Articles & Inspiration
The 7 Keys to Successful Conscious Dating
by Jill Crosby
“Spiritual Dating” or “Conscious Dating” is an enlightened way of meeting and dating. There are no rules or expectations, and it’s about being true to yourself, conscious of the other person and staying in the flow. Conscious dating is more fun than the traditional style of dating, and it yields much better results. Using these spiritual dating keys, you will find that you are enjoying your encounters with other people in a pure sense and connecting on deeper, more soulful levels. #1 BE BRUTALLY HONEST: As a rule, we are not socially conditioned to be honest. We have been taught to protect someone’s feelings by telling little lies. “It’s not you, it’s me”, “No,...
How Do I Know If They Are the ONE?
by Nijole Sparkis
  Question: "I met someone I feel so close to, but we are going through a lot of ups and downs. How do I know if they are the one for me or not?" Good question! Even though I was blessed with a flash of inspiration and my husband and I both KNEW right away that we were perfect for each other, this isn’t always the case. In fact, surveys have revealed that only about 12% experience “love at first sight” and less than 30% know their partner is right for them on their first date. Most people respond that they know “after a couple of weeks” that someone is right for them. This is where having a good relationship with yourself comes in handy. You have to know when you are “wishful...
Greater Authenticity & Personal Freedom
by Nijole Sparkis
  I have truly been moving through many deep levels and layers of healing, following the passing of my mother last March. People often describe a complete transformation taking place in their lives after the death of someone close. Something about death causes you to reach deeply into your soul – as I said when my sister passed away over 4 years ago, your “heart gets broken open.” Although my relationship with my mother was very frustrating, there is no more intimate relationship than the one we have with the person who bore our body into this world. Before her passing, your mother is NEVER “not there” in your life – even if she is emotionally or geographically absent. At an early...
Eco-Sexy Dating Tips
by Jill Crosby
Whether single or in a relationship, we can always bring more sensuality into our lives….while keeping it green! We recommend supporting local businesses by purchasing the items below at your nearest earth-friendly co-op or green grocer. Buy organic or GMO-free when you can. Remember, it’s all about the allure of caring for the planet and each other.     Here are some natural aphrodisiacs to enjoy with your date:  ·         Avocados – Hopefully, on your trip to the farmers’ market you have loaded up on sexy, succulent, fruits and vegetables and you haven’t forgotten a few avocados. Yes! This smooth, silky, vitamin E...
Manifest Your Mate
by Jill Crosby
Finding the love of your life can be a daunting challenge these days, without having a little help! Most singles on a conscious path are relatively happy and content with their lives; however, they would usually prefer to be in a loving, spiritual partnership with a person that enhances their life and gives them the opportunity to grow and thrive in a deep, spiritual love, making life more even enjoyable!    Incorporating the following tips and techniques will help you to manifest the love of your life in no time!     Get Love: When you love yourself unconditionally, you create and draw loving energy toward yourself. Remembering that you are Divine Energy, makes loving yourself unconditionally come...
Saying No Liberates Both Parties Involved!
by Laurie Moore
When dating, it is important to keep asking ourselves, what matters most to me? Am I over-compromising to avoid hurting someone else? Am I going outside of my deeper needs zone in hopes someone will change later? Am I judging myself unfavorably for my unique needs instead of honoring these? We have may have heard advice like this many times. Practicing it, however, is an art.   We all have the idea of a dream relationship. But what of that is fantasy and what is truly what serves us? The more we clarify what truly meets and serves us to ourselves, the more able we are to find and appreciate that one special person!   Here is the good news.  Every time we say no, we get closer to meeting a mate who will be a great...
Ungrounded Energy, A Widespread Issue
by Cameron Day
It used to be common knowledge in consciousness circles that a person needed to be grounded both energetically and physically.  People would talk about what foods helped them feel the most grounded, how spending time in nature helped them ground their meditative experiences and so on.  However, I have noticed a trend in the last few years where people are getting very ungrounded, and are even encouraging others to engage "spiritual" practices that are very ungrounding.  (Spell check says "ungrounding" is not a word, but I say that it is.  ) Two of the adverse consequences of being ungrounded are that it can cause a person to be too easily swayed by the opinions of others, as ...
