Happy Valentine’s Day, Positive Lifers. Whether you are coupled up, single, or spending the day basked in the warmth of family and friends, we hope this day serves as a powerful reminder: You Are Loved. To celebrate this day, we decided to search our archives for some our most popular love-focused articles over the past few years, honouring the beauty of human and Divine love, in all of its forms. Enjoy!
Love & Relationships
Tantra writer and educator Dawn Cartwright is one of our much-loved regular collaborators, and we greatly enjoyed her piece in our Winter 2020/21 issue, on ‘the low roar and whisper’ of our bodies. Check it out below!
Positively Newsworthy: The Little Things is a section of our magazine in which our editors share heartwarming reflections on moments that have inspired them.
by Aisling Cronin
Drop your burdens
And let dawning light caress your face.
You hold a vision that is yet
Unsteady on its feet
Amidst rushing lines of traffic
The clicks and taps
Of impassioned argument
And shouts that melt
Into roaring cacophony.
You stand on the edge of
A bridge unbuilt
But even so…
Let it rise.
Inhale a fresh breeze
And see yourself
Through the eyes of a friend
Who has beheld your truth.
Remember your mischief:
The gleam of mirth in your eyes
The bright easy laughter
The flick of your wrist
That sent magic
On its spiralling dance
Through the ethers.
Remember your loving heart.
Drop your burdens
And watch love unfurl
(fragile, yet hopeful)
Like a flower
Kissed by morning dew.
Hugs n’ Kisses
Fathers of the Future
by Alison McEvoy
As an inborn idealist, the ideas drawer in my mind is full of the ways and means that go with all kinds of words. When it comes to the concept of Fatherhood, I had crystal clear ideas. Some were borne of experience and many more of hope; hope for my generation of men (one of whom is now father to my son) and of the generation to come (one of whom is my own son).
The Father I would stand next to as Mother would be an active presence, emotionally attuned to his family. A man balanced enough in his feminine aspect to value, and extend to his family the benefit of, his own innate softness, intuitiveness and loving kindness. On the other hand, a protective presence, unafraid to send the world – and anything or anyone in it – running, who would do harm to his family.
When I saw my son and his father in action, however, I saw an attunement and a tenderness the likes of which I could not have imagined: hugs, kisses, impromptu massages, songs and games, a clear knowing of when his son is tired, hungry, frustrated, wants “something cosy” and even what kind of food he wants.
I could not have imagined it better. My ideas drawer was simply too small and unequipped to develop an accurate blueprint for the largeness of this real life father and son.
On Thursday January 28th, we will be hosting author Elisa Medhus and mediums Michelle Gray and Heather Hilton Hartford. Elisa has become well-known through her YouTube channel, Channelling With Erik, and the books she has written about her spiritual experiences. This will be an online event, taking place over Zoom. The link and login details will be sent to all ticket holders the day before the event. Click here for more information, and to book your place.
The theme of our Winter 2020/21 issue is sovereignty, and we greatly appreciated our parenting columnist Anna Cole’s thoughts on this, from a parenting perspective. Please enjoy a sneak peek of her article below! You can read the full piece by picking up a copy of our Winter 2020/21 issue – click here to find your nearest stockist, or subscribe here to receive a copy direct to your door.
We have exciting news to share: our Winter 2020/21 issue has now been released! This one was a real labour of love, and we were delighted to create it for you. Thank you so much, Positive Lifers, for all of your support this year – one of the most extraordinary times in living memory – and we wish you a beautiful, restorative holiday season.
The holidays are here! It’s time to snuggle up with the whole Positive Nights gang and our very own Dawn Cartwright for a very special evening of NeoTantra mingling and magic. This event will take place over Zoom on Thursday December 17th at 7.30 p.m. Irish time (GMT). You can reserve your place here.
Our resident sustainability and eco-living writer, Davie Philip, wrote a powerful piece on nurturing community connections in our Autumn 2020 issue. Read it below.
Our regular parenting expert, Anna Cole, wrote a wonderfully heart-warming article for our Autumn 2020 issue. She discussed the challenges that new parents can face, and how relief from these pressures can be found in simply knowing that they are doing their best. Read the full article below.