Understanding relationships

Through numerous, relatively short-lived relationships with men, Joy had been forced to learn detachment and how to stand on her own two feet. She had discovered that relationships referred to something much more encompassing than mere intimate relations with members of the opposite sex. There was the relationship that existed between each man and woman and the rest of the human race, for example. And beyond that, Joy was learning to sense the relationship that existed between her self and the Soul – the human Soul; not her individual soul, which was another illusion created by the limitations of the rational mind. Even more encompassing was the relationship between humanity and the planetary entity, or greater still, the larger cosmos. When she looked up at the stars at night, Joy experienced a sense of revelation. How short-sighted it was of humans to go about their daily lives without due consideration for their place in the universe. This wider cosmic perspective on relationships was paralleled by her contemplation of the smallest aspect of her being – the cells in her body that were, in essence, nothing more or nothing less than energy.

Relationships are also about our interactions with the environment and animals, thought Joy, who experienced a deep peace whenever she was out in the garden, on the beach or in the countryside. Nature brought her a sense of contentedness at an existential level, making her feel connected by helping her to disengage from her normal emotional thinking. Nature was an antidote to the separation inherent in human society held hostage to the dictates of the divisive rational mind. She remembered the Bird of Paradise flowers that her mother had placed outside her bedroom window when she was a girl. In the morning, when she drew the curtains, Joy used to beam with delight. She would open the window, reach out and caress the flowers. Their name was fitting; they so much resembled birds that they seemed to bridge the gap between the plant and animal kingdoms, and their bright petals radiated the uplifting resonance of the orange vibration.

All these relationships – with the cosmos, the Soul, the human family, the animal and plant kingdoms, the cells of her body – were important to Joy now. They were all part of the one Life.  The same Life energy poured through and remained in all forms. The perfect relationship with a man was no longer the purpose of her life. It was a blessing to be with Gino, she acknowledged that with the fullness of her heart, but the Truth she was discovering was much greater than any human love could ever be.

 Excerpt from “My Name is Joy”

21 thoughts on “Understanding relationships

  1. “… the Truth she was discovering was much greater than any human love could ever be.”

    Here, in the last sentence of your brilliant excerpt, you perfectly sum up the sheer joy of being alive! I love this Sam, your first book, “My Name is Joy” and highly recommend it to all who journey towards Soul Evolution. You’re such a joy to read!

    It’s interesting that for many it appears that once you’ve got your personal relationships sorted out, the magic then spreads out, like a ripple effect, into all other relationships, most especially to Self, Nature and ultimately your connection to the Oneness deepens.

    Your book, when first read, was a revelation to me. I felt truly honoured to bear witness to following your spiritual journey as it unfolded. Very much looking forward to reading your third book, “Looking for Tantra” when it arrives. Warm winter wishes, Deborah. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much, Deborah, for your truly gracious comments and your wonderful support of my writing. It’s hugely appreciated and deeply encouraging. Love & blessings, Sam 🙂

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  2. Excellent write, Sam!! To know we are interconnected to All There Is brings such Peace, such Love, such JOY and not only that, when we Flow with that All, the most incredible things really happen. Keep up the great work!! I really enjoyed this!! ❤

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  3. I love this post, My Name is Joy Must be a wonderful read, have to figure out a way to get a copy…You really made me feel a longing when you talked about existing in the cosmos and the relationship we have with all that is alive and vast…I wish to always remember that all I am is just vibrating energy. But I get caught up in form, I like it when you say “The perfect relationship with a man was no longer the purpose of her life. It was a blessing to be with Gino, she acknowledged that with the fullness of her heart, but the Truth she was discovering was much greater than any human love could ever be.” I feel you explain something in me too, just like Joy I am slowly waking up to such beautiful truths about life. Thank You

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    • Thanks so much for this lovely feedback. It warmed my heart 🙂 Yes, it’s an ongoing process to awaken to a more encompassing understanding of who we are as human beings – our energetic identity and potential. It’s easy to get caught up in form, as you say. But once we resonate with the notion that we are more than a mechanical body ruled by the voice in our head then at that point we are “on the path” and new vistas begin to present themselves to us for our contemplation and integration. Warmest greetings, Sam 🙂

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      • I like how you say “are more than a mechanical body ruled by the voices in our head then at that point we are “on the path”” I remember when I used to think the voices were real, when I was depressed and living in my head and outside my skin I saw nothing real. Thanks again for this post

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    • Thanks so much Susie for your kind comments and insightful feedback. Totally appreciated. Thanks also for the nomination. I’ve really enjoyed browsing the blogs of the other persons you nominated (btw: two of the blog links don’t seem to work), so thanks for making the connection. Please excuse me if I’m a bore (and maybe predictable) and don’t follow through with the requirements for this nomination. Thanks for your understanding, and thanks even more for liking my blog enough to want to include me. I’m very grateful. Joyful greetings, Sam 🙂

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