MISSION is entering its 6th year this May 2016. In light of this development, we are revisiting the years, and are republishing some of the best articles written by our members. Hope you get inspired by them, in the same way that we were (and still are).
We all know how in our most creative moments, we inhabit a light-filled space that generates warmth and enthusiasm for the New that wants to be born through us and in community. This light-space allows us to see and experience the world in an entirely new way. We are enabled to see connections and possibilities in society, in nature in all our encounters—connections that were previously invisible. That light is Liwanag.
And that is what I experienced these past eight days during my participation in the third week of the Aletheia course and the Birthing Center meeting that followed. It was a privilege to be in the presence of a dedicated group of imaginals and a privelege to experience the Spirit Light of Liwanag. It called forth in me a deeper dedication to becoming a true servant of this Light that so wants to enter the World through us.
In scanning my numerous pages of notes, there are too many highLIGHTS to count. Highlights of silence and stillness, highlights of laughter and movement. The work with the spiritual and personal mastery exercises and the work together in community built (and continue to build) a foundation for all that follows.
Several highlights that struck a very deep chord included the following: “Any conscious act is a love story.” (Thank you Kate). The idea of the “Liwanag Practice Field”—a conscious working through our imaginality in all matters connected with Liwanag. Then I begin to see that Liwanag is connected to everything. “Include and Transcend” as an archetype of working with ideas and in community.
Can we find the higher level of synthesis that honors each contribution? And then practicing this with the integration exercise with the 18 initiatives wanting to be born. “Seeing your initiative as a holding vessel for your imaginality.” “Abundance” – experiencing the abundance that lives in me and the abundance that is in the world. And finally, Do you think you really see WITH your eyes?” Or do we see THROUGH our eyes? Who is seeing? And from what interior condition? “And what of speaking?” What is speech in the liwanag practice field?” Practicing Right Word / Right Speech. At the end of the day, we are all called to be servers of the Light, bearing this light out into the world. I am filled with gratitude for the time together and for the path ahead with all of you.
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