After our yoga session on Sunday we will be making a shift in our journey. We are moving into the final “phase” of our quest; PHASE 5.
RE-MEMBER! This is a process and it is cyclical in nature. So, in many ways, phase 5 sets us up for the next – Phase 1.
We have studied many “maps of the territory” in our exploration. We have taught ourselves about the practice of meditation. And, we have met three times a week to practice yoga.
Phase One’s Mission is to awaken the mind that seeks the way.
Phase Two’s Mission is to explore; do inquiry.
Phase Three’s Mission is to incubate, contemplate, understand.
Phase Four’s Mission is a kind of putting it all together.
Phase Five’s Mission is to experience the results of our work.
If you have been a member of The Way Seekers Group through any part of the journey we started back in March of 2020 then I encourage you to engage as we move into phase 5. It is the fruit of our labors.
For Phase 5 we will adjust the schedule a bit:
Deep Yin Class Sunday @ 10am – 60-75 minutes.
Monday Meditation and Mapquesting Session @ 6:30pm – 60-75 minutes.
For those of you wanting classes during the week …. we will have a discussion of best times and schedule accordingly.
Now, Phase 5 ends and Phase One begins toward the end of September. So, we have a little over two months together to “bring it home.”
It is my intention, at the end of Phase 5, to embark on the building of “The Retreat Center” concept. I intend to keep an on-line offering as, I think, we have found the zoom sessions can be effective and valuable. Who knows, perhaps the retreat is on-line as well.
During Phase 5 I want to encourage you to invite guests to our group. I don’t intend to charge a fee for my services from now and the future. Instead, I will be looking for funding for my/our work. Therefore, come and be part of the groups’ work or not. I figure I will need to raise a few hundred thousands of dollars to get the retreat going. If you want to be part of that let me know……I guess I could form a not-for-profit entity to raise funds for the vision I have. I really don’t know. I am hoping to have some new insights as we work through Phase 5. If you have any ideas let me know.
I have described this work as a process. More specifically, it is a process of awakening to The Reality of Things. Some call it Dharma. Some call it The Tao or The Way. I have used the analogy provided in the movie The Matrix. Neo is offered a choice. Take the blue pill or take the red pill. For those of you who think this is a political reference …. it is not. It is a choice of waking up or staying asleep. It is your choice.
As we journey in our quest to awaken we know that there are three levels or aspects to the wisdom path:
1. We become aware of something either by being told about it, hearing about it or reading about it. This is the training level called Knowledge based training.
2. We do inquire. We engage our intellect in study, research, contemplation and incubation. This is the Skill based training.
3. Each one of us individually, has a direct personal experience with what we become aware of and inquire into. This experience adds to our perspective and understanding. It is what we base our thoughts, decisions, speech and actions. This is Attitude based training.
We can do levels one and two together. Only you and you alone can do level three.
May you choose the red pill.