The Art Of Conscious Relationships

2018-04-08T15:01:51+00:00

Sometimes it is difficult to express certain feelings to your beloved, especially when it triggers deep fears or pain inside us. When this happens, we often react with blame towards our beloved, trying to avoid feeling what is really there.

lovers meditation

This kind of fears and pain are usually well buried inside of us and we are usually not conscious about them. That is why it is not easy to recognize them. When they arise, all we want is to avoid feeling them. When we become aware of the hidden fear or pain, it is amazing to see all the strategies that we are undertaking to avoid feeling them. Like blaming our beloved for the things we don’t like to feel, thinking that if he or she changes, it will make us feel better. Basically, what we are doing is stepping into our victim mode, giving away the responsibility of what we feel and pointing out all the things that should be different and that unfortunately we can’t control.

We are trying to change our uncomfortable experiences by changing what our beloved does or says, thinking that if he or she changes, that it is going to change our experience. It’s like saying: “please change how you act, to make me less likely to blame you. If you can make it more difficult for me to blame you, I would hate you less…”

This kind of reaction really shows the level of fear that is behind such a behavior, and most of us don’t realize how much fear we carry inside us. When we hide ourselves behind layers of protections to avoid to feel the pain, we close our heart, to ourselves and to our beloved and we prevent more love, more joy and more trust to come into our life and into our relationships.

It really takes a lot of courage to show our vulnerability instead of blaming others.  For me, even being familiar with the mechanisms of protections, doesn’t always prevent me to react with blame toward my beloved. But for sure, when it happens it doesn’t take long time anymore, before I can allow myself to really feel what is going on and share about it from a vulnerable place. Showing her more of who I really am and allowing her to come closer to me, in very intimate parts of my inner being that nobody has entered before, sometimes not even myself.

Here is a good map for all lovers: as long as you want to affect or change the other person in any way, you are in protection, not in vulnerability. In protection mode, it might feel more safe in the moment, but in we are actually blocking the love current. Not only with your beloved, but also with yourself and with the universe.

I  am fascinated by the profound healing and expansion of consciousness that can happen in love relationships, as long as we are willing to look into ourselves, to face our deepest fears, and to be vulnerable in front of our beloved.

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“Many years ago I was quite lost and confused about my relationships with men and I felt I didn’t have a clue how to create true intimacy. I went on a quest and discovered so many diamonds that transformed my love relationships into a catalyst for my own growth and evolution. From all these years of exploration, experiences and research, I have created Living Intimacy – The Path of the Beloved, a series of 4 retreats for lovers that I guide together with Elie.” Marya Norell

Each retreat addresses a different theme, building on the previous one, and still is complete in itself, so you can choose to take the whole program or book them individually.

If you are currently in a relationship and want to deepen it and give it the most uplifting and transforming experience, then this program might be the next step for you and your beloved. Living Intimacy brings a unique blend in relationship dynamics, co-dependency, conscious relating, tantra, tao and heart-centered spirituality.

We also offer one-day immersions for lovers.  This day will give you a taste of the Living Intimacy – Path of the Beloved 4-retreat journey. It is also an opportunity to give yourself a one-day immersion together with your beloved.

The Living Intimacy journey is for us the most beautiful and profound way to bring more love, aliveness and power into our life. To also attract more of what we are longing for and let go of old patterns that prevent our light to shine fully. Living Intimacy is a journey where we open to more compassion, connection and complicity with our partner, as we learn to love ourselves more and open the doors to our soul to express the uniqueness of who we really are.

Marya Elie Signature

UPCOMING LIVING INTIMACY EVENTS

Jun
1
Fri
2018
Living Intimacy – Kundalini Rising @ Netherlands
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day

This retreat focuses mainly on awakening Kundalini energy, the primordial life force. In tantra it is often depicted as a snake coiled at the bottom of the spine. When activated it can rise through the spine and bring the sexual energy to higher levels, merging with love and bliss in the upper energy centers or chakras.

Together with your beloved you will learn specific techniques to activate the Kundalini energy as well as how to support each other in unraveling any energy blockages that might show up.

Another aspect we will dive into is our masculine and feminine essence, how the source expresses itself through a woman’s respectively a man’s body. When we are aligned here, the gift that we are is unwrapped and when shared, brings your relationship to a new level of interaction.

We will also do a vision process, to bring more clarity regarding our goals and what we would like to achieve both personally and within the relationship.

In this retreat you will learn and explore:
– Kundalini awakening techniques
– Breath & energy orgasms
– How to move sexual energy through the chakras
– Deepening into conscious touch and tantric massage
– Masculine and feminine essence
– Focus your energy to achieve your goals
– Conscious communication skills
– Relaxation and meditation

– PRACTICAL INFORMATION –

Time: From Friday June 1, 2018 at 10:00 until Sunday June 3, 2018 at 17:00.

