The Dance of Love: Divine Balance

Don’t drink at the water’s edge,
throw yourself in.
Become the water.
Only then will your thirst be quenched.
~Jeanette Berson

In The Battle of Love I chose to isolate myself in my Castle’s Keep. At the time, I felt defeated and it was time to retreat. I felt like I had repeatedly fallen in the mud, and was seeing so much of my own muck at that time.

Today I see a new vision of love, having found a new level of balance within myself. Last night I discovered the quote below which is a wonderful illustration that mirrors some of the understandings I have been gaining in my work with femininity. This quote is from the Hindu stream where Lord Vishnu is the protector of the world and Lakshmi is the goddess of abundance. Divine archetypes worth repeating.

Where Vishnu is speech, Lakshmi is meaning;
where he is understanding, she is intellect,
where he is creator, she is the creation;
she is the earth, he is the support of the earth;
she is a creeping vine, he the tree upon which it clings;
as he is one with all males, she is one with all females;
as he is love, she is bliss.
The Path of the Priestess: A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine by Sharron Rose

The following poem is the result of a vision I had when asked to experience Agape Love.The truth is that we are never truly alone, we are surrounded by love if we choose to see it, if we choose to be it.

My feet whisper along the path,
my heart flutters as if filled with brilliant butterfly wings.
Delicate and resilient all at once: lightly weighted.

The scent of freshly uncovered earth,
the wind on my back,
the sounds of birds singing embrace me.

Bare roots under my toes rain slickend.
The light rain cools my skin,
and taps on fallen leaves in staccato fashion.

Pine needles turn a brilliant orange
matching the new fire that burns within
a brighter, yet softened flame.

A misty fog rolls in,
the moment pure Zen
while the surrounding trees embrace me.

No longer in my Castle Keep,
choosing again to be free.
I move forward in a new vision of Love, of me.

Agape Love creates the inner peace.
Gently, this love shows me my hurt places.
It allows me to pour golden love into the open spaces.

Learning more & more to love and accept me,
yes, this is the right place to be,
seeing now I am already complete.

How we view Love is a reflection of how we view ourselves. Just the other day I was talking with a spiritual friend about how many of my friends do not truly “see me.” He then shared that this reflected two things: 1. how much of me they were able to see/receive themselves and (the clencher), 2. how much of myself I was actually showing them. Ouch! I then recognized how much I hold back. Those who have conversed with me off-line may disagree that I hold back, and yet for as much as I share there is a treasure trove that I keep in reserve.

In holding back what I share, I reveal to myself where I also hold back in love; still afraid to fully immerse myself and jump in. 

It’s no wonder that I am continuing to learn these lessons. To truly love, I just need to dive in and trust that the water is where I am to be. The person I most need to love and nurture is me. I so feel the broken record in my learning, repeating the same lesson.

So the Dance of Love is truly, underneath the veneer of Romantic Love, the dance we dance first with ourselves.

The divine lover is spirit without body;
The physical lover is body without spirit;
The spiritual lover possesses spirit and body.
~Ibn Arabi

 

In the innocence of our youth, in the hopes of being loved we:
– placed ourselves as offerings on the altar.
– anted up our hearts in the poker game.
– stepped out of our shells in the hopes of something greater.

In return we were:
– sacrificed in a non-sacred way.
– fooled, trumped and cast away.
– crushed, unsure of our own footing.

In the hope of staying safe from the heartache we now:
– fear and run from the very things that can set us free.
– repeat the same lessons & games, choosing to crush or be crushed, not loving nor trusting ourselves fully.
– create new barriers to love, calling it a myth, and find ourselves in power struggles.

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On this day of the Equinox we are in the energy of balance. Being the first day of Spring, we are also in the energy of rebirth and renewal. This is a fantastic time to choose balance and a new path, if we so desire it.

Yesterday, Kate Rose posted an article about the different types of lovers, here. An insightful read that may help in your understanding of love. 

