The different types of love – part 2

When are aware of the different types of love in our lives, it opens our eyes to how much love we are constantly surrounded by and allows us to see the world through the eyes of Source.  Being aware of this love raises us up to a better state of mind.

The remaining 4 four of the 8 types of love are:

Pragma:

Pragma love is long-lasting love. This is the love that has grown, matured, and endured over time. It is a bond between two people who have committed to each other, shared experiences, and made the conscious choice to grow together. This love is based on patience, tolerance, and commitment of both parties to grow their relationship and prioritize it. It is the practical love of commitment, conscious choice, and shared experience. This love is found between long-term couples and long- standing, deep friendships. It is a combination of passionate love, compassionate love, and connection.

Agape:

Agape love is selfless love or unconditional love. This type of love is about having compassion,empathy, and showing love to all beings without question or expectation. It is pure, unconditional love with no attachments or boundaries. This love is about giving to others, showing loving kindness o all beings, and seeing others through the eyes of Source.

Storge:

Storge love is love between family members, such as parents and children, siblings, and those who become family. It is a strong bond, built on safety, support, security, compassion, protectiveness and shared memories and experiences – a bond of kinship and allegiance.

Mania:

And the non-love, the one to avoid… Mania love an obsessive love – a toxic or co-dependent relationship that is imbalanced, with one person becoming overly attached. It is the result of insecurity and low self-worth, with the person seeking to feel value through their obsession. This love is jealous, destructive love with the person practicing the mania, doing extreme, unhealthy acts to retain and control their partner’s love. 

Knowing the various types of love that have available is empcloud 2436676 640owering so we can be aware of the beautiful love surrounds us, and avoid those behaviors not base on unconditional love.

Is there a type of love you’d like to have more of in your life?

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RUNNING THROUGH DARKNESS
MEMOIR OF A SPIRITUAL WARRIOR

BY SANTA MOLINA-MARSHALL ‧ RELEASE DATE: MAY 3, 2022

This debut memoir chronicles a woman’s spiritual exploration and growth as she overcame a disturbing childhood and helped others heal.

Brought to America from the Dominican Republic as a youngster, Molina-Marshall should have led a happy life. Her father was a diligent worker, and his large family wanted for nothing. But the author recounts that her dad had a drinking problem and was a serial philanderer. Molina-Marshall’s long-suffering mother left him for a woman. Then it was all downhill for the bright, 12-year-old girl, who was shuttled between foster care and relatives. According to the author, she was sexually abused by the husband of one of her siblings. This resulted in Molina-Marshall becoming alienated and moody. By 15, she simply tried to survive. In her favor were grit and a restless intelligence. She quit school, rented a room, and found a factory job. Time went by, and for a while she was happily married. Yet when her husband left her, her life truly began. She turned to religion for answers but decided that blaming God for her woes was a cop-out. 

In this absorbing and moving memoir, Molina-Marshall’s vivid storytelling is fearless. She frankly discusses the truths she discovered and the indignities she suffered. These admissions are disclosed with a touch of resignation and plenty of bite. However painful, everything she experienced was a lesson, and she bravely realized that she was part of the problem: “The fear of being hurt, rejected, or abused often led to me feeling lonely and misunderstood. No one knew the agonizing pain I felt being trapped in my thoughts and anger. I was becoming my biggest threat.” 

The author skillfully recounts her intricate spiritual journey. To deal with her psychic wounds, she searched for an inspirational system. Her open-mindedness led her to the interfaith concept—cherry-picking from various religions and spiritual movements, yoga, and Indigenous beliefs as a way of finding peace. Along with her female partner, she built a therapy practice, making use of every spiritual element that aided her and others. The road was bumpy, and she found that women of color in same-sex relationships were not welcomed everywhere. To do good works—and finally live on her own terms—she effectively overcame bigotry.

An engrossing, cathartic account of empathy and success through determination and confidence.

Pub Date: May 3, 2022   |    ISBN: 978-0-578-38315-6  |   Page Count: 264    | Publisher: From Trauma to Triumph  |   Review Posted Online: June 13, 2022