"One thing about awakened monogamy: It makes possible the kind of relationship that can transcend relationship. Touching the One through the two. Freedom through intimacy.
Awakened monogamy is, in other words, a liberating bondage, a deeply joined freefall into what really matters.
Multiple-partnering is too wrapped up in the payoffs and juicy distractions of the shallow end of the pool to consistently generate the depth possible through awakened monogamy."
- Robert Augustus Masters
Having lived this over the past three years, I can tell you this is 100% the truth.
I honestly don't care what kind of relationship arrangement you have, but I stand by my firm belief that monogamy is the deepest form of spiritual partnership.
Many people exploring open relationships only do so as a band aid for fundamental problems in their primary partnership.
I've seen it time and time again that when people open the relationship, it's the beginning of the end.
Regardless of whether it works for those choosing it or not, you simply cannot have the depth with multiple people that you can have with one partner.
Are you into depth or superficiality?
There's no right or wrong, it just depends on what you want.
If I knew that my partner was sleeping with other people, I would NEVER be able to open fully to him, and vice versa.
And the more you open, the more you allow your partner to see ALL OF YOU, and that's where the profound healing and connection takes place. That's where all of a sudden you catapult your evolution into realms you never knew existed.
This is why we are advocates for conscious monogamy.
My work isn't for everyone, but if this speaks to you, let's reclaim monogamy as a spiritual vehicle for our highest evolution and teach others to do the same.
What are your thoughts on monogamy vs. open relationships? Let me know in the comments below.
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My name is Leigh-Anne, and I am a holistic psychologist specializing in love, sex + relationships.