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with award-winning author, teacher and mythologist

Steve Guettermann

 

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Week 1– Creating sacred space

Overview – Preparing to practice through purification and ritual. Setting aside space and time to sit inside space and time to impact space and time.

Meditative journey – Directing Presence

Potential outcomes – Increase focus and amplitude; building relationship between you, your medicine piece(s), and the space you are in.

Question & Answer

Medicine Practices

1. Do the Directing Presence exercise at least once.

2. Add one or more medicine pieces to your sacred space/altar area.

 

Week 2– Reducing mixed messages

Overview – Few things drain our energy or cause confusion more than sending mixed messages and giving away our power. If we send mixed messages during a spiritual practice, our practice can become unfocused and mixed messages are what we get in return. To reduce mixed messages, we will refine and add to the energy balancing meditation from the week before.

Meditative Journey – Emanating Essence

Potential outcome – Reduce the mixed messages we send and receive; improve equanimity, clarity and focus. Strengthen authenticity.

Question & Answer

Medicine Practices

1. Refine the Directing Presence and Emanating Essence exercises.

2. Read: Mixed Messages and Paradoxes

 

Week 3– Befriending Our Lessons

Overview – There is relationship between letting go, also known as surrender, and nonattachment. It’s a paradox: we no longer give our power away when we surrender. Nonattachment, which is much different than detachment, makes unconditional love possible. Letting go amplifies the power of sacred space, allowing for unexpected outcomes past, present and future.

Meditative journey – Hitting the Cosmic Reset Button: the Meditative Daily Review

Potential outcome – Resetting the past; sweeping away daily debris.

Question & Answer

Medicine Practices

1. Read: Being Nonattached in a Connected Universe.

2. Practice the meditative Daily Preview and Daily Review.

 

Week 4– One with the World; at home in the Wild

Overview – For many of us, life is detached from the natural world and the consciousness of our planet. True Sacred Space requires a connection to the natural forces and beings that sustain us. Experiencing the natural world leads to humility, awe, vivacity and health, in a word, happiness.

Meditative journey – Day and Night

Potential outcome – Strengthen relationship with the natural world, seen and unseen

Question & Answer

Medicine Practices

1. Getting to know a tree relative

 

Week 5– Disciplined Imagination

Overview – Imagination creates and has created the physical laws we live by. Within the context of these laws, just how limited or unlimited are we? Anyone who claims s/he can help you “reach your full potential” likely sees you as being limited and/or doesn’t know what s/he is talking about. The fact is, we can always do and be something more. Sacred space is a potential catalyst.

Medicine journey – The medicine behind the medicine.

Potential outcome – You won’t reach your potential any time soon…

Question & Answer

Medicine Practices

1. Invitation into the Unlimited practice

2. Read: Disciplined Imagination and The Imagination – Intuition Conundrum