Purple velvet raindrops sprouted wings beneath the moonlight, Goddess magic lifting what was falling down; tears of sorrow turned to joy within Her amethystic silver, transforming fears into a violet flower crown.
Impassioned reader of “The Mists of Avalon,” the one who shares with me a soul, so many firsts in love and Earth Day, betrothed forever being whole; as with “Austin,” I still love you, as I have loved you for “A Thousand Years.”
Would We Really Die For The One We Love?
When we tell someone we would die for them, what is it we are saying? Do we really mean it — would we give our life to save theirs or protect them? Or is this just a romanticized, idealistic, or dramatic gesture of commitment or belief? Or is it an intentional manipulation or misrepresentation, set forth to convince them that we’re “in” and that we care? To these, and other possible answers to this question, I believe that each is true for some.
But if we really mean it — if we would truly give our life to save theirs or protect them — then why would we not endure whatever challenges, hardships, or suffering we might encounter while sharing our life with them? If we would die for the one we love, then why not live for them?
And this question, or dilemma, may intersect with philosophical, spiritual, and/or cultural traditions for some; or get lost within the ambiguity of what love is. But if, for these purposes, we are defining what love is as one soul inhabiting two bodies — the spiritual awareness of soulmate love — then the answer to this question begs an audience.
An Audience With The Queen
Salubrious salutations, love libations, excitations, flow from our question to the Universe pristine; and as She shines Her light upon us, revealing truth through Her awareness; we find the answer in what our hearts have always seen.
Yes, if we would die for the one we love, then we should live for them.
So here’s a shamanic prayer combining Native American and Pleiadian wisdom, to encourage understanding of this truth.
THE MEDICINE WHEEL PRAYER
“South – To the winds of the South, Great Serpent – Wrap your coils of light around us, teach us to shed the past the way you shed your skin, help us to walk softly on the Earth, show us the Beauty Way. Protect us we are your children. Ho
West – To the winds of the West, Mother Jaguar – Protect this medicine space, show us the way of peace, to live impeccably, Show us the way beyond death. Shine your great light upon us and guide us. Protect us we are your children. Ho
North – To the winds of the North Hummingbird, Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Ancient Ones – Come and warm your hands by our fires, Whisper to us in the winds – you who have gone before us and you who will come after us, our children’s children. Shine your great light upon us and guide us. Protect us we are your children. Ho
East – To the winds of the East, Great Condor Eagle – wrap your wings around us, show us the mountains we only dare dream of and teach us all to fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit. Shine your great light upon us and guide us. Protect us we are your children. Ho
Mother Earth – We are gathered here for the healing of all our peoples, the stone people, the tree people, the plant people, the two legged, the four legged, the creepy crawlies, the finned ones, the furred ones, and the winged ones. Creator, all our relations. Shine your great light upon us and guide us. Protect us we are your children. Ho
Father Sky – Father sun, Grandmother moon, to the star nations, to the Pleiadians, Great Spirit we honour you who are known by the thousand names, and to you who are the nameless one, we thank you for gathering us together and teaching us to sing the song of life for one more day. Shine your great light upon us and guide us. Protect us we are your children. Ho”
And here are some relevant quotes…
“A man who has nothing he is willing to die for has nothing worth living for.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”
– Che Guevara
“To live is to be willing to die over and over again.”
– Pema Chodron
“I had it all wrong,” he says. “Before I found you, I thought the only way to hold on was to find something to live for. It isn’t. To hold on, you have to find something you’re willing to die for.”
– Rick Yancey
“Loving and perishing: it’s been a rhyme all these eternities. The will to love: that is, also being willing to die.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
I would die to save or protect you, so I will live for you.
Photo Credit: Rick Leche