Free Live Call: R/evolutionary R/elating & Transformational Sex - How to Use Erotic Relationships for Healing & Growth
Led by Taber Shadburne, M.A., Creator of "R/evolutionary R/elating," certified Master Trainer in Radical Honesty, & Founder of Church of Soul.
About the Live Call
I was once a little shocked by a statement made by a Zen teacher of mine (an old grandmother, herself)...She said, simply: "Relationships don't work."
And I knew exactly what she meant.
Ever notice how challenging, and potentially painful, relationships can be? Particularly, intimate relationships. Especially, erotic intimate relationships. We are, so often, trying manage them. or improve them, or fix them, or feeling disappointed by them.
Or maybe we seem to get along fine, but over time the passion slowly drains out, and we miss the excitement of the early days.
Why is that? Why don't relationships ever seem to work in just the way we want them to?
I say it's because we, consciously or unconsciously, are asking them to do the wrong kind work. Usually, when we get into a "romantic" relationship, we are expecting or hoping, consciously or unconsciously, that it will "complete us" and "make us happy".
Unfortunately, the relationship is not equipped to provide all that. Its an unrealistic expectation and goal, so the relationship struggles and fails to meet it. The relationship doesn't "work."
Of course, relationships can be used, successfully, to realize all sorts of (realistic) goals... companionship, domestic support, raising a family.
But I say the real point of relationship is not what folks usually think it is. I say the ultimate purpose of an intimate relationship is not romance, or pleasure, or baby-making. The ultimate purpose of relationship is transformation - healing, evolution, and growth... shedding shame, freeing ourselves from fear. Learning to really Love.
And this is the great work that intimate relationships are uniquely and powerfully qualified to help us accomplish. Especially when super-charged with the multi-megawatt life force of sexuality, the electric energy of Eros.
So, yes, relationships can feel hard and difficult. That's no mistake. The mistake is thinking that they are supposed to make us happy, and that they should be easy. Sometimes they bring us pleasure; sometimes they bring us pain. But when we use them to learn to really love, then they bring us joy.
Join us and learn more about HOW to use relationships and sexuality as a path of transformation, to practice the art of creating connection and not just any connection, but deep, soulful connection. To yourself, to others, to All That Is.
This free live webinar will include not only teaching from Taber, but also the opportunity for you to ask your deepest questions and get answers, to receive personal coaching, to engage and connect with our evolving global conscious community.
Taber Shadburne (M.A.) is a cutting-edge counselor and teacher of transformation who has helped thousands of folks transform their lives and their relationships for over 25 years. He has led life-changing workshops in over 50 cities, in 15 countries, on four continents. He studied Zen for 10 years, lived and practiced at the Dharma Rain Zen Center, and has worked deeply with various spiritual teachers. He has a B.A. in Music and Comparative Religion and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology.
He has worked closely with Dr. Brad Blanton for 20 years, and is the only person ever to be certified by Brad as a Master Trainer of Radical Honesty. Taber co-authored a book, The Heart of Healing: Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today's Leading Voices, with notables such as Deepak Chopra. Over the last few decades, Taber has created a body of work he calls R/evolutionary R/elating, and founded the Church of Soul, in Oakland, California. Read more about him here, or check out what others have to say here.
When: Wednesday, February 14 12:00-1:30 PST / 8:00 - 9:30 PM GMT
Where: Online via Zoom