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Noblest In You

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Surround yourself with
those whose Presence
encourages what is
noblest in you~

© 2014 Aida Toure

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The Gift of Divine Love

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When the feminine and masculine principles harmoniously relate and come together naturally, without any of them exerting the energies of force, possessiveness nor control, they have the opportunity to experience the fluidity of balance and to thus experience divine Love. As our consciousness (Taqwah) of the Divine grows, so our capacity to give/receive Love in the healthiest ways.

This sacred approach to Union is observed by those who have acquired a more spiritual understanding of life, it takes egolessness to reach such a state of understanding and to apply it on a daily basis. Wherever the ego dominates, it’s certain that the interfering energies like control, fear, possessiveness, force will be present therefore as long as these tendencies are pronounced, a healing, deeper Love cannot manifest as such a Love only finds expression between two whole souls (of integrity) who have overcome fragmentation, the result of external conditioning based on illusion. These two souls have become conscious channels for the subtle, higher Flow of existence that transcends all materiality with all its superficial considerations~

The inner work on self bears its fruits best in the context of relationships that act as a mirror to the soul’s splendor and challenges yet known and unknown to us. Once we patiently work on ourselves, mastering our ego, we become aware of our personal issues that can be resolved as they impede the quality of our Love experience. This process creates the necessary space for reception of the Gift which is Love. This profound Love is liberating, comforting as it activates our full potential and helps us become even more conscious of the Divine Source of all Gifts.

© 2015 Aïda Touré

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Love is Spacious

A love that is limited to the five senses is bound to fade as its seeming synchronicity is only a mirage. Once this mirage dissipates the disharmony that was clouded by desire and pleasure shows its face, it is a sight that is unbearable to most lovers so that makes them break apart, no wonder the divorce rate is so high.

True love surpasses the experiences of the five senses which are but vehicles meant to offer glimpses of the soul, without this knowing, lovers vibrate on a coarse physical level which can never bring authentic fulfillment, this is why many go from one partner to the next, ever seeking that which will fulfill them but in vain and this cycle goes on and on and eventually it causes unrest to the inner being, outwardly manifested as pain, insecurity, fear, agitation. It takes work to learn to break this cycle, to detach from it and delve deeper into oneself to finally attune to a love that breathes spirituality, the only kind of love that can endure.

Such a love is spacious, it is presence, it gives and brings calm because it is a tender, profound interaction between souls that look upon the other as a reflection of one’s innate and still unknown attributes that are necessary to experience for this evolutionary process called life. This kind of love is undisturbed, it is not based on status, convenience, physicality nor ego considerations, this love is rare, it is a gift, it is true wealth, it is the corridor to the Divine in this life and in the hereafter~

© 2011 Aïda Touré

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