Where would we be without that heart thumping, hand sweating, chills down your spine love? To be in love is such an exciting time in life, whether you’ve been with your high school sweetheart or been down the path of serial monogamy, and everything in between. No matter how old, or young you are, it is natural, instinctual, physical and spiritual, to be “in love”. Love truly does make the world go round. It’s such an amazing emotion that is so powerful it can direct the course of our life. Love is not only essential for survival, but also provides us with joy along our journey of life!
So, what is Love anyway? Here is what Websters.com has to say about it:
- a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person
- attraction that includes sexual desire : the strong affection felt by people who have a romantic relationship
- a person you love in a romantic way
Yes, there are many types of love that spins this world on its axis, but I am talking about the force between two lovers that have existed since the beginning of time. Romantic Love. Intimate Love.
It is Natural, Instinctual, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual to embody this powerful feeling, emotion and desire.
Natural Love. We are born with the natural ability to love and bond. Science has proven that a fetus in utero responds to loving thoughts and feelings from the mother. The newborn baby naturally wants to be in her mother’s arms, receiving this nurturing care and love. We are born this way. As we grow, most little girls fantasize greatly about her Prince Charming `and dancing in the moonlight, living a happily ever after life. We are chasing that dream of finding true, romantic love, for some of us, many times in life.
Instinctual Love. Even without cultural, familial or other modes of teaching, we look for love out of our basic instinct as a human being. Not only, is it in our instincts to find a mate for procreation purposes, but also because we are not meant to spend our lives alone, and we know this instinctually. We are meant to share ourselves with another in an intimate, deeply connected way.
Physical Love. Science has shown us how our physical bodies react to the chemistry of love. Our “feel good” chemicals are released in the brain that causes us to feel happiness, joy, a sense of fulfillment. With that, it’s almost as if life seems brighter, even in our day to day minutia. These initial chemical reactions do change over time, but can be revisited indefinitely throughout your love relationship with setting the intention and remembering those special, sizzling beginning moments. Science has also studied marriages and the numerous health benefits for men and women who are in healthy marriages or long term relationships.
Emotional Love. Oh how this type of love affects our emotions! We run the gamut when it comes to romantic love and our emotional responses. Nothing and no one can create or destroy happiness in our lives as quickly or effectively as the relationship between two lovers. We do seek this type of love for the expression of our mind, heart and emotions. We desire, especially we women, to find that someone special to connect with emotionally for that utmost fulfillment.
It is Spiritual to be in love. There is nothing in the Universe as strong as the bond of love. Love transcends time, space and all dimensions. The reason we are here is to give, receive and be love. After all, we are taught that God is Love, and that we are made in His image and likeness, so venture to deduce.. we are Love. There is nothing on the planet more important than the expression of Love.