“I Love You”

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The term “I love you” is used nearly everywhere, and not always in a nice way. She says it, so he feels obligated to say it back, and if he doesn’t say it she feels rejected. Or when he says “you know I love you”, and the words and the look in his eyes tell two different stories. The phrase “I love you” can create both positive and indifferent qualities, depending upon the emotion behind it. When we use the term loosely it begins to lose it’s luster.
Part of knowing how to provide a nurturing relationship is knowing when it’s the perfect time to say “I love you”. The best time is when the other person is doing, or saying something that nurtures and supports the gift that you are. When our actions are in alignment with our words, we come face to face with purpose. “And like a light kindled from a leaping spark, finds it’s way into the heart, and the world starts making sense”. This becomes god in action in you, because this gives the relationship / marriage shape.

* While he is taking out the garbage, shoveling the driveway, hauling firewood, fixing that squeaky door,  she says “I love you”, because she values that “can do” energy about him.
Or when he stops what he is doing, and gives her his undivided attention. Or he helps her to process through an emotional issue, without he himself engaging in emotion…
We only need to say it when we feel valued in that moment. By saying it every time, it loses that sparkle.
* While she is cooking an amazing meal, when he returns to a warm inviting home, knows his needs before he does, has the clarity and understanding to help him to navigate his emotional world…
This is apart of the action of sacred sex; giving purpose which sculptures the landscape of the wisdom that is performed.

Saying “I love you” can be a very powerful thing, especially when it’s said from the response of the action that produced it. You’re no longer just wondering through life, and trying to guess what your partner’s needs are. They are giving you direct feedback, and a great sense of what it is that they love about you. This in turn gives you direction and purpose. Providing grace and ease in an otherwise unpredictable environment.

My blessings to you…

Notes:
* Sometimes explaining what an “I love you” means can be helpful as well, because what it means to you, and how they may be perceiving it maybe two very different things. Especially in the beginning of relationships where you’re getting to know each other.

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Being in Tune with Your Partner

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Everyone has something that they put themselves into, a passion, a hobby, a career… Being in tune with our partner is knowing what they need to thrive, and supporting them in making that happen. This makes you the most wanted person on the planet. This practice is consistently on going, and like good wine it gets better with time. This pours into all forms of life; personal, sex, family, home, friends, spiritual practice…
She loves to tend plants, so I build flowerbeds. She processes some of her life through color. So she picks out the color, and I paint the room. And when she crashes emotionally, she knows my gentle strength is there for her support. Happy partner, thriving relationship. Helping her to process by supporting her to be the best she can be, and at her speed. I know she knows what she needs, I don’t have to guess. Or simply knowing when to be quiet, as in not having to fix everything she speaks of.
Intimately knowing her love language, the culture she’s accustom with, the family dynamics she grew up in, what her personal growth curve is, her spiritual goals, and out of all that what she values from me different from what I think.
The instincts of women is that they are information gathers and supreme nurtures, and that’s what makes them so valuable to men. The same would be said for men: beyond his protection he also provides the space and vehicle for her creativity. The more he knows about her, and is consistently attentive to her needs, the more valuable he becomes as a mate to her.

My blessings to you…

Notes:
Be mindful of your own sense of personal boundaries. Give as much as you’re willing to give, or the resentment will shred what you’re trying to build. Follow the happiness of what you’re providing. Pace yourself, we’re not building Rome in a day. A little goes a long ways. However be very mindful of the Plans and Promises that are spoken of.
Remember: this needs to be consistent all the way through your relationship. The quality of what you did to win her heart in the beginning of your relationship, needs to be consistent all the way through to the end. When she says “I do”, it keeps going. When you stop, the relationship and her trust begins to unravel. Women need this support all the way through their lives for a healthy relationship, just like how the masculine needs physical and emotional attention all the way through his life.
Know their love-language, because if he speaks a different language than what she needs to experience, she won’t get her needs met. The love-language that your partner needs, needs to be something that’s easy for you to give. This is part of “do we match”? And if not, then it’s necessary to find a balanced way of receiving that need through another avenue. This is always done through communication with your partner, so they are in on the discussion, and part of the decision.
The love-languages are:
words of affirmation, (affection)
physical touch,
acts of service,
quality time,
and gifts.

In Marriage, What Are We Looking For?

