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The Intimate Life: Awakening to the Spiritual Essence in Yourself and Others

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This is a book about making contact-with yourself, your partner, and every thing around you-at the deepest level possible. The basis for this connection is what Dr. Judith Blackstone calls "fundamental consciousness" what we all are in our essence. In The Intimate Life, this innovate teacher and psychotherapist shares 17 relational practices from her unique approach to embodied spiritual awakening known as the Realization Process. Offered to help us relate "core-to-core" with ...

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Overview

This is a book about making contact-with yourself, your partner, and every thing around you-at the deepest level possible. The basis for this connection is what Dr. Judith Blackstone calls "fundamental consciousness" what we all are in our essence. In The Intimate Life, this innovate teacher and psychotherapist shares 17 relational practices from her unique approach to embodied spiritual awakening known as the Realization Process. Offered to help us relate "core-to-core" with compassion, understanding, and joy, The Intimate Life explores:

Attuning to Unified Consciousness how to let go of our conditioned perceptions and behaviors to foster spiritual maturation

Overcoming boundary problems how to embrace the paradox of oneness and separateness

Awareness, emotion, and physical contact the three main pathways of interpersonal connection

The spiritual essence of sexuality-spiritual exercises that apply unified consciousness to sexuality to enhance pleasure, liberate the body's subtle energy, and more

To genuinely love other people is one of the central ideals in every spiritual tradition. It's also one of our greatest challenges. Here is a transformational guide to becoming "lovers of life" and experiencing the full potential of our intimate relationships.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604075625
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 169
  • Sales rank: 984,535
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Blackstone, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychotherapist in New York and an innovative teacher in contemporary spirituality who has shared the Realization Process with students across the US since 1987. Her published works include the books The Enlightenment Processand The Empathic Ground and the audio learning course The Realization Process.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Essential Unity of Self and Other I

I The Relational Field Attuning to Unified Consciousness II

II Oneness and Separateness Overcoming Boundary Problems 33

III Dancing Core-to-Core Relating from the Subtle Core ofthe Body 49

IV Mutual Contact The True Meeting of I and Thou 73

V Bare Perception How Unified Consciousness Transforms the Senses 99

VI Compassion How Relationships Can Heal Old Wounds 121

VII Sexual Intimacy The Spiritual Essence of Sexuality 139

VIII Miller Road Love and the Spiritual Path 159

Acknowledgments 165

Notes 167

About the Author 169

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