Mutual Awakening

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.

A Breath Practice for the New Paradigm

After we learn the Mutual Awakening Practice and are able to enter into Shared-Unity, we can begin to bring Mutual Awakening into our daily lives more actively.  For example, when we are consciously engaged in the activities of our daily lives from within the Shared-Unity — with our eyes open, our bodies moving, speaking or silent — our breathing is one way in which we naturally inhale and exhale Love.  Breathing is a dynamic exchange of Love that continually nourishes our Shared-Reality.  

As we breathe in (receive) Love fully and exhale (give) Love fully, we create an atmosphere in which we can all thrive.  We wake up to the fact that we are always in, and contributing to, the endless slip-stream of Love. Cultivating our ability to exist inside this field of mutuality while we are engaged in the activities of our lives — thinking, eating, remembering, planning, sensing, relating, working — will take us into a new way of being together where Love is the natural exchange.