The central communication skill in harmonious relationships is telling the truth. There are many benefits from being able to tell the bottom line truth to your partner. First, it increases liveliness in each partner and in the relationship; clear, truthful communication opens a deeper Love and flow of intimacy. Second, clear communication that sticks to basic sensations and individual experience prevents argument.
With the favored conditions, sheen, and holiday sensibilities it’s understandable that annually December holds the designation as the month with the most engagements. However, as the calendar page turns with each new year, we also discover that January retains the title as the month with the highest rate of divorce filings. In fact, it’s commonly referenced within related industries (wellness, legal, financial, etc.) as “Divorce Month.” Further details indicate that the first Monday [in January] after schools are back in session from holiday break is the single day with the most filings of the month.
[I'm confessing upfront that while this blog post is longer than usual, it may be one of my personal favorites of anything I've written. I think it's worth reading alongside a cup of tea or coffee.]
I woke up in the middle of the night, quickly scribbled five things, and went right back to sleep. In the morning, I awoke to decipher my barely legible script, and as I often do, carried the note in my pocket all day to keep echoing.
I get it. It seems elementary to have an article centered on making and keeping agreements. However, if it was remedial, it wouldn’t likely be necessary.
In fact, it is so principle that it is the only foundational concept that is common to the Soul Expansion (Conscious Loving & Living), Conscious Dating, Born.Romantic, Conscious Separation, and Expanding Into Feelings of Joyfulness programs.
The ecosystem of a family is truly the sum of its parts. In this ever-changing and fast paced society, it seems to be more of a challenge to parent and maintain strong families.
Soul Expansion offers specific programs and skills for this most important area. Applying the principles and skills [of Soul Expansion] holistically brings harmony by allowing parents and children to accept accountability for their own feelings, thoughts, and actions.
Your experiences are shaped by your beliefs (and as you may have learned through Soul Expansion, every belief contains a lie). Even obstacles have a value when you can seek it. You can develop commitments that will help you to be happier and achieve more, regardless of the situation.
Consider these empowering intentions that you can start using today.
You may have learned through the Soul Expansion process that there is clearly a “lie” in every belief.
In order to even begin to have healthy relationships, it is helpful to start by looking at what you think about them. The truth is, just because you believe something doesn’t mean it is true. And, just because you don’t believe something doesn’t mean it isn’t true.
As discovered through Soul Expansion, in order to live your life in the present, you will need to learn to become assertive. You have to learn to advocate for yourself and your needs and wants, and recognize the needs and wants of others. This is very different from being aggressive or overly-demanding; both of those deal with ego. Assertiveness deals with self-love, and advocating for yourself in a healthy, productive, and proactive manner.