Grace James, 32, was married in her early twenties, but divorced recently. After a year of disastrous dating, she tried a new approach — and wrote about it in her “Special Report: 21st-century Dating” for Psychologies Magazine.
Here’s her account:
“So there I am, sitting on a cushion in a white-walledroom, staring into the eyes of a stranger. I collapse into the giggles. Unfortunately, the young, handsome man holding my hand does not share the joke. Which makes me even worse. I laugh so much that I spit on his hand. It’s not the greatest end to the day.
I’m on a Manifest My Soulmate one-day workshop run by Elena Angel, an ‘intimacy coach’, who bases her work on Tantric principles. During the course, I learn that Tantra is far more all-encompassing than sex (although Tantra is one of the only spiritual belief systems that celebrates sexuality) but it’s a framework that teaches us how to live well – especially in the area of relationships and intimacy.
‘It’s a spiritual path,’ says Elena. ‘Tantra invites you to become intimate with yourself so you can be intimate with another and ultimately with the divine.’
But will it help me find a boyfriend, I joke?
‘Yes,’ she answers simply.
And that’s why I’ve spent the last five hours meditating, sitting on cushions sharing my feelings with a group of around 15 women and 15 men – mostly attractive, 20 to 50-year-olds.
And dancing. In a movement meditation before lunch, I danced for 40 minutes. I don’t think I’ve ever danced without the use of alcohol since I was about nine years old…”
Curious to learn more for yourself? Maybe even manifest a new partner? A soulmate?
Join the next Soul Mate Connections workshop on Satuday, 28th May in London, W2 and enjoy an inspiring, insightful, soulful and fun day, connecting with like-minded people and learning how to attract and enhance your partnerships and romantic relationships.