The Sphere of Relations
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Click on any of the following sphere names to read more about that sphere: Arts, Economics, Education, Environment, Governance, Health, Infrastructure, Justice, Media, Relations, Science, Spirituality.
RELATIONS: The field of human interaction: with sensations, emotions, thoughts, other beings, and the environment

With the advent of whole-systems thinking and perceiving, our attention has shifted beyond thinking of relationship as meaning between human and human or the mere elements of any given system – economic, natural, etc. – to the relationships between all these elements.

In this sphere, seen through that lens, everything relates to everything else. The “individual as hero” is revealed as severely limiting and incomplete. At the same time, our understanding of communication itself and communication skills such as listening with the intent to understand, and the elements of conflict, have expanded tremendously; opening the door to a new era of relational intimacy across all scales – individual to global.

To enhance our relationships and the relationship between all spheres, we are encouraged to

• continually develop, balance and harmonize our healthy feminine and masculine polarities within ourselves as well as with one another and to meet others as equals as well as opposites and to create synergy

• use our relationships for ongoing mutual growth, learning, healing, and awakening towards our capacity to love unconditionally

• share in a purpose for our relationships which is larger than any individual and to offer it in service for the greatest good of our fellow human beings and of nature

• see the depth of our heart and soul connections as well as the level of humility and devotion to our relationships as an indicator of our psychological health and spiritual realization

• to set and respect healthy boundaries

• to share material resources and pursue an environmentally and socially responsible lifestyle

• to love by choice and not as something that we attract or that merely happens to us

• to base our relationships in Being values, versus material, or emotional neediness

• to hold an evolutionary perspective and to continue to strive towards a higher level of consciousness.

• to seek practice that will enhance the health of our body, mind, spirit/soul, and shadow, as well as work, ethics, sexuality, emotions, and our relationships.

This sphere is infused with Oneness when we realise that healthy relations are dependent on the relationship with Self and the acceptance also of those parts of our self and others that we regard as ‘not good.’ Wholeness and togetherness can only be experienced through the recognition of the uniqueness, beauty and purpose of all aspects of life, and that this recognition starts with my Self.

We are part of the emerging Consciousness of Oneness that promotes a Spirit of openness, enquiry, connection and relationship with our Self and the entire universe, and that continues to recognize the wonder, beauty and mystery of it all.

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