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AWARENESS IN REALTIONSHIPS AND THE CONSCIOUS STRUCTURES OF LOVE #4

p.98-102
There are two major teachings in this section: being in your knowing, and(once you are in your knowing) being aware of your relationships (what we used to refer to as co-dependent relationships or healthy relationships).

There is a distinction between thinking and knowing. You would not say, “I think I don’t like broccoli.” You would say, “ I know I don't like broccoli” or simply “I don’t like broccoli.” 
You do not have to think you are more than your body, you know you are more than your body.
You can follow along with the book here especially on p.99. During class today we used that as a meditation, so I would encourage you to get quiet with this piece.  This is not about judgment, right/wrong; good /bad; it is about getting a deeper sense of your own knowing—which is another way of saying getting in touch with your deeper/higher/divine self.  You might begin to notice the qualities that align themselves it this kind of knowing—a peacefulness, no grasping, no need to prove any…

AWARENESS IN RELATIONSHIPS AND CONSCIOUS STRUCTURES OF LOVE #3

P. 92-97

Most of our limitations are self-imposed, BUT most of them also have come from what we have learned, what we have taken in from others--especially family, church and school. In fact, if you observe most of the values we have learned from these institutions, we will find they are much more related to the ego (my limited personal self) than to my soul.
So one of the factors we contend with is that we have learned to IDENTIFY ourselves with our ego consciousness.

The question comes up in this section, "How free are you?" You are not free simply because you say you are.
For me this is a very difficult piece. I can be aware of most of my behavior during a day and give you perfectly good reasons for doing what I am doing, but does that make me free? Much of what I do is in conformity to the dictates of society, which is certainly not a bad thing, but it is not necessarily free.
BUT why am I choosing what I am choosing-is it to confirm, to fit in, to avoid criticism, to no…

AWARENESS IN RELATIONSHIPS AND CONSCIOUS STRUCTURES OF LOVE #2

p.88-92

We are exploring relationships and love.

Who do you love? How do you love? 
How much do you let yourself be loved? 
What would your life be like if you knew--in your bones--that you are unconditionally loved all the time?
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Now much of the discussion begins with the idea of what used be called "giving your power away" or what the book calls "abnegating you authority."
One of the major points here is you are always in choice, even if you choose to give up your power or decide to be a victim.

Everything in life is about relationships in some way or another--our relationship with ourselves, with others, with God, with the world we live in. We can choose to react--reflexively to life situations or we can be more aware, refine our choices and respond lovingly. Much easier said than done, but true nonetheless.


“Now the relationships that you manifest in your environment are created by you to know yourself, to see yourself, and to believe in your own worth through …