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Seeking a Relationship?

Seeking a Relationship?

One of the last statements I made in the previous article was, the relationship you are seeking, is seeking you.  In order to catch up to where we are in this series, it is a good idea to read the first three pieces. This is Part 4 of Break the Dysfunctional Dating Cycle & Find Love. Click here to read the previous articles.

As we begin to break our own patterns and behaviors in order to get  into a healthy relationship we need to think about the previous statement.  This concept came to me during one of the many hours I sat journaling, meditating and praying about what it would take for me to get unstuck.  I love this idea and urge you to ponder it, throw it up in the air, remember this, pray about it, feel good and uplifted by this and stay open.

The Relationship You are Seeking, is Seeking You!

We forget that just as much as we might desire to have a healthy monogamous relationship with a partner that has all the qualities we want, the person we are seeking, is seeking us too. They want you in their life, just as much as you want them in your life. This concept illuminated the dark areas of my belief system that there was no one out there for me. My life partner was out there looking for me too and when I finally understood this, I started praying about it.

I need to go off topic for a moment to explain my thoughts on prayer. In my professional world, I work with bestselling authors such as Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Caroline Myss, don Miguel Ruiz, etc., you get the picture. All my clients are writers in the self-help, personal growth and spiritual arenas.  There are many philosophies my clients teach that I know to be true for me and teachings that have helped me grow. Although I work with such wonderful luminaries and understand prayer, I am not going to advocate it as the only way to manifest your partner. I believe action is also required. I am sharing this because prayer is an extraordinarily personal and intimate conversation that you have with whatever energy you choose to believe in, AND throughout my process, prayer did become crucial for me in finding love.

When I realized that my relationship was seeking me too, I began to call out to G-d, my Angels, Archangel Michael and as many romance Angels that walked in the light for support.  From the depths of my being, I beckoned on all these spiritual beings to guide me into taking right action to find my partner.  I called upon them to help me learn and understand what it was I needed to do in order to grow in the right direction, I asked them to speed up the process in preparing me for my partner and most especially get my partner ready for me. I remember on several occasions wailing to the heavens to clear the way in both of our lives for us to come together NOW!! I prayed to make the both of us ready for one another and how much our souls longed to be loved by each other. It was our calling to be with one another in this lifetime and to please get us both ready for our life paths to be joined at this time.

I believe in all of my heart, that this piece assisted in bringing Jeff and I together. I do not claim to understand it, but this time,  praying helped, as did the other exercises mentioned in previous articles.

You will need to do what is right in your own belief system, but even if you simply make the statement to yourself and hold the intention that your partner is seeking you too, this way of seeing the situation is very helpful.

I would like to address two more dating items.  If you are reading this series, you are either single and seeking, or in a relationship and unhappy. If you are single and seeking, here is a crucial tip.  When you begin dating, do not wait until the third, or fourth date to find out where your date stands in terms of what they are looking for.  Find this out no later than the second date.  You will want to know right away if they are on the same page that you are in terms of what kind of relationship they are seeking.  You are not asking if the person wants a relationship with you at that moment, but you want to know if they are looking just to date someone,  if they want to have a “special” friend or if they are looking for someone to create a relationship that will lead to marriage.  I would put this right out there when I was dating.  I would clearly state, “I am looking for a relationship that will lead to marriage, because I really want to be married, what are you looking for?”

Do not continue to date someone if you are not on the same page.  It will lead to heartbreak for one of you.  Sometimes you will have people that will tell you that they are seeking a serious relationship, but watch their actions.  Remember the old saying….”actions speak louder than words.”  When you see a big red flag, stop seeing them.  Use your head, do not prolong things.

The other scenario is  you are in a relationship that you do not want to be in any more.  This is a challenge.  I have been here too and it is very difficult to untangle a messy relationship.  All I can say is do it with love and kindness to both of you.  We think it is the end of the world when we put closure on a relationship when in actuality it can be the beginning of a new life for both of you.  If you are not happy, chances are that your partner is not happy either.  I would not recommend trying to be friends right away, but give it some time and space.  Often times a counselor can help two people untangle themselves from each other and offer ways to assist you both to navigate through the break up.

I think we have covered a lot in this post and look forward to creating love together in part 5.

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Liz Dawn Donahue

Liz Dawn Donahue was recently married after years of dating. She is the CEO of Mishka Productions whose signature event Celebrate Your Life, brings together people from all over the world to assist in raising the consciousness of the planet. CelebrateYourLife.ORG


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8:35AM PDT on Oct 16, 2010

I suggest that doing an inventory on past relationships is healthy for future love. Learning compassion and forgiveness for your exes and yourself will only lead you to greater capacity to love in the present, romantic or otherwise. I tried this out, and it was a weight off my shoulders. There were truths that I had not seen before, and I feel much lighter for doing so.

7:22PM PDT on Sep 3, 2010

I am a great fan of Wayne Dyer & Deepak as well. I prayed many times and asked that I be hurried through the getting ready process for it to happen now as well. I figured out that I had more work to do though and now I am working on that. I needed more balance and after living in SF for 15 yrs had not found any friends that liked to do the things I want to do. I always just did what they wanted. I love dancing to a certain type of music. I am so in the flow when I do and I even joined a meetup to meet others to go w/ but still didnt find anyone with my particular music likes. (i seem to have more suburban dance taste than city.) Well I got sick of looking and now I have two bands I love& I just go dancing,I am happy alone or w/others. I guess I am lucky. I really like my own company and don't always have to have someone to do things with. I used to because I was worried others would think me odd. Now I try to live like Leo Buscaglia did: "Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions & their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, 'Did you bring joy?' The second was, 'Did you find joy?"
"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind." "Most of us remain strangers to ourselves, hiding who we are, and ask other strangers, hiding who they are, to love us." Leo Buscaglia

11:32AM PDT on Aug 24, 2010

Thanks, Liz

8:46AM PDT on Aug 16, 2010

i would add, run like hell w the red flag, or you will be stuck waiting and then mourning the end of it once again, a waste pf precious time and years of your life if you are sensitive.

9:18PM PDT on Aug 15, 2010

Love the phrasing - thanks for formulating how to say, I'm looking for a life partner for the long term.

1:58PM PDT on Aug 10, 2010

I needed this --thanks

10:45PM PDT on Aug 5, 2010

interesting article

7:30PM PDT on Aug 5, 2010

Joanna!! I can feel how powerful you are!! I love that you came to this decision. This completely honors and celebrates who you are. Know that we are here to support you!!
Sending love and prayers your way!

2:55PM PDT on Aug 5, 2010

A great series, Liz! I'm in my thirties and still looking. Your articles have made me realized that I'm holding on to a man whom I've known online for 3 years but has yet to come see me (he's in Ireland, I'm in Malaysia), and only calls when he feels like it!! I've listened to his empty promises time and again, and the reason I'm holding on to him is because he's Catholic, like I am. Now I know better, and know that it is indeed possible to find a match that shares my faith, my values and my belief that you treat the one you love by actions, and not just words.
I'm cutting him out, period!

12:29PM PDT on Aug 5, 2010

Actually I'm not seeking a relationship. :-)

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