401: The Practice of Remembrance
Healing, self development, and that advanced
self-development that is called spiritual growth, are all basically
a practice of Remembrance.
Physics, art, music and mysticism all agree on
what every heart already knows: there is only one reality, and that
reality is unified. There is nothing new to