How often have we heard that song? And how much do we associate the easy living of summer with the easy loving of romance? Of course, we have all at one time experienced the rush/excitement of summer love, when the long days were never long enough, because we did not want the loving to ever end.
But end it must-this is God’s law, or Nature’s law, which we must obey, or pay the consequences. We write at the beginning of June, when memories of summer love seem to be popping out all over, reminding us of the joyous and freeing experience of falling into and being in love. We write also to remind you that romantic love can morph into something quite unexpected and challenging for a couple-even shocking-something we have come to call the Power Struggle, which can feel very nasty, compared to the bliss of romance.
The question we hear so often goes something like this: How could it God’s plan for us, that we would have such hell to experience, after the heavenly experience of romance and romantic love? How could Mother Nature be so cruel to put us through this Inferno? When she has just provided us the oceanic experience of such happiness, joyousness, and freedom?
The answer to these questions is both very simple and very complicated. Here we are going to give you the simple answer, and if you want the more complicated one, to send you to places where you can read more. . .
In the past thirty to forty years we have learned that love is one of the most powerful vehicles on earth to transform the world and to transform individuals. But to understand and make use of this vehicle we have had to totally revamp and reconsider the meaning and purpose of intimate relationship. In our workshops you have heard us speak of the “sacred space” between the two individuals, but have you understood the meaning of that word “sacred”? We do not mean something esoteric or mysterious with that word; we mean something very simple yet profound. Sacred means that we are moving into a place where we are in touch with our essential and true nature. It is about waking up to who and what we really are, what we have, and what we know.
To do this, however, we have to re-ignite the spark of love that was planted in our human nature, that gets ignited when we fall in love, that sometimes seems to go out when we stumble through life, but can be re-ignited by what we call “conscious,” or “intentional” loving. This kind of loving-please note that we don’t use the word “love,” but loving, as an active spiritual force-is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, things human beings can do. It can be done with much preparation, with care in the selection of tools, appropriate guides, and with great intentionality and purpose-just as any great journey can be undertaken
To begin taking the first steps on this journey, we highly recommend getting in touch with us, coming to one of our Workshops for Couples, and experiencing for yourselves the thrill of re-igniting the passion that lies within, and having the fine touch of masters as you begin that journey.