I did not know that a relationship could feel so gorgeous – an amazing relationship built on love that developed over the Internet.
This relationship primarily has been founded on the Internet through Skype chats and WhatsApp messages, emails and letters by post. I met my partner on Facebook for a simple question about my computer. Straight away I felt so touched by the care and tenderness in this call but was not considering initiating an intimate relationship with him at this time, as he lived on the other side of the world.
Then, a little more than half a year later, simply enjoying chatting with him now and then, we decided to develop our relationship over the Internet further and from day one, it has been a beautiful unfolding of Love.
I never experienced this way of being in a relationship with a man before.
Past relationships were initiated from a point of need and finding a man that ticked the boxes and looked good too; this relationship has been mainly based on how he felt to me.
It just felt so true to be with him and there was a feeling of knowing each other so well.
What I began to observe and appreciate in these daily Skype calls was our commitment to love, how we focussed on consistently holding each other in love no matter what we would be going through or, at times, would be reactive about. Feeling this forever holding love created a trust in us both and allowed us to feel confident to be our loving selves.
Above all, what I found so powerful in this relationship was that by encouraging each other to feel our own beauty, a beauty that was always there but that sometimes we did not see, accept or claim in ourselves, we have been able to offer true inspiration and support to each other.
What stands out in this relationship is that we both make it about our connection first and not about looks, or things we do or know.
Being in a relationship over the Internet means that there is no opportunity to give each other a real hug or something similar to resolve issues and tensions that may arise between us at times. So we learned very quickly to come back to love, as this tension and disconnection would make our chats feel horrible.
We always checked in with our connection, asked how much we are honouring each other, how the other is going, what might be going on for us and considered how things that happened in the day may have affected our ability to express lovingly with the other.
Even when at times it felt very uncomfortable, I realised that to build a relationship in this way has been a true blessing for me as it wiped out a lot of neediness and helped me to make the relationship about connection and love first and not only about looks, hugs, kisses and the physical act of making love.
I learned as well that to truly have an amazing relationship like this with someone else, you have to love yourself in the same way you love the other person. Being in this relationship over the Internet has given me the ultimate space to deepen this foundation of self-love and not seek it outside of myself.
Meeting my partner in real life has been a confirmation of how to build a relationship over the Internet and, when I met him in person, it felt exactly the same as it did on Skype. Our connection was strong from the first day.
What I really appreciate about my partner, is how:
- He touches my heart
- He holds me ever so tenderly
- His commitment to love is absolute
- His joy is divine and sparkling
- His eyes are so tender and wise – blue as the skies
- His hugs are warm and snuggly
- His hands are so delicate and beautiful
- He holds a strength and a power that is magnificent
- He expresses his love very openly to me.
Equally I appreciate about myself how:
- I love people unconditionally
- My beautiful smile melts hearts
- My playfulness keeps things light
- My delicateness is profound and deeply sacred
- My eye for detail and order is absolute – don’t try to hide something from me!
- I create trust in other people just by being around
- My commitment is something you can count on.
Of course we needed to find our way with each other actually living together like all relationships, but the foundation of love and respect is there holding us very strong.
I continue to enjoy unfolding this amazing relationship with this beautiful man, and look forward to what actually truly living together will bring in the future.
Forever inspired by Serge and Miranda Benhayon, Michael and Emmalee Benhayon and other students of Universal Medicine as they reflected a true way of being in relationship.
Published with permission from my partner.
By Lieke van Haastrecht, Belgium, Ghent, 25 years old