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Reflection and Prayer on Platonic Love
Platonic love is placing the same energy with a friend that we would place with a lover, without the give and take of physical sexual expressions.
The flow of loving energy keeps charging and recharging our batteries in our platonic love relationships. Platonic love can also be a form of unconditional love, and through its nurturing can lead us to recognizing the Divine's love for each of us.
What is a constant comes not of this physical and mental world of cause and effect. Unconditional love, constant by its nature, is born of and a quality of our Source, reflected through our souls and into our daily lives by our loving actions and interactions.
Platonic love in adult relationships perhaps happens most often when loving feelings are present, but it would be inappropriate to express them in a physical sexual relationship.
One specific reason for the development and nurturing of platonic love is that one or the other, or both are already in a committed sexual relationship with another person.
Platonic love is our 'outlet' for allowing the vibrant energy charging our bodies to keep charging and recharging us when it would be inappropriate or impossible to express ourselves in physical sexuality.
With everyone and everything, everyday we relate. Relating repeatedly forms a relationship.
In relationship, we react to each other's thoughts and actions on all the diverse and deep levels of our being. We see the outer layers of visible activity and observe the inner motives, stemming from past personal background and current desires for the future.
We face continuing variables in the projection of ourselves in a relationship.
By communicating with lovingness we communicate with and experience the unchanging soul of another, the depth of relationship untouched by variables.
Prayer on Platonic Love
"Mirrored images of unconditional love
Bouncing back and forth between
Experiencing warm energized bodily feeling
Brightening each other's day.
Platonic Love -
May all come to be energized consciously
By the unseen Force
From the unseen loving Source.
Platonic Love -
The expression of Love appropriate with all
That can be expressed by all
For the benefit of all.
All of humanity growing in consciousness
Energized and growing in consciousness."
Article by Susan Helene Kramer; photo credit Stan Schaap
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