These times are ending times – not just the end of the school year, or the end of the 90 Day Spring 2018. My experience is that the reality that we have existed within is ending. We all sense the breaking apart, the disorientation, the depression descending that has no definable cause. Likewise, we are all experience a beginning and a renewal. It is one of the principles of energy and matter on earth, i.e. that matter is continuously deconstructing and constructing at the same time. Where something is ending, something else is always beginning.
Our sense of the breaking apart comes from a rapid disintegration of the norms and memes of this larger reality that we have lived in. The depression probably is both that of others and some of our own as we give up historical ideas of ‘how things should be. ‘ The sense of loss that some may be experiencing is that they haven’t found the way to stand in their own truth. Not society’s truth, their truth. With the use of the Creation Exercises, we can come to a firm strength of conviction about what we are determined ‘will be’ for ourselves, for humanity and for the earth.
Over the past month, I have been giving up old ideas of how the Institute should function so I was really down for several days. Then I got extremely excited about our new extension to the Spanish speaking community as well as new coaching opportunities for our participants. What sustains me through these ups and downs? The writing of the creation exercises. The Observings help me get some perspective when I am sinking into the loss of historical convictions; and the Cravings and Craving Being exercises help me define the deepest core of what I want in the world and what I want of myself. My convictions of what I stand for ‘in the core of my Being’ come from the writing of the Creation Exercises.
The Creation Exercises are not an instantaneous cure for us of our longing for a better life and future. They require regular practice just like when you wanted to learn to ride a bike. Looking at the bike or thinking about riding it were not enough. You had to practice and practice to get riding a bike ‘in your bones’. We started the 90 Day Creation Project to both support the regular writing of the Creation Exercises AND to place all participants in a strong field together. You don’t have to be alone. Join the 90 Day Creation Project Summer 2018. Write as often as you can. When you remember that you haven’t written for a day or more, than accept the gift of remembering. Start writing again. Honestly, the 90 days is the length of the project not some requirement of you. We want you in the field to build your strength, stamina and capacity to move through these changes that are occurring. We want to protect you as these changes buffet you, so that you bounce back stronger and more resilient and surer of who you came here to be, to do and to have. Register for the 90 Day Creation Project Summer 2018 at https://my.sendinblue.com/users/subscribe/js_id/31uyx/id/9