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The Path of Love

By Judith Ansara & Robert Gass,  who will be presenting Sharing the Path: For Couples at Hollyhock on Aug 4-9, 2017.

 Love  is something we all want to experience,  to enjoy and rest into. Yet it often seems elusive, disappointing and full of hurt and confusion.

We tend to think of love as a noun –something we need, try to get, something we have or don’t have enough of.  We search outside ourselves for someone to give us the love we think we’re missing.  Most of us have tried to get others to fill the place inside us that feels unloved and un-loveable.  This simply doesn’t work.

Here are two ways of contemplating the mystery that we call Love.

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Relationship as Spiritual Path

By Judith Ansara & Robert Gass

“The goal of our life is…to bring more love and truth into the world. We marry to assist each other in this process.” – Leo Tolstoy

My husband and I represent what sometimes seems to be a dying breed—a long-term, happily married couple. Life partners for 39 years, it keeps getting better. To be clear, we have experienced many of the challenges that most couples face. We navigated the rocky terrain of raising three children, faced serious health challenges, stumbled our way through issues of sexuality and attractions to others, dealt with two careers and traveling for work, and negotiated significant differences in energy and style.

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Rekindle Your Love

Video interview with Judith and Robert Gass

A retreat for couples who want to move beyond the existing boundaries of what seems possible in their primary relationship, into greater intimacy, spiritual connection, and joy. The potential magic and aliveness of our loving connection is too often lost in deadening habits and the pressures of daily life. By embracing our relationship as a vehicle for our own awakening, and by learning the attitudes, skills and practices of conscious relationship, our love and partnership can be rekindled and profoundly deepened.

Judith and Robert weave a safe yet intensive experiential journey of transformation, working with practices of

  • authenticity
  • personal responsibility
  • empathy
  • appropriate boundaries
  • sacred sexuality
  • skillful communication

Most couples experience breakthroughs into deeper intimate connection, healing old wounds, and learning new skills to support their ongoing path of relationship. Suitable for old & new couples, those in love and those in need of healing. Same-sex couples warmly welcomed.

Join Judith Ansara and Robert Gass  August 9-14 for Sharing the Path: For Couples at Hollyhock on Cortes Island.