Mindful Life Conference: Catching Fire – Awakening a Culture of Creative Genius
We are living in a potent time within a world that is shaking up, breaking down, and undergoing radical changes. Now more than ever new solutions are needed and all types of inspiration, invention, and originality are called for. Each one of us has a part to play in the reimagining of the world and we discover that part as we remember and awaken to the innate spark of creative genius within us.
Settling in With Ourselves and One Another Reading of Poem – Fully Alive, Dawna Markova Each of Us Is A Unique Torchbearer Carrying Essential Flame of Life We Carry The Flame of Our Genius Burning Inside Each Capable of Bringing Magic and Creation to the World in Dire Need of Awakening and Renewal Each Person Has a Huge Soul Tap Into the Imagination In Your Own Soul and You’ll Be Part of What’s Trying to Be Born I will not die an unlived life.I will not live in fearof falling or catching fire.I choose to inhabit my days,to allow my living to open me,to make me less afraid,more accessible,to loosen my heartuntil it becomes a wing,a torch, a promise.I choose to risk my significance;to live so that which came to me as seedgoes to the next as blossomand that which came to me as blossom,goes on as fruit. fully alive - dawna markova
When you bring forth what is within you, what is within you will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what is within you will destroy you. ~Gnostic Gospels
Fluid, Fast Changing World and Also Disoriented, Fragmented Rushing About Impelled by Technological Inventions Unable to Find Terra Firma/Solid Ground on an Intellectual, Emotional, Spiritual and Relational Ground The Current Crisis is one of Coherent Purpose, Vision, Meaning and Deep Connection to Ourselves, One Another, the Earth and Cosmos Driven by the External and Devoid of Deeper Soul Movement Life on Earth Becomes a Mere Survival of Circumstances Rather than An Adventure of the Soul Mass Cultural (mass marketing, mass production, mass consumption) Has Become Anti-Culture – The Cultivation of Essential Elements that Support and Sustain True Community and the Need for Awakened People to Live on Purpose with Potency, Presence and Passion A Culture is a Totality of the Collective Imaginative Power As Long As People Pay Attention to Economics and Money First They Can’t Find Solutions Money Follows Imagination Hatred/Separation is the Failure of Imagination If I could reveal anything that is hidden from us, at least in modern cultures, it would be…that we live in a competent universe, that we are part of a brilliant planet, and that we are surrounded by genius. ~ Janine Benyus
Genius is the hidden message in the soul that wants to become known and be recognized as an agent of growth and a seed of purpose.Radical Root of the Soul: Our Deepest Core and Nature You are the Thing That Comes From Your Soul Genius is Planted in Us Before Birth…We Are Born Called Unique Style, Gifts, Talents and Way of Being, Character and Service Everyone Has A Unique Seed and A Spark Standing on the Root of Their Own Soul Ego is afraid to go to the territory of the soul. When the individual heals, grows, awakens…the culture heals, grows, awakens. Get past what other people think of us! It makes no difference what other people think of us. Did you become yourself? Flame Burning in Your Heart ~ Genius in Your Heart Recognize Your Genius and That Allows It To Grow Someone Sees Genius in You and Blesses You Genius is Here Before We Are Born Genius is Trying to Enter the World Through Us
I'm beautiful in my way'Cause God makes no mistakesI'm on the right track, baby I was born this way Don't hide yourself in regretJust love yourself and you're setI'm on the right track, babyI was born this way (Born this way) ~ Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. ~ Mozart
“Love is the only emotion that expands intelligence”. For Humberto Maturana, the Chilean biologist and philosopher credited with the phrase, I think it reflects his belief in the importance of relationship and how strongly we affect one another in the environments we create.
❝ ‘as you are.’ says the universe.‘after…’ you answer.‘as you are.’ says the universe.‘before…’ you answer.‘as you are.’ says the universe.‘when…’ you answer.‘as you are.’ says the universe.‘how…’ you answer.‘as you are.’ says the universe.‘why…’ you answer.‘because you are happening now. and your happeningis beautiful.the thing that both keeps me alive and brings me to my knees. you don’t even know how exquisite you are.as you are.’ says the universe through tears. ❞
The Outer Conditioning / Plumbing / Magnetic North The Inner Fountainhead / Vertical Depth Journey / Inside Out /True North Be Still and Know Listen for the Deeper Impulse Those who only want to see the facts of life can easily overlook the esoteric message that has been inscribed in their own souls.
