The Four Freedoms
by Al Link and Pala Copeland

The desire to love someone through and through and to be loved that way in return, for a lifetime, burns in almost every heart. Although we are all truly worthy of such love, it is not something that will usually happen by itself. A superb relationship, one that satisfies and stimulates to the core, is an extraordinary accomplishment, comparable to supreme achievement in realms of business, the arts, science, and sports. Such relationships are rare not because people lack the capacity for loving but because they don’t know how to make the shift from falling in love to sustaining that love over many years by creating and recreating it again and again.

You might believe that continuously creating love is an impossibly daunting task. Perhaps you’ve been through painful unions before, and your heart is battered and broken. Or your present relationship, although comfortable, has become just a little boring, stuck in a rut of mundane sameness. Then again, you might be at the outset of a wondrous romance and only slightly haunted by a niggling suspicion that your passion will eventually fade. Whatever your present circumstances, do not allow preconceptions and fears to impede your heart’s aspirations. Living a lifelong, passionate, and intimate union is not a complicated undertaking. On the contrary, it is quite simple and well within your abilities. The fundamental requirement? Rediscover and reunite your Four Freedoms: Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul. These Four Freedoms are the essence of human nature, yours and everyone else’s.

THE FIRST FREEDOM: BODY
Awaken your senses. See, hear, smell, taste, and feel love. Know your body as a divine temple of love, carrier of the Soul, manifestation of God and Goddess. Become truly at home in your body, at ease and at peace in your skin. Allow yourself to experience physical pleasure. Feed yourself and all those around you with sublime, intimate, human touch. You are your body. Your body is freedom.

THE SECOND FREEDOM: MIND
There are no limits. All limits are self-imposed. Change thought from your master to your powerful servant, a tool of your liberation. Turn your thinking on, and turn it off, when you want to. You have the power over what you think about. You also have the power over how you think about what you think about.

THE THIRD FREEDOM: HEART
Heal your broken heart. Open your healed heart. Give and receive love easily, naturally, spontaneously, and unconditionally. Discover your lover within. Love yourself. Accept yourself. Forgive yourself. Know that you are worthy of love. Acknowledge and welcome the love of others. Dare to be the great lover you are. You are your heart. Your heart is freedom.

THE FOURTH FREEDOM: SOUL
Your body, mind, and heart are windows to your soul. Soul transcends space and time. It is outside of cause and effect. Soul is complete and perfect. When you communicate with your higher self, with God and Goddess, you are communicating with Soul. Soul has your body, mind, and heart within it. Soul is what you are. Your soul is part of the Soul. Your soul is freedom.

Author's Bio: 

Al Link and Pala Copeland own and operate 4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra. They regularly host lover’s romantic weekends near Ottawa Canada, and weeklong retreats in exotic locations. For more information call toll free from Canada or USA: 1-800-684-5308 International long distance: 1-819-689-5308. Visit their website www.tantra-sex.com and their blog www.askaboutloveandsex.com or send email: 4freedoms@tantraloving.com They have four books published including Soul Sex: Tantra for Two, New Page, 2003; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Supercharged Kama Sutra, Penguin, 2007; Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms Body, Heart, Mind and Soul, Llewellyn 2007; Tantra Step by Step: 28 Days to Ecstasy, Llewellyn 2007.