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021What draws us together and has us fall in love with a person? In observing my fellow bloggers, I see the attraction being very sexual. Then I watch them trying to carve out a practical, functioning relationship that is based on hot, steamy sexuality. What makes a relationship work is temperament in personality, and something that is nearly ignored because the sex is so great. Sex is the bonus and should be the last thing on the list when looking for a quality life-mate. More importantly what we need to experience with our mate, before we say “I do”, is their disagreeable side. Everyone has one, and it’s so important to have a strong grasp on whether or not that is something you can handle for a lifetime.
* How they deal with anger, and more importantly, how they “deal with you” while angry.
* With the conflict: are they responsible with their own emotional reactions by practicing boundaries, or do they insist that it’s all your fault for their unhappiness.
* In the area of sex, some people have a very crude understanding of the sensitivities that need to be shared in sexuality.
* Marriage in the 18 and 1900’s made complete sense, simply because things moved at a slower pace, and it took us a lifetime to process through our emotional issues with our partner. Today, things move so much faster, we process through our emotional issues so much more quickly. Staying in a marriage requires us to have eyes wide open, to build our communicative skills, and to learn as much or more about ourselves then we do about our partner.
* Relationships have a modal that they follow: first is the romance; pure chemistry, designed to pull you both together. Then that shifts into partnership, where 78% of the chemistry fades, and honest love shines it’s radiance. And for some, in our latter years companionship shows it’s true colors.
An amazing amount of people get married before the relationship has a chance to shift into partnership [up to 8 months], because when it does the intensity really changes. If you’re someone who loves change, then this will be fun for you.
These are a few of the responses you want to experience before marriage.
Very few people have the Will of heart to see beyond love, beyond sex, to see if and where a relationship is sturdy. If it’s not working, then simply bless them and let them go, and continue the search for the right one. Asking the right questions, patiently waiting for the response, and having the courage to only say “yes” to the one that passes the grade.
Every single relation/connection with people has an alignment: if your angry with the world, your alignment with this person is one in which they will mirror to you what needs to be healed. If you fall in love with someone in which “you feel” is not quite right and you do it anyway, the connection will show you why it’s so important to give attention to your intuition/gut feeling/inner voice. Alignment made manifest, and so it is.
A healthy and meaningful marriage today requires eyes wide open. This is not just a concept in one’s mind, this is seeing them act it out. If (he) does not shift his awareness, and curb his actions to match your needs, then it may not be in him to do so. Having eyes wide open means less will take you by surprise.

May your search be swift and true.
Blessings…

Table of Contents

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June 2014 004When we think of starting a new relationship, what is it that we want to create? Most people will seek out beauty, then hope they want what we want, as in the game of roulette.
Who are we, and what is the uniqueness that we bring to the table? Instead of looking for something wonderful in someone else, look first at yourself for what it is that you bring to the table of this relationship. Because in that moment in-between relationships, is a good time to redefine and fine-tune that magical essence you are. Beauty doesn’t last for ever, so in looking deeper for something you have that is an asset for relationships. This may also be something your friends can help you with, because sometimes it helps to have another set of eyes outside of your bubble, looking in to see what is hidden. This talent needs to be something you already have, because becoming something you’re not creates great mistrust when the truth comes out.
Take time in-between relationships and heal the wounds of the past. So we don’t drag preconceived notions into a new relationship. Know who you are, be the light you’re cultivating. Know what you bring and look for someone who complements you; your weaknesses are his strengths and his weaknesses are your strengths. Do what you can to not be reactive, and instead be active in your search for a quality partnership.
When “quality of heart” is more pronounced than looks, your true authentic self-will have more space to shine, be seen and validated.

My blessings to you…

Men Be Aware…

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038For every man that has promised the sun and moon, and has delivered nothing has been loosing ground in his relationship. Always follow through on things that have been planed or promised… a woman’s greatest pet-peeve, and from this she has the memory of an elephant.
Blessings…

The Cave of Darkness

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When a person has cheated on their lover and is feeling the shame, guilt and grief by it all. When (he) chooses to confess to her, he is pulling her into the cave of shame and darkness with him, instead of coming out into the light with her. Anytime this level of pain is shared with the other involved, it does nothing and creates more grief. It is the darkest side of the ego to want to share the deepest shame and guilt with another person, in such a way that they feel it with you. Confessing such darkness creates such darkness.
By stepping out into the light he finds his way out of this mess by having the actions of, “what can I do with her today that is positively different from yesterday… Everyday”? And forgiveness of oneself for stepping out of line… Forgiveness without judgement. Confession happens with God and God alone.
And if you must tell someone, that someone must remain a complete stranger to everyone within his and her circle of friends.

Blessings…

* The lightness you feel by telling (her) is the shameful weight you have past onto her, so she feels it for you, and complete irresponsibility on your part! Telling her just dumps it all in her lap, when it’s not hers to process. This is your burden; your cross to bare. In telling her, you’re incapable of manning-up and setting her free. So in telling her you know she will do it for you. So as she walks out with everything you own, that is the price you pay for not manning-up and setting her free before you cheat.
* If you cheat again, then this commitment was a total mistake from the very beginning, and a responsibility that rests squarely on your shoulders.
* It’s okay to admit that you are not marriage material. Honesty to yourself, and honesty to your lover.

* If you strongly suspect it to be true, then it must be“. Intuition comes from the loving direction of spiritual truth.
* Honesty shouldn’t wait til after the fact, honesty is best expressed before mistakes. Keeping that line of communication open, and trusting in talking about the things that are difficult.
* In truth, when a person has cheated even to the smallest degree, it’s a sign that your relationship is not forever, and to stay in it would be destructive. Continue on Relationships.
* Cheating creates a ton of karma; spiritual dept. The Karmic Path

Navigating an Archetype

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June 2014 014An archetype is a concept that has been created from the majority of the collective consciousness of humanity, that common thread in the belief systems in the collective minds of everyone on the planet, and there are hundreds of archetypes that are woven into the tapestry of our lives. Navigating them requires us to have our eyes open, to be conscious of the steps to be taken.

I can not get married again, simply because I found the archetype of marriage to not be my cup of tea, and far more powerful than I thought once I crossed that threshold.

An archetype may not always be gentle or kind, and to change one means the majority of humanity will need to shift in its thinking… in your favor. Some folks like the traditional roles, and need that governing guidance. While more and more are seeking a new path, a need to rewrite the books for a new time in earth’s history.
Blessings…

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