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Laurali
Hi, I'm Laurali! I live in a tiny, seaside fishing village in Florida where I nurture my plants, go hiking in the woodland, and wear flowers in my hair.

A Modern-Day Fairytale Romance in Nature

A Bouquet of Wildflowers Set Against the Gloom and Glow Backdrop of Nature
I wanted a cabin in the wild.  I wanted a quiet, peaceful life away from the drama of Florida.  My wishes came true and yet, I've never felt more alone in my life.  Sometimes, when the universe delivers, we find another secret ingredient that's missing.  Another thing that we need to work on in our life.  For me, it's creating my own modern-day fairytale romance in nature.

Like God, fairies, and angels, true love is a matter of faith.  We might not be able to see it, but we can feel the longing, and we know it's real in our heart-of-hearts.  I've waited a very long time to open up my heart again.  After many toxic, unhealthy relationships, unrequited love, and unavailable men, I took several years off from the dating scene.  I knew that something inside me was broken and I needed to work on myself first.  I may not be an expert at love, but I do know the key to finding true love is self-love.

It's a continuous, ever-changing journey, as it should be.  I also know love isn't something that can be forced.  It has to be natural and organic.  Now that my daughters are grown, I'm finally in a place where I can focus on my own life.  One area I'd really love to heal is my love life or lack of one.  My heart chakra, much like my root chakra (which you can read about here), needs a lot of heartwork and healing.

I'm not going to lie, given my situation, there are times when I really wish for a knight in shining armor to come in and save me.  I don't mean rescue me and fix all my problems.  That's not something that another person can do for me.  That would be giving my power away.  What I mean is, falling in love makes you want to be a better person.  It fulfills apart of you that even the most stubborn postmodern feminist would agree with.

True love is raw, pure, and natural.  It's about forging a connection with someone you can be yourself with.  It's about love, comfort, and safety, which are rooted in the root chakra.  You can probably see how the heart chakra and the root chakra go together, especially when you want to settle down and create a life with someone.  Which I do.  I just don't know who that someone is yet.  I don't know him yet, but I do know I already love him.
A Floral Arrangement of Baby's Breath Flowers and Red Wildflowers in Pops of Color

A Modern-Day Fairytale Romance in Nature

A lot of times, when I speak of romance, fairy tales, and knights in shining armor, people get the wrong idea about me.  They think what I want is this picture perfect life that doesn't exist.  That's not it all for me.  Yes, I am a hopeless romantic deep-down inside.  But, I'm also smart enough to know that love doesn't work that way.  

Love remains after the honeymoon phase of a relationship is over.  Love is growing old together with someone, not out of obligation, but because you want to.  Love is complicated, sometimes messy, but always worth it in the end.  I do believe in happy endings.  

The people who don't generally get a happy ending to their love story, are the ones who settled out of desperation.  I did that once, with my first husband.  I was pregnant and we got together very young in life.  It wasn't true love, but a matter of settling for less than I deserved.  I was too young to know what I wanted back then.  

The closest thing I've known of true love is with my children and now my grandchildren.  Meeting them for the first time was akin to falling in love.  When we'd fight and makeup, which happens so often in parental relationships, it was like rekindling a relationship with a lost love.  This kind of love is a different kind of love, of course, but that's what true love is.  They are the reason I know it exists.  

I've fallen in love before, had at least one serious relationship after my ex-husband and I divorced, but it was a toxic love.  He never really told me how he truly felt until two-years after the relationship had ended on a very bad note.  By then, it was much too late.  Whatever love I once had for my ex-boyfriend, had faded long ago.  

What I'm looking for now is a healthy relationship with someone who would stick with me through thick and thin.  A man who would embrace my inner weirdo and who maybe would let his freak flag fly too.  Most of all, a guy who has a first love like I do, and that love is nature.

I want the fairytale woodland romance.  I do believe in love at first sight, the magic of the fairies, and the unseen things of this life.  Love just happens to be one of them.  A man who can build me a fire on a cold winter's night and cuddle up to me is a man after my own hygge heart.  

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