RP RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP
Exploring The Intimate Life
with RP Senior Teachers
Candace Cave & Zeb Lancaster, PhD
The unified field of Fundamental Consciousness is inherently relational. The issue is how to negotiate unified relationality without merging with another. Inhabiting the body, as we learn to do in Realization Process, teaches us to ground in our own autonomy even as we meet others more deeply and authentically in the unified relational field.
Spiritual transformation is often taught as a solitary practice, yet when the true meaning of spiritual detachment is the ability to allow life to happen without manipulation or defense, we can be fully open and available in our reception and response to life. Because our defensive strategies and rigidities were shaped in relationship, at some point relationships must be included in our spiritual practice to release our defenses. This allows spiritual realization to not be only a temporary peak experience, but a lasting transformation of consciousness.
Our desire to love uncovers our wound of separation from our authentic core of life. This can lead to boundary problems of merging (loss of self-contact) and distancing from others. Yet our relationships can help us realize the spiritual essence of ourselves. If our true nature is oneness, it is also the underlying reality of our relationships with other people. Spiritual oneness feels like a fundamental, unified dimension of consciousness with an absolute balance of inward and outward contact. Within the body you find your most intimate contact with your self and others.
Discover, together with a friend, partner, companion, or family member, how the realization of this unified dimension of life transforms all our relationships. This mutual exploration inspires compassion and insight into your relationship with each other as well as your self. It can help you and your partner to disentangle yourselves from the defenses and projections that obstruct the flow of exchange between you. The unified relational field that emerges is more subtle than the boundaries of interacting individuals. Attuning to this nondual dimension of self supports you to skillfully negotiate the boundaries that you need in relationship. Gain access to feelings of genuine compassion and love, the excitement of two minds meeting, and the pleasure of undefended physical sensation as an expression of your spiritual awakening. This exciting RP Online Series will help you become more adept at love, friendship, and allowing for the warm dynamic response of heart-to-heart mutuality.
Using Judith Blackstone’s book The Intimate Life as guide, this six-week RP Online series philosophically and experientially explores how relationship helps both partners release their barriers to individual and communal unity. Intended for couples, partners (business or romantic), friends, and family members, The Intimate Life will help you disentangle relational impasse, recognize that every aspect of your being (emotional, mental, physical) is capable of meaningful contact, and guide each partner deeper into authentic core-to-core attunement. Learn to see/feel deeper than the surface of your partner, to meet their essence. Discover how to know and experience each other, through the internal depth of your being, and not lose the ground of your own wholeness.
Please register with a partner and plan to be in the same room together during each online meeting.
Group Meets 8:30-10:30amPDT, 6-Saturdays, October 3 - November 7, 2020
Pricing is $500 for 2 people (includes 12-hours of group plus a private 80-minute online session with Dr Zeb and Candace)
We recommend that you purchase The Intimate Life by Judith Blackstone.
Everyone welcome. Non-gender or relationship specific.