As the alchemical process of sacred intention and wisdom-based content for the program comes together, I’ve been working with a model of development I’m calling Assessment, Opening, Challenge and Community. It says something like:
In order to know what spiritual, psychological and emotional growth to commit my precious life energy and courage toward, I must first assess where I am; with full honesty and and self-acceptance. ( a good dose of self-compassion helps here too! ) We can’t do that alone, so we’ll help each other in the pre-work. Our base-level good-enough-but-not settling launching-point.
Opening: What’s the work, connection, commitment, trust and safety needed to open ourselves into this next significant part of our journey? What may need to be cleared away to make possible? We’ll help guide each other into the conscious choice to open that will allow the necessary attention, courage and commitment to follow.
Challenge: To lean into the emerging and authentic edges of our more-authentic self takes people, tools and process outside of ourselves; in collaboration with that generative higher self we each hold within. We’ll have conscious challenge in place, for each other — with loving fierceness and compassion.
Community: True support makes each of us as humans flourish in alignment with our holy desired life; and resist the ever-present temptations to go back into our comfort zones and smaller lives. We know from experience the Warrior Monk cauldron holds this for each of us, and the after-program will extend that gift
( If I had to add a 5th element I’d call it Fun. We’re going to have some real fun together and further refine the Art of Staying Awake while not Taking Ourselves too Seriously )