I came across this excerpt from a reading Kathleen and I had with Archangel Michael in 2014 while researching for a book on sacred partnership.
So much of what he said back then is assuming greater and greater relevance now. Here he looks at the new form of relationships.
Archangel Michael: The [new] form of sacred union and partnership [is] where you truly come together, unique, individual, diverse. We are not trying to meld your hearts, your souls, your personalities, your talents, your abilities, but they tend to complement one another, and yes, at times and places to conjoin and to co-create.
But the sacred union is one of truly engaging, not only in a relationship that is based on freedom, liberation, love ― and that is where I have begun with you this day, of being love, loving, and being the love, being in love, allowing yourself to love, allowing yourself to be loved, to allow this love to spill from you to the collective, to utilize the energy of that love to create and to co-create both in the very large sense and in the very individual sense of your family.
So it is a new level of participation, of being truly united in heart. It has not ― well, it did in the very beginning, but ― it has not existed, or it has existed by exception rather than the rule, since the demise of the third dimension.
This form of relationship was in place in the very beginning. As the beginning creator race came to the planet, this was the way in which sacred union worked.
Then came the false grids, the paradigms, the illusions, can we say the fall from grace, in many ways. And so it is not that this type of union never existed on planet. It did here and there, now and then, but it most certainly was not the norm. It was not even truly even aspired to, because it was not conceived of.
One of the primary elements in the new form of partnership is not merely freedom, it is a sense of selflessness. And I use this word not to mean, in any way, shape or form, sacrifice.
But merely a sense of selflessness insofar… not that you lose yourself, but the importance of the soul as defined previously by ego disappears. And that is also part of the ascension, as you well know.
You’re talking about being space?
AAM: I am talking about being the truth of who you are.
It’s not sacrifice …
AAM: It’s not compromise. It is not settling. And so, yes, that is the new form, and that is what you are doing. So think of what you are involved in, if you so choose. … What you are doing is working or laying down the template. Because there are new forms, new patterns of behavior, of interaction, of being in partnership, of being in love.
Now, the new form does not in any way eliminate what we would call the bliss and zing factors. We are not suggesting that in any way these are pushed to the side. They are not. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve and Kathleen through Linda Dillon, May 28, 2014.)