What’s Love Got to Do with It?

What’s Love Got to Do with It?


How can one simple word be so complex?  It is filled with expectations, high hopes, joy, heartache, desire, pain, and for some, is a lifelong quest.  We deeply crave it, and sometimes deny giving it to ourselves. Love is so complex that the ancient Greeks identified seven types of love:

  • Eros: sexual or passionate love
  • Philia: friendship and goodwill love
  • Storge: the love between a parent and child
  • Agape: universal or unconditional love
  • Ludus: playful/uncommitted love
  • Pragma: duty-based practical love
  • Philautia: self-love (both healthy and unhealthy)

Love is never far from our minds. We see it in our families and with friends.  Songs idolize or damn it. We’re bombarded with images of what love is supposed to look like. Pretty much every movie out there – including action, adventure and horror – has some element of love in it, and may even set some unrealistic standards for love. (Thank you Hallmark Channel…I still love you.)

Love is probably the number one thing that my clients bring up during their shamanic sessions.  They want to learn how to love themselves, or they are in a relationship that doesn’t bring them joy, or they’re searching for that special someone and want to figure out what is causing the delay.

We have so many questions about love…which is why I’m excited to announce that I will be part of the first-ever Love Summit with Irene Weinberg, author of They Serve Bagels in Heaven!  The Love Summit is a free hour-long event where a panel of people (Irene, Lane Michel, Lorna Smith and myself) will explore love from a variety of perspectives:

  • What is love?
  • Why is love a courageous activity?
  • How do we learn to love ourselves and others?
  • Can you recover from a relationship that has ended?
  • And much more!

Plus, the panel members will be taking questions. So if you’ve got questions, please plan on joining us on Monday, February 11 at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern.  Registration is free but required to attend.  You can register here.

I hope you join us!


  1. PATRICK STORIES 4 years ago

    Oh my touch by this post. this blew me away. Thank you for taking the time to share these write up through these words.

    These words are painted in truth, experience and perspective. I especially love how you started it and how you ended the write up. Beautifully written and as I read through again on each line I was amazed . Each word you used are true and reflective of my personal encounter with people.

    This produced a smile on my tired face after a long day. You’re appreciated.

    You are welcome Mr/Mrs/Miss

    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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      Spirit Evolution 4 years ago

      Hi Patrick, I am so happy that my words resonated with you! I wish you all the best 😊

      • PATRICK STORIES 4 years ago

        Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful response.

        Such an awesome way of replying someone. Thanks. Again

        Also, I just posted:


        Would love to know your views. Love to see your contributions on it. I’m always excited for your comment. 🙂

        You are welcome

        Peace ✌and Love ❤

  2. PATRICK STORIES 4 years ago

    Thanks    for accepting and following my blog.

    I’m available to read your post at my convenient time.

    You have such an interesting topic I will love to read in
    your blog.

    I still remain  the simple blogger…..

    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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