How Do You Know When You’ve Found the ONE?

On the day that I met Brian I knew that he was the ONE. I knew because I heard a voice that keep telling he was the One. I knew because I had been given clues in a dream. It was completely clear to me that he was the One. Lately I have received many emails asking me “how do I know if he/she is the One?” I decided to ask several of my friends who are happily married to their soulmates “how they knew.”

Gay Hendricks shares: It felt very natural and organic that I found Katie, because it happened right after I’d had a powerful transformation experience where I found “the one” inside myself. I remember the writer Tom Robbins saying “We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.” That’s essentially the realization I had in December 1979, that I needed to love myself deeply, and attract a lover out of that unconditional love for me. Next month I met Katie!

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Kathlyn Hendricks said: When I first saw Gay in 1980 at a seminar and we locked eyes for a timeless moment, I had the experience of recognizing and being deeply recognized in layers upon layers of delicious expansion. That’s how I knew he was “the one.”

Shannon Peck (married to Scott Peck) said: I used to ask my mom this question when I was growing up at home. She and my dad had a truly soulmate relationship (they just celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary!). Mom said, “You’ll know because you’ll want to be with him all the time.” That was one of the “check in points” I referred to when I found myself growing very strong with love for Scott while we were dating.I also evaluated from other points too, such as: we were spiritually in sync, we had so much fun being together, even while doing nothing, we got along beautifully. I felt treated with great love, respect, and adoration, I felt I could trust Scott with fidelity because of how he lived with integrity and he would never hurt me, and I felt a deep, intimate, lasting, sense of “belonging” connection with him.

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Rev. Cynthia James (married to Carl Studna) said: “When a friend asked me, can I imagine my life without him? I said that I couldn’t.”

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Monte Farber reveals: I knew Amy Zerner was “The One” when I noticed that watching her live was my supreme enjoyment. I didn’t want her to be anything other than who she was and wanted to be and that is as true today, 35 years later, as it was when our romance first bloomed into love.

www.theenchantedworld.com

As you can see, it’s different from everyone. If you are currently with someone that you “think” might be your soulmate, enjoy the process of getting to know them in all types of situations. Meet their friends and family. Travel with them (one of the best ways I know to get to know someone on the deepest level). Don’t feel as if you have to “know” right now. At the right moment in time, you will become crystal clear.

Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,

Arielle

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LIVING AS IF SUCCESS STORY…

I recently spoke at an event and met a man named Brandon who was very excited to share his “soulmate success story” with me. Please enjoy his personal account:

“Several years ago after my divorce, I wrote out the characteristics and traits my “soulmate” would have. After listening to the audio book, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction , I decided to revisit that list, refine it, and release it to the Universe. As I re-read my list, I really got into the feeling of what each characteristic and trait meant and why it was important to me. I burned my list and watched the light breeze carry it into the ethers. I remember visualizing the Universe orchestrating every fiber of that list to bring her into my experience.

Shortly after that, I receive an invitation to a wedding for a friend of mine. Since I was now fully “living as if” I replied for “two” to the RSVP. My friend called, excited, and said, “You have a new girlfriend?” I laughed and said “No, but I will, and I need you to reserve a space for her.” My friend was dumbfounded and didn’t understand.

About a month later, one of my good friends suggested I join a dating website because he had just become engaged. I resisted his suggestion, telling him all the reasons why I didn’t want to. He simply said, “It works!” So, I decided that I would give it a shot and told myself I wouldn’t put much effort into it. I went out on a few dates and everything was confirming “why” I didn’t like online dating! After nearly calling it all but quits on the site, I decided to do a search. In my search, a very familiar and beautiful lady appeared. I looked closely, looked even closer, and thought “no, this can’t be that girl.” So, I sent an email, telling her she looked familiar and more. You see, I had already met this lady, on two brief occasions, and we talked each time, but that was it. She replied back, excitedly, and remembered who I was.

