The exchanges - I have not even suggested them to my partner. (He hasn't read Marnia's book, and isn't going to read it.) How do you get past the whole basis in spiritual beliefs, if you don't believe in them?
I went through the exchanges, and from each exchange I found that there was a spiritual or 'new age' type belief that was required to make it be anything but a laughable 'sham' of an exchange. I thought maybe I could take them and some how 'rewrite them' without the spiritual new agey part, but I couldn't really figure out how to do it Even the yin-yang stuff was too much. Is there anyone out there that's done exchanges with a partner who doesn't believe in religions of any kind or other 'spiritual' beliefs?
Here's what I pulled as show-stoppers for doing the exchanges:
“Healing energy” that you can ‘send’ from one person to another.
Yin / Yang energies
Sending ‘waves’ of calm through your hands
Hands ‘glowing’ with energy.
Chanting or humming single tones “OM” as in some an obvious spiritual meditation
“Energy circulation” (he said, you mean like water heating solar systems circulate the hot water?)
“moving energy through fingertips”
“finding a ‘feeling’ of joy in your body and ‘expanding it’”
“there’s a pituitary spot on your big toe” or any other ‘foot reflexology areas’
‘loving energy’ that you can send, inhale, exhale or otherwise control.
Is there anything we can do that's 100% science based - the dopamine / oxytocin / fmri studies is what brought me here, and it feels like a bait and switch.