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The Intimate Life

Awakening to the Spiritual Essence in Yourself and Others
Paperback Book
Sounds True Inc
October, 2011
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Banyen's Description: 

This is a book about making contact—with yourself, your partner, and everything 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:

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

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

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

ª  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 fuller potential of our intimate relationships.

“Our spirituality flowers as we bring love alive in our lives. In The Intimate Life, Judith Blackstone guides us in how to release resistance to authentic contact and how to realize our inherent oneness with all beings. Her teachings are lucid, powerful, and wise—this book is a gem!”
—Tara Brach, author, Radical Acceptance

Publisher’s Description: 

To love other people is one of the central ideals in every spiritual tradition. It's also one of life's greatest challenges. In The Intimate Life, psychotherapist and spiritual teacher Dr. Judith Blackstone describes how the realization of our unified essence - what she calls "fundamental consciousness" - transforms all of our relationships.

"Usually we see and touch only from the surface of ourselves to the surfaces of others," she writes. "But in fundamental consciousness, we are able to see and to touch beneath the surface to the feelings and qualities within - to the whole of their being."

For coupled partners and singles on a spiritual path, The Intimate Life is offered to help us live in genuine contact and ever-deepening connection.

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