In a romantic relationship, how important is each type of connection to you? To what degree? Is it possible to experience some and not others? Would be happy as result? What's the first kind of connection that initially draws you to a person (a romantic interest).
The 4 connections are described below: (took from a website Shift Your Life with Tracy Latz, M.D. & Marion Ross, Ph.D.)
1. Physical Connection- a physical attraction between 2 people. This occurs when one person is attracted to thephysical attributes or body of another person. Common thought associated with this type of love connection: “Wow, I think he/she is so hot!”
2. Intellectual Connection- a mutual interest in the same thoughts, philosophies, topics of discussion, books, news items, or hobbies. Common thought associated with this type of love connection: “We can talk about things or debate topics for hours- time just flies by!”
3. Emotional Connection- this supramental connection occurs when two people can communicate deeply at times without words or without full verbal explanation and not just based on superficial body language. Common thought associated with this type of love connection: “Boy, they just ‘get’ me! We could finish each others’ sentences or know what each other mean without saying a word while other people are clueless.”
4. Spiritual Connection- occurs when two people have similar spiritual knowings (as opposed to beliefs) and are on the same spiritual path or share a common spiritual purpose; they see a relationship as a respect for and encouragement of each others’ spiritual growth. Common thought associated with this type of love connection: “I feel a sense of bigger purpose in our relationship- I think Spirit/God/Source/Universe conspired to have us meet!” A true spiritual connection can last the span of lifetimes.