When someone mentions the 14th of February, what special day springs into your mind? What do you picture? Yes, you are right. Valentine’s day it is!
A day when people share roses, hearts, cupids, cards, gifts, and more gifts. However, have you ever considered the meaning of Valentine’s Day beyond this picture?
Surprisingly, the roses, hearts, gifts, and cupids you picture only scratch the surface of the meaning of Valentine’s Day. I’m going to show you a view beyond these mere symbols of Valentine’s.
Get ready to be enlightened and deeply understand Valentine’s Day! Keep exploring!
Spiritual Meaning Of Valentine’s Day
Spiritually, Valentine’s Day marks the time of the year when you reflect on the divine love within you. A love that knew you even before you were born.
Once you were born, it became evident by transforming, inspiring, and healing you whenever and wherever.
It is this divine love people get to share without even noticing it. Why? Divine love exists in everyone and transcends our temporal and physical boundaries.
It is an abundant and infinite resource for everyone.
Even though many people think Valentine’s Day is for romantic partners only, that changes when it comes to spirituality.
To gain a spiritual understanding of this day, you must leave behind this way of thinking.
Appreciate that it is a day in which you get to share divine love with friends, family, romantic partners, and even strangers.
What Is The Deeper Meaning Of Valentine’s Day?
On a deeper level, Valentine’s Day is a key day to remember and appreciate the three primary traits of love.
Due to these traits, the love within you either grows based on your choices or dies too.
It is all dependent on how appreciative you are and the effort you put into remembering this about love:
- Love is not an external entity you can pass from one person to another like an object. It is an internal quality built and nurtured by you based on your life’s choices. Only you can allow hatred or love to live in you;
- You do not receive or find love. Rather, love is an entity you create within you and pass on to others;
- Love is more of a choice than a feeling that comes and goes from time to time. If you keep love around even when things seem impossible, you will find positivity and conquer. Otherwise, you also suffer the consequences or troubles if you abandon love and embrace darkness and hatred;
- You cannot transact love nor exchange it like a product. Love is a gift you offer generously and freely.
What Does Valentine’s Day Mean In The Bible?
The Bible does not explicitly talk about Valentine’s Day.
However, it teaches about the true essence and meaning of love. It demonstrates the importance and nature of love to help you understand love at a deeper level.
1 Corinthisans 13:4-8 states:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.1 Corinthisans 13:4-8 (NIV)
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”
This verse describes the traits of pure love. A love only shared by those who realize that love is a way of living and relating with other people and not just a way of being romantic.
But, also let’s not forget what John 3:16 says:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”John 3:16 (NIV)
John is informing people of the love God has for his people. He links love to sacrifice, demonstrating its critical significance in our lives.
What Does Valentine’s Day Symbolize?
Other than having a deeper hidden meaning, Valentine’s Day is also associated with deeper symbolism.
In addition to being a symbol of romance and love, Valentine’s Day also symbolizes:
- Different ways of expressing love;
- Honoring of Saint Valentine;
- Celebrations of fertility and spring.
On this particular day, you’ll see some people gifting each other, some choosing to serenade their loved ones, some celebrating with strangers, and more.
Also, some people take this day as a chance to remember the martyr priest Valentine. Emperor Claudius II Gothicus killed the priest.
Valentine’s Day has also been linked to the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which took place in mid-February to celebrate the coming of spring. The celebrations also included the performance of fertility rites.
What Does It Mean To Be A Valentine?
If you are a valentine, it means you are special to someone else. This person will shower you with affection or love on this particular day to appreciate you.
In response, you should also appreciate your partner’s effort. Why?
All they do on this particular day is because of the bond you share, and they want to cherish it and show how much they value it.
Remember, being a Valentine is not limited to romantic relationships. So, you can be a valentine in the context of family ties, friendships, or other meaningful and valuable bonds.
What Does It Mean to Have A Valentine Spiritually?
Ever felt like you have a strong connection with someone? You feel a connection beyond the physical realm because you get to understand each other at a deeper level.
Then, you might have just found your spiritual valentine.
Spiritually having a valentine means finding a soulmate. You share the same beliefs, values, purpose, and vision.
This person will go far and beyond to support, challenge, and inspire you. Surprisingly, this person might even help you discover your divine potential.
Yes, Valentine’s Day is mostly viewed as a day of love and romance, mostly in a physical way.
However, after reading this article, your understanding of this day has expanded beyond the physical boundaries.
So, go ahead and reap the spiritual benefits of this understanding. Do not forget to share your blessings with others!
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