We arranged for a date, and I gave her 3 options – 1) dinner, 2) lunch, or 3) Costco Churros (I wanted to see her sense of humor). She went for the Costco Churro option! I arrived at Costco, with a candlestick and a bottle of wine. She arrived, more gorgeous and stunning than I remembered. Imagine, two people, dressed up, sitting on the tables in a parking lot at Costco with candles, wine, and their churro! As the employees left, they were amazed and in awe at how “romantic” and “cute” we were. One lady even said that she was going to tell her husband that he needed to do that! We left after about two hours of just talking and went to Coronado to walk on the beach and have cocktails. The second day we spent it at a friend’s BBQ and the 3rd day we spent the day at a local lake and had our own BBQ. That was three months ago. So far, we have been on trips, are talking about our future together, and been pretty much inseparable. She is everything I could have ever imagined … but then again, I guess I did!”

Brandon is a great example of what can happen when you take the time to make a thoughtful detailed soulmate wish list, create a ritual to release the list, trusted his intuition when it was time to “take action” and, perhaps most importantly, he practiced “living as if.”

Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,

Arielle

My new book Wabi Sabi Love is now available!  Finding your Soulmate is just the beginning.  Read how successful couples keep the soulmate fire burning.  Receive a priceless bonus bundle of advanced love attraction resources and techniques when you order your copy right here:   Wabi Sabi Love

Big Love: “Secrets from Soulmates Arielle & Brian”

Dear Arielle and Brian,

I am 42 and have practiced some sort of metaphysics since my teens. For the past 15 years I have been focused on manifesting my soulmate. I have often felt angry and discouraged because he is still not here.

I have read tons of books, made many wish lists, meditated, you name it. All of this has helped me grow into a person that now (finally) ready for the type of man and type of marriage that I seek.

Everything else in my life is great. I just have this deep longing for my soul mate. I often meet men but I am unwilling to go out on dates just for the sake of going out with someone doesn’t meet my standards.

My question is: what additional work do I need to do within to manifest my soul mate?

Regards,
Suzie


Hi Suzie,

We suggest that you continue to do all the great things you’re doing to explore your deeper self, and continue to do all of the exercises in THE SOULMATE SECRET. And, do this with the intention, ”I’m going to have as much FUN as I possibly can!”

So, the next time you feel discouraged or angered, move into your heart space and send yourself, your friends, and the world more love. This will immediately lift your spirits. You might even consider going out on those dates you’ve turned down in the past just to have more fun and develop more friendships. Maybe after the 3rd or 4th date the sparks might fly and wouldn’t that be fun??? Remember, when it comes to men, it’s always best when you can create a space of love, acceptance and trust for the man to grow into his higher self and allow him to find his way and (most importantly) follow and trust your guidance in this process as well. You’ll most likely limit your opportunities if the checklist is too long or your demands are unrealistic.

Suzie, please “know’ your soulmate is on the way so be as patient as possible because spirit has no timetable. Do your best to detach from any results, expectations or expected outcomes and trust that the Universe will support you in delivering your soulmate to you. Until then, have as much FUN as your heart desires because you obviously deserve Big Love in your life!!

Love,
Arielle and Brian


Arielle Ford has spent the past 25 years living and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She is one of the founding partners of the Spiritual Cinema Circle, a DVD club dedicated to providing movies about love and compassion. She is the author of seven books including the HOT CHOCOLATE FOR THE MYSTICAL SOUL series and her newest book THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. Her husband and soulmate Brian Hilliard is a business consultant with a life-long interest in spirituality and the practice of compassion. They live in La Jolla, CA www.soulmatesecret.com

Disclaimer: Arielle Ford, Brian Hilliard, the Big Love column and its publishers assume no responsibility for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information, services or other material related to this column.

My new book Wabi Sabi Love is now available!  Finding your Soulmate is just the beginning.  Read how successful couples keep the soulmate fire burning.  Receive a priceless bonus bundle of advanced love attraction resources and techniques when you order your copy right here:   Wabi Sabi Love

BIG LOVE: “Secrets from Soulmates Arielle & Brian”

Hi Arielle and Brian,

My name is Sharon. I am 42 years old. I have practiced some sort of metaphysics since I was in my teens. The last 15 years I have been mainly focused on manifesting my soul mate. During these many years, I have felt angry and discouraged many times because he is still not here.

The surprising thing is, every time I became angry and discouraged I felt that even though it was not working I had no other choice but to move forward because I had learned a little bit more and it was impossible to live in that place that I passed again. Also, I knew the past was filled with pain and did not see much sense in returning to a place that did not work before.

