Relationships, The Third Body, And The Law of Attraction

The Third Body
by Robert Bly

A man and woman sit near each other, and they do not long
At this moment to be older, or younger, or born
In any other nation, or any other time, or any other place.
They are content to be where they are, talking or not talking.
Their breaths together feed someone whom we do not know.
The man sees the way his fingers move;
He sees her hands close around a book she hands to him.
They obey a third body that they share in common.
They have promised to love that body.
Age may come; parting may come; death will come!
A man and a woman sit near each other;
As they breathe they feed someone we do not know,
Someone we know of, whom we have never seen.

If you read the post yesterday about my phone conversation with Melissa, perhaps you were left with the same question that I was: Why?

Why did the Law of Attraction not work in that case? Clearly I was offering, and therefore, pre-paving my way into a confrontational conversation. But that did not happen. Why?

This morning I woke with a clear answer: The third body!

Whenever two people come together, for an instant or a lifetime, a third body is created. This body is a composite of their individual desires, intentions, dreams, fear and love. There is a continual flow of energy between the individuals and the third body. As Robert Bly says, their breath feeds the third body. But the third body also feeds them.

If the individuals feed the Third Body, consciously or otherwise, with mostly positive thoughts, feelings and energy, then that body will act as a reservoir for positive feelings in those moments when one or both of the partners feel disconnected from positive feelings.

And likewise, if they feed the Third Body with mostly negative thoughts, feelings and energy, that body will be a reservoir of negative feelings when one or both of the partners need to tap into the resource.

Over time, the emotional and energetic reservoir contained within the third body becomes a powerful source of manifestational fuel for the relationship. And each of the individuals in the relationship get to choose (again consciously or otherwise) the emotions and energy they store in the Third Body.
When Melissa called me yesterday, I was stuck in my individual perspective, focused on what I believed was going to happen based on past experience. But she was able to connect to the Third Body and access some of our stored positive (thankfully) potential energy and bring that into our interaction.

So, in essence, the vibrational offering of the Third Body was able to neutralize and transform my vibrational offering. I believe that this is NOT a contradiction of the need to take full self-responsibility when you work with the Law of Attraction. Rather, I feel this is an exciting and powerful tool for Deliberate Creators to become aware of and work with consciously within relationships.

You may, as I do, sense the power in this concept. I will surely be writing much more about this in the future. But for now, I wanted to answer the unspoken question (for me at least) posed by yesterday’s post.

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