A Vision for Intimacy
We see a world where it is common knowledge that people can come together intimately and experience true Oneness through their coupling. We see all fears and barriers to healthy lovemaking having been replaced by a sacred respect for what two people can create when they come together in love with one another.
For we have learned that, not only is there a pleasurable aspect to our lovemaking, there is also a spiritual aspect to it, as well. And we see this spiritual aspect being taught to us from the time we are ready to learn about “the birds and the bees” – so that, now, we sometimes couple for pure physical pleasure, a feeling of closeness, and/or to conceive our children. However, at other times, we consciously set the stage for a higher kind of intimate experience: one that, with a little practice, will connect to the best feeling life has to offer: one that will connect us, not only to our partner, but to our Oneness with God at the same time.
“We find a housewife who is incapable of keeping house. Although intelligent and able in most things, we find she cannot sweep, make beds or even shop for the house. We discover that her mother was an excellent housekeeper, an excellent cook and could shop very well.
“If this is the case, then we would also discover that the one person in this world our preclear does not want to be is her mother. In other words, by being unable to be her mother, she is also unable to be all those things which her mother could do or be. …
“Where an individual is unable to be something which has certain definite abilities, he also cannot achieve those abilities. And this, in itself, is the heart of disability.”
“Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.”
Cleric and Writer, Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Your action for today is to imagine that today is your first time doing your job. What questions would you ask and what would you notice?