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A Channeled Spirit message from Ishtara:

by Holly Hawkins Marwood ~

“Greetings Great Beings of Light. My name is Ishtara.

Let’s continue the conversation about love. Not simply because it is the month in your year where there tends to be more focus on love, but because it is a vitally important idea, or energy, that you are all seeking.

In order to be able to experience and receive the love you desire, the love you deeply crave, it is necessary to understand what the experience of love means to you personally.  The experience of love has as many facets as there are people on the planet!  There is no one consistent expression of love, so it is important (in your journey towards love) to understand it from your unique point of view.

If you constantly feel that love is elusive to you in your life’s experience, then follow along to discover what love means to you in both its expression and its reception.  How are you wired to show your love and how are you wired to receive love?  When you understand this and anchor it into your conscious, intentional awareness, you will be able to discover it around you more easily!

Take out your journal, or get ready to write, and breathe into your NOW moment.  Focus on your breath as it flows into and out of your body. This brings you into your present moment.

Once you feel yourself arrive in a centered place, ask yourself what love looks like to you from two points of view:

  1. How do you give, or show, love?  Add in details. Notice your actions, words, thoughts and feelings when you are sharing your love in any circumstance. This could be you sharing your love with family, friends, at work and with your intimate partner.  Anchor in how you give love in the myriad of ways you do. Write these in your journal.
  2. How do you receive love?  What ways do you feel loved by the people in your life at home, work and in the world?  What might their actions be? What might they say or how might they be sharing their love with you when you feel loved? Write these awarenesses down.

Take your time with this. Do this in multiple sittings and keep adding to your lists if you need to. Open up to the possibility that you might be surprised by what you see written down!  You may have written many things you already know about and you may have included some items that you were not fully aware of.

Anchor into your awareness all the ways you show love to the world around you: family, friends, partners and even strangers.  Acknowledge how loving you are in sharing yourself these ways.

Anchor into your awareness all the ways you are open to receiving love.  These may align with how you share your love or there might be differences.  Open to all of it.

Now notice this: are there ways in which love is coming to you in your life that you did not recognize until you saw the list you made?  Is there more love flowing from you into life than you were aware of?

Is it possible that there is more love there than you ever imagined?  If so, pay attention to how love is showing up for you, acknowledge it and then bask in the radiance of that love.

The next step would be to open up to your loved ones and ask them how they show their love and how they receive love.  When you understand the way love aligns for them, then you can give them more love in a way that they can receive and you can receive their love by understanding how they share it with you!

Seek Love. You’ll find it.  It is there because it is the Light that flows through you and it is the Light of the Universe!

I am with you now, and always. My name is Ishtara.”

Holly Hawkins Marwood

Holly is an International Akashic Records Instructor & Reader as well as a Conscious Channel for many Multi-Dimensional Guides. She is the co-founder of the Universal Sphere® as well as several Soul Activations brought through from these guides. She teaches and offers sessions internationally, online and locally in Northern California. Contact Holly at or    Learn more about Holly and her areas of expertise.