We are all familiar with the mythology of Cupid (Eros) who can smite you with his bow.
But think on that a moment. His artful arrow is just that. An arrow. Do we take time to consider that as we seek love within the physical self, we are also seeking out what that arrow carries with it, which is actually harm and pain as it pierces the most important life giving organ we possess.
It is appropriate that the “gods” of the Romans and Greeks would wield such a tool, as humanity has always felt love to be something that involves heartache and distress.
Most individuals would casually respond that they know what LOVE is. Yet statistically speaking from the point of view of sustainable long term relationships few do. Consider that in the United States the divorce rate for young adults is still at 50%. Essentially that means it is equal to a coin toss if one will in fact “live happily ever after”. The rate of individuals who are emotionally intimate with members of their birth family and/or feel deep emotional bonds with their friends is about the same or much less.
So what does it take to make “love” successful? The short answer is that one needs to know more about themselves in order to make a relationship to another person connect at a level that involves true intimacy and vulnerability. Those two factors are the key to success for love to become meaningful. For most humans in existence, the constrictions held against us due to our soul’s truth of experience over 100’s of lifetimes is what causes us to shield our vulnerability and protect ourselves from a deeper connection to others, but doing just that is what real love requires and it is the main reason many do not have the skills required to build (or even experience) sustainable intimate relationships where they feel the qualities of full safety and acceptance.
Ascended Masters have personally learned that it is essential to understand that Love is meant to be free flowing within all the Higher and Lower Bodies. Masters realized that it is not about what humans desire from cupid’s bow: to be overwhelmed and enchanted by the thrall of physical attraction worthy of the gods. Continue reading A Master’s Love or Cupid’s Arrow: Choose Wisely