This week has been making American history. We have a new President Elect, who much of America did not choose. Many parts of the country sits in shock and has revolted in protests over this Presedential election. It is in a time such as this that we need to find peace within ourselves and the relationships we have. Whether it’s our ability to cope and accept our government or come to terms with our opposing friends and neighbors, we have no other alternative but to accept what our democracy has led to today and find peace.
Meditation and guidance with Creating Peace from the Inside Out: The Power of Connection comes at a time when we truly need it, help us find the ability to build better relationships. We must connect to be at peace.
Day 10 – The Joy of an Intimate Relationship
I am growing into spiritual union with my true self.
Om Sarvatva Namah (The wholeness of the universe is my true nature.)
MESSAGE OF THE DAY
The most intimate relationship we can share with another is a soul connection. Physical and emotional intimacy are profound human experiences of sharing, but when we connect our true self to another true self, we experience a spiritual love and joy that goes beyond personal pleasure or affection.
Today’s meditation is about finding that place of spiritual love within that recognizes our true self in the true self of the beloved.
Journal Reflection Questions:
1. Describe what intimacy means to you. You can include physical or sexual intimacy or not—it’s up to you. But expand your thinking to other kinds of intimacy, such as being completely honest, opening up about your fears and insecurities, sharing your dreams, being willing to show vulnerability, asking to be loved, etc. Now journal about your feelings related to intimacy – is it scary, is it something you desire?
2. For each aspect of intimacy you described, write down at least one person you can share it with. Looking at your list, what types of intimacy are not being fulfilled? Journal about where could you go to seek more fulfillment, not by stepping away from a relationship but by expanding it or adding other connections.
3. How can you be more intimate with your true self? Write down the kind of person you most want to be. List qualities that belong to the true self: loving, compassionate, understanding, inspired, creative, evolved, awake, etc. Sitting quietly, go inside and ask your true self to bring these qualities to you and show you how to expand on them. Then throughout the day, look for opportunities to express at least one quality you want to personify.
4. Reflect further on your experience today.
“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton