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.
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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)