I have some personal news to share:
I asked my girlfriend Kristeena to marry me. She said yes.
Kristeena and I practice a healing method called the Completion Process. During this process, there is a visualization where you create a safe space or “safe haven” that feels good to you. Kristeena’s safe haven has otters in it.
Kristeena loves otters. She will sometimes tear up if she thinks about them too much, because of how cute they are. During one process, we actually created a shared safe haven that had elements of a classroom where she and I could learn together and she brought her otters there.
This week we were visiting Denver. I set up a private meet and greet at the Denver Aquarium with their otters. The space where you do the meet and greet resembles the shared safe haven Kristeena and I created. I made it a point to let her know that I was bringing her into that space so she would feel the same safety with me.
Once we were there, one of the trainers placed a box on the ground I’d given them and had the otter move it’s nose up to the box and push it towards Kristeena. When the otter moved away, I picked up the box, opened it, and said “I think this is a gift for you” revealing the velvet ring box inside.
I got down on one knee and proposed. She was shaking a bit, overwhelmed. I took her hand. The camera didn’t catch the audio too well, but this is what I said:
“I love you. When I first met you, I said I wanted to take ownership of you – to take you as a part of me, and me as a part of you. Now, I’d like to complete that by asking you: Kristeena, will you marry me?”
I opened the ring box, and she said yes.
The proposal happened at 1:11pm on 11/11 – Kristeena’s favorite date. Kristeena was so excited she reached for the ring and put it on the moment I asked her to marry me. She reached out and hugged me, collapsing against me. I stood up, held her, and kissed her. She was overwhelmed with joy.
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