I have read tons of books, made many, many list that at least 10 years old. I have meditated, you name it and I have done it and is still doing it. I continue to use “new aged” techniques to manifest my soul mate because I do believe they work and have realized just how much they have helped me grow into the person who I know is now ready and deserves the man and type of marriage that I seek.

Everything else in my life is great. I just have this deep longing for my soul mate and the type of marriage I know is right for me even though I did not see any examples around me growing up. I do meet men often but, I am unwilling to go out on dates just for the sake of going out or being in a relationship with a man that I know is not right for me.

I feel comfortable identifying men that I cannot envision having the type of marriage I know I deserve and desire since, I have learned through my practice to be very honest with myself and to look at the not so nice parts of my personality and determine whether I am what I am asking the Universe to bring to me.

My question is, what additional work do I need to do within to manifest my soul mate?

Regards,

Sharon


Hi Sharon,

Before we get started we just want to give you thanks and praise for the commitment and discipline you’ve had over the years to grow as a person and open your heart to all the possibilities this wonderful journey has to offer. We also commend you for the discernment you’ve used as well as relying on your intuition in not jumping into a relationship that didn’t feel right to you. It is a beautiful example so many of us could follow.

Sharon, please consider this suggestion to add to your repertoire—continue to do all the great things you’re doing to explore your deeper self, continue to shine a light on your shadow self and please stick with all the exercises and prescriptions in THE SOULMATE SECRET. But do the work with this intention–”I’m going to have as much FUN as I possibly can!” So the next time you feel discouraged or angered move into your heart space and send yourself, your friends and the world more love. This will lighten your load and immediately lift your spirits. You might even consider going out on those dates you’ve turned down in the past just to have more fun and develop more friendships.. It feels like your intuition is well tuned (for knowing who the “right” guy is for you) so having a good time only benefits you and the world. And who knows maybe after the 3rd or 4th date the sparks might fly!!!!! Wouldn’t that be fun Sharon??? And please honestly reassess your definition of marriage—it might be just right but it might also be that you’ve set the “bar” a little too high for any man to jump over. It always works best when you can create enough space of love, acceptance and trust for the man to grow into his higher self and allow him to find his way and (most importantly) follow your guidance in this process as well. You’ll never have that opportunity if the checklist is too long or your demands are unrealistic.

Sharon-you are an amazing person and just “know’ your Soulmate is close by—so be as patient as possible because spirit has no timetable and do your best to detach from any results, expectations or expected outcomes and trust the Universe will support you in delivering your Soulmate to you…in the meantime have as much FUN as your heart desires!!! You obviously deserve Big Love in your life!!

love,
Arielle and Brian

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What’s on your love altar?

Since Arielle has been on vacation, she asked me to share with you how to utilize feng shui, altars and shrines to help manifest your soulmate. Her book, The Soulmate Secret, touches on these important tools that are available for us to co-create our lives.

As many people know, where intention goes, energy flows. Because of how energy functions, we are each engaged in co-creation with the Life Force. If you want to manifest your soul mate, you need to set the intention for it to be so. Setting an intention is like speaking to the Divine through a megaphone: it gets the message across more clearly.

This is the true magic behind creating an altar or shrine, which are incredible spiritual tools because they anchor our feelings and thoughts so we become very clear and specific about what we want.

The bedroom is an important sacred space, as it is usually where you spend the most time in your home. This sacred space and how it is decorated and arranged is especially important to manifesting your soul mate. Intentions made here resonate strongly through your personal energy field.

In terms of manifesting your soul mate, what intention do you have for this sacred space? If you want to manifest a more active love life or initiate a romantic relationship, energy enhancements and specifically designed altars can assist you in anchoring these intentions.

This room is an excellent place for an altar or shrine because you will see it first, when rising in the morning, and last, when going to bed at night. To your psyche these are significant moments when the body makes an organic and natural internal shift. In the morning we “start our engines” so to speak. In the evening, we slow down, rest and relax from the day’s activities.

Whether your bedroom is located in the Marriage and Relationship quadrant of the Feng Shui Bagua, or not, it is the preferred location for an altar or shrine dedicated to manifesting your soul mate.

Tips for a simple shrine or altar in your bedroom:

Whether you decide to create a vision board, or want to establish a small altar, it is important to cleanse and sanctify the ambient energy of the surrounding space. Energy and space clearing techniques include: first de-cluttering the space; cleansing yourself; and then utilizing any of the following practices: smudging, bells (and/or drums), holy water, and if you are trained – a pendulum for clearing energies.

