For many of us, a loving and intimate relationship is one of our fondest desires or cherished experiences. And yet, for many, such a relationship remains elusive.
Why is This?
In our experience, all relationships are a reflection of our relationship with ourselves. If we believe, consciously or unconsciously, that we are unlovable, not enough, or damaged, we will run away from love and emotional intimacy. And, this resistance is happening even if, consciously, we think we are searching for love.
To prepare for intimacy and bonding, to prepare for a Soul Partner, we have house-cleaning to do. The often forgotten hurts of childhood need to be brought to consciousness and lovingly embraced. If not, they will contribute to the re-creation of what we experienced rather than what we want. We need to experience Self-Love deeply. Explore forgiveness. And choose to be accountable. We need to be supported, feel safe and heard.
Rick and Robin
Rick and Robin dated for three years in high school. But, the relationship ended soon after they went to different colleges. Fifty years and a lot of personal and spiritual growth later, they reconnected. This time both were ready for love. And, they have developed a Soul Partner relationship, now in its 8th year.
Robin is a 50-year meditator, a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice, supervisor and trainer of other therapists. Website: robinrainabenjamin.com
Rick is also a 50-year meditator, has a Ph.D. in Education, and has developed a personal and spiritual growth program called Awakening Greatness. He has been in private practice for over 30 years.