Elixirs, Recipes, and Potions for Calling in Love
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Elixirs, Recipes, and Potions for Calling in Love
Love is an incredibly powerful and potent energy available to us all. Whether or not the ways of love manifests as platonic, romantic, or parental, it always begins and ends with ourselves. Our love for the other goes only as deep as our self-love, and when we amplify this love, we can spread its lusciousness and luxuriate in its divinity. If you are looking for ways to boost the love in your life, keep reading! Gaia Goddess is excited to share some of our favorite approaches for calling in and magnifying the juicy energy that is love.
There is brilliance in beautification. Beauty is a sanctified frequency- No wonder why amongst cultures are goddesses that emulate the power of beauty in all its shapes and forms, each wielding this energy to guide the masses into enlightenment! No matter how large or small, when one invests in beautification rituals, it can be an instant mood booster and feel like a profound act of love when done intentionally.
As the conversation surrounding self-love practices has evolved far past manicures and face masks, these acts of service are still worth paying attention to because they symbolize acts of romance. Self-romance is to express the utmost love for the desire of your affection, which in this case would be you.
Rather than waiting on someone else to initiate, take the reigns and indulge in your unique love language. For instance, get dressed up for no particular reason and strut around town, order yourself flowers in advance and let them arrive as a lovely surprise, take yourself out to that restaurant you've been dying to try or that movie you always wanted to see, sex yourself up light some candles, put on some fierce lingerie, sensual tunes, and moisturize your body with great care.
The options are limitless, but the point is this- when you decide to cater to yourself, it is on your terms and by your definition. Self-romance communicates to your subconscious that you deserve and are worthy of divine acts of love. Romance, at its core, is consistent acts of intimacy and connection curated to meet an individual's needs. When we consistently engage in intimate acts of self-love or romance, we commit to learning to understand and meet our own needs by carving out sensual, sacred time, allowing more romance to flourish in every facet of our existence.
A mantra is a repetitive sound or vibration in Sanskrit that one can utter to focus their state of being, allowing their subconscious to enter into a profound state of mediation. Sadhguru, yoga and meditation vet and founder and head of the Isha Foundation, notes that: "a few mantras or a few sounds have been identified, which could be like keys. If you use them in a certain way, they become a key to open up a different dimension of life and experience within you." It's crucial to bring great awareness to the meaning of the mantra. The sound it produces correlates with the effectiveness of the mantra, which is why practitioners invest effort in constantly improving the right tone and tempo of a chant/mantra. When using a mantra intentionally, there is potential to activate and unlock in your subconscious and within parts of the body great portals of love. The magic of mantras is allowing the chant to unfold and getting lost in the vibration by emptying the mind and surrendering to the Universal flow of Oneness, the greatest love of all time.
Mantras nowadays have been identified as positive affirmations, though that alone does not account for the nuance of their traditional and cultural origins. Nonetheless, repetitive affirmations are a lovely way to boost confidence and anchor in the vibration of love. Here are some of our favorite heart chakra mantras or affirmations for self-love from our Gaia practitioners:
I am love, I receive love, and love will happen
The power of love is within me
Love is lovely and is always available to me
Nature is the greatest Alchemist and constantly provides medicines that support our minds, bodies, and souls. Herbs are a perfect ingredient to create an elixir or potion to reset your home frequency to attract love in all its forms. Here are some of our favorite herbs and recipes to enhance any experience of passion, relaxation, warmth, confidence, and sensuality.
Rose is the highest vibratory oil on the planet, with a frequency of 320MHz, followed by Fracensicese at 147MHz. Together the two make a punchy combo perfect for adorning yourself and raising your body frequency. Red clover is a stellar herb known for its energizing effect and ability to clear negative energy. Maca is an adaptogenic herb considered an aphrodisiac, and helps maintain a healthy libido and boost energy. Lavender has plenty of benefits - balances your heart chakra, aids in relaxation, calms the nervous system, and soothes your skin.
Maca Elixir Smoothie
This creamy, sweet smoothie will put you in sensation overload! It's vitamin-rich, with elements such as cacao, a well-known heart opener, and maca, known to boost your sexual appetite. Adjust to your liking by adding or subtracting ingredients, and enjoy!
- 1.5 cups unsweetened chocolate almond milk
- 2 medium-sized bananas
- 4 pitted dates
- 2 tablespoons of organic maca powder
- 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
- one scoop of almond butter
- a handful of ice cubes
Bodacious Bath Soak:
Draw up a steamy, warm bath and add 1.25 cups of Epsom salt and a few drops of lavender oil to the water. Throw some candle magic in by lighting red candles to further draw in the energy of love. The element of fire is associated with action, passion, creativity, and light. The color red is associated with lust, sexual intimacy, and vitality. Red candles become a useful tool when you want to intensify these energies in your life- before lighting your candle, set your intentions clearly around the love you'd like to cultivate and experience. Lastly, if you're feeling extra calculated, then schedule this goddess bath on a Friday, a Venus day. Astrologically speaking, Friday is ruled by the planet Venus, which is the planet of love, harmony, adoration, pleasure, and possessions.
Epsom salt dissolves in warm water, allowing your body to absorb magnesium and sulfate, which helps to reduce muscle pain and tension, mental stress, and lower inflammation in internal organs. When the salt combines with lavender, your body will receive the ultimate gift of luxury, as the aromatic scents allow you to soften into your feminine essence and melt! Water is an exceptionally receptive element, and its frequency responds to the vibration of sound- say a prayer out loud to attract experiences of abundance, joy, and peace that will be for your highest and greatest good, or speak a mantra or affirmation to the waters. All of this juicy energy will take your bath to new heights. As you marinate in this atmosphere, indulge all your senses! After exiting the bath, nourish your skin with this quick and easy DIY moisturizer:
Dreamy Body Butter Blend:
- 1 Oz Carrier Oil (jojoba oil, coconut oil) or unscented whipped shea butter
- 5 drops of Rose essential oil
- 5 drops of Frankincense essential oil
- 4 drops of Cardamom essential oil
Remember that love is a pathway to discovering the depths of yourself that are waiting to reveal your power, potential, and prowess. No matter what may come your way, love is always available, and waiting for you with open arms. When you return back to love you return back to the purest form of self and your inner divinity. So, what are you waiting for?