Thursday, July 10, 2008

Within every love story hides
the wooing of the gods and

This is one area of life where
the practical meets the mythical.
For many people the experience of
romantic love is their first
experience of spirituality, although
they may not know it.

The First Stage of Love: Attraction
The Law of Attraction states,
"To be attractive, you have to be
" What makes a person attractive?
The wisdom traditions tell us that
attraction first and foremost comes
from naturalness. Nothing is more
beautiful than naturalness.

The Second Stage of Love: Infatuation
This law states that infatuation exists
to open the door to a deeper,
transcendent reality. Infatuation happens
when the attraction between two people
is so intense that it transports them
beyond ordinary perception and
the ordinary world becomes enchanted.

The Third Stage of Love: Communion
The Law of Communion says that communion
is contact of soul with soul.
Communion is the sharing of spirit.
Therefore, communion is the basis of
trust. In this stage, lovers move into
territory of the unknown, taking from
each other what they did not possess

The Fourth Stage of Love: Intimacy
The law of Intimacy states that in
true intimacy flesh merges with flesh,
and spirit with spirit. In intimacy,
sexual energy and spiritual energy are
recognized as one. Sexual energy is
seen as the creative energy of
the universe.

The Fifth Stage of Love: Surrender and

The Law of Surrender says that losing
yourself in another person is the best
way to find your true self. Surrender
is the result of relinquishing the ego's
last claims to separation. Surrender and
non-attachment open the door to
the miraculous, because miracles exist
outside the realm of I, me, and mine.

The Sixth Stage of Love: Passion
The Law of Passion says that higher
reality is experienced in the merging
of the masculine and the feminine in
one's own being. Passion for life and
passion in love are the same thing.
This is because life, in its essence,
is love.

The Seventh Stage of Love: Ecstasy
The Law of Ecstasy says that ecstasy
is our original state. This is where
we come from, the Garden of Eden,
the state of grace to which we shall
one day return. Ecstasy is the final
stage of intimacy with spirit that
flows through love.

Y Adapted from Kama Sutra by Deepak Chopra Y

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