A Living Relationship of Love

The inter-being, emergence, the spark of shared-realization, and the interdependent relationship of love are alive in so many places.  While I generally talk about these rich topics in relation to the Mutual Awakening Practice, developed by Patricia Albere, here is beautiful rendition of these truths as they emerge through music.

I invite you to check out this interview with Sam and Paula Guarnaccia about The Emergent Universe Oratorio (EUO).  EUO is an hour-and-a-half long choral and orchestral piece composed by my friend Sam, produced by Paula, his wife, and often co-presented with a series of dynamic paintings created by the extraordinary visual artist, Cameron Davis.


Moving Beyong "Barbed-Wire Entanglement"

For me, this poem beautifully points to the expanded realm of consciousness that is made available to us as we enter into collective, or mutual awakening. Doing this simple, eyes open meditation practice with another person reliably takes us beyond the “barbed-wired entanglement” or separation, that we currently live in, into a shared reality that is truly “…a marvelous rich world of contact and sheer fluid beauty,” one where we know we are intimately connected.

Activating Mirror Neurons Through the Mutual Awakening Practice

Some people describe God as consciousness, or as high vibrational energy, and even as the “plane of possibility” (Daniel Siegel).  However, the truth is that we humans don’t, or perhaps can’t, fall in love with concepts or abstractions. Through Jesus, Christians claim, God became a person “that we could hear, see with our eyes, look at, and touch with our hands” (1 John 1:1).  In the Mutual Awakening Practice, we learn to engage with each and every person that way.

The Mutual Awakening Practice is done with another person, with eye contact, while speaking.  The practice sweeps us into an intersubjective state where love is what is exchanged. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan Priest, says, “Jesus taught us what God is like through his words, his actions, his very being, making it clear that “God is love” (1 John 4:8,16).”  With Mutual Awakening, we ignite that love between us such that we are inside of God/Love together.