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Open Minds: Soul Mates and Sacred Contracts with Arielle Ford (February 2016)

Season 6, Episode 7
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Arielle Ford unravels the mystery of the sacred contracts between soul mates and how they can work together to stay together. Passionate love can come on in a flash and can weather just as quickly. But when the chemistry goes away, you finally get to meet the real person in your relationship. Now is the time you come to terms with compatibility and if you were meant to be together. Strangely enough, all of this is part of fulfilling the sacred contract that your souls agreed to, long before you were born. This interview with Regina Meredith was originally webcast February 4, 2016.

Arielle Ford is a leading pioneer and personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of seven books including the Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul series and Wabi Sabi Love.

Regina Meredith
Arielle Ford


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mnmjane, posted on August 23, 2016

What's the point of the hearts. There are now hearts everywhere !

katwomantxstyle73, posted on April 2, 2016

lots of tips, ideas, and some direct talk about ways to show up and stay present while consciously thinking outside of expectation of another..... a good interview that might just challenge your concept about relationships..... thanks!

alvarez.nina, posted on March 31, 2016

Old-fashioned ideas about gender roles. Was hoping for more clarity and not just obvious platitudes.

juliashay, posted on February 20, 2016

i am 48 and have never been married. I am disabled. Are some of us have no contracts for love? i did have my first love from ages of 18-27 but he moved on and got married and had children. Are there others who do not have soul contracts for love?

wm, posted on February 18, 2016

Riveting. Cuts thru socio-cultural baggage. Painful, too, as a divorced, single man going thru challenges. Appreciated those aspects of soulmate & soul tribe one often doesn't encounter in therapy as well as spiritual arrogance (I'm familiar with spiritual bypassing per Robert Augustus Masters, but this "New Age arrogance" can certainly be a divisive beast of a mirage.

Drs John & Julie Gottman are both amazing! I did a couple of the Gottman workshops about a decade ago as well as other work. I have opportunities now to engage in new ways with a greater sense of awareness, too. Arielle Ford is mesmerizing, vulnerable, funny, and a breath of fresh perspectives. Thank you, Regina Meredith, Arielle Ford, & the working folks behind Gaia TV!

William, posted on February 15, 2016

Disappointed that this focused exclusively on straight couples and how men and women relate. I would expect a show talking about "Soul mates" and "sacred contract" to be more inclusive.

bvb10, posted on February 10, 2016

This could have saved my marriage. Great show, very educational.
Thx Beata

Ana Gregorio, posted on February 9, 2016

So many things I already know and that I need to put into practice starting yesterday.
It's so easy to forget the most basic things and to overlook what is right in front of our eyes.
What a lovely conversation with so many crucial points. Thank you for the precious reminders.

phoenixhansen, posted on February 8, 2016

Excellent interview! First of all, this interview took me by surprise in how much of an impact it had on me. I thank Ariel for the term "spiritual arrogance" and I certainly relate to myself as being this way . . thinking I can never meet someone who meets my so-called "spiritual standards." It was very humbling and good to hear. I now feel I can look at people more clearly and recognize their own special qualities, and not be so focused on what MY requirements are! I'm only limited by my own narrow belief system. Indeed, how arrogant I have been! I'm glad I listened to this and will be listening to it again too. I also liked the quote of Harvel Henderson's that "all criticism is a form of violence." I believe many of us could use a course in Relationships 101. Regina, another great and powerful message/interview!


SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on February 10, 2016

@PHOENIXHANSEN, thank you for writing! We're very glad you enjoyed the interview.

All the best,

lauraphoto07, posted on February 6, 2016

In regards to the topic around carnivores vs vegans, I think there is a potential to go on the arrogant side when it comes to being a carnivore as well. Not 'all' vegans do it because it's so-called 'spiritual'. There are many things to consider when it comes to our food and the impacts on the planet with how we raise meat. Plus there are so many unethical and painful practices in regards to raising the animals/mammals/sea-life, etc. as well. So to be loving to all, includes being loving to all living beings, and the planet itself. :-) How can we get our needs met and at the same time, take care of living beings and the planet around us, could be a better question. Even just cutting back to having meat a smaller number of times per week, supporting local farmers and buying meat or animal products that is ethically raised, makes a huge difference.

I just wanted to add that as a quick input regarding this show, as I perceived some judgement towards vegans-in-general when I heard this section of the interview.

I learned a lot of useful information otherwise, and appreciate the time and energy you put into it. Thank you!

elina4444, posted on February 10, 2016

I so, so agree with everything you say. E.g. mentioning bacon in this discussion made me think of the tragic conditions of factory pig farming (such intelligent animals), etc. We should encompass compassion, kindness and love to all living, sentient beings! I feel it is somewhat arrogant to omit them and their huge suffering.

heartsongsemail, posted on February 5, 2016

Thank you so much. Listening to this has brought my past words back to me, it is very freeing. When the road gets a bit rough it is good to bring to pass what always works. Love Always Works :) Thanks to both of you again.

conservitusprime, posted on February 5, 2016

I loved this conversation. Just know that one can't "make their spouse happy." It's not your job. Each soul has to be responsible for their own fulfillment. The two of you can help each other but you can't "fix" someone or "make them happy."

earlymorning, posted on February 5, 2016

This was so helpful even after being in a relationship for over 40 years.
I've taken a peek at the everything book and will be giving it to my son who is engaged.
Men and women think differently and it's so valuable to acknowledge it.
Thank you for this interview and introducing me to Arielle Ford.

des.susko, posted on February 4, 2016

I liked this analogy Arielle made for explaining self love. We do in turn use it on others so nothing to feel guilty about. I also believe love is abundant every where and free so we never have to worry about the cost. :-) There were lots of wonderful points to glean from this interview. I use positive reinforcement on my son and I have to say I never thought of using it on my husband! Wonderful idea though for all of us! The conversation between these two beautiful women was a delight to watch. I'd love to have them over for a girls night in! I love Regina's interviewing style as well, I am never disappointed!

