ear Miracles: Valentine’s Day (one of my most favorite holidays ever!) is right around the corner. I am known for having a deft hand when it comes to love magic, in fact, my writing on the ins and outs of love magic has even been published in a book. So it isn’t really surprising that during this time of year there is one question I am asked again and again:
What is the strongest/best/most awesome love spell you know?
There are many ways to make beautiful ritual when it comes to love. But the best ritual act I know of?
We are frequently told to love ourselves. As far as advice goes, it’s right up there with honoring our boundaries. However, we are not often told why. Why does self-love matter? Why should I bother with loving and taking care of myself, especially if my focus is to draw a new lover to me or keep the lover that I have happy and satisfied? As it turns out, a lot.
I advise my clients and students to love themselves because the first step in doing that is learning to pay attention, and that in turn makes us really excellent lovers. As important is this truth: we teach others to love us by the way we love ourselves.
Think about it: do you want someone to show up for you consistently?
If so, ask yourself this: am I showing up for myself?
Want someone to be generous with their time, their money, their attention?
How generous are you to yourself?
Desiring sweet words and deep romance?
How do you speak to yourself? What romantic thing have you done just for you and just because?
After thinking about these questions and their relations my favorite thing to do ritually is create a sugar jar, a magical microcosm dedicated and consecrated to you…being the best lover of yourself, ever.