Opening to Life is a response to the fundamental human yearning to be as we are; a natural longing for what we might describe as ‘present being’. Awareness plays a pivotal role in responding to this call. It can also be extrapolated that awareness is the pivotal function that will allow for the possible evolution of human consciousness.
As awareness dawns, space opens to simply witness, not only the beautiful, but that which has been held in a web of thoughts, opinions and judgements. This simple seeing yields deep insights and offers an opportunity for letting go of what is no longer useful. This ‘awareness’ to which we are pointing is not a doing, but is rather a function of being. It is through awareness that we are opening to life and allowing our indwelling teacher, our true Self, to presence.
For this course, we are fortunate to be in a beautiful lakeside country setting with river running through. As we are at a mill, a leat runs under and through the dwelling that will be our home-base. This flowing water and rural environment, together with quality natural food meals, adds a conducive physical container for holding our deep dive into opening to life and our possible evolution.
Our programme will begin with an opening session on the first evening, followed by ten full days of sequential curriculum consisting of activities such as group process, meditation, dialogue, games, body and breathwork, as well as hiking, swimming and whatever extemporaneously occurs. We will complete with three and one-half days of “living the work” in community.