“Love is lust evolved.” – Brit & Chris Carmichael
We are so excited to be back to The Elevated Life podcast and sharing insights from the Evolved Couples Retreat!
Chris and I had never hosted a couples retreat together before, so we had no clue what to expect before going to Destin. After having held space for the amazing couples who attended and witnessed their transformations in just three days, we can’t wait to host another couples retreat!
In this episode of The Elevated Life podcast, we’re sharing “Insights From the Evolved Couples Retreat” so that you can take a peek into the tools we shared so you can evolve your relationship. If you have wanted the inside scoop on what goes down at our retreats, this is for you!
Tune in to hear:
✨ The tools we shared with the couples at the retreat
✨ What surprised us most about hosting our first couples retreat
✨ The major transformations we witnessed between the couples
✨ How to convince your partner to attend a retreat with you
Insights From the Evolved Couples Retreat
Eye Gazing Experience
If you get into an argument with your partner, try the eye gazing experience. Don’t communicate with words, but sit and stare at each other and deep in the eyes for three to five minutes. When you sit and look at somebody, you’re not focused on something else. Even if you’re upset in the beginning, it starts to soften because you join that soul connection.
Work On Yourself First
The real takeaway is that the relationship you always have to work on is the one with yourself. If you’re not improving that one, it’s hard to let in love from the other person. They can say the right words, but you’re not going to hear them because it doesn’t match up with whatever your internal belief is.
Have Awareness While Communicating
If you have awareness while you’re communicating, you can decide what you’re not doing good at, or that your partner is not responding in the way that you would like. You’re able to move that and change that differently without letting the ego get in too much.
Know That Love is Possible
It’s always good to give love a chance, no matter if you’ve been burned by it a million times in the past. So much love is possible and sometimes it’s a bit of a struggle to find it, sometimes a little bit of a struggle to maintain it. It’s all doable, and it’s all within your power to make it happen.
The Dynamic of Powerful Couples
Being around other powerful couples that are in love shows you a dynamic of which you can gauge your level of strength and intimacy in a relationship. It’s not only assessing yourself and where you’re at, but also connecting with other couples and learning from them.
Highlights from this episode:
(04:54) How to convince your partner to attend a retreat with you.
(06:13) Why pausing life will transform your relationship.
(09:08) A retreat is a vacation from your head to your heart.
(12:28) What men really desire from their partners in a relationship.
(14:05) The relationship you always have to work on is the one with yourself.
(15:34) The number one thing that the couple’s shared about their experience.
(21:05) Give love a chance, no matter if you’ve been burned by it a million times in the past.
(24:10) What Chris and I were most surprised by at the retreat.
(27:35) How to know if you are in a relationship with the right person.
(32:14) Our famous quote from the retreat.
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