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rose quartz: learning the language of love by victoria larkins

by victoria larkins |

rose quartz: learning the language of love a poetic + educational piece of the power of rose quartz as lived by sankalpa founder @victoria__larkins

heartbreak comes and it goes
it peers around corners in unexpected places
shows up in the most innocent of faces
it whispers like wind that tickles your skin
in just that way, it trickles within
it shatters us open
to a lamb limb lament
we reckon with the loss of what cannot be kept

my thoughts outstretch to nothing
gravity and bones bring me to my knees
and it's in those ceding moments
that I begin to see

to witness, to feel
what it means to be real
to discover a part of me
that is able to unpeel
layer by layer
the enigmas we hold like gold are revealed
the places we felt the most pain
tunnels into ourselves
they spit us out into our own lane
residing in the cave
with the warlocks of our past
we meet them head on, for their wisdom is vast
we wrestle and we grapple with what is
until we lay down our defenses and lay skin to skin
in our slumber, we reset

spring comes, we expand
we wash in the reservoir of our truth
we inhabit new land
from the waters of new beginnings
we step on shore
eyes filled with love’s lagoon
little ripples of our own reflection
surround our iris moons

we’ve learned the language
of water’s way
within our blood
and we remind ourselves
again and again
that waves will still come, yet it’s not the end

water is
reflections are

and the faces of our past
are invitations to take a ride
to go inside
undress our heart strings
to listen when she calls
to allow her silent moaning
to see, she is owning
and to hold her in this place
to be that source of grace
to allow myself to be affected
for that same grace to sweep across my face
and to let go
between the murmurs
i fall deeper
into her embrace

it’s a mutual affection
a spontaneous sort of waking
one mends the other
a giving and a taking

the wound is the medicine
our demons, our kin

love is
we are
an embrace

as without
so within


Isn’t it interesting how heart break takes us into the very essence of love?

It comes in waves, because love does. Our heart beats, expands and contracts, because love does. When we break apart, we are bound to burst open. This is the law of love—the nature of life. And this, is the invitation. To fall apart. To be willing to break again, and again. And, to discover how every single time, we rise that much stronger. We acquire a kind of power—a human kind of privilege. It’s a great honor to know a strength that does not muscle through a heavy situation. This kind of strength has no job pushing through. And, this kind of love is not hiding. You will never find it staying on the sidelines of life. It asks us to step in—two feet, full dive. For, we have to be truly willing. Because that is the only way we can earnestly be living. Waiting is poison. Resisting builds up a taller wall. Honoring is medicine. Curiosity might just be the cure all. Stepping into love could mean falling apart, finally letting the river roar. It might look like loosing touch with everything you ever knew to be true, finding a friend in the unknown. Sometimes it's leaning into something new.


Love looks different in every single moment. And, it’s in those tender moments—the times we meet our demons—we must vow to throw our arms up, to embrace with all our limbs what’s there in front of us. To choose, each time, to bow to the heart dance. In we go, out we unfold. We are all in it together. Let us hold each other. Wherever you find yourself on this wild ride, know you are not alone. You are on the path of humanity honing in on what it takes to come home. All your demons are welcome. They are the very friend that will guide you to the reservoirs within yourself that call on you to wade all the way in and take a bath in the waters of your truth. It is a blessing. In those moments that you fear, my dear— for they will come—remember it’s love moving inside you. Love is the agent ushering you into the grief, into the embrace, into the strength. Love is never lost. It’s how you are meant to be. And that you can always trust.



Rose quartz provides an energetic palace where we can strengthen our relationship to ourselves. This crystal invites us to open our hearts, be real with where we are at, and embrace the natural unfolding of awakening. Essentially it invites us to honor what is. No matter what we are going through, feeling it is not only healing, it is our ticket to immunity. As release holding on, or stuffing everything down, we create an internal environment of ease + of acceptance, that dis-ease cannot resonate with or stick to. Rose quartz teaches us that we attract what we are open to.

Rose quartz is a rough stone, yet calming and gentle in its nature. It’s vibration understands how we develop ways of protecting ourselves, and helps us soften into our true nature. It helps us to open our hearts to embrace our vulnerability as strength. Physically, we see that wearing rose quartz actually strengthens the electromagnetic field of our heart, increases blood circulation, and moves out inflammation by absorbing excess heat.

If we understand physical heat as a manifestation of emotions (particularly anger, repressed sadness + resentment), rose quartz helps us feel these emotions so we can address and heal what we have stored away in order to create more space for our hearts' to remain open. In this way rose quartz teaches us that we can heal ourselves all by being open to feeling.

Bigger picture, the ultimate relationship is the one we have with ourselves. Rose quartz teaches us that love is the simplest and most profound platform for our own evolution and the growth of our collective in the direction of connection and harmony.

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