Next, gather pictures and items that resonate deeply with your vision of romance and your potential partner. They can be inspirational, practical, decorative, symbolic or all four. You may want to utilize and balance the aspects of the 5 elements of feng shui – water; metal; earth; fire and wood.Balance the qualities of yin and yang (feminine and masculine attributes) with color, sound, and scents.

Other ideas are: talismans, gem stones, totems, inspirational quotes, cards and poems, favorite and natural objects, and sacred-mystical symbols and artifacts that resonate love, partnership and romance to you.

Keep in mind visual reminders of couples and pairs.

Once you have gathered your soul mate manifesting ingredients, assemble and bless them. Chose a piece of material to serve as an altar cloth and drape the fabric over a flat surface to create a consecrated space. Pick colors, patterns and textures that resonate with your intention. Place your objects ‘intentionally’. When you are finished, close your eyes and tune-in to your intention. Do one of Arielle’s feelingizations exercises to anchor your soul mate intention.

Remember that this process does not have to be done in one day. It can be a living altar that you tend to on a daily basis or weekly basis – adding to or removing objects as you like.

You can learn more about the art of shrine and altar crafting in my book: Creating Home Sanctuaries with Feng Shui: Sacred Spaces, Altars, and Shrines . This book will easily guide you through a seven-stage process for building personal retreats, altar and shrines within your home.

Many blessings,

Shawne Mitchell

P.S. For information about a phone consultation please email shawne@nullshawnemitchell.com

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BIG LOVE: “Secrets from Soulmates Arielle & Brian”

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Dear Arielle & Brian,

I have been fortunate enough to come across your recent work, The Soulmate Secret. The guidance you provide is sound and amazingly simple. The ideas suggest much of what the Hindu religion teaches, of which I am a faithful follower. I find it very refreshing!

I hope to further seek your insight on a question that may innately seem contrary to what you are trying to teach in your book, but plagues me nonetheless. As I was reading, I kept wondering to myself, why are there individuals whom love seems to elude, but then there are others who–without the use of feng shui, living as if, or any of the other suggestions you offer–just find, with minimal to no effort, what most of us are searching for? At the risk of sounding ungrateful, it is frustrating and unfair to know that without having done anything wrong, someone like myself is put in the position of constantly wanting something that just falls into many others’ laps.

I have discussed the issue at great lengths with a few of my close friends, and while comforting and supportive, there has been little progress in my journey towards coming to terms with this disparity and understanding it for what it is. I am hoping you might be able to find a moment to share with me your thoughts on the matter.

I do appreciate your time and I look forward to hearing from you!

Regards,

Mallika


Hi Mallika,

We think the simple answer is Karma. Please continue to be grateful for your beauty, intuition and intelligence and TRUST that there is good reason why it isn’t “easy” and “know” that YOU DO have the power to manifest the love of your life. Also be patient and know that you are not in charge–SPIRIT is and it does not operate in our time/space dimension.

We would suggest focusing more on your own personal growth, nurture more and more self love and “FEELING’ what it will be like when that Beautiful, Aware, Conscious, Loving Man shows up for you in such a big way that it will immediately dissolve any time to wonder or worry about what other people are doing with their love lives–you will be having too much fun living out your own dreams.

Mallika, please know we’re your biggest fans and that we’re holding a powerful loving intention that your Soulmate is nearby and your hearts will connect soon.

Wishing you love, laughter and magical kisses,
Arielle and Brian

Arielle Ford has spent the past 25 years living and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She is one of the founding partners of the Spiritual Cinema Circle, a DVD club dedicated to providing movies about love and compassion. She is the author of seven books including the HOT CHOCOLATE FOR THE MYSTICAL SOUL series and her newest book THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. Her husband and soulmate Brian Hilliard is a business consultant with a life-long interest in spirituality and the practice of compassion. They live in La Jolla, CA www.soulmatesecret.com

Disclaimer: Arielle Ford, Brian Hilliard, the Big Love column and its publishers assume no responsibility for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information, services or other material related to this column.

