A Trustworthy Man – Part 2

Being a Man a Woman Can Trust

If you have not yet read Part 1 of this post, you can read it here.

From my spiritual studies I had an idealized vision of who I could be, but I didn’t really know the practical steps to get me there. And I was beginning to wonder if it was even possible for me. Now, with the help of my mentors and the emotional healing work I was doing to clear my deepest fears and inadequacies, I saw very clearly who I could become; and most importantly, how.

It was around this time that I met Layne. She worked in the office at the center where I was being trained by my mentors. We had a friendly, cordial relationship until one day something happened. Out of the blue, in the presence of a half-dozen people, we had a shared mystical experience of mutual soul recognition. It was a timeless experience, absolutely unlike anything either of us had ever experienced before.

As our relationship grew, I learned that Layne had her own trust issues with men. She had been betrayed and hurt many times in her life. It was only a matter of time before those fears would manifest as suspicions in her relationship with me. And they did. There was an evening when we were gazing into each other’s eyes, both feeling deeply in love. I was swept away in a tidal wave of love for her. I was looking deeply into her eyes saying things I had never heard myself say to anyone. )And if I had, I don't think I would have believe them myself.)

A Trustworthy Man – Part 1

Being a Man a Woman Can Trust

Sooner or later, trust becomes an issue in just about any relationship regardless of roles or gender. For now, let’s look at trust in romantic relationships. Let’s explore the possibilities of intentionally creating trust and rebuilding it if it gets damaged. Both men and women are equally afraid of being controlled, dominated, or betrayed. Do you ever wonder why that is so or how you can avoid this kind of pain?

Real trust is hard won and easily lost. Trust can be whittled away little by little with small transgressions, as in failure to keep promises with no acknowledgment or apology, only excuses; or all at once as in an affair.

When trust is gone a relationship begins to die. People end up just going through the motions of being in relationship. Love and connection withers. Emotional connection dries up. Communication suffers, becoming stilted and mechanical, concerned mostly with the logistics of life. Eye contact becomes fleeting and uncomfortable.

Letters from God – #1

What Would You Like "God" to Say to You?

We've been preparing for a move, which means going through boxes and files and papers and more that have been in storage. Some of them going waaay back! You know how that is, you come across things you definitely want to let go of and wonder why you still have it! And you also find long forgotten treasures from times past.

Such has been the case for us. And we want to share  something with you from our very distant past when we lived in Hawaii. That was where, in 1978, we created a deep immersion six-month program called the Intensive Personal Evolution Program (IPEP). This program met 20 hours a week for the duration of the program. For our student it was the equivalent of a part time job!

One of the central tenets of IPEP was that we each have our own direct connection with the Divine; God, Goddess, Nature, the Great Mystery or however you conceive of it. The thrust of the program was to make that an ever present and practical reality for the students. 

Towards the end of the program they received an assignment to write a ‘letter from God’ to themselves. They would be observing themselves and their life from the highest possible perspective, and from that place, communicating in their own words what they most wanted and needed to hear.

And now we would like to share some of those letters with you here in our blog over the next little while.

Click 'Continue reading' below to read the first one:

Neutralize Your Judgments

Create More Peace by
Neutralizing Your Judgments

Judging yourself  for being judgmental only deepens the problem. People like to think their judgments about others are true. They sure feel true, don't they? But when you realize you don't have the the whole truth from which to make a proper judgment, you can begin to see your judgments are half-truths at best. The human mind has a built-in tendency to judge. 

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