What is so painful and so powerful about the month everyone celebrates love?

I will never forget being in elementary school, when I was in grade five, and coming into Valentine’s Day with such hope and expectation for a Valentine gift from a secret admirer. I would feel the desire in the soul of who I was, even as young as ten years old. In the core of my young emerging womanhood.

What does love mean to you? What does ‘this month’ do in you?

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, February is unfortunately the highest month for suicides. The winter now feels long, dark, sunless and hopelessness can set in.

For the first forty years of my life February was Southern Hemisphere. The busy month. The back-to-school month. Yes, the ‘love month’, which always had the hope I began this piece of writing with …. “I hope there is someone out there that secretly admires me”

I wonder if all of humanity is asking this?

So this month, throughout everyday of February, I will write a short piece on the book, known as the Love Book of the Bible, Song of Songs. I will declare over your life as a woman that She (YOU) Lives Loved.

No matter where you are, who you are, how you are. You are deeply loved.

I want you to know it deep in the core of your feminine soul.