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Why I give a F*&@ about Valentines Day

Healing, Rituals, Rose Ceremony, VideoChloë Rain1 Comment
The Meaning of Valentines Day
You cannot make someone love you. You can only make yourself someone who can be loved.

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. Though Valentine's Day has some interesting history and context in our modern world, I've always loved the sentiment of celebrating LOVE and the coming of spring.

I know many people consider this a "Hallmark Holiday" but for me, it has always meant something more than that... as a child of a parent who battled with seasonal depression, the February holiday always seemed to be a happier time than the previous holidays of winter. My mother and I would spend time making handmade Valentines out of colored construction paper, and bedazzle them with red glitter, hearts, and gold ink. She taught me how to make heart shaped cakes by using a round cake pan and cutting the circle in half and baking a square cake pan and fusing them together with homemade icing.

{This is one of my Handmade Valentines, and homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, in a pink glitter oyster pail made for one of my best friends.}

{This is one of my Handmade Valentines, and homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, in a pink glitter oyster pail made for one of my best friends.}

Even as an adult I still enjoy making handmade Valentines and giving them to people I care about and Valentines marks one on my own personal turning points in my life when I decided that I was going to change my world and learn to let more love in. (I talk about that in the video below.)

St. Valentine's day shares the same date as Lupercalia, a very ancient festival, observed on February 13 through 15 to clear bad spirits and purify, releasing health and fertility.

Lupercalia subsumed Februa, an earlier-origin spring cleansing ritual held on the same date, which gives the month of February (Februarius) its name.

Take time to watch the video below to learn why ritual is important in your life & how to make Valentine's Day Special for you regardless of your love life. Plus I share one of my most favorite energetic tools to bring more love into your life!

Use it to feel, receive, and have more LOVE in your life! IN-JOY! 

Why I give an F*&# about Valentine's Day, and maybe why You should, too. Plus a energetic tool to use to feel, receive, and have more love in your life!


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Chloë Rain is the Founder of Explore Deeply™ and the Explore Deeply Movement. She is a Spiritual Guide & Healer.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment by answering their calling, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

Many of her clients find that their relationships and careers shift dramatically in new and exciting ways after doing this work, creating freedom and joy in their personal and professional lives. To find out more about working with Chloë go → here.

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

Spirit of the North : Connection to the Element of Water

Video, Shamanic Drum JourneyChloë Rain
Shamanic Drum Journey to Connect with the Spirit of the North and the Spirit of Water

Mother Nature gave me a beautiful nudge and the opportunity to create a journey for you to connect with the Spirit of the North and the Spirit of Water.

The idea of doing virtual drum journeys and attempting to include some nature elements has been swirling around me for a little while, this was my first inspired attempt and I'm excited to share it with you! All the footage was taken on my land in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, Skywater Hollow Retreat.

I hope this journey serves you.

The video is about 18 minutes long and gives you some introduction and instructions, you may want to make time to journey to the Spirit of Winter and glean any last insights as we move toward the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.

If you are curious about shamanic drum journeys and what purpose they may serve in your life and wellness, you may wish to go deeper into shamanic and earth based practices for wellness in The Four Directions Apprenticeship. Read more about Soul Loss and energy medicine techniques.

On my land at Skywater Hollow Retreat in the Shenandoah Valley.

On my land at Skywater Hollow Retreat in the Shenandoah Valley.

If you have any questions about shamanic journeying or any of the work that I do, I welcome you to write me with your questions.

Walk in beauty.

Sharing some pictures of sunrise, morning snow on the blossoming Quince trees.... INJOY!

Chloë Rain is the Founder of Explore Deeply™ and the Explore Deeply Movement. She is a Spiritual Guide & Healer.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment by answering their calling, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

Many of her clients find that their relationships and careers shift dramatically in new and exciting ways after doing this work, creating freedom and joy in their personal and professional lives. To find out more about working with Chloë go → here.

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

In Paris with You

PoetryChloë RainComment
In Paris with You Poem - James Fenton

Don’t talk to me of love. I’ve had an earful
And I get tearful when I’ve downed a drink or two.
I’m one of your talking wounded.
I’m a hostage. I’m marooned.
But I’m in Paris with you.

Yes I’m angry at the way I’ve been bamboozled
And resentful at the mess that I’ve been through.
I admit I’m on the rebound
And I don’t care where are we bound.
I’m in Paris with you.

    Do you mind if we do not go to the Louvre,
    If we say sod off to sodding Notre Dame
    If we skip the Champs Elysées
    And remain here in this sleazy
    Old hotel room
    Doing this or that
    To what and whom
    Learning who you are,
    Learning what I am.

Don’t talk to me of love. Let’s talk of Paris,
The little bit of Paris in our view.
There’s that crack across the ceiling

And the hotel walls are peeling
And I’m in Paris with you.

Don’t talk to me of love. Let’s talk of Paris.
I’m in Paris with the slightest thing you do.
I’m in Paris with your eyes, your mouth,
I’m in Paris with. . . all points south.
Am I embarrassing you?
I’m in Paris with you.

— James Fenton

Chloë Rain is the Founder of Explore Deeply™ and the Explore Deeply Movement. She is a Spiritual Guide & Healer.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment by answering their calling, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

Many of her clients find that their relationships and careers shift dramatically in new and exciting ways after doing this work, creating freedom and joy in their personal and professional lives. To find out more about working with Chloë go → here.

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!