Location: Venwoude, Vuurse steeg 1, 3749 AN Lage Vuurshe, Netherlands – www.venwoude.nl

Price: 490€*
Reduction price for 4 retreats: 2120€* (100€ discount)
Reduction price for 3 retreats: 1540€* (60€ discount)
*Price for 1 person

In the fee is included:
LODGING: Double-room
MEALS: Organic vegetarian food

Registration: To register for this retreatclick the button “Register”  at the top right. You can choose to pay the full amount at once or to pay a deposit and the remaining sum later.

Aug
31
Fri
2018
Living Intimacy – Heart Alchemy @ Netherlands
Aug 31 – Sep 2 all-day

This retreat is about expanding your capacity to love, your own self and your beloved. It will infuse your lovemaking, allowing sex to marry the heart and creating a space where you can melt, feel and heal.

It starts with self-love, becoming the most loving partner to yourself and establishing a close, intimate relationship with yourself. Often this is something we need to re-learn, as we tend to loose ourselves in the other, making them more important and forgetting about the precious being, our innocence, that is residing in our hearts.

Then we have the love for our intimate partners. Often in longtime relationships, as we get habituated to each other, we tend to not always see the other with the eyes of love, like when we first met. It has become a habit that the other is there and the newness that we felt in the beginning has faded. We will explore ways to open to the love flow again, re-igniting passion and libido.

We will also investigate how to deal with everyday conflicts and challenges in the relationship. How do we open to more love in these situations and use them as a door to growth? By building a foundation of trust in the relationship, it can become the most fertile ground for love to grow.

In this retreat you will learn and explore:
– Dynamic of triggering
– Healing from emotional co-dependency
– Tantric lovemaking practices
– How sex becomes intimate
– Deepening into tantric massage
– Conscious communication skills
– Relaxation and meditation

– PRACTICAL INFORMATION –

Time: From Friday August 31, 2018 at 10:00 until Sunday September 2, 2018 at 17:00.

Location: Venwoude, Vuurse steeg 1, 3749 AN Lage Vuurshe, Netherlands – www.venwoude.nl

Price: 490€*
Reduction price for 4 retreats: 2120€* (100€ discount)
Reduction price for 3 retreats: 1540€* (60€ discount)
*Price for 1 person

In the fee is included:
LODGING: Double-room
MEALS: Organic vegetarian food

Registration: To register for this retreatclick the button “Register”  at the top right. You can choose to pay the full amount at once or to pay a deposit and the remaining sum later.

Sep
11
Tue
2018
One-day Immersion for Lovers @ Netherlands
Sep 11 all-day

This day will give you a taste of the Living Intimacy – Path of the Beloved 4-retreat journey. It is also an opportunity to give yourself a one-day immersion together with your beloved, where you are being guided, in a safe and loving container, to experience a selection of the Living Intimacy practices. The content is created in the flow of the moment, which makes all immersion-days different from each other.

Here are some general elements of the day:

  • Guided meditation landing and relaxing into yourself and with your beloved
  • What is Living Intimacy – Short presentation
  • Opening to heart consciousness and formulating an intention for the day
  • Breath, movement and other embodiment practices for more aliveness
  • The art of conscious touch
  • Tantric meditations to enhance the love current with your beloved
  • How to communicate with your beloved from vulnerability instead of blame and protection
  • Time for sharing and Q&A

Even if there are other couples in the room, the intention is for you and your beloved to stay together and create your own little bubble for the two of you to have this precious time, where you get to nourish your love and deepen your intimate connection.

– PRACTICAL INFORMATION –

Time: Tuesday September 11, 2018 at 10:00 to 18:00

Location: Venwoude, Vuurse steeg 1, 3749 AN Lage Vuurshe, Netherlands – www.venwoude.nl

Price: 80€ per person (included vegan organic lunch and catering)

Registration: To register for this eventclick the button “Register”  at the top right.

Nov
13
Tue
2018
One-day Immersion for Lovers @ Netherlands
Nov 13 all-day

This day will give you a taste of the Living Intimacy – Path of the Beloved 4-retreat journey. It is also an opportunity to give yourself a one-day immersion together with your beloved, where you are being guided, in a safe and loving container, to experience a selection of the Living Intimacy practices. The content is created in the flow of the moment, which makes all immersion-days different from each other.

Here are some general elements of the day:

  • Guided meditation landing and relaxing into yourself and with your beloved
  • What is Living Intimacy – Short presentation
  • Opening to heart consciousness and formulating an intention for the day
  • Breath, movement and other embodiment practices for more aliveness
  • The art of conscious touch
  • Tantric meditations to enhance the love current with your beloved
  • How to communicate with your beloved from vulnerability instead of blame and protection
  • Time for sharing and Q&A

Even if there are other couples in the room, the intention is for you and your beloved to stay together and create your own little bubble for the two of you to have this precious time, where you get to nourish your love and deepen your intimate connection.

– PRACTICAL INFORMATION –

Time: Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 10:00 to 18:00

Location: Venwoude, Vuurse steeg 1, 3749 AN Lage Vuurshe, Netherlands – www.venwoude.nl

Price: 80€ per person (included vegan organic lunch and catering)

Registration: To register for this eventclick the button “Register”  at the top right.

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