Love is Our Foundation

Richard JelusichBlog

February and Valentine’s Day are synonymous with love.   There are a number of stories related to Saint Valentine of Rome who was imprisoned for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire in the third century.  He was said to perform weddings for Christian soldiers who were forbidden to marry, and other legends abound.  An 18th-century embellishment to the legend claims he wrote the jailer’s daughter a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell before his execution.  (Wikipedia)

Today, Valentine’s Day is a time to dwell on our feelings for each other – to express love.

Love can be expressed in many ways, and it can be felt in just as many ways!  We are feeling the warmth of love we have for our parents, children, families, friends, coworkers – and for our planet, nature and its beauty.  Our empathy grows as our hearts wander to the deep ocean of feelings we have for one another.  How interesting that the fires of love are stoked just before the advent of spring, where winter soon ends, life engages anew and bursts forth!  Nothing is as powerful as the energy of love!

The heart chakra, in Sanskrit, is called “Anahata.”  It means “uncharted” or “unbounded.”  There is no end to the depth of love that can be felt, as love (like that chakras) is beyond the grasp of time and space.  Your chakras are centers of consciousness that bridge the physical and nonphysical “you.”  As we practice acts of kindness and love (especially altruistic love) to others, nature and ourselves, we come to ever-deeper realizations of the importance of love that dissolves limitations, old beliefs and biases.

Love is our foundation.  It is a great reminder to come the ultimate realization of this simple truth of our being.  Can you imagine paradise Earth if every person embraced that foundation of love and was harmless and compassionate in every thought and deed?  What would that look like?  What would that feel like?

We often think of ourselves as existing in nature, but we are nature, as much a part of all creation any blade of grass, tree or cloud.  Our western culture is very dualistic; some teachers call it subject/object opposition.  It is the notion that we are separate from one another and separate from nature.  It is quite the other way around.

Scientific evidence-based research shows that our thoughts and intentions have an effect on energy and matter, and that “energy psychology” and “energy medicine” exhibit very real and measurable effects, where distance is no factor.  We are living in an age where en masse we are becoming more aware of “subtle energies” of the human biofield.  Some of which we take for granted, as practices such as acupuncture that accesses subtle energies have been in existence for over 3,000 years.

Our integral being (mind-body-spirit) reminds us of our true connection to all creation.  As we embrace love as our true foundation, our perspective and perception shifts dramatically.  In my parlance, 95% of all communication is energy, not verbal or physical.  Thus, our physical and subtle energies definitely have an effect on the whole of our environment the more we live in that foundation of love.

Imagine you are now radiating that love in all you think and do, and you are receptive to the love that others and nature offers to you.  How soothing and calming that can be, increasing your sense of inner contentment and connectedness to all creation. 

Hold that reality and observe how you feel.


Dr. Richard Jelusich, Ph.D.