UNLEASHING THE POWER
OF MUTUAL AWAKENING
Forward by Katherine Woodward Thomas
What Is An “Evolutionary Relationship?
Life is defined by relationships—we’re deeply social creatures. But not all relationships are created equal. An “Evolutionary Relationship” is one that drives us, challenges us, compels us to grow and evolve. It is a consciously created connection that is formed between two or more people who mutually commit to explore and develop higher states of perception and awareness together.
This book will show you how to find and amplify the “evolutionary relationships” in your own life. Perhaps more importantly, it will show you how to transform any committed relationship—whether with a spouse, a lover, a partner, a close friend, or family member—into a dynamic engine for mutual evolution.
In the same way personal computers and smartphones opened vast new realms, Patricia’s work reveals new forms of relating.
Some relationships have ceilings, while others have skylights that open to cosmic realms you may never have dreamed existed …
Unleashing the Power of Mutual Awakening
At the core of the book is Patricia’s practice of “Mutual Awakening,” which is a new kind of spirituality in which individuals gain direct access to a shared consciousness that is living between them. The book is centered around an in-depth exploration of Patricia’s 8 Activating Principles of Mutual Awakening. You’ll be guided, step-by-step through each of the following principles with exercises and practices:
A genuine interest in what happens within the relationship. Saying “yes” to being fully connected.
Dedication to each other and to the relationship, expressed as a willingness to “stay on the inside” even if something is not working.
A shared love of truth and transparency, and a desire to explore reality openly together.
The ability to generate trust together (even while knowing that we inevitably will disappoint each other), and a willingness to allow this field of mutual trust to restore a more universal trust in life itself.
A presence and availability for whatever arises in the moment, which allows the field of the relationship to offer all of its possibilities.
Embracing the distinct dimensions of each other’s identity that allows your relatedness to flower. Authentic essential autonomy is developed and strengthened inside the sacred communion of the relationship.
A deep respect for each person’s essential, unique being that touches each person’s soul outside the boundaries of the personality.
The desire to positively affect each other. This sacred intent creates a field of sensitivity and responsibility that allows the relationship to thrive on multiple levels and dimensions.
— Profound yet practical
“This profound yet practical book offers clear advice for creating and developing the kind of relationships that can change ourselves, each other, and our world.”
author of The Soul of Money
— The kind of intimacy we have been starving for our whole lives.
“Patricia Albere hands us the kind of intimacy we have been starving for our whole lives.”
author of The Elegant Self
Here’s What Some of the World’s Top Thought-Leaders Are Saying
— Fresh, compelling, and above all hopeful.
“Patricia Albere is five steps ahead of us. … Her vision is fresh, compelling, and above all hopeful.”
From the Foreword by New York Times bestselling author Katherine Woodward Thomas
— Opens a transformative lens on relationship
“Evolutionary Relationships opens a transformative lens on relationship that is truly mutual and co-creative. She outlines the intentions and practices that make this frontier possible at a time when new structures for connecting and caring are essential. You’ll find yourself nodding, breathing more deeply.”
Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., BC-DMT,
author of Conscious Loving
— Love as an evolutionary force
“Patricia has discovered is that love is not just an emotion but an evolutionary force, a force that drives all the fragments of the universe – including us – toward greater connection and wholeness..”
Jeff Salzman, author of How to Get Results from People and curator of The Daily Evolver on-line magazine
— Extraordinary moments of connection
“In the same way personal computers and smartphones opened vast new realms, Patricia’s work reveals new forms of relating.”
Co-author of the New York Times Business Bestseller, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work & Founder of Project Heaven On Earth
— A groundbreaking approach to intimacy and mutuality
“Evolutionary Relationships offers a groundbreaking approach to intimacy and mutuality. Deeply personal, yet based in thousands of hours of work and collaboration with extraordinary people from all walks of life.”
Keith Witt, Ph.D.,
author of Shadow Light
— A vital evolutionary necessity
“Patricia Albere takes us by the hand and guides us through the transformative power of relating, with wisdom and gentle brilliance.”
Barbara Marx Hubbard,
Prolific Author and Founder of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution
About the Author
Patricia Albere is at ground zero of an evolutionary stream of spiritual awakening–one in which we learn to go beyond individual psychology and transformation into a new space of mutual awakening or ‘inter-being’ or ‘we-mysticism’. She is the founder and director of the Evolutionary Collective and an internationally known contemporary spiritual teacher and author. Her unique discovery of the essential components that create an awakened ‘we space’ is transforming our understanding of what is possible in the space between us. Patricia has worked with over 200,000 people in groups in the last 40 years. Her mastery as a transformative teacher is now innovating a new field of ‘inter-subjective awakening’ and post-personal development.