What is the Perfect Relationship?
When we make the decision to explore our spiritual side, it often entails learning meditation, cultivating mindfulness, treating others how we would like to be treated, and coming from a place of love. But have you ever noticed that when it comes to intimate relationships, this is easier said than done?
Best-selling author Marianne Williamson is the focus of our June 2012 cover story, where we bring you inside her workshop called “Enchanted Love.” She said it best with this line: “We get involved with romantic drama, and all the spiritual stuff goes out the window.”
While romantic love can flood us with happiness, the partners we choose can also push our buttons, trigger wounds from the past, and cause us pain. But they are just doing their job, according to Williamson.
Quoting from “A Course in Miracles,” she explains our relationships are assignments from the universe not only to heal our wounds, but also to allow for soul growth. While the ego believes the perfect partner is someone who will stay away from our wounds, and provide us with all we feel is lacking in our lives, the universe believes the perfect partner is someone who will bring these wounds to the surface in order to heal them, and knows we need for nothing when connected to God or source.
“To double the perfection, it will not only be a perfect assignment in which to address your wounds, but also the perfect assignment in which to address theirs,” she explains in the cover story.
One of the biggest questions that people struggling in a relationship ask is “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” and that is the title of this issue’s Soul Connections column by Dr. Craig Martin. However, healing can still take place when two people are no longer together. “Sometimes work is going on even more powerfully when two people are not talking. If you do the work, know that he or she is still feeling it,” Williamson says.
In many ways, this issue is focused on love and relationships. Our book spotlight is “Finding Love Again: Six Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” The author, Dr. Terri Orbuch, spent more than 20 years researching love, dating, marriage and relationships, and shares all she has learned about finding new love — no matter what age or stage of life. We also feature Deepak Chopra’s CD “The Secret of Love: Meditations for Attracting and Being in Love.”
No matter where you are in life, be it single, married, divorced or in a brand-new relationship, romantic love is a vehicle that can lead to rewarding and renewing experiences.
Even when the road gets bumpy, or you feel like you crashed into a boulder, know it’s all divinely orchestrated, and with love and respect, a smoother ride is undoubtedly just up ahead.
Blessings and love to you all!
Founder, Publisher & Editorial Director
Elevated Existence Magazine