“Life is a journey, and love is the compass that guides us to explore its fullest and most profound experiences.” – Oprah Winfrey

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Come February, all we see are red-colored balloons, hearts, and flowers decorating shops, parks, houses, coffee shops, and everywhere else. Television, radio stations, and every media person share stories of people falling in love and doing crazy things for love. But, beyond the red roses, chocolates, and balloons lies a celebration of love—a force that unites us all, transcending boundaries and shaping the very fabric of our existence.

February, therefore, is an ideal time to delve into the profound concept of “Rising in Love.” Unlike the common phrase “Falling in love”, Rising in love encapsulates a deeper, more transformative experience. While falling in love involves shedding egos to embrace each other, rising in love signifies a journey toward elevated personal growth, where the relationship becomes the steppingstone to this transformative evolution.

And how does this happen? Check out these 6 characteristics of “rising in love” and see if they resonate with your current relationship.

1. The Essence of Rising in Love:

Rising in love is a concept that transcends the initial stages of infatuation and physical attraction. It involves a continuous process of growth, mutual understanding, and shared experiences. Unlike falling in love, which may be more passive and spontaneous, rising in love implies a deliberate and conscious effort to elevate the connection to a higher plane. Unlike falling in love which may be a short-lived feeling, rising in love is long-term and encompasses a lifelong transformation that happens in the presence of the other.

2. Conscious Connection:

Building a conscious connection is pivotal in rising in love. This involves being aware of one’s own emotions, needs, and expectations, as well as being attuned to the same in a partner. Practicing mindfulness and open communication helps create a foundation for understanding and empathy, fostering a more profound connection. And when you rise in love, transparent communication is an important pillar to nurture the relationship.

3. Nurturing Individual Growth:

Rising in love involves encouraging personal growth for both individuals in the relationship. This can be achieved by supporting each other’s dreams, ambitions, and personal development. When partners actively contribute to each other’s growth, the relationship becomes a catalyst for positive change and self-discovery. Rising in love helps each other to set new goals for their personal growth, now with an assurance that you have someone who will be supporting you in this journey.

4. Weathering Challenges Together:

Challenges are inevitable in any relationship, but rising in love involves facing them as a united front. Instead of viewing obstacles as threats, they can be seen as opportunities for growth and learning. Shared resilience and the ability to overcome challenges strengthen the bond between partners, fostering a love that is not easily shaken. This needs immense trust, setting healthy boundaries, and being emotionally available for each other.

5. Cultivating Gratitude and mutual admiration:

Practicing gratitude is a powerful tool for rising in love. Regularly expressing appreciation for the qualities, efforts, and presence of a partner reinforces the positive aspects of the relationship. Gratitude acts as a reminder of the value each partner brings to the relationship, creating a positive and uplifting atmosphere. Appreciating little things done by your partner elevates the relationship.

6. Celebrating Uniqueness:

Each individual in a relationship is unique, with their own strengths, quirks, and aspirations. Embracing and celebrating these differences fosters a more profound connection. Rather than trying to change each other, rising in love involves accepting and cherishing the distinct qualities that make each person special.  Yes, Love can be blind towards conflicting differences and acknowledge the positive things.

Here is a love poem that encapsulates this concept of Rising in love! And this was written by ChatGPT.

Elevate: A Love’s Ascent
In love, we climb, not merely fall,
A dance of hearts, a rise, not small.
Egos shed, like petals, soft and true,
Rising together, love’s skyward view.

Challenges met, as stars align,
In love’s ascent, our souls entwine.
A journey profound, a shared flight,
Elevating love, pure and bright.

Through valleys low and peaks so high,
In love’s embrace, together we fly.
Hand in hand, a celestial trance,
Elevate we shall, in sweet romance.

In February, as love takes center stage, consider the concept of rising in love as a guiding principle for nurturing a deep and transformative connection. Embrace the journey of conscious connection, individual growth, and facing challenges together, and watch as your love rises to new heights. May this month be a celebration not just of love but of the continuous ascent into a love that elevates, empowers, and endures.

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At its core, Valentine’s Day is also a poignant reminder of a bigger love—the heartbeat of our shared humanity and the very essence that sustains our planet. Imagine a planet where everyone has the opportunity to “rise in love” and be in an uplifting relationship. No war, no crimes, just love and compassion for everyone around.  Let’s celebrate the love that’s found in the simplest acts of kindness, understanding, and genuine connection. Amidst the flurry of extravagant gestures, let’s not forget the deep value that love can bring to this world!

And the world needs this big love more than ever!

Let’s rise in love! And I wish each of you find such a fine love in your life!

Universal love and abundance for all,


(Dr. CeeVee is the pen name of Dr. Chandra Vadhana R, Founder of Prayaana Labs and Managing Editor, of SheSight Magazine)