My new book Wabi Sabi Love is now available!  Finding your Soulmate is just the beginning.  Read how successful couples keep the soulmate fire burning.  Receive a priceless bonus bundle of advanced love attraction resources and techniques when you order your copy right here:   Wabi Sabi Love

The BIGGEST Mistake Women Make with Men

The BIGGEST Mistake Women Make with Men (without even realizing it!)

Gina is a great coach. She’s smart, beautiful, and successful. She’s well traveled and well respected. She has great friends. Gina’s life is full.

Gina loves to make people feel special. She loves sharing ideas and giving advice.

When Gina meets a man she likes, she gives him phone calls, little gifts, and often her body without asking for anything in return.

Gina is a generous woman.

Gina thinks by giving more, she’ll be more appreciated and loved. (Her friends adore her.)

But guess what?

Gina’s giving is preventing her from getting what she wants most…a successful, intimate romantic relationship.

Gina thinks the more she gives to a man, the more he will appreciate her and want her. Gina is sadly mistaken.

Little boys may appreciate what Gina offers, but a real man does not want a generous woman. No matter how much he says he does.

Oh, he will snack for a while. (Is there a man among us who doesn’t enjoy free treats?)

But he won’t fall in love.

So when Gina gives more by doing for him, performing for him, giving him ideas and advice, he doesn’t love it. He resents it. He finds it disrespectful.

And ultimately, he leaves.

Most men do not wake up in the morning and thank God for sending a woman to tell him what to do.

Men cannot fall in love with women who give too much.

Men fall in love with women who love themselves first and know how to give back in appreciation.

Men must “do good” to “feel good”.

Women must “feel good” to “do good”.

(Think about this for a moment.)

If you are “doing good” for someone without “feeling good” about it, you are giving too much. (Unless of course, you are a man.) (There are many “men” in women’s bodies.)

When we give equally to a man, we neutralize the chemistry.

When we give more, we block intimacy.

When we give less and appreciate what he offers, we fall in love.

So the next time you want to give to a man you like…your date, your husband, your teenage son…

Ask yourself, “Am I giving too much?”

If the answer is “yes”, then stop what you are doing (or saying) and wait for him to give you something. (It could be a compliment, a dinner invitation or a piece of advice, whatever…)

Then say “thank you”.

It can be uncomfortable to receive what a man has to offer. (Especially since it will never be how or what you would give.) (Ever.)

But it is important to acknowledge him and say “thanks”. (At the very least, he is giving you information about who he is.)

When you stop giving too much and learn to appreciate and respect what a man can give…you will be rewarded! (Big time!)

My new book Wabi Sabi Love is now available!  Finding your Soulmate is just the beginning.  Read how successful couples keep the soulmate fire burning.  Receive a priceless bonus bundle of advanced love attraction resources and techniques when you order your copy right here:   Wabi Sabi Love

Are You in the “Way” of Love?

Dear Soulmate Manifesters,

Greetings! I’m Carol Allen, relationship coach and Vedic astrologer. Arielle and her soulmate, Brian, are on vacation so she’s graciously asked me to share with you some of what I’ve discovered in my almost two decades of working with single women looking for their BIG LOVE (as Arielle calls it…).

Sadly, I see the same things needlessly stop otherwise fantastic singles again and again.

So perhaps you’ve noticed these issues in your own love life:
1. You don’t TRULY believe that your dream partner can be found and will want you, too.

2. You aren’t TRULY on a MISSION to make your dreams of love come true, thinking it should all magically “work out” – so you take too little action, or the wrong action.

3. You let the pain of things not going the way you’d hoped eclipse the vision of what you want, causing you to spiral back through #1 and #2…
Any of that sound familiar?

Well, here’s the good news – all of that can change with just one thing – INFORMATION. Seriously, the right information is the key to everything you want. But most people don’t have a clue what to do to change their single status, so they run on the wrong assumptions, fears, and outmoded ideas causing them to make choices and engage in behaviors that then virtually guarantee they’ll stay single.

You need to know things like:
– The top four places women meet their husbands.
– The top two reasons men stop calling.
– The #1 mindset you MUST have to create attraction.
– How to tell if a guy is right for you by date #2, before you’ve lost your heart…

I’ve put this and so much more into a CD/DVD program that I promise will make a massive, positive difference in the way you meet, date, and mate with men. Best of all, Arielle is one of three amazing guest speakers sharing her soulmate secrets for manifesting love, and some of her favorite success stories. (She ROCKED the house…)

To learn more about it, or to sign up for my free astrology and love newsletter, click here: CAROL ALLEN

It’s great you’re turning to resources like Arielle for inspiration and support. You truly can have all that you desire, you just need to believe it, go on a “love mission” making the right effort, and keep the faith no matter what…

Wishing you BIG LOVE!

