We have had some positive responses to the idea of an integral practice group, and some have asked for more information. In the previous articles we spoke of: grow up, wake up, show up and clean up, in addition to some form of physical practice. Specifically, we anticipate including the following in each of those areas.
In addition to theory and other processes, the physical practice will include: Qi Gong movements, strength building/muscle toning exercises, and Feldenkrais for flexibility and quality of movement.
Growing up: We will begin with learning Ken Wilber’s AQAL model and Don Beck’s and Christopher Cowen’s Spiral Dynamics. Both of which claim to be a theory that explains everything. These theories of human development are not just for the individual, but for cultures and nations as well. They are useful for learning where we are in the process and what comes next.
Wakeup: Guided imagery, meditation, contemplative prayer and several other practices including one called, The 1-2-3 of Spirit.
Show up: This will include exercises for discovering personal passions and life mission. We will learn how to remove barriers that keep us from doing what we want to do, and being whom we want to become. The exercises or practices are Neuro Linguistic Programming processes.
Clean Up: We dig into working with the shadowy parts of ourselves, those parts we want to deny are a part of us and which we project onto others. We will learn how to be free of them by acknowledging and claiming them. One process is 3-2-1 of Shadow. Others will include a variety of journaling processes.
We anticipate announcing full details about the application process, costs and beginning date very soon. Are you interested? I’d love to hear from you.