January 2011 Volume 1, Issue 1
Create the love your soul intended
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Reflections on waiting for love

Dear %$firstname$%,

Thanks for signing up for the first issue of Moondancing... Whispers from your heart. I'm tickled to begin!
Until 10 p.m. Sunday January 23, you will be able to download my novel Moondance as thanks for being the first. Use the password: moondancing
The Moon in astrology represents our emotional life and I created Moondancing to empower women entrepreneurs (and luvly like-minded men) to tap into their hearts as they consciously create the relationship their souls intended. Read here for more on my vision for Moondancing.
This first issue is about something I've struggled with myself: the 'wait' for a soulmate. Interestingly, it's origin was shaped in another area of my life entirely.
I had three issues of Moondancing written way back in September. Its birth has dragged painfully. Nobody likes waiting and neither do I. It's especially tough waiting for love. Add the holidays and couply New Years into the mix and presto! We have the first issue of Moondancing... Whispers from your heart.
I hope that this and every issue holds a message just for you, as if a whisper from your own heart.
Here's to creating the love your soul intended,
P.S. Know someone else who'd enjoy? Follow your instinct: pass Moondancing along!
Soulmate creation: Honouring the beauty of magnetic space
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. - Paulo Coelho
Recently I shared old pictures with a good friend. Pictures I hadn't looked at in years!
It was a time in my mid 20's where we were fancy free and did everything as a group. More often than in recent years, I was coupled and kinda decadent. I hosted elaborate dinner parties, cooked until 1:00 a.m., woke up and made love. I double dated even.
Now I don't want the relationship (or the men) I had in my 20's (EGAD to that). Yet major holidays turn my attention to time and symbolize a milestone, a marker. One year older and still (temporarily) solo.
Who'd a thunk? Not me in my 20's, that's for sure.
I'd be fibbing if I didn't admit that I feel a slight sinking in my heart at holiday time. Before you write me off, I DO stop this side of a pity party. :-) For on the other hand, I'm unabashedly grateful to be dodging in-law logistics and a ton of work hosting.
Comfy in the exquisite simplicity of my life, I am aware of the neccessity to stay grateful for where I am, while open and receptive to the possiblities a partner will bring. Even if it does include in-laws (whom I envision as absolutely delightful, wise and supremely helpful people). :-)
Said another way, how can I make sure I enjoy what I have today, without enjoying it so much that I unconsciously sabotage a potential relationship, which energetically requires an open space to come in? How do I sincerely maintain a desire for a soulmate, without tipping over into sadness? How do I dissolve ambivalence when it comes up?
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
On The Wait, I reflect that in love (and in other areas of life), whenever I've pushed something too soon, jumped in just because it's there, or otherwise moved too far outside my True Self to find love, that I found the experience lacking - even painful.
Instead of receiving something beautiful that enhanced my life, I found myself drained and strained, losing energy and judging myself odd in the process.
On the other hand, when I have patiently remained receptive and responsive to what comes in, there's an ease of flow and I tend to be abundantly rewarded. I need to act, to respond, certainly, but in my heart, it feels different.
This state of alert, conscious receptivity aligns with my heart... and with my karmic astrology chart too.
So while the earthly time it takes to manifest my heart's desire can feel excruciating, it is also perfect for me. The parts of myself, the threads of my own soul I've lost to others during lifetimes of entanglement, encircle and find a permanent place inside me. A place which this time 'round, will receive love from where I stand - not the other way around.
When you feel the shadow pull of waiting, first replace the word waiting with 'creating'. Then recall the exquisite beauty and potential of time. Remember that it allows for the synchronization of forces we cannot see. Remember that while our intentions may be like a magnet, they seek to ignite the heaviness of earth.
Ask: How can you use this precious time to re-claim pieces of your forgotten self? To dissolve resistance? To re-fuel in reflection? How can you connect deeply with the earth and open your arms wider to the stars?
Re-affirm your trust. Then, know that what you seek is already on its way. In perfect time. Irresistably attracted to the shimmering beauty of magnetic space. Can you feel the depth of possibilities?
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I hope that 2011 lavishes you with an abundance of opportunities to experience love in its many forms.
And, that in the magnificent space of waiting, your heart is returned to you, full and bright: a soulmate beacon.
More from The Soulmate Site
Here's what I've been up to the past few months! Armed with the cheeky tag Want a soulmate? Get to know your soul, The Soulmate Site is dedicated to publishing the most intelligent, thought-provoking soulmate information on the net.
Drop by and explore. In the meantime, here's an inspiring article on why sometimes it takes soooo long to find love. Hope you enjoy!
Karen's personal recommendations
(I only recommend services which I've experienced and found truly special. If you buy from my links, in some cases, I do receive a wee commission. Thanks for the support!)
Only Love is Real, by Dr. Brian Weiss
If you're wondering if all that waiting is worthwhile, read Only Love is Real by American psychiatrist and past life regression therapist Dr. Brian Weiss. It's a breathtaking true account of how two people (with painful relationship histories) found each other in this lifetime as soulmates. Why is Dr. Weiss writing this? Because each was his patient, and he recognized their heart wrenching and beautiful past life connection, even before they did.
Attracting Genuine Love Course
An affordable, meditative course by relationship experts, and 30 year marriage partners Gay and Katie Hendricks. From the privacy of your home, receive the Hendricks' heart-opening insights which will help you attract a conscious, loving relationship into your life, without stressful pursuit. Heart-healing, inspiring and highly recommended! Read more here
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About Karen
Karen M. Black is a writer, heart explorer, founder of The Soulmate Site and the author of the award-winning novel Moondance.
She earned her MBA at the Rotman School of management in Toronto, spending almost two decades in corporate. In 1996, a heartbreak compelled her to write, and her words scared her so much she abandoned her writing for five years. In 2001 while working full-time, she committed to finish the novel she started, and dove into personal development work which included a three-year karmic astrology internship.
In 2008, Karen's novel Moondance won a number of independent publishing awards. Today, she is dedicated to sharing her experiences and using karmic astrology to inspire successful women globally to consciously manifest the love their souls intended.
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