I choose to be in relationships that support my evolution into consciousness.
I choose to be in relationships that promote my spiritual integration.
I choose to be in relationships that respect me, my choices, my path and my intention, even if they do not agree with them.
I choose to be in relationships that are authentic, heart-centered, and embody the Divine.
I choose to work toward healing relationships that have lost their way but hold potential.
I choose to leave relationships that deny me my-self, my choice, my path and my intention.
I choose to leave relationships that willfully deny me support, consideration and reciprocation.
I choose to leave relationships that inhibit my expression and growth, or the expression and growth of the other.
I choose to leave relationships in which I am not engaging from, or being engaged from, love.
The more you grow and become the empowered, conscious, integrated and evolving spiritual being you are, the more you will find yourself uncomfortable in relationships with those who are living from a different perspective. You will begin to feel a need for authentic relationships. Authentic relationships are those that are evolved beyond the ego, the small self and the small mind. They are created in heart-centered consciousness and embody spiritual evolution and integration of mind, body and spirit. They promote harmony, inter-dependence, unconditional support, and are founded in loving intention. If there is a goal or reason for authentic relationships it is to support each other’s individual growth and expansion. Authentic relationships are conscious choices, not obligations. They are wants, not needs. Authentic relationships may be short-lived or life-long. There is a very conscious understanding in authentic relationships that when the relationship no longer serves both parties, it can dissolve naturally, instead of being clung to out of an ego-centered need. That does not mean that authentic relationships do not have conflict, but conflict is understood as a natural part of two wholes expressing individuality. When conflict does arise, it is resolved mutually and respectfully. The more authentically you live your life, the more you will desire authentic relationships. That may mean leaving those which no longer promote expansion, are incongruent with your path, or find you unable to be supportive of the other. It may also mean being authentic in your half of a relationship that you wish to maintain, such as with a family member, though they have differing views. In those situations we learn to be authentic in our own selves while respecting the evolutionary path of others. Living in harmony does not mean isolation from those who resonate to a different beat, but in our interpersonal relationships it does mean engaging as authentically as possible.
[Note: I wish I could have posted with a picture of people engaged in an authentic relationship but the reality is that authentic relationships do not ‘look’ any different from others. I chose this photo because it makes visible the attributes of an evolved, authentic relationship.]
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