Today is Valentines Day! At -30 degrees below, it is good day to hunker down with your loved ones and watch a show, or movie (with popcorn) and just enjoy each others company.
Many folks may not know how this day came to be, and there are many writings on the bringing about of this wonderful day. The Catholic Church ascribe three different Saints as “Valentine” or “Valentinus” all of whom were martyred. The truth behind the legend is murky, however the emphasis of his appeal is of a sympathetic, heroic and most importantly – romantic figure.
Some claim the Christian Churches in an effort to Christianize the pagan celebration of “Lupercalia” brought Valentines into fruition. Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to “Faunus”, Roman god of Agriculture. It welcomed Spring to the land. However at the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius deemed this celebration as “un- Christian.” He then declared February 14th as St. Valentines day.
Of course through the ages, it gained momentum to the day we now celebrate. During Victorian times the celebration began to flourish to the way we celebrate today. It is a great day to think of those whom we love dearly as well as the romantic holiday has now become.
Remember, love being the highest vibration, is told in every tradition, every religion, every philosophy, every culture throughout the world May this day bring you love, peace and joy. We wish you all, health, wealth and happiness as you all so richly deserve all of life’s blessings. Don’t forget the most important love is firstly the love of self. Not as selfish; just let the love of self be a healthy, and healing love. All this fits into our Spiritualist beliefs, because love is the ultimate, expression of Infinite Intelligence. God Bless!