Monarch butterfly alights in a meadow
July Topic

A Path of Transformation

July 3, 2021 10:00am to 12:00pm

I have had many, what I call transformative experiences over the course of my life. At this moment, I’m thinking of a time back in the 60’s when I was a teenager walking into a chanting and meditation session in a chapel in New York City. As I entered, the chanting, the music enveloped me. Sounds of the voices, the sitar, tabla, harmonium, finger cymbals, made me swoon. I literally fell on my knees and entered an altered state, a state that I’d never experienced before. 2 hours later when I walked outside onto Central Park West, I felt that everything had changed. In front of me, the trees, buildings, cars, busses, people, everything was surreal. Who put all this here I asked myself? Am I on a Hollywood set? Questions about reality poured in and out and around me. This was a transformational experience that set me on a path of questioning, of deconstructing the conditioned mind.

Fast forward a dozen years or so, I began living a polyamorous life. And that step set me on a lifelong transformational path, a deep inquiry, internally, relationally, and being in the world. Being polyamorous has challenged and transformed my thinking, my being, my life.

How about you? Have you found being polyamorous transformational?

Let’s discuss.