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Painting Josephine Wall

 

 

36 thoughts on “The Dance of Love: Divine Balance

  1. Reblogged this on Ninefold Evolution and commented:
    Tiffany.being.free does an excellent job here of describing her own personal journey to embrace the sacred feminine within. For those who read my works and know about my warnings against the dark feminine, this article shows clearly how strength can be found in the surrender to the sacred feminine.

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  2. Wow! That is amazing Tiffany – the insight and quality of this post – just a beautiul rendering of a soul in transistion. This gives me hope for my own recovery and the journey it has put me on…

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  3. What an amazing post this is Tiffany, so full of wisdom, of hope, yearning and healing. Thank you for not holding back on us and for trusting on your journey. I hope the waters always sustain you and keep you safe. Hugs to you my friend. xo

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      • I’d be concerned if your naughty didn’t insert itself somewhere for too long! We’d wonder if your body had been snatched or your identity stolen…
        (If we could turn innuendoes into a drinking game that would probably be a bad idea. The bad thoughts just keep coming up, rising to the top… ) 😈

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      • Glad you enjoyed the innuendos. You missed a few. I’ll let it go. Re my posts, no worries…. You’re just missing out on much angst! ☀️ doing much better now. Back to the butterfly. ☯

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  4. Tiffany, thank you so, so much for allowing me, trusting me with access to your writings on WP. You are an amazing, wonderful and brave woman! Your words have touched my heart and inspired me to get off the bench and get back in the game. I have allowed the pain to sideline me for far too long. I want to Dance! And Dance and Dance until my energy is spent.❤

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    • Ken, thank you for reading and commenting! It’s always lovely to hear that something I have written helps to spark another’s journey! Thank you for joining me here, reading and taking the time to comment. ❤️ Tiffany
      PS Dance carefully 😉

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      • Definitely, I need to reignite the passion with my dance partner of thirty-six years. The embers have cooled and it’s tearing me up. Thanks for the caution. So easy to make mistakes when you are frajile. Your strength gives me strength and Tiffany you are stronger than you know!

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      • Oh, I meant the physical dancing part 😉
        I think it’s great that you’re wanting to respark your marriage!!! You’ve made my day, Ken! Here are some flames! Literally light some candles! 💥🔥🔥💥

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  5. Lmao! I’m picking myself off the floor, ooh my back, just kiddin. I’m old school, committed to the end.As we have aged together we have lost our looks, society has unrealistic standards, but I don’ think Love is dependent on looks, it changes and expands with time and our experiences together. It grows as we become more forgiving and more forgetful of past wrongs. I tell her “I love you” and she replies ” I don’t know why” and I struggle for words to express my thoughts. God knows we have hurt each other terribly. But I love this beautiful creature more than ever. Thank you for for helping me get in touch with these long chained up emotions. I believe I’m beginning to find my voice. I might start with a poem or a Love Letter. Now that will shock the hell out of her! LOL. I hope you have a wonderful day, I’ already smiling!

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  6. #albino phoenix (my other site because i was being bothered by someone on featheredsleep, I tried inviting you but WP is confusing, so if you want to, search under that hash tag and friend me there, since it’s a secondary site when I try to friend you I can only do so from Featheredsleep so that’s why I decided to write this explanation ♡♡). Totally understand if you’re not interested but wanted to let you know because i read you regularly ♡

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  7. Tiffany I love this post so much! From the quotes you chose, to your interpretations of them and the continued understanding on this concept, to your poetry. Its beautiful as you are my friend. I can’t help but feel the mirrored imagery again between some elements of this post and my post on digging out yesterday. We both are feeling the rebirth I think. I love the way you describe moving through nature in your poem. Embracing it, appreciating it, becoming one with it. As a Mother Earth you of all should feel that connection with Earth but I think as you become in touch with the divine feminine there is extra emphasis there. So enjoying this journey you’re on! Keep up the good work within yourself and with your posts. 🙂

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    • Amy, you are so sweet and beautiful yourself! It’s funny how much you and I continue up grow in parallel!
      Yes, my vision with Mother Earth was a powerful one. Thank you for your in-depth comments! Love you, twin! 💕

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