Belonging Workshop

Saturday 10th October, 9.30-4.30

CERES Environmental Park (Brunswick East, Melbourne, Australia)

3 experiential sessions and one helluva debriefing communal sharing!

Cost/Investment: $200 or $100 concession (or early bird, by September 25th)

Bookings at http://www.trybooking.com/159864

Let's get together and feel more connected and more grounded, with the aid of sacred myths of earth and sky, sunny days and starry nights, fresh and salt water spirits, fire dragons and wind storms, being in the body and in community, feeling at home on earth and being loyal to all our kin here, including the more-than-human!

                  We grow psychologically and emotionally according to the same patterns we find in nature.                                                                    And we can get better at this.

                  We grow psychologically and emotionally according to the same patterns we find in nature.

                                                                   And we can get better at this.


Level 1: Feeling at home in the body

  • We could always do with more of a sense of who we are right now, experiencing ourselves more clearly as living bodies, self-aware, intelligent, conscious and physical all at the same time. Geoff introduces applied phenomenology - a way of becoming more deeply aware of ourselves as living, breathing matter alert to the spirit of life constantly arising within. This experiential is also informed by Geoff's earth-based Zen practice of deep listening and that golden glow we all know emanates from the deep within. Access the free lesson here

Level 2: Feeling connected to community

  • We know we are part of an interconnected movement of like-minded people the world over, waking up to our unlimited potential to live a life true to our ancient bonds, together as kin. Traditionally, all of us were tied to a couple of hundred others, in small bands; we might not always have liked all of them, but we learned from a young age to get along. And over millennia of our evolution and lifestyle, we've enjoyed deep, intimate connections with others, to whom we could turn with confidence when times got tough. This experiential draws on this ancient and timeless wisdom to bring us all together in a new way that suits the temper of the times: here is a postmodern, quantum, digital era community of embodied souls, working together.
        We may not have a campfire on the day, but we all know that feeling, of warm company and shared soul

        We may not have a campfire on the day, but we all know that feeling, of warm company and shared soul

Level 3: Feeling part of the earth

  • This exercise is an opportunity to remind ourselves that we are all born of the earth, that we belong here, that we are living and breathing creatures who are kin with the other animals and plant beings. There is a reason we sense wild beauty in the company of mountains, fresh water, clean air, powerful storms and desert sands. This is our homecoming. Geoff's work here is inspired by Deep Ecology, Zen and the Tao, the great myths of old and new ages, indigenous wisdom and our very own humble and magnificent dreams. 
    We live as part of the cosmos, embedded within the stars, which expand out of the fire of the universe,  which give rise to us ... we are born out of stardust, literally. It's just a matter of timescale. And perspective.

    We live as part of the cosmos, embedded within the stars, which expand out of the fire of the universe,

 which give rise to us ... we are born out of stardust, literally. It's just a matter of timescale. And perspective.

 

The Final Section: Sharing - Coming Together - Debriefing - Holding Space Together -

Building Community - Being Here Now, Together, In Bodies, For The Earth

      The Yarra River, flowing through the land, the fresh water source our recent ancestors built Melbourne on.                                                                        A vital part of our place.

      The Yarra River, flowing through the land, the fresh water source our recent ancestors built Melbourne on.

                                                                       A vital part of our place.

 

Bookings at http://www.trybooking.com/159864

Contact Geoff at geoffplayoflight@gmail.com with any questions.