Questions and Answers

Many of you have contacted us with questions…we would like to provide answers to the commonly asked questions. As we answer and post questions each week, this section will expand and these questions will be categorized under topics that you will be able to search. In this way, we hope to support you in your journey to authentic power!

What is a spiritual partnership?

Gary Zukav and Linda Francis

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A spiritual partnership is a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. “Spiritual growth” means aligning your personality with your soul—with the intentions of harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life. This is creating authentic power.

Spiritual partners are committed to creating authentic power and to supporting one another in creating authentic power.

What can spiritual partnerships do for me?

Spiritual partnerships help you:

  • experience your emotions
  • recognize your intentions
  • take responsibility for your choices
  • develop intuition
  • release attachment to outcomes
  • relate with integrity
  • change your life in real and lasting ways

Spiritual partnership is a relationship that helps you learn, grow, and change YOURSELF with the support of others who want to do the same.

How do I forgive myself? How do I come back to the good part of myself when I have been in such a dark place for so long?

Not forgiving is like wearing dark sunglasses that gruesomely distort what you see, and you insist that others wear these sunglasses, too. When you forgive, you take the sunglasses off.

“Forgiveness can happen easier when you see that the pain you are suffering affects you, and only you can choose other experiences.

—Gary Zukav

Not forgiving is like carrying a bag full of heavy rocks wherever you go. When you forgive, you put the bag down and walk away from it. The person you forgive may not
even know that you have forgiven her.

Forgiveness can happen easier when you see that the pain you are suffering affects you, and only you can choose other experiences. For example, when you are holding a grudge or not forgiving someone, ask yourself, “Does this feel good or bad?” (It will feel bad.)

Then ask yourself, “Is not forgiving worth my continuing to feel this way?”

If it isn’t, do something different. Try forgiving anyway, even if the person you haven’t forgiven is yourself. Hold yourself accountable for your decision to free yourself from the pain of not forgiving, or for your decision not to forgive and continue to feel the pain.

Look at your hardship as an opportunity to do something that will benefit you. When you forgive, you take the opportunity.

If we are all learning, wouldn’t it be better if we knew what we had done wrong so that we could put it right this time?

A better question is, “How can I create differently?”

When you act with fear, you make the same choices you have made before and they create the same painful consequences that you have experienced before.

When you act with love, you break this cycle. You can choose differently by remembering that every interaction, even one that you replay in your mind, is an opportunity for you to act from love instead of fear, even if you have always acted from fear in the past.

For example, even if you have always shouted when you became angry in the past, you can choose not to shout this time. If you have always withdrawn emotionally when you became jealous in the past, you can choose not to withdraw emotionally this time. Nothing is stopping you from making healthy choices except the parts of your personality that want to shout, withdraw, etc.

Instead of concerning yourself with “getting it right,” focus each moment on making the healthiest choice you can. You cannot “get it wrong” because no matter what choice you make you will have the opportunity to learn from the consequences that it creates.

Why not create joyful and constructive consequences instead of painful and destructive consequences?

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