I woke up at 5 a.m. this morning, which is not too unusual for me. The first couple of hours of the day are the ones during which I am most focused. I am a morning person. The very first hour is the time when I am most connected to myself. It is the time when I am my most creative and courageous – at least in my thinking. I allow myself to approach those less touched, somewhat vulnerable and tender spots. This is the time I seek insights, breakthroughs and revelations. The breakthrough happens now and again, even rarely. This morning was one of those times.

At dawn today, I came to a personal conclusion that nobody before me has arrived at. I understood that the most important need that I have as a human being is the need to experience love. Lol!

I do have love in my life. I love my kids, my brother, my mother, my late father and some dear friends. I also have a romantic love – one which is somewhat elusive however. Circumstances separate us physically. She lives in another country and continent to me.

This morning as I went through my wish list, I realized that right up at its top was the desire to live with a woman I love. I also understood that I am not alone in this desire. All humans need, want, crave and seek out romantic love. Many amongst us survive and live without it. I imagine that many folks, who do not have real love in their lives, act out and live their lives in ways that compensate for this missing component.

I know that place.

I understood today, that much of what I have done in my life has been a function of needing to give and to receive love. Maybe I am influenced by the Hebrew meaning of my name David – “beloved”.

Yet I believe the Beatles song “All your need is Love” expresses a universal idea and desire.

I realized this morning that in order for me to be how I really want to be in this world, I need to live with a lot more love in my life. Love empowers.

This morning’s meditation brought me to a place which provided me with a very strong message from the universe. I need to do more in my life that will allow me to realize and actualize that “beloved” aspect of my name. I felt empowered by this and made an affirmation.

I will have more love in my life.

On those days when I receive a powerful message from the universe, I like to look at the Hebrew date as it often provides me with further insight and understanding.

I myself was born on the 13th Day of Av in the Hebrew Calendar. I feel very connected to this number and what it represents. The number 13 is well known in Gematria (Kabbalistic numerology) as representing the value of the words “echad” (One) as well as “ahava” (Love).

Before looking at today’s Hebrew Date, I had an inkling that it would be significant and related to my experience this morning. It turns out that today’s Hebrew date is Kaf Vav (26) of Shvat.

By adding, the two number 13s, “One” and “Love” together we receive “One Love” and of course the number 26. It is not by chance that in Gematria the name for Hashem (yud –kay- vav- kay) is 26. In Judaism, Hashem is and represents “One Love”.

For those looking to find, connect to, or strengthen your bond with your One Love, I hope the spiritual energy of this day and Hebrew date will provide you too, with some inspiration.

“One love; One heart; Let’s be together and be All right” (Bob Marley – “One Love”)