Intimacy in your relationships is a reflection of your intimacy with yourself…
I’m talking about all types of intimacy, sexual, emotional, spiritual.
If you’re disconnected from your feelings, it will be difficult for you to share and express yourself with your partner. If you don’t love and appreciate your body, it will be difficult for you to ask or share your needs with your partner.
If you’re disconnected from your spiritual nature and the evolution of your soul, you’ll be disconnected from your life lessons and more likely to blame your partner when things go wrong. Instead of understanding that all relationships are an opportunity for learning and to expand into a deeper intimacy, love, and worthiness to be loved.
Intimacy… in-to-me-I-see... is the ability and willingness to connect and see all of yourself as a pathway to evolving beyond your limitations and opening up to an even deeper loving conscious relationship. So by embracing and accepting the parts of yourself that you dislike, judge or disown, you can begin to accept these parts in others… creating a relationship of acceptance and unconditional love.
Exercise: Steps you can take to create intimacy with yourself
Move into a place of compassionate kindness within yourself. This exercise is here to help you get to know yourself better.
- What are the most challenging aspects (qualities) about yourself, that you want to disown? ie the qualities that you don’t love, judge or dislike? write them down (at least 3).
- What is it about these aspects that you dislike or find difficult to embrace.
- Do they remind you of a time when you were younger? If so write down the story.
- If you embraced and loved this part of you, what do you think is the gift in the quality or the lesson your soul is reflecting to you.
- What would be the opposite of this quality?
- How can you embrace both qualities in your life… what would be different?