In a world that is more social than ever, and interconnectedness is transforming how we do everything from managing our personal lives, to pursuing our professional goals to exploring new hobbies and passions our world is calling for a spirituality that matches that interconnectivity and focuses more on “we” than “me.
Evolutionary Relationships answers that call.
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.
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.
While Evolutionary Relationships will help you to develop a profound new level of depth to your life and relationships, it will also give you direct access to a new kind of consciousness. Drawing on the cutting edge work of esteemed developmental psychologists such as Abraham Maslow, Dr. David Hawkins, and Robert Kegan, Albere shows you how “mutual awakening” is part of a new movement in spiritual exploration and human development in which you see your own personal development in a much larger, cosmic context.
— 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
This book is one part experiential journey into a new way of relating to life and one part practical workbook for deepening the relationships in your own life that matter most to you. As you read, you’ll learn:
- The difference between a conventional relationship and an evolutionary relationship
- How to practice the 8 Activating Principles of Mutual Awakening
- How to access and work with the space between us or “we-space”
- How to recognize and transform the “culture” of a relationship
- How to discover and access a relationship’s innate potentials
- How to embrace the power of mutual influence and use it for a higher purpose
- How to tap in to the transformative energy of the “evolutionary impulse”
- How evolutionary relatedness can help humanity make the leap to a new level of consciousness and higher development
— 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
— 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
— 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
— 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
— 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
— 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