Where is love?
Many years ago I was blessed to have an audience with a very saintly Guru in India. He asked those of us gathered around him, “Where is love?” Someone answered: “Love is in my heart, Baba!” To which he replied: “You make Love very small and you very big….” He then proceeded to share the following words: “Love is unlimited and love is everywhere, in every molecule; it is the energy that sustains creation. Human beings are like a beautiful strand of pearls – the thread that connects us is love, and both forgiveness and compassion bring us back to this simple truth.”
It’s a thought that comes back to me whenever I think of love and our celebration of it, in particular around Valentine’s Day. This global celebration is recognised in every culture with the simple message ‘I love you’, with roses and heart shapes symbolically given as an expression of love
The rose – and by association, the concept of love – are integral to the essence of ila, a vital ingredient that holds the vibration of love in so many of our products. Rose Damascene Otto is the queen of essential oils and is also known as the flower of love; it is a healing and balancing oil with a natural affinity with the heart. Furthermore, Rose has the highest frequency of any oil, and raises the frequency of cells bringing harmony and enhanced wellbeing to the body and balancing personal will. It also symbolises divine or mystical love, promotes confidence and is healing to the heart.
Just as roses and rose products shouldn’t be restricted to Valentine’s Day, however, neither should the giving and receiving of love. So aside from spoiling your loved one this Valentine’s Day, take time to experience love on a greater, more ‘unlimited’ level. Extend your heart, compassion and forgiveness to everyone and everything you encounter; let its energy flow freely and abundantly; and revel in the beauty and truth it gifts each and every one of us.
Love and blessings,