How to use Love Catcher 6
History of my Heart 9
Ready to Love 29
Fire & Desire 47
Conscious Loving 61
Beyond the Butterflies 79
Dark Nights 99
Rebirth of Love 119
We all need to be loved. Everyone wants to be listened to, nurtured, cherished, and adored. Some of us long for romance, while others want a companion or someone special to give us backrubs and hugs. Many are anxious for a rebirth in an old relationship or guidance to help separate from a partner in the most loving way possible. We want to love our children and our parents, to be good friends and family members. In an increasingly complex and fast-moving world, we long to be part of an interconnected, caring community.
We all want more love in our lives, but most of us don’t know where to find it and usually look in all the wrong places! We don’t realize that to be loved, we must learn to love. To receive love, we must give it – not only to others, but also to ourselves. We don’t have to rely on anyone else, for inside each one of us is an infinite source of loving energy. We just have to open the tap and allow it to flow through us.
It is then that we discover that love is everywhere. Love is in the infinite mysteries of nature and the miracle of simply being alive. Love is in old friends and new, in momentary encounters with strangers, in the magic of rediscovering our creativity, exercising our bodies, or stretching our minds. Love is in a gesture, a silent prayer, a gift of appreciation, or a phone call. Give love away, and you will find it pouring back.
Love Catcher has been created to help you learn how to attract vibrant, new love into every aspect of your life. Most importantly, our book will enable you to truly love yourself. The journal provides a framework for you to examine your own life and relationship to love. It will help you discover what has shaped you in the past and will help you to listen to the wisdom of your own inner voice to create a glorious new future which will embrace love in every possible way. Invite love into your life. Begin it now!
How to Use Love Catcher
There are no rules for using Love Catcher! It’s for your eyes only, unless you want to share your thoughts with someone special. Answer the questions on paper or in your head, draw or doodle in the journal, and glue in clippings or photographs. Do whatever it takes to help you to uncover your true thoughts and feelings on all aspects of love. Whatever you do, keep the book in a safe place or tear out the pages you don’t want others to see.
If you wish, begin with “History of My Heart,” which explores how you became who you are today. Who or what shaped your views and attitudes on love? What was the nature of your parents’ relationship? Are there romantic patterns from the past you wish to change? Old scripts you should leave behind? Do you feel worthy of receiving more love in your life? If not, why not? And most importantly, what is blocking you from attracting the love you want into your life?
Turn to chapter two, “Ready to Love,” to help you prepare your body, mind, and spirit to receive the right love into your life. Use this section to focus on YOU, as you ready yourself for the exciting prospect of meeting a person who will love you for who you really are, not the person you would like to be (or pretend you are). The exercises in this section will provide the tools and inspiration for you to become totally alive to life and love, with all its possibilities.
Chapter three, “Fire and Desire,” will guide you through the magical, crazy days of a new love, when we daydream, bump into walls, stop eating, and yearn for the next encounter. This chapter will help you keep your feet on the ground as you explore the nature of your relationship, while compiling a delicious record of this exciting time.
Chapter four, “Conscious Loving,” will help you get the most out of the early stages of loving by offering tips on how to clearly communicate your needs and feelings, while listening to and supporting your partner. This section will help you lay a strong foundation of wisdom and understanding as you work through issues in a loving way, instead of getting stuck in old scripts and useless battles.
“Beyond the Butterflies” offers new insight into a relationship that has moved beyond the fairy-tale aspects of new love into the more challenging time that inevitably sets in after the honeymoon period is over. The questions in this section will help you deal with the disillusionment and disappointment we feel as we discover aspects of the other person that fall short of our expectations. The questions in this section will allow for the release of feelings of anger, frustration, heartache, and doubt, which are also part of the journey to real loving.
“Dark Nights” provides insight into the really difficult periods we encounter in relationships, times when we wonder if we can ever rekindle the love we once shared with our partners. This section will help you mend a broken relationship or, if necessary, separate for your partner in the most loving way possible.
“Rebirth of Love” is designed to transform a tired relationship into a vital new experience of loving, as you revive the body, mind, and soul connection between you and your partner. It’s a time of taking stock, forgiving, dreaming new dreams, and just plain having fun, while you rediscover why you fell in love in the first place.
As you work through Love Catcher, know, above all, that love is everywhere around you. Most of all, love is within you, aching to be expressed. Open yourself to love! Allow yourself to be free to experience abundance in very aspect of your life. Connect yourself to the powerful energy that surrounds and flows through us all, and celebrate the joy and peace you will feel as you infuse your life with love.
Charting a Course
Now is a good time to remember our dreams and to find ways of enabling each other to achieve them.
I have a dream.
Here’s how my partner can help me
My partner has a dream.
Here’s how I can help my partner make it happen
We have a dream
I want to be loved.
I want to be cherished.
I want to be adored.
The question is, Why should I wait for someone else to love, cherish, and adore me?
I will celebrate myself by finding special ways to give myself the feelings I want from someone else. As I begin to feel loved, cherished, and adored – by myself – I will not feel so “needy” about getting what I need from someone else.
It is said that what you give out is what you will receive.
What am I giving?
What am I receiving?
What do I need to change?
I will begin by