|What is "Big Love Integral?"|
Participatory Exploration into Conscious Romantic Relationship in an
When your chest is free of your limiting ego, Then you will see the ageless Beloved. You can not see yourself without a mirror; Look at the Beloved, They are the brightest mirror. -Rumi
Big Love Integral is a 6-part workshop on conscious romantic relationship using an integral approach based largely on Ken Wilber's comprehensive map of consciousness. This new approach recognizes that relationship is a practice, and will constitute a new definition of successful relationship from the highest perspective possible for each individual.
Big Love Integral looks at relationship in an evolutionary, or developmental context where relationship can, and does, evolve as individuals, social systems, and culture evolve, and that we are entering an age where relationship can be the highest expression of Spirit, God, Consciousness, or Awareness. If you want to be conscious in your life, the proof of your embodied realization is going to be in your relationships, and especially with your beloved.
Relationship is a path to transformation. It is, quite simply, the simplest, most available, immediate practice to transformation and transcendent experience we can have...the most life changing, here-it-is-folks, non-dual, ordinary path to spiritual realization, and the combination of states and stages puts one on the fast track to Spirit.
And therein lies the ultimate inside Kosmic joke...and what many traditions have known for thousands of years: You are that. Meditation, practices, and ultimately, even relationship, intersects with infinity, and suddenly, you know: It was there all the time. The deepest, widest, highest, wildest part of yourself, the radiance of your being and the shattering realization that simply erupts into laughter.
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copyright 2009 Gary Stamper