All relationships centre around compatibility. We all recognize compatibility – they are the relationships that flow easily, the ones we call ‘good’ relationships. We also have ‘bad’ relationships with people that we know we’re incompatible with - we often try to work at these relationships, hoping to make it better.
If the relationship is with a family member or a co-worker, we do what we can to live in harmony, but when it is with a chosen significant other, we have three options that can lead to peace:
Spiritually speaking though, there really are no ‘GOOD’ or ‘BAD’ relationships as they all guide us on our path of knowing ourselves better. If our buttons are pushed within a difficult relationship, we have an opportunity to rise above it when we can look for the lesson being presented to us.
There is always something to learn from adversity. As Marian Keyes aptly put it: ‘the things we dislike most in others are the characteristics we like least in ourselves.’ That’s often a hard pill to swallow, but if we can get beyond our ego, we’ll recognize the truth in it.
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung
Love at Any Age
YOUNG LOVE is about exploration, trial and error. This is how we start to learn about our own values and self-worth. But as we get older and wiser and know ourselves better, we become more discerning and less tolerant of the incompatibilities we find in others and can choose what we will and what we won’t allow into our lives.
At any point in life, for some, searching for that ‘special someone’ to share our lives with can be a frightening prospect. For others, it may seem easier to resign to a life of being alone than to compromise known self-values (especially if having left a relationship in which compromise was intolerable).
FEAR NOT! You’re about to discover some lesser-known tools that have been available (yet hidden) for centuries.
Let’s explore these ancient tools:
Astrology : A simple google search will render many online ‘love calculators’ and flicking through tabloids will likely deliver your monthly love horoscope. Although they can be entertaining, these are based on astrological compatibilities from traditional associations that are designed to be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ method. We are complex creatures, each one unique, so quite often these generic ‘answers’ do not resonate.
Getting your astrological chart read by a professional can provide insights into your own and others’ complexities.
New Age Ancient Wisdom: Looking at astrology through the lens of FENG SHUI provides ancient wisdom from the way natural elements behave in the natural world. Each astrological sign has an element associated with it: AIR, FIRE, WATER or EARTH. In Feng Shui, the compass directions within a dwelling have elemental associations too. Traditional Feng Shui remedies involve determining the elemental energy of an area and ‘balancing’ any incompatibilities with an element that will change its energy to be auspicious. For example: If the element of FIRE is considered detrimental in a specific area, then the element of WATER is added because we all know that WATER puts out FIRE.
What's Your Design?
Your HUMAN DESIGN that is!
Human Design is a system that takes a snapshot of the cosmos at the precise moment of your birth which, when analysed, provides a copy of the blueprint of your life. It's like a user’s handbook all about your unique life!
This historical information is collected and analyzed and can be presented to you in a way that is both useful and easy to understand. This blueprint is translated into a reading that will open your eyes to the truth about who you really are, and how you function best on this earth.
When comparing your Human Design with the Human Design of a ‘potential life partner’ you will see exactly where you are compatible, and when you know your partner’s innate traits, it will be your choice to accept what is, or let it teach you more about your own life journey.
Compatibility, after all, is an attitude not a science.
For more information about Human Design visit www.humandesign.ca