Alchemy of Eros: Our Beliefs
We are lovers of paradox. We believe that by consciously exploring our most marginalized, hidden, or forbidden parts, we can discover new forms of power, wisdom, energy, connection, and aliveness. We believe that life becomes more interesting, energizing, and fulfilling when we allow ourselves to explore all of who we are.
We believe that awakening is a never-ending process that includes the direct experience of our bodies, demands that we continually expand our self-awareness, as well as connect to that great mysterious spirit that moves us all.
We are lovers of the irreverent and the unconventional. We admire pioneers who are trying to carve out their own paths in life and in relationships. We are inspired and moved by the great visionaries who follow a truth that comes from deep inside themselves.
We believe that death, sex and love are interconnected. We believe that true intimacy — that most ecstatic and terrifying act of getting deeply naked with another person — demands that we need to learn how to die in little ways, again and again. We believe that facing death can awaken us to what is dearest and most important to us in being alive, and open us up to new resources and insights.
We believe that welcoming diversity isn’t just an outer process, but also an inner one. We believe we are all walking contradictions and that is what makes life and relationships inspiring and growth-producing. Coming home to ourselves means making space for all the different parts, even when they at first seem contradictory.
We believe that we can learn to conflict in ways that enrich us and deepen our connections with other people. We believe that life continually invites us to expand who we are and to explore new and unknown ways of being and relating.
We believe that whatever you call it — the Divine, the Great Spirit, or the Tao — it is the perfume of life: here with us, in colors and smells, in movements and in sounds, in the ordinary and the extraordinary.