Cultivating our wholeness—healing Our East Sub Personalities
I will not die an unlived life
I will not live in fear
Of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
To allow my living to open me,
To make me less afraid,
To loosen my heart
Until it becomes a wing,
A torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my signifance,
To live so that which came to me as seed
Goes to the next as blossom,
And that which came to me as blossom,
Goes on as fruit
I hope you have wintered well and are enjoying the slow but sure unfolding of spring. It has been a cosy, restful, busy, insightful and challenging time for me.
The soul days outside for 2015 begin on Sunday March 22nd with an adventure on the slopes and bogs surrounding Benbulben. As planned we will begin by revisiting the East Facet of Self and then look at the sub-personalities associated with this part of our wholeness. Plotkin challenges us to approach our weaknesses and wounds with an awareness of our strengths.
Life can be cruel and painful. As children we develop ways to cope with our particular situation. These strategedies often serve us well but sometimes we carry them into adulthood despite the fact that our circumstances have changed. The perceived threat to our well being has gone but we are unaware that our childish coping methods are now limiting our ability to live a more fulsome life.
Our sub-personalities develop over the years, addictions and ways of escaping pain become second nature. Some are very obvious such as alcoholism, gambling, over working, others are more subtle such as failing to grow up or take our responsibilities seriously. Early childhood trauma can often be well buried and begin to haunt us in later life under the guise of common terms including depression, acute anxiety, stress, low self-esteem.
This day will offer participants the opportunity to become more aware of habits or ways of being in the world which no longer serve them well. It will help in exploring how these ways of living hold them back from developing their full potential and how they impede the soul in fulfilling its task on earth.
Being in the company of supportive non shaming people, a beautiful environment including mountain, rivers, wild vegetation inhabited by the non human world of sheep, birds and insects, will facilitate awareness and healing
Innocence, clear-mindedness, lightheartedness and extroversion are all qualities of the East Facet of Self. Arrested development, social isolation, ruined relationships, missed opportunities, are part of the high price we pay when the war of childhood still rages.
Would your soul benefit from such a day and if so you might want to facilitate its longing for something different and perhaps avoid dying “an unlived life.”
Date: Sunday 22 March 2015
Time: 10am-4.30 pm
Cost: 50euro or whatever you can afford
Booking: Peter Devlin on 086 3663276 or [email protected]
Venue: Slopes of Ben Bullpen, Co. Sligo weather permitting; otherwise there will be an indoor venue.
Meeting Point: Yeats Tavern and Restaurant, Bundara Rd. (car park!!) 9.45am
Deposit: To secure a place please send a deposit of 20 euro to Peter Devlin, Cloonaghbawn, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo before 16 March. (Max 10 places)
Please dress in several layers and bring waterproof jacket and trousers.. Good boots or Wellingtons will facilitate you in the exploration. A spare pair of socks and a small towel would be useful, as would notebook, pen, coloured pencils and crayons. Bring lunch, and a hot drink. Call or e mail if you need more information.