[VIDEO]What If I Want to Grow, But My Partner Doesn't?
Updated: Sep 17, 2019
They had a fabulous question for me:
What if I want to grow in a conscious relationship, but my partner doesn’t?
Okay, so, this is a loaded question, and there are three parts to this.
We need to define consciousness and unconsciousness
We need to address this notion that Love must be equated with need satisfaction
And lastly, we need to reframe the question
I go into this in-depth in our interview series, but I thought I would give you a brief snippet here...
If we are defining consciousness as the ability to assume an observer position in the internal world, as much as in the external world, then we are essentially defining consciousness as a measure of free will. The ability to choose how to respond to things.
This is not to say that you learn how to control your feelings so much as you learn how to be in relationship to them in such a way that you allow for them, without being pushed around by them.
If your feelings are like water, it does not behoove you in a storm to wall up the dam, but rather to open the channel wide enough so that the lands around don’t become flooded. And so, it would be futile to try to control the storm, but it would be a benefit to build a strong channel.
Your feelings contain vital information for the expansion of your consciousness. Your feelings will let you know how an alignment you are with the most active parts of yourself, at any given time.
And so, the goal of consciousness is not to assume a revised, and more “enlightened” and insightful identity, so much as it is to improve your relationship to the multiple parts of you that may be stimulated at different times throughout your life, in a variety of different contexts.
To learn more, check out the video! And leave your comments in the thread below.
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