World Vision
by Jill Crosby
The following is a vision that I received in October, 2011. It came to me in the evening before going to sleep while lying in bed. It was if I was actually there, living it. When I came back to this realm I took copious notes in my iphone which was on my night stand. After meditating the morning of 11/11/11, I felt guided to share this vision with our members in the form of a mass email. I got sooooo many responses from that email that I have now decided to post it on the site. I feel that this vision is waking up deep seeded cellular (and probably DNA) memories for those that read it, feel it and connect with it. I share this with unconditional love and a knowingness that we are all FAMILY. Sending you so much LOVE. Here is the vision I...
Feng Shui Your Bedroom to Atract a Lover
by Ken Lauher
Rest, Rejuvenation and Romance: Use Feng Shui in your bedroom to attract a lover or strengthen your relationship Are you looking to attract a lover? Perhaps you would like to strengthen your romantic relationship with your partner. In Feng Shui, the bedroom (along with the kitchen and entrance) is one of the three most important areas of a home.  If you are struggling to find the love of your life, constantly fighting with your partner, or simply waking up exhausted every morning, the layout and colors of your bedroom may be contributing to these circumstances. Create a Peaceful Sanctuary for Rest and Romance Whether you are single and seeking romance or already in a relationship, the first step is creating a...
The Top 10 Things to do on a GREEN DATE
by Jill Crosby
Having a green lifestyle in general is very important to most of us, so why not take it a step further and make sure that your dating lifestyle is also green. Here are 10 great, green dating ideas: Volunteer Together! Spend time learning and talking about causes or issues that are most important to you and your date/mate. You both are most likely to be inspired, turned on, and energized, by volunteering for something you believe in. For example, look in your neighborhood newspaper together and find out when local organizations are doing habitat restoration projects, feeding the homeless or having a fundraising dinner for the local environmental agency. Start locally and as the relationship evolves, you can expand ...
I AM A PRECIOUS JEWEL
by Janie Martin
This morning my Soul said this to me during a meditation and showing me as a symbolic image story of me as a precious gemstone lying buried just beneath the surface in the ground with a number of explorers looking to find me, that I, Janie, was a beautiful precious jewel that has been lying here buried in the ground.  Many have passed me by, walked over me even.  I was within sight but they missed me........they missed me because they did not deserve me, they were not ready for me, they did not believe they would find me, they would never have appreciated me because they could not see my luster buried here all alone. I am centuries old.  I am waiting here for the one who does deserve me, for the one who...
Communication, Communication, Communication
by Paul and Layne Cutright
You know the old adage for success in real estate. Location, location, location. Well, a similar adage could apply to success in relationships. Only, it would be communication, communication, communication! Nothing is more important than your relationships, because your relationships affect every part of your life. We think you’ll agree it is in your relationships that your deepest feelings arise. Your relationships can take you from the depths of hurt, disappointment, rage, and grief to the heights of joy, love, anticipation, and ecstasy - sometimes all in the same day and all within one relationship! There is no question that relating with our fellow human beings can sometimes be heartwarming and magical and at other times...
The Joy of Being in Love
by Norma Dillingham and the Brotherhood/Sisterhood of Light
In my past, I was in love with love. I loved the way that I felt when I was in love, with no question in my mind as to why or what that meant. I assumed that the person I loved was the cause of all of the keen, sometimes almost painful awareness of beauty in everything that I was experiencing. That person appreciated and valued me, therefore I felt more beautiful, lovable and loving.  Now I know that it is not the person I love that causes me to feel that exhilarating glow, or the magnificent sense of wellbeing. He is not the source of the energized life that I experience. Rather, my love has awakened something in me that I have forgotten, or that I never clearly saw as my own. My beloved has...
Intimate Communication
by Robert Frey
The deeper connection of spiritual intimacy requires a dynamic interaction as well as moments of stillness and spaciousness. This constitutes the yang and yin of intimacy, the action and the receptivity. In a natural, harmonious intimate connection, there emerges a flow of giving and receiving, activity and stillness. This mirrors the dynamic nature of the Universe and all life. Ancient Tantric yogis and Taoists intently studied this interplay in order to understand and learn how to be in alignment with life. They discovered that both the activity of creating intimate connections and the state of stillness require skill and conscious awareness. Such skills and consciousness form the essence and foundation of authentic Sacred...
Love is a Choice
by Robert Frey
Once in awhile, if we are fortunate, a simple, yet profound concept will appear in such a way as to fully command our attention, shift our understanding of life, and gift us with a more comprehensive core belief. This was the case with a wonderful little book by Gerald Jampolsky titled, "Love Is Letting Go Of Fear". Inspired (I believe) by "A Course In Miracles", Jampolsky quite simply and directly postulated that all of our experiences can be distilled down to either love or fear, and that as we release fear, love appears. I realized that this was such a fundamental, irrefutable tenet of human existence, and was amazed at how it began immediately to shift my perception of my life and life in general. I was also...
