A Romantic relationship
So how does this work? A good example is a
relationship between a young man and woman. At the conscious level there is a physical attraction, which we call lust. Good old lust is driven by hormones, is a function of our bodies, and is there to ensure that there is another generation of people in the world. It is neither good nor bad, but is certainly fun. There are plenty of pitfalls along the way, but they are well documented in our literature.
At the emotional or subconscious level, the contract between the two will depend on their needs and how those needs are recognized. This part of the relationship is contractual and gets worked out over time. Both fit together in one way or another.
Sometimes it can be a very sick dependence, but that is another story.
At the spiritual level, caring for the other takes on a new twist. Values, awareness, deep respect, and even awe are encountered and add depth to the evolving relationship.
All three levels function together to eventually produce conditions for another life to appear between them.
There occurs the birth of a child and the emergence of a new person in their own right with all the specialness you have yourself begun to glimpse. The relationship, with its three levels, operates as a cradle in which the new life can be nurtured, protected, and raised to experience the wonder of the world.
Below the bottom and beyond the end
Below even your unconscious lies a fresh ocean of being. This is the realm of the Divine that seeks to be known. I told you not to bother with believing in God because your idea would be too small. This presence when invited and engaged will illuminate and generate understanding that is not just about knowledge but is the beginning of wisdom. There are certainly many disciplines that approach it variously, whilst science maps its outline. This is not available for objective description, but has to be encountered to be known.
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