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Some Principles of Conscious Relationship

We begin our turn toward Source when we finally are ready to give up the endlessly futile project of trying to get one person to conform to our expectations of what an ideal mate should be. At this point it can be useful to invoke the ‘First Noble Truth’ of the Buddha. He said, 25…

The Sacred Triad

In a sense, all conscious relationship can be reduced to the symbolism of what I call the Sacred Triad. This is a triangular configuration that represents the three points of Self, Other, and Source (or ‘God’—but that word here is not meant in the traditional religious sense of some Great Person watching over you. It’s…

Ego and True Self

Alchemy has a famous expression: solve et coagula. The phrase is Latin for ‘dissolve and coagulate’, which can also be understood as ‘breakdown and rebuild’, or more poetically, ‘die in order to be reborn’. The process of waking up to our deeper potentials in life is very much along the lines of the alchemical expression…

Avoiding Relationship?

A key ‘mantra’ we work on in Conscious Relationship is the inquiry, avoiding relationship? In this context, ‘relationship’ does not necessarily refer to primary relationship, but rather to our relationship with life in general. A good metaphor here is that of a closed fist. To contract inwardly, to recoil from life and from others, is…

The Co-dependent Bubble: The Cult of Two

The co-dependent bubble is really a kind of cult of two. A reasonable working definition of a cult is where the organization is more important than the individual (which is why very large organizations often have a cultic quality to them, in that the individual is meant to serve the organization, the brand, with their…
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