WHY RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT ALWAYS "FOREVER"
by Norma Dillingham and the Brotherhood/Sisterhood of Light
Being in love does not always work out the way we hope that it will. This can lead us to feelings of heart-wrenching loss, disappointment, and confusion. We do our best to glean what we can from the experience as life continues to move us along to the next opportunity to discover yet another bit of self-realization. This is the nature of our existence.    Just as we feel exhilaration in knowing great love in our lives, the opposite can be true as well. We can equally feel the pain of loss, loneliness, and disappointment. Knowing that this is true does not free us from the emotional depths that can be such a part of great loss. Pain is the result, whether our loss relates to death, a conscious...
5 Ways to Attract Your Perfect Partner
by Susie and Otto Collins
Why are some people successful at attracting a perfect partner and a great relationship and others are not? The answer may surprise you... A woman we'll call "Joyce" thought she was a great "catch" and a "perfect partner" but she wondered why her relationships always seemed to fail. Here's what she wrote to us-- "I dated men of various ages and cultures but all my relationships ended up in disaster. I constantly searched, hoping for love to come my way. Then I started reading your newsletters. I carried a lot of personal baggage from my past and set unrealistic standards and expectations for my lovers hoping they would fail because I was afraid to fail. I was afraid they would hurt me...
Come Close, But Stay Away
by Helene Rothschild
Do you desire a relationship but never seem to meet the right person? Are you finding that even when you do connect with someone, the relationship does not last long? It turns out to be another disappointment, another feeling of rejection, or end of a fantasy.  If you can relate to these feelings, know that you are not alone. As a Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist for 26 years, I have learned incredible insights into the causes and the solutions to our many relationship dramas.  It was fascinating to hear from every client, male and female, young and old, the same frustration and despair. Every client longed for that wonderful, loving relationship. Everyone felt powerless, and pessimistic about ever having ...
Relationships 101
by Patricia J. Crane, Ph.D.
"The journey of the heart is truly the only journey there is."  Relationships seem to be one of the hottest topics these days. Everyone wants one, but hardly anyone seems happy once they're in one! Most of the time when we are talking about relationships, we mean those intimate ones with a significant other. However, relationships abound in our lives, with a range from casual to intimate. In truth, all relationships provide us with opportunities to grow spiritually and practice unconditional love. Here are a few basics to remember when you are dealing with issues in relationships, whether with an intimate partner, a friend, or even a business colleague.  Relationships replay childhood dynamics and unhealed...
Love Is Not Enough
by Helene Rothschild, MS, MA
Do you feel disappointed and like a failure because you love your partner but you still have many painful conflicts?  If you answered yes to the above question, know that you are not alone in your frustrations. Somehow, most of us have mistakenly been led to believe that love is enough to sustain an intimate relationship. The truth is that it takes much more than love to be in harmony with another.  As a psychotherapist, I have counseled many individuals and couples who were having problems in their relationships. In every case, when I helped the clients release their fears, hurts, anger, and resentments, they instantly were in touch with their love feelings. The love was always there underneath all their pain. Love...
"A Bigger Box..."
by Susie and Otto Collins
For many of us, the holiday gift buying season is in full swing.One of the all-time biggest gift wrapping questions we typically ask is "Do I have a box big enough to fit the item that I need to wrap?" The same thing often applies when it comes to creating better relationships and here's what we mean... What we have found is that sometimes we need to create a bigger "box" --to open our hearts a little wider to the people in our lives. The question becomes--Is your heart open wide enough to give and to receive love this holiday season? Opening your heart--or creating a bigger "box"--might mean being a little more compassionate, patient and loving when it's not so easy to do so--even with...
Creating Agreements That Work
by Layne and Paul Cutright
People yearn for relationships they can trust. They want to be able to depend on people. They want relationships characterized by ease, clarity and harmonious cooperation. But, is there any adult who hasn't felt let down or betrayed by someone who didn’t live up to his or her agreements? What Is an Agreement? What is an agreement really? An agreement is a method for coordinating action between two or more people. It is supposed to smooth the way for efficient harmonious interaction. But why do people so frequently not live up to their word? Usually an agreement fails because it does not reflect the true desire and motivation of all the people making the agreement. People who agree to something because they are afraid of...
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