When we make THE promise of LOVE to another, a subtle yet powerful shift takes place in our souls where intentions are housed; and though speech is THE vehicle used for such a vow, the sacred vow spoken is MORE than just words. The vow of LOVE is a tool we employ in order to facilitate transformation within ourselves and an expression of will. Fulfilling this SACRED vow, whether it is as complex as "'till death do us part" or as simple as "I promise", it challenges us like NOTHING on this planet!
Why is that the case, why does the SACRED VOW OF LOVE behave in such a ‘teeter totter’ that goes up and down sometimes with a resounding thud? I think this happens because with LOVE, the vow that has been made has to go hand in hand with the balance of the relationship. For as mere human beings we can be balanced with ‘equal and different issues’ that can cause perpetual ups and downs in our lives so IMAGINE when someone else has to be considered? However this can be overcome if two people have a DEEP love of self AND desire to be with each other for as long as they choose. Hence before we get to the VOW OF LOVE, we NEED to prepare ourselves for it!
I find that the preparation is unprepared preparation for what comes (confusing huh?). Moreover, one rarely has clear insight into the mind of another to see how the other is feeling the love. Two people may start in the same place internally with love but, as time travels on to another day, they usually lose sight of the moments that initially bonded them together.
But all in all LOVE is a blessing and an asset! Too often the word is used as a trap, exercised on the negative side to manipulate, dominate and control. Love, is like a credit card that gets abused with hollow promises of ‘making it up later’. Then ‘love amnesia’ takes over as the ‘hollow I love you’s pile up along with demonstrations of forgetfulness to keep total focus on the assets. Isn’t it funny how ALL that is ill in humans can be corrected by GENUINE LOVE? Isn’t it even sadder that we trivialize the SACRED VOW LOVE in the form of sex? Until we learn that THE highest form of love is compassion, we will NEVER find ourselves nestled in the comfort of LOVE’S embrace…
So as we embark on the journey of LOVE, we need to understand that once this SACRED VOW is spoken, it becomes a part of your existence FOREVER! Your view of the world around you may change, and your predominant thoughts and feelings will no doubt evolve with time, but the spirit in which your oaths were spoken will remain unaffected. It is up to you to determine how you will stay true to your vows while your inner AND outer worlds are transformed. Your strength and character will inevitably be tested as circumstances make keeping promises increasingly challenging, but after you have shown yourself steadfast many times, your appreciation of the sanctity of LOVE’S VOW will be cemented in your mind and soul.
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