Some relationships have ceilings, while others have skylights that open to cosmic realms you may never have dreamed existed
For millennia, spirituality has been a deeply personal pursuit – monks on mountaintops and yogis in caves. But the world is more social than ever, and interconnectedness is transforming everything, from our family lives to work. Today, we need a spirituality that focuses more on “we” than “me.”
In her new book, Evolutionary Relationships: Unleashing the Power of Mutual Awakening, Patricia Albere draws on more than four decades of teaching work to introduce a new spirituality called “mutual awakening” that you can explore with a friend, lover, spouse, or partner.
Patricia will celebrate the launch of Evolutionary Relationships with two events in Asheville on February 2nd and 3rd—an evening experiential celebration and daylong Urban Retreat.
“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
Saturday, February 3rd
About the Retreat
On Saturday, February 3rd, you’ll have an opportunity to explore the profound potential for love and relatedness that Patricia’s book points to during a daylong Urban retreat. The theme of the retreat is what Patricia called “(r)Evolutionary Love.” When we encounter a form of love that we don’t understand, most often we either turn away from it or try to force it into some socially acceptable form to which it may or may not belong. There is another option. Throughout human history, there have been bold pioneers who have birthed new expressions of love. In fact, most major shifts in human consciousness were initiated by courageous acts of fearless love.
In this dynamic and experiential daylong program, you will explore some of the new expressions of love that are emerging through Patricia’s practice of mutual awakening. You will enter into a paradigm of relatedness that reveals new possibilities of love. And you will gain a perspective on the historical development of love that will help you see how these new expressions can play a role in the creation of a new world.
Perhaps your spiritual journey has already brought you into contact with new expressions of love. Maybe you were able to navigate that sacred encounter gracefully, or maybe you struggled with it. In this daylong retreat you will explore the new paradigm of relatedness that these experiences point to, and learn to navigate them effectively when they arise in your life.
What To Expect During The Retreat:
- Work with Patricia Albere: You will spend the day working with Patricia Albere, founder of the Evolutionary Collective
- Intimate Engagement: You will engage with other highly developed and awake individuals who are ready to enter into the delicate and intimate space of shared practice.
- Guided Practices: You will be guided through a series of practices that will awaken you to the profound possibilities of love in an environment that is safe and respectful.
- Optimal support for experiencing a new form of awakening: You will receive all the guidance you need to have the optimal possible experience of a new form of awakening practice.
During This Daylong Retreat, You Will Explore:
The Evolution of Love
10:00 to 11:00 AM
Experience the journey of love from its roots in Greek philosophy and the Judeo-Christian traditions through the Romantic era and into the modern world. Marvel at the brave individuals of every age who were willing to love differently. Opening to new forms of love is the only way out of the modern malady of isolation and separateness we consider normal. As we open to and access the consciousness that is arising through love’s evolution, a new paradigm becomes available
The Love of Mutual Awakening
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
When we turn toward each other we enliven the space between us. We become simultaneously more deeply aware of each other and at the same time aware of a new being – a new life – that is born between us. As we allow the subtle possibilities that come alive between us to reveal themselves we fall in love in a new way. We are co-conspirators in an evolutionary possibility. If we have the courage we have the opportunity to give ourselves into the higher possibilities of our relatedness and allow something to grow between us that neither of us could hold on our own.
New Forms of Love & Intimacy and Essential Uniqueness
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Love comes in many forms and expressions – friendship, familial love, romantic love, divine love – we will explore love in its different forms and discover that the new dimensions of love we are being invited into begin to shatter through the definitions, roles and limitations. We will explore how coming together in this new paradigm of “a higher order of human relatedness” that love is freed to express itself uniquely and fully. We will also examine our old ideas of what intimacy is and what it can be as a moment to moment expression of love.
In this session you will work with the unity consciousness that arises from particularity and essential uniqueness. You will encounter the core origination point from which essential presence arises.
What Recent Participants Are Saying
— Forever changed
“The experience within the mutually awakening field has forever changed me. It is both a call and an answer to the yearning of my heart. We go beyond the pursuit of awakening, as the direct embodiment of Awake Consciousness. We move as one radical heart, in active service of ALL that is possible, here and now. The words of this mind can only do so much. Such love! I am humbled…”
– Odile Nicole Del Giudice
— Vastness, Peace, Love and Joy were present
“The moment by moment newness of the mutual awakening process captured my heart. I watched the peeling away of each layer of pretense as it showed up and melted into the ever-present vastness in the light of awareness. The mind broke free from motive, agenda and influence. Vastness, Peace, Love and Joy were present.”
– Mark Perry
— The space where kind Heart, clear Mind, and powerful Soul meet…
“This group had me at hello! Patricia Albere, spiritual pioneer in *mutual awakening,* blew everyone’s minds, through SIMPLE practices, almost instantly. It’s happening: The opportunity to join a cohort of Awakened practitioners committed to inducing *even higher* levels of consciousness and bliss in each other! Moving beyond the teacher-student duality. Into the space where kind Heart, clear Mind, and powerful Soul meet…”
Patricia Albere, Founder and Director of the Evolutionary Collective, is at ground zero of an evolutionary stream of spiritual awakening. One in which you will learn to go beyond individual psychology and transformation into a new space of mutual awakening or ‘inter-being’.
Patricia is an internationally known contemporary spiritual teacher and author. Her unique discovery of the essential components that create an awakened ‘we space’ will transform your understanding of what is possible in the space between us and in creating new fields of higher collective consciousness. Patricia’s work creates a powerful field of shared consciousness that reveals previously unimagined potentials for human development that can and are moving humanity far beyond the limits of personal growth. She has worked with over 150,000 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.
EVOLUTIONARY COLLECTIVE 2017