Two Kinds of Intelligence There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,as a child in school memorizes facts and conceptsfrom books and from what the teacher says,collecting information from the traditional sciencesas well as from the new sciences. With such intelligence you rise in the world.You get ranked ahead or behind othersin regard to your competence in retaininginformation. You stroll with this intelligencein and out of fields of knowledge, getting always moremarks on your preserving tablets. There is another kind of tablet, onealready completed and preserved inside you.A spring overflowing its springbox. A freshnessin the center of the chest. This other intelligencedoes not turn yellow or stagnate. It’s fluid,and it doesn’t move from outside to insidethrough conduits of plumbing-learning. This second knowing is a fountainheadfrom within you, moving out. ~ Rumi
Fate (limitations and challenges) and Destiny (expansion) Running Away from the Wound is How You Run Back Into It The Genius is Locked Up in the Things That Seem To Be Limiting Us The Genius Hides in the Stuckness, the Wound Genius and the Sacred Wound Live in the Same Place Unique Twist in Your Soul Unique Strengths, Gifts, Styles, Perspectives, Movement The Soul Needs an Outer Drama to Match It’s Inner Greatness Your Life Purpose is Encoded in Your Traumas and Your Pain In Times of Comfort Genius Sleeps, In Times of Trouble Genius Awakens Conflict, Crisis, Disruption, Disturbance Pay Attention and Listen to the Messenger of Your Pain There are three intersecting layers of life. The first layer includes the basic courtesies and practices of daily life. The third layer involves the deeper sense of joy and love as well as a genuine sense of belonging and spiritual fulfillment. The problem is that the only way to go from the limited surface of life to the deeper ground of spirit and soul is to pass through the second layer. The second layer seethes with turmoil and disruption and it boils with fear, anger, resentment and other “negative emotions”. In this historic moment the turmoil of the second layer seems to be flooding into the surface level of life. The question is whether that places us closer to the healing of the third layer or just closer to oblivion.
Your Right to Be and Belong To Take Up Space To Inhabit Yourself Genius is encoded in your body. Genius wants us to fully inhabit the body so that we can express its meaning and intelligence. Inhabit your own body. Live the uniqueness of your own body. Bring your voice and the dance of your body into life. Deeply inhabited. Genius is intended to be given. Unique style.
Danse Russe WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS If I when my wife is sleeping and the baby and Kathleen are sleeping and the sun is a flame-white disc in silken mists above shining trees,— if I in my north room dance naked, grotesquely before my mirror waving my shirt round my head and singing softly to myself: “I am lonely, lonely. I was born to be lonely, I am best so!” If I admire my arms, my face, my shoulders, flanks, buttocks against the yellow drawn shades, — Who shall say I am not the happy genius of my household?
The Soul wants to get us in trouble so we grow into our larger, deeper Self. Get into the right kind of trouble.
Fears often stop our genius from coming into the world. Fear is the predominant emotion in the US. 2 Great Fears Fear of abandonment – left all alone, isolation. Fear of being overwhelmed – I won’t be able to do it. Culture is hollow, and inauthentic. Gadgetry is not what we came to the world for. To step out of this conditioned culture…we face these 2 fears. Genius seeks an edge that can become a center.
“TRIPPING OVER JOYWhat is the differenceBetween your experience of ExistenceAnd that of a saint?The saint knowsThat the spiritual pathIs a sublime chess game with GodAnd that the BelovedHas just made such a Fantastic MoveThat the saint is now continuallyTripping over JoyAnd bursting out in LaughterAnd saying, “I Surrender!”Whereas, my dear,I am afraid you still thinkYou have a thousand serious moves.”
Pathless path…the genius path. Uncork yourself. The path of genius is rarely straight. We have to descend and become a deeper person in order to find the gifts that we brought here. We descend into the world to be born, into the body, into ourselves…we grow down into our lives. Becoming lost, undoing, unraveling. Souls in the world tree…they are watching the world…something that compels them to descend, to incarnate. Divine twin informs the soul of what kind of life it has chosen. Embraces the tree of forgetfulness – soul passes by. Forgets the purpose…and is born. Acorn, oak tree…entelechy. The hidden seed of genius in the soul…in the body. Return again to the tree. Bring to conscious awareness the secret intention and purpose of your life.
If we reject, ignore or suppress or daemon it becomes a demon. If you are confused about your daemon look at what Your demons are. Negotiate with your genius. It takes courage.
An alchemy is trying to happen. A magic change in which we reveal ourselves to ourselves. Turn lead into gold. Remembering, Cultivating the Deep Self. Reveals and releases gifts.
Become the weird, wild genius self. If we are mistreated or betrayed along the way, it’s hard to believe that.
Each Person is Unique and Will Never Exist Again Deep Respect and Honor True or Distorted…There is No NeutralFalse Means We Contribute to the Chaos and Disturbance In The World Be Aligned With This Deep Aim…Deep Self Blossoming Weird – root means magical, destiny, fortune! It is being in the flow. It is cooking on more burners. It is making the highest use of skills one has acquired. It is putting old capacities to work in new ways and discovering capabilities we never knew we had. It is growing the evolutionary organs of our future, transcendent selves. Ikkyu, Criminal Monk – Meditating in the Tavern
Long life the wild pines want it too Passions red thread is infinite like the earth always under me Listen now I am sixty still alive looking up every night Snapping my fingers at time and at the promise of love I'd love to give you something but, what would help? Self other right wrong wasting your life arguing face it you're happy, really you are happy. Don’t worry please How many times do I have to say this There is no way not to be who you are And where you are.
An unexpressed talent becomes a weight on the soul. It will either become a great depression or become the source of great range or anger. Addiction is connected to the struggles with one’s spirit. Need a container for the genius. Building of a character and a life that can hold it.
Genius Embodiment Practice Steadiness Power Love Voice Intelligence
Core of Practice Pause and Become Still Smooth and Deepen Your Breathing Make Deep Inward Contact with Your Self Inhabit Your Body Connect with Wholeness
Getting to the essence of your soul’s spark…you line of genius running through your life. Dekaaz Poetery 2/3/5 Intended to be shared outloud.
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Catching Fire – Awakening a Culture
of Creative Genius
Mindful Life Conference – 4.22.2017
Anakha Coman – www.awakeatworkinstitute.com
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