Carol Allen

My new book Wabi Sabi Love is now available!  Finding your Soulmate is just the beginning.  Read how successful couples keep the soulmate fire burning.  Receive a priceless bonus bundle of advanced love attraction resources and techniques when you order your copy right here:   Wabi Sabi Love

Who was Michael Jackson’s Soulmate?

Planet Earth took a big hit with the loss of Michael Jackson. So much of his music was the soundtrack for various times in my life that it’s hard to comprehend that he’s gone. As I watched the news and the replays of some of his amazing performances, I began to wonder, “who was Michael Jackson’s soulmate?”

Many of you already know that I believe we get more than one soulmate in a lifetime and that we bring in soulmates of many different flavors: romantic, friendship, business partners, children, pets and more. My definition of a soulmate is simply this: It’s someone you can completely be yourself with. Someone whom you love unconditionally and they love you unconditionally. And, when you look into their eyes you have the experience of being at home.

In the book EAT PRAY LOVE, Elizabeth Gilbert defines a soulmate this way: “People think a soulmate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soulmate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soulmate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. Soulmates come into your life just to reveal another level of yourself to you, and then they leave.” (thanks Moira for this reminder)

I put the question, ‘Who was Michael Jackson’s soulmate?’ on my Facebook page and here are some of the responses that came back: Elizabeth Taylor (the most popular response), Deepak Chopra, Macaulay Caulkin, Lisa Marie Presley, his music, Diana Ross, Liza Minelli, Donna Summer, Bubbles (his pet chimpanzee) and his children. Only Michael can say who his soulmates in life were but I think his untimely passing is a strong reminder of just how precious life is. Whether or not you have manifested your romantic soulmate, you can spend time everyday sharing your love with the friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and strangers in your life. And finally, be sure to share that big heart full of love you possess on yourself! Every time you pass a mirror, blow yourself a kiss and say out loud, “I love you and you look marvelous!”

Wishing you love, laughter and Magical Kisses,

Arielle

My new book Wabi Sabi Love is now available!  Finding your Soulmate is just the beginning.  Read how successful couples keep the soulmate fire burning.  Receive a priceless bonus bundle of advanced love attraction resources and techniques when you order your copy right here:   Wabi Sabi Love

World’s Best Hug

Is love definable? For some, love is a sentiment. For many, love is a behavior. For others love is a bartering tool. For me, love is the most delicious thing in the world. On Friday night Brian and I went to Los Angeles to experience the purest form of unconditional love that we know about, being in the presence of Amma, the hugging saint from India.

A dozen years ago I went to receive a hug from Amma and asked her to heal my heart of anything “that might stop me from finding my soulmate.” A year later (June 22, 1998) she married Brian and I in a Hindu ceremony.

Amma has blessed more than 28 million people around the world by hugging them. That alone is an amazing feat. She often sits for 12 hours or more hugging people, wiping away their tears, laughing with them, feeding them chocolates. But that is only part of her mission. Amma is one of the greatest humanitarians of our time. She builds hospitals, schools, orphanages, old age homes and so much more. After the Tsunami in 2004 she donated millions and helped rebuild entire villages.

Her mission is all about seva – selfless service.

One of the things I enjoy most about being in Amma’s presence is watching how her face lights up each time someone new is sitting before her. She smiles broadly and her eyes twinkle with delight as if to say “you are the most precious, wonderful being I have ever set eyes on.” It is simply amazing to witness, experience and most importantly, feel her unconditional love.

Between now and the end of July, Amma will be visiting New Mexico, Boston Toronto, Dallas, Chicago, Iowa, New York and Washington, DC. The hugs are free. For details, please visit www.amma.org

Wishing you love, laughter and Amma’s hugs,

Arielle

My new book Wabi Sabi Love is now available!  Finding your Soulmate is just the beginning.  Read how successful couples keep the soulmate fire burning.  Receive a priceless bonus bundle of advanced love attraction resources and techniques when you order your copy right here:   Wabi Sabi Love