Attracting a Beloved

by Christiane Northrup, M.D.


In July, I went to a workshop at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, a place I’ve known about for years but never visited. The reason I went was to experience the work of Caroline Muir (author of Tantra: A Guide to Conscious Loving) and her partners Joan and Tomas Heartfield. All of these fabulous people are the founders of the Divine Feminine Institute in Hawaii. I actually did two workshops over the course of a week. The Divine Feminine course for women on the weekend (men did the Awakened Masculine) and Romancing the Beloved from Monday through Thursday. This was presented for couples and singles, and the course is for anyone—married, single, engaged, you name it.

I was very fortunate to have attended the workshop with three women who were friends from Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts. The whole experience was heart-opening, illuminating, and greatly fun! So fun, in fact, that I’ve become friends with Tomas and Joan, as well as the magnificent Caroline Muir. (Interestingly enough, I’ve had Caroline’s book, Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving, in my library since the late 1980’s. But guess what? I’d never opened the book until I signed up for the workshop. And when I started to read it, I thought “Where have I been?”) Caroline brings profound consciousness and joy to the topic of sexuality and the female body, including the production of “amrita,” female ejaculate. Obviously I had not been ready for this kind of information before. Now I certainly am!

To keep my learning going, I’m doing Joan and Tomas’s online course called “Attracting a Beloved.” And I’m loving it. I’m on lesson 4, which is all about creating “temple consciousness” in your surroundings. That means keeping things organized and clean—one’s outer environment is a reflection of the inner environment. (Basic feng shui—and something that I work on continually). So I started with a clean relationship altar in my bedroom—and a vision board for what I want in relationships (another part of the course).

Here’s the bottom line: the beloved I am most interested in connecting with more fully is the one within myself! And it’s working really well. I’ve never been happier or more fulfilled. Check it out

Last Updated: September 9, 2008

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. Recognizing the unity of body, mind, and spirit, she empowers women to trust their inner wisdom, their connection with Source, and their ability to truly flourish.

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