The basis of an Enlightenment Intensive is the dyad. Two people face each other. For five minutes, one person asks the other, “Tell me who you are.” The second person answers the question, with the first person remaining silent. Then they switch.
The speaker either gets a breakthrough into Self-Knowledge or a barrier. If a barrier, they communicate the truth of it, what they see about it, how they feel, where it originated, etc. If they communicate the truth and communicate it deeply enough, the barrier falls and they break through to a realization of Self.
A similar thing occurs in a relationship. When we feel the surge of love coming up, we either get a breakthrough in terms of feeling and expressing it or we get a barrier.
Perhaps we don’t feel safe expressing it. Perhaps our partner doesn’t listen to us but changes the subject or draws the attention to him or herself. Or perhaps they make light of it.
Perhaps the barrier is a vasana, a behavior pattern rooted in one or more traumatic incidents from the distant past. We told someone we loved them and they rejected us. We told someone we loved them and they sexually assaulted us or in other ways took advantage of us.
Something happened long ago that had us respond by creating a self-protective reaction pattern which now we’re virtually a prisoner of. Now whenever someone says they love us or whenever we’re moved to say it ourselves, we have a reaction and go down into hiding, protection, displacement, diversion, etc.
These root vasanas or core issues are the debris of life and must be cleared of if we’re to return to aliveness, awareness, and satisfaction. There are several ways of either clearing them or transcending them.
The most obvious is to tell the truth of them. It’s a design feature of life that the truth will set us free. Why is that?
Well, the purpose of life is for us to know the total truth of who we are. We are God, all of us. And when we know that, we’re liberated from the cycle of birth and death. Similarly, on a smaller scale, when we know the truth of an upset, issue or vasana, we’re set free from that as well. The truth setting us free from the condition is the design feature.
So that’s the first and most direct way of surmounting or transcending a barrier – tell the truth.
A second way is to take a stand. Examples of stands are: I will no longer tolerate [X]. I will not [Y]. I am a stand for [Z]. The consequence of taking a stand is that we presence the Self that we are. The Self comes forth. We expand, emerge, become present.
A third way is closely related. It’s to make a declaration. “I love you” is a declaration as are “I’m afraid.” “I need safety right now.” “I want to be heard.”
Or we make a promise. I promise that I will never take advantage of you sexually. I promise that I will never play upon your fear of heights. I promise that I will handle money wisely and responsibly. Promises like these oblige us to live by the divine qualities and call us forth again.
Or we make an assertion. Oftentimes we feel afraid to make a testable, provable assertion about things. Instead we hedge our bets, state an opinion, make a guess. We say something wish-washy, full of escape routes and holes. These do not call the Self forth.
But when we tie ourselves down to an assertion that this is true, as far as we know, then we create a game. The game is to test out the validity or accuracy of the assertion. We’ve committed ourselves to a definite hypothesis. That energizes people and calls the Self forth again.
We call ourselves forth as well by making a difference, sharing a withhold, calling ourselves on our own bullshzt.
All of these raise the bar in relationship and, if we have a partner who’s also willing to play the same game, again we have a chance of success in relationship.
Of course the rising energies are making all this easier. Love is easier. The courage to tell the truth is present and all the lower emotions that would drag us down and make us unwilling to risk are lifting.
As I said in an earlier article, never were the chances of success in relationship greater. The Mother wants us to be in relationship, sacred union, divine partnership. Why? Because relationships generate love. They can multiply the effectiveness of one person intent on service (if we choose a lightworker or lightholder partner, that is). They enliven us, open new horizons, spill over and benefit all around us.
On An Hour with an Angel, Sept. 3, 2015, Archangel Michael laid out how to invite a heart opening. Once our hearts are open, love flows freely. Then life becomes a merry-go-round rather than a treadmill. And our love can be infectious, especially with our partner. It becomes liberating. It exudes joy and invites participation, collaboration, play.
Take full advantage of these wonderful vibrations that we’re being offered by so many higher beings and higher civilizations. The Earth is the focus of a wholesale effort to raise the vibes of what AAM called “this small group of seven billion people.”
Never was such a gift offered to an entire planet to increase their spiritual currency. That spiritual currency is love.