Unless we live in a cabin isolated from the world, grow our own veggies, and paint all day, we pretty much rely on our left brain (logical, technical, verbal brain) to live our lives, and even then we would still need our left brain to carry out life’s most basic functions. It is when we predominantly use our left brain and shut out our right brain experience (instinctual, intuitive, empathic, feeling, creative brain) that our existence is out of balance and we don’t do so well.

Living life from a predominantly left brain approach robs us of the opportunity to be in touch with our wholeness, authentic self, brilliance, wisdom, and personal power and therefore from fully showing up to our life and our relationships!

When we allow ourselves to use our right brain, to be in touch with and develop its abilities, life becomes a richer and more meaningful experience. Allowing our right brain to have a more significant role in our approach to life helps us transcend the mundane, mechanical, obsessive, empty, isolated and task oriented world to an enlightened world of beauty, peace, mindfulness, elation, excitement, tenderness, love, connection and altruism.

Imagine bringing these abilities to your relationship on a daily basis! Imagine heeding your instincts, intuiting needs and wishes, feeling your full range of emotions, empathizing with your partner, feeling and getting each other, genuinely interacting with one another, creatively journeying through life together. What a magnificent relationship that would be!!

This magic is already a part of you. It is inherent in your humanness. It is your Aladdin’s Lamp waiting to be shined to make your dreams come true. This is where the essence of you lies patiently awaiting to be summoned into the game of life. Integrate your left and right brain functions. Call forth your right brain lore to your everyday ways and to participate in your relationship. Surprise your partner with an enlightened you!

~ Your MetroRelationship" Assignment

To integrate our right and left brains, we have to draw out our shy right brain and exercise its atrophied muscles. Here are some simple ideas and resources to assist you access your right brain and all it has to offer:

1) Top 10 Ways to Tap into Your Feelings and Your Inner Energy

2) Name your feelings: Comprehensive List of Emotions to the Rescue!

3) Learn to meditate: Wherever You Go, There You Are

4) Guided Mindful Meditation (audio)

5) Creative Visualization (available in audio)

6) Get the energy flowing in your body with holistic work: Get body massages, see a chiropractor, visit an acupuncturist, consult a nutritionist (for proper nutrition, supplementing, cleansing and necessary fasting), etc

Happy Summoning!!


Author's Bio: 

Emma K. Viglucci is the Founder and Director of Metropolitan Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC, a private practice that specializes in working with couples, is the creator of the MetroRelationship" philosophy and a variety of Successful Couples " programs and products that assist couples succeed at their relationship and life. To get your downloadable relationship enrichment insights and receive her weekly successful couples articles, nurturing nuggets (sm) and other resources visit: www.metrorelationship.com.