Ep 15 – Love, freedom and open relating with Rachel Rickards
Imagine giving your partner total freedom – to the point that you can be in the same room with them while they are connecting intimately with another. How would you respond? Instead of going into a jealous rage, like most of us, my guest this week Rachel Rickards, channels that energy of jealousy into her own expansion. Rachel and her partner are polyamorous, meaning they have an open relationship. As a monogamous woman, speaking with Rachel really blew my mind. I really feel that there is a lot here for us more conventional relators to be inspired by.
Rachel also shared:
+ What she does to move through the energy of jealousy
+ The sticky belief of “I do not belong” and how she found her place in the world
+ The dance between freedom and control – she swears she is actually a control freak!
+ The connecting practice of belly to belly and how it works to calm her nervous system
+ The difficult challenges of polyamory and why she still chooses it
+ We talk about intimacy and what it truly means to be intimate with another
+ And finally I ask Rachel her advice for us monogamous folk on how to keep our relationships alive
Listen with an open heart and an open mind.
Listen in to Love, freedom and open relating:
Buster Radvik – Body centred physchotherapist
David Cates – tantra teacher
Esther Perel – Mating in Captivity
More about Rachel:
Rachel Rickards is a teacher, facilitator, event producer and transformational leader. She is professionally trained in psychology, sex therapy and alternative/open relationship counseling, and is a certified Belly 2 Belly practitioner. She travels the world hosting retreats on intimacy, tantra, and sexuality and is the co-founder of Embodied Intimacy, a simple and straightforward path to fulfilling relationships through vulnerability and partnered ditation.
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Love is giving people the freedom to be the way they are not trying to make them the way you want. Love is giving freedom to others. A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Thank you xN