Spirit Talks About Romantic Love by John Cali

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Today, June 20, my beloved partner, Barbara Clark, and I are celebrating our anniversary. As a gift to ourselves, and hopefully to others also, Barbara had a conversation with my spirit guides about romantic love.

Since the very word, “romance,” is sometimes misunderstood and misused, Barbara and I prefer the term, “spiritual partnership.” We believe it’s a more accurate description of the relationships many of us on a spiritual path have today.

Relationships, romantic or not, are always opportunities to grow and evolve—and to gain greater understanding of who we really are and our connection to Spirit.

I hope you enjoy Barbara’s and Spirit’s conversation.

P.S. At the end of the conversation, when Barbara mentioned the “vanishing recording,” she was referring to the original recording we did, and then lost somehow. So we did another recording the next day, and that’s the one you’re listening to here.

Related links:
Romantic Relationships

Romance, Focus, and Co-Creating
Sexuality and Diversity
Sexual Energy


What do you think of the term “spiritual partnership?” How have your relationships helped you grow spiritually? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.

What other subjects would you like us to talk about in these posts? Please email me.

20 Responses

  1. Terri Powell

    Greetings John & Barbara,

    I am so happy for the two of you. I came across the mention of Barbara awhile back and felt so excited for you both. As I listened, I got I sense of Barbara and the picture of the 2 of you at the end of the video was right on. Barbara, you blessed being, keep yourself happy and well. And John, I’m delighted and joyful for your grand co-creation!! Love to you both. Terri

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Terri! You’re very kind. I hope you’re doing well.

      Love & hugs,

  2. Shih-Min

    Two things we would like to make clear, especially to those who are without a romantically beloved, and those who cannot find a spiritual partner in your husband/wife.

    First, you don’t need a lover in order for you to look inside, to find strength and support, to love yourself fully, and to move forward on the path of spiritual growth. If you have one, congratulations. If you don’t have one, congratulations too.
    Second, your spiritual partner could be your romantic sweetheart, could be a non-human, and could be someone non-physical. There are examples of John and Barbara, Paomei and her cat Mickey, and also you and your Higher Self.

    With love,

    • John Cali

      Thank you very much, Shih-Min. I agree with you — our spiritual partnerships (or soulmate relationships, or whatever name you choose) are not limited to romantic partners or even other humans.

      Love, John

  3. Barbara

    Thank you all for your very kind comments, I am very touched. It is absolutely my pleasure to chat with C.J. and play with photographs.

    Summer Solstice love to you all.
    Barbara x

  4. Joseph k

    Wonderful piece, the beautiful scenery in the photographs illustrate the harmony of the piece quite well ,and considering nature is a Harmonious wild balance between yin and yang male and female energies light and shade etc it suits it very well , where are these photos taken then? I’m guessing probably England or New Zealand and the video before was shots of America , very idyllic
    What you were saying reminds me of yin and yang balancing forces ,the duality of the universe
    And also the concept of anima and animus , the inner male or female energy that jung mentioned in his work
    It seems everyone is hard wired to seek romance etc , but it can be hard to get it right
    I think by living our lives and in our journeys through life we automatically find and tune into the right people and places
    Also the mention of th concept ofspiritual partnerships reminds me of Gary zukavs work on the subject I think he has a book on it and of course he lives it out with his partner who co authors some of his books , he has a website and an online course I think as well
    Anyway hope you enjoy the ‘summer of love’ and I hope everyone does
    Other ideas for posts since youre asking
    Belonging,your neighbourhood,community,youth,indigo children,teens,spiritual journey and teachers,fitting in,politics,reform,evolution,revolution
    Anyway good luck and thanks for providing this matierial and place to share
    Have a Great summer solstice !

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Joseph, for your comments and very kind words.

      Barbara is the photography (and video) expert — she took all the photos for this video in Scotland where she lives. Her earlier photos were taken in the US and Scotland.

      You mentioned Gary Zukav — I’m reading his book, “Spiritual Partnership” right now. It was a gift to me from Barbara.

      Thank you also, Joseph, for your suggestions for additional blog posts — I appreciate that.

      You have a great summer solstice too!

  5. Beth Reinfjord

    Hello, Thankyou for this beatiful video, and i love the term spiritual partnership and it helped a lot, and it confirm my own thougts and feelings about the subject. And lovely picture of you to i could see and feel the love. Thankyou! Ive been communicating with a lovley energy,gentle, and he helped me to share love also in a fysical way,because my sexual energy was very blocked, but after a short time i saw this person in fysical form at a store, and i was a bit shocked because i thougt WHAT is this possible, am i going cracy and had no one to talk to that have experienced the same. It has been a wonderful and still is experience and helped me beyond words to explane. As i see it i am talking to another soul that also live in fysical form and i am wondering if he as a human is aware of this, maybe not. When i saw him the energy that came at me i have never experienced before its beyond words. if you would talk about this sometime i be very grateful. Again thankyou, and love Beth,Norway

    • John Cali

      You’re most welcome, Beth. And thank you very much for your thoughts and comments.

      That’s a great suggestion you made for a future blog post — to talk about this energy/connection between spiritual partners, or potential partners.

      Thanks again.


  6. claire

    Congratulations John! Happy anniversary!

    Have a good day.

  7. Berna Copray

    Dear John and Barbara,

    CONGRATULATIONS. Really good.
    I am very happy for you both and make it a great day!

  8. Pat

    I thoroughly enjoyed the video. The bit about the white light with golden tinges was quite inspirational. Thank you, Barbara, for remembering to bring it up again. May “Johnny’s” and your relationship continue to expand and expand. Yes, we love you and we so appreciate your love and loving kindness.

      • Chris

        Oh, that was lovely. Barbara, your voice enhances the entire experience. Don’t feel bad, John, I’m just used to yours … LOL! Seriously, this is an enlightening video. I will share. Thank you so much for giving it that second try.

        • John Cali

          Thanks very much, Chris. I agree — Barbara’s voice enhances the entire experience. She sounds better than I do anyway. 🙂

        • Barbara

          Thank you, Chris and John. You are sweethearts.
          Barbara x

    • Barbara

      Thank you for your lovely, loving comments Pat. We are so blessed.
      Barbara x

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