Being a Cooperative Agent of and for Beauty –Journey of Beauty 02.10.21

Guiding Thought

How do we act with Beauty? How do we bring Beauty to mundane tasks or actions? Is Beauty created, when one brings Beauty to a project? How do we embody Beauty?

Reflection / Contemplation

I am realizing that with this next round here there is a big transition from my own mental gyrations and conversations with my friends and loved ones about this project to actually being in community. It is the practicing what I preach routine that is now on the table. At least this is how I am seeing it today.

Two recent emails that have come through in the past couple of days via list-servs, have caught my attention about Beauty in service to community. Timothy Hass who serves on the Board of the Lorian Association (their gig is Incarnational Spirituality) is promoting his work of Gaianeering (being an agent of Gaia/Earth) in a manner called subtle activism “to work with Gaia’s inner ecology to increase the probability of beneficial change”. He talks about being a “sacred agent” for Gaia.

The second email which came through was through the New Dimensions. They offer podcasts in the realm of Big Mind (spirituality, science, political science, the arts, etc.) in service to bring planetary change. What caught my attention were the program notes on An Integral View of Spiritual Experience with Steve McIntosh, J.D. The “we’ part is a bit tricky these days with the polarization of many issues and causes. The words that popped out for me attend to ways to deal with the polarization. Integral Thinking gives us the ability to see interdependent polarities. He says that we don’t always have to pick a winner; there is a pro-creative tension between the two.

For me it is the staying Big is how I want to show up in community, my part in being a cooperative agent of and for Beauty.

Guest Contributor Lita Artis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey of Beauty is now available as a free book.
You no longer need to wait for the Guiding Thoughts to be posted here daily–you may move at your own pace. This link will take you to the document in Dropbox; you may download it from there.

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Here is the schedule:

Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)
Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)
May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)

Inner Beauty –Journey of Beauty 02.10.22

Guiding Thought

What is inner Beauty? How do we recognize it in others? How do we recognize it in ourselves? How do we cultivate inner beauty, especially when there are questions about what it is and how to recognize it?

Reflection / Contemplation

Developing one’s Consciousness is getting a lot of press these days. It is the evolutionary angle which catches my attention. There are many examples of how this has shown up in our human history, these big leaps of insight: spiritual/mystical, art/architecture, music, science/technology, thought, etc. How is it that labyrinths showed up in many ancient cultures around the same time and yet on different continents? The art of Hildegard of Bingen (11th century) has strikingly similarities to that of North American Native art of the same time period.
Collective Unconscious, Archetypes, the Hundredth Monkey (check out Rupert Sheldrake’s work on morphogenic fields), Quantum Fields are the various terms which are applied to this process. There is some process driving these developmental leaps of creative expression.
So what does inner Beauty have to do with all of this? My thoughts return again to this incarnation we occupy as humans, our physicality that is also mixed with our consciousness. We must find a way to express our consciousness in matter, because that is where we are at – NOW.
An image just came: my seasoning in this big vat of soup – consciousness. For the soup to taste good, you have to have the right mix of seasonings, the collective, the “we”. New soup indeed! I hope it is tasty.

Guest Contributor Lita Artis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey of Beauty is now available as a free book.
You no longer need to wait for the Guiding Thoughts to be posted here daily–you may move at your own pace. This link will take you to the document in Dropbox; you may download it from there.

I accept donations and gifts via paypal: paypal.me/SusanBillmaier Thank you for the energy exchange!

Here is the schedule:

Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)
Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)
May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)