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.
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!
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For more interesting reading: The Dark Origins of Valentine's Day NPR and Valentine's Day: Why Do We Celebrate It? (Hint: Naked Romans)