Mistyearnold, posted on February 4, 2016

Loved the idea of the user manual. I really enjoy all your episodes, but for someone that has been divorced for over 20 years, I am so grateful for this episode. I had been feeling the spiritual arrogance card for a while and you confirmed that one. I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by Arielle Ford's approach and suggestions. Thanks for all you do.

Red Lotus, posted on February 4, 2016

Many issues got resolved watching this fabulous interview... but I think I need to watch it a couple more times to grasp everything!
This conversation has such phenomenal tools for success & happiness that I can't thank you enough for sharing this with us. I believe
years of therapy could never have affected me as much as this one hour--Thank You Both!

marystavrou, posted on February 4, 2016

I identified with so much of this interview...I have been married for 31 years. I guess it has been highly successful because it did indeed become my worst you say, thru this, he has become my greatest teacher. He brought in to creation every fear I have had. I did the same for him. We have both become better people by learning to work through these fears. I suppose I should apologize to all of those people who witnessed all the pain we put each other through. But we did work through it. ps..I got a John Deere riding lawn mower as a gift one year.lolol...

Puptart, posted on February 4, 2016

I didn't expect to appreciate this topic as much as I actually did. This is a great interview as expected because you're such a pro, but also your guest, Arielle Ford, has much to offer and did so in a clear, cogent and caring manner.

Thanks again & again & again, Regina!

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on February 4, 2016

We appreciate your support of Regina's interview series! We're glad you enjoyed her conversation with Arielle Ford.
You can follow Arielle's work on her site here:

All the best,

holbrooks2013, posted on February 4, 2016

Men have a lot to learn about relationships, too! So sick of immature men!!!!!!!

Leona.vargas, posted on February 4, 2016

I have to agree, I don't understand why the women have to do all the work. Men are just there to serve, to be the Hero? I don't know, neither do I understand, I'm not successful at relationships so I'd really like to know an answer too. An ideal relationship to me is both partners working equally the same amount to make things work, both trying to figure out how to make it work.

lynn19, posted on February 4, 2016

And I'm so, so glad I did NOT! Having been with the love of my life for over 40 years, I was reduced to tears of regret for the many times I've missed particular opportunities to let him know how very much I admire him. We live very isolated, have no kids but dogs and spend very little time away from home and each other. He is on a rare trip away today, and I'm looking forward to his return so that I can begin to apply some of this excellent and gentle advice. Thank you both - what intelligent, kind and SWEET women you both are!

Kmueller25, posted on February 4, 2016


Fuller Beacon, posted on February 4, 2016

I've had my share of struggles with relationships, trying to understand the mysteries of women not just the universe, both being just as complex and beautiful. Reinforcing positive traits is now a powerful tool in my toolkit, creating a space of possibility for the other to connect with. Bringing out the love that's inside. Women live in the moment and men in their minds, don't try and speak logic to a women, instead of changing her mind change her mood, she is not looking to understand it she wants to feel it. If she shifts into masculine polarity and wears the shoes in the relationship she will resent you for it, but will logically not know why. Balance is good, but so many of us have polarity identity crisis, men have lost touch with their masculinity, women have lost touch with their femininity. Today with all the transgendered men and woman, I would like to ask, is the soul genderless, or do we have a specific gender and decide to incarnate into men or women bodies? Atleast that would explain to me why they will go to such length and extreme to cement their identities.
Thanks Meridith for another lovly show.
As I Man, woman are the closest bridge to the divine, I can't wait for the divine feminine to be the source that guides this planet. In politics and in all things that need to be rebalanced.

aarcudaman, posted on February 4, 2016

It is a simple explanation ....always let your wife have her way if you want to get along

lindahlepou, posted on October 9, 2016

She offers nothing new. Just more 'speak in a sweet voice' crap. I love Regina's "um hmm, hmm" Relationships are between two adults with diverse backgrounds and desires. We shouldn't create cookie cutter sexist roles to play. Abolish this attitude and ALLOW yourself to BE YOU as you are and your partner to BE THEM as they are. It is not the other ones job to mold or bend over to make the other happy. Focus on what brings YOU joy and this will inspire him/her to focus on what brings them joy. If you are a match, then explore and adventure together. If not, go your separate ways. These ideas and focus to keep a relationship 'together' is backward. the focus should be on YOURSELF first. Uplift and build yourself up WITHIN, then attract someone who has uplifted themself too. Otherwise, you will spend precious time looking for someone to 'complete you'.

TiffanyB@Gaia, posted on September 20, 2016

Hi! The hearts are there so you can see what others love, and add your's all about community. :) If they are not something you want to see, just click the heart with the x on it and it will go away!

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rcola, posted on September 29, 2016

Very helpful and insightful. Thank you Regina .

rcola, posted on September 29, 2016

Very helpful and insightful. Thank you Regina .

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