What do we bring into our relationship? Sure, there are flowers and passion; and then intention and care; and then there is an ongoing journey of getting to know each other (and discovering our own interesting personal traits in the process) – journey which is unique for every couple.
What else do we bring into our relationship, consciously or not?
A simple yet powerful step towards a conscious, constructive communication in intentional relationships is actively engaging each other’s communication style.
Less obvious but every bit as important as all of the above are the Filters – ‘perceptual filters’ – our invisible perception ‘mesh’ which we unconsciously apply looking at, talking to and listening to our partner; the outlines of these filters can be glimpsed every time when something triggers our core beliefs and a general worldview.
Our perception filters – what they are and how they are formed – is a complex neuroplasticity topic. For a simple start, we need to be aware that they exist and start observing – our partner and ourselves – in a conversation, an interaction. A point where something goes ‘wrong’ (or just before this point) is an important point to see our in-built reactions – and so the outlines of our perception filters – so we can intentionally work with them. With just a keen observation we can see at the very least how both parties react in general (for example, purely ‘feeling’ reaction vs verbally expressed, which gives us a clue for example, to the age of childhood) and detect an emotional flavour of our reaction – fear; sadness; anger. Then we can address these with Colourpuncture for example (choosing points on the ‘Childhood ages’ Line in Rose and Element-specific treatments – Parts 6 and Part 5 of Professional training).
On October 2022 Cafe Self Q&A we focused on a situation in an early stage relationship when one person has difficulty ‘opening up’ for deep communication and another has an issue of trust; both parties had negative past experience.
Flu example in the video: this is what often happens but it doesn’t have to if we manage even a severe case, correctly.
How do we discover our filters?
One of powers of Colourpuncture us that it may give spontaneous answers to our perception filters questions – Colourpuncture is an ongoing exciting journey of Self discovery; Conflict Resolution Colourpuncture directly focuses on various aspects of our life.
All relationships questions are great focus when you work with Polarity or Yin and Yang crystals; Sun and Moon, male and female principles, they seem to be made for that.
Dreamwork for intentional or targeted dreaming with various Relationship Zone combinations with a correct focusing question may bring some vague insights on our patterns or filters, to light.
Journalling as a main tool to bring full clarity is the next step; but especially in very vague situations, Journalling prompts in Dreamwork is a good start.
This video is a fragment of our Cafe Self Q&A – thank you for your great questions! For any details and support, please reach out using the form below, I’m happy to help.
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