Unveiling Lesson 12: Not Settling for Less than Love
Love is what is when your heart is open. To do love is to open your heart. . . . You can actually learn to love. You can learn how to open your heart, even when circumstances are difficult. Even when the relationship is painful, even when you feel hurt, you can practice opening your heart. You can practice love. This is the foundation of Intimate Communion.
Intimate Communion is about relaxing more and more into perfect coincidence with love, surrendering our fears and resistances. To be freely open in the midst of fear involves a moment-to-moment discipline of loving. To be free and loving is the ultimate discipline—and this is the practice of Intimate Communion.
(p. 12 &18, Intimate Communion, David Deida)
* * * Jennifer has volunteered to act as high priestess this month. * * *
Bring something for the altar that is an expression or representation of your commitment, your devotion, to love. Whether or not you are living, being, or doing consistent with that commitment is irrelevant. Love is a verb. Love is a practice. To be committed to love means sometimes you will fail the practice, but that doesn’t negate your commitment.
Your offering could be an object, a photo, a song, a poem, a yoga asana, a demonstration of a practice or a role play of a situation (if your offering is something you demonstrate, still bring something to represent that on the altar). Keep time in mind but also allow yourself to be creative.
Starting January 2014, our goddess meetings will follow lessons from David Deida's Dear Lover.
Note: in order to pay for incidental expenses inherent in running these lessons, we have chosen to implement a $2/lesson participation fee, payable at the beginning of each lesson. For those goddesses who are prepared to commit to attending the next 6 lessons, a $10 fee (paid in advance) will cover all 6 lessons. Any participation fees in excess of actual expenses will be used to cover a portion of the costs for Edmonton Live events.