The Angel of Relationship
The angel seeing us is watching
through each other’s eyes
– Rickie Lee Jones
When we look into each other, however briefly, without any agenda or scheme or desire or need, something indescribable and essential makes us more than we are by ourselves. This is the difference between looking in a mirror and looking into the eyes of someone you love.
It seems the angel of relationship can only appear when our hearts pump our eyes open. It is such a powerful feeling that many things can go wrong. I can feel an aliveness that I think is in you becuase it has been awakened between us. So I might only want to be with you and thus abandon myself. Or you, feeling stirred way down in your depth, might be frightened by such a feeling, and thinking it is I who poked you there, you might run from the most beautiful thing to come your way.
But like the summer sun I chase to feel it set on my face, I am not it, nor is it me. Yet between us rises an unrelenting beauty that no one can have, through we cannot live without it.
This week’s Soul Challenge:
*sit with a loved one or trusted friend, and breathe in silence while looking gentle and steadily in each other’s eyes
*as you breathe, notice the feelings that rise between you and know that the angel of relationship is appearing and setting like the summer sun
Chief Travel Partner
Thank you for sharing this journey with me.
I love you deeply, for in truth we are old friends.
We are One.