Many people in the 'self-realization' movement believe that it is achieved by being alone, by developing ascetic practices or traveling the world solo without commitment to anyone or anything. And whilst this is important on the journey to learning to listen to the inner voice and not the noise of the world, it is incomplete. The secret to self-realization is that we are here for each other; we are here to experience ourselves through another.
Our innate intelligence is designed for our growth through relationship. Through surrender. Through experience.
Self-realization is achieved when we realize the Self seen in another. Only seeing the humanity and divinity in another can you truly embody your own.
The shadow of relationship is when you get into it to get something out of it, its filled with expectations on how they must show up, be, etc. Your expectation IS what is calling the exact opposite into your field.
The true essence and gift of relationship has everything to do with what you are willing to put into it, because these are the edges that show you who you are, this is what reflects the love you have for yourself. This is where you get to grow in courage and exercise your healthy boundaries, your devotion and your greatest love.
This is where the full spectrum of Gaias heartbeat is felt, in the expansion and contraction of relationship.
Relationship is the most important experience in order to know yourself as a whole. Intimate relationship is the highway to embodied self realization and willingness is one of the most important keys!
How do you relate to relationship?
What has been your experience?
Do you keep away from intimate relationships?
- Anabel Vizcarra