Relationships are probably the most rewarding and challenging aspects of life. When we enter the spiritual path they become even more dynamic and challenging, and offer correspondingly greater gifts. Relationships are one of the most central arenas for spiritual growth. As many of us have discovered, our primary connection is a spiritual path unto itself.
In the mirror of the other, we see parts of ourselves that are unconscious. This is the greatest gift of any relationship problem. Even with the most ardent inner practice, it is often difficult or impossible to become conscious of all distortions and imperfections, as well as many of our greatest gifts, without the mirror of another. If we want to be truly free, awake and clear, embracing relationships as a significant part of our spiritual journey is essential.
We offer a counseling setting in which it is possible to take back the projections, blame and victimization and investigate what is being stimulated in ourselves in the other’s presence. Within the sacred space we hold, each person can lovingly, compassionately and truthfully look within to experience the repressed energies that are attempting to surface. Facing and embracing our feelings, we become aware of the beliefs, judgments and illusory images we have of ourselves and others that are the real source of external conflicts. When we resolve an issue within ourselves, it will disappear in our connections with others.
We all live in our own reality bubbles. We constantly project our own meaning and interpretations onto everything we experience. This causes us to misperceive, misinterpret and misunderstand the words and actions of others. Relationship counseling offers a safe, mediated setting where we can come to understand what is really going in the other’s heart and mind. When projections and misinterpretations are dropped, and we truly understand the deeper essence of why a person said or did what they did, the hurt and separation nearly always disappear. We see that the other was doing the very best they could. We discover that the other person did, in fact, care about us, though we may not have gathered that from their words and actions.
Relationship counseling sessions offer an opportunity to clean up communication and to learn new ways of expressing yourself so it becomes easier for others to hear what you are really saying. You can also practice listening with greater awareness to what the other is saying. In the process, you will learn communication skills that will be with you for the rest of this life.
Relationship counseling is available for individuals and couples. If you yearn for more joy, harmony, love and intimacy in your relationships, please contact us to set up a relationship counseling session.
We invite you to Contact Us for a free 20-minute consultation to discuss your relationship goals and how we might assist you in achieving them.
"I want to personally thank both of you for the space you both hold of a working partnership that is helping to transform the lives of many. You two are a great inspiration for me as a relationship that is OUT in the world, holding space for each other and many others.
"I think an intimate relationship is one of the best playgrounds we can play in to help our own transformation and growth. I appreciate that you two are doing just this. I want you to know that I see you, have seen you, and appreciate you so! I always liked watching how you two so gracefully flowed your energies back and forth when you were sharing...so eloquently sharing the space together. It always looked and sounded so equal and graceful.
"Thanks for continuing to choose to grow together! I love you!"