Love

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

I’m seeing so clearly how the greatest course correction I possibly will ever make is to cross the line from a person who loves himself in an average kind of way to a person who actively and generously does so.

I don’t mean out of hubris or arrogance or aloofness.  I mean out of higher-dimensional, divine, or transformative love.  What people mean when they capitalize the word “Love.” Continue reading Give the Gift of Love

Meet You at the Intersection of Balance and Love

Credit: Humble Pie: Digital Buddhism

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

The Company of Heaven repeats certain themes over and over.

Gosh, it seems to take me that long to see some of them – I mean, to get them not just intellectually but experientially?

Two questions the Company of Heaven asks I’m just starting to get. (1) Is it of balance? (2) Is it of love?

The two questions function in different realms. Continue reading Meet You at the Intersection of Balance and Love

Heartfulness & Mindfulness: A Personal Reflection

via Collective Evolution

Dr. Hester O Connor, clinical psychologist, shares her experience as a Mindfulness teacher and a Heartfulness practitioner.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.’’

– Helen Keller

On the 30th of April 2016 I will celebrate twenty-one years of Heartfulness meditation. I trained as a Mindfulness teacher in the beautiful valley of Triginos in Wales in 2008. For me the Mindfulness practice of being present moment by moment softens me and takes me to my heart. Heartfulness satisfies the longing of my heart. I would like to share with you the love story of my route to Heartfulness. For it is a love story. Every day I get up to re-orient my inner compass to a heart-centered goal that started out long ago when I was a small child in a village near Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland. Continue reading Heartfulness & Mindfulness: A Personal Reflection

Choose Love – and Be the Change!

By Nanice Ellis, Wake Up World

Many wise mystics and philosophers would agree that life is a choice between love and fear, and depending on which we choose, moment to moment, a new world opens to us.

Love Tips the Scale

Now, imagine a vibrational scale with fear on one end and love on the other. Choice by choice, every time we choose love over fear, we help tip the scale in favor of love, and we aid in raising humanity’s collective vibration. Making a difference in the world doesn’t require invention, innovation, time, or even money, and, in fact, choosing love is the one thing that makes the biggest difference. Continue reading Choose Love – and Be the Change!