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Session 6 - Taking Action Together for All Life

 

Session 6 - Aspirations for participants

I have my instructions from the Universe and know how I am going to engage in the healing of the planet and the welfare of all beings.

Pre-session Homework

 

*SPECiAL PRE-SESSION JOURNALING ASSIGNMENT  (15-30 min; see below) 

Videos:

 

Readings:

 

*SPECiAL PRE-SESSION JOURNALING ASSIGNMENT  (15-30 min)

Please answer the following questions in your journal and bring with you to our final session.

Be sure you have done the Bodhisattva Check-in and identified your mission/purpose for this life. If you missed our April 8th session, please go to the video recording of it and listen to the Bodhisattva explanation and meditative exercise (starting at 54:00 minutes in). Using that experience as a guide, answer the following questions:  

  • If you knew you could not fail, what would you do in service to life on Earth? Here is our chance to pull out the stops and think big, with no ifs or buts getting in the way. An alternative first question is: If you were liberated from all fear and open to all the power available to you in the web of life, what would you do in service to life on Earth?
  • In pursuing this vision, what particular project do you feel called to undertake? It can be a new direction in work you’re already doing — or something entirely new. Here’s your chance to get specific. Think in terms of what could be accomplished, or well underway, in a year’s time.
  • What resources, inner and outer, do you now have that will help you do that? Inner resources include talents and strengths of character, as well as knowledge and skills you’ve acquired. External resources include relationships, contacts and networks you can draw on—not to forget babysitters, rich relatives, computer-savvy friends—as well as your location, employment, real goods and money in the bank.
  • Now what resources, inner and outer, will you need to acquire? To follow your calling, what will you need to learn and to get?These can run from assertiveness training, to grants, to contacts within organizations and the support they can give you.
  • How might you stop yourself? What obstacles might you throw in your way? We all have familiar patterns of self-doubt and sabotage.
  • How will you move through or around with these obstacles?
  • What can you do in the next week, no matter how small the step — if only a phone call — that will move you along this path?

 

On-going Homework Suggestions:

  • Gratitude Practice
  • Mindfulness Practice
  • Deep Listening Practice
  • Journalling Practice

 

Suggested books for this session on Taking Action Together

 

Core Texts for the CEN Foundations Workshop

  • From Age-ing to Sage-ing (2nd ed.)   Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

  • The Great Work   Thomas Berry

  • Active Hope   Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

  • Sacred Activism   Andrew Harvey

  • The Activist’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution   William Martin