Collective Presencing w/ Ria Baeck. Every Friday @ 8:00 AM ET. RSVP here. 90 mins.
Clubhouse: Social Revolution or Clout Chasing Wasteland w/ Rebel Wisdom. March 5th @ 2:00 PM ET. RSVP here.
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March 4th, 2021
Brooke McNamara had a session at The Stoa today called “Opening to the Poetic.” It had a poetry workshop component, and she gave us a few writing prompts. The last one was this: Identify as beauty (or truth or goodness), and in the first person write as if you were that word. I chose beauty, and this is what came up …
I am not something you can control. I only come when you respect me, I may then respect you. I am not easy to be with, and I need to be earned. I am happy to tease you, to frustrate you, to make you envious. This is a test of course, to find out if you will be deserving of me.
Oh, I will be deserving of you, beauty. Just watch. Daddy is still coming, and virtue will be coming as well. It also feels like opportunities for beauty are coming my way. I have taken a break from doing coaching, and somehow found myself on the receiving end of being coached. I recently had a coaching session with Schuyler Brown, about embodiment, and I had another coaching session with Nathan Vanderpool, about trauma mapping.
Wow, both sessions were fucking amazing, and they came about so randomly. Life is weird right now, in the good kind of way. I feel blessed just knowing these beautiful people. The Stoa experiment is amazing. I am digging all of this at the moment.
In Schuyler’s session, she basically helped me realize that my embodiment game could be so much better. I intimately felt my “desire to know what the fuck is going on” cognitive machinations, that were moving me towards understanding the world in a disembodied way. With gentle suggestions, she guided me back into my body, and I felt powerful.
It felt like I was a king confidently sitting on his throne. It felt sovereign, it was hot as well, and a little dangerous. Feeling sovereign, hot, and dangerous can be an intoxicating thing, for myself and others. I did not feel like I was in the right relationship with this state though. If I keep doing things here, my sense is that it is going to be quite wise for me to get into the right relationship with this state. It was a session that made me realize my innate potency, and the work that is needed to hone it for the good.
In Nathan’s session, it was like he was a cartographer of my inner landscape, mapping some of the felt-sense patterns that existed within, and we danced with the imaginal. We explored for two hours, and we got to a place that was really sweet. He then made up a song on the spot and sang it to me. I was like: what the fuck is going on? This dude is awesome!
While he was playing there was some wild stuff happening in my body. It was great. The song was made up of a few key sayings that came up for me during our exploration. The sayings he incorporated in the song were simple, and they landed well ...
You don't need an answer
Timelessness is on your side
He recorded it and sent it to me after the session. He said it was supposed to serve as a mantra. He also suggested listening to it for seven days in a row, and even to sing it with Camille. I totally geek out about all of this artistically weird transformational psychotechnology stuff. It really does make me go heaven yeah.
I especially like the sense that timelessness is on my side. That feels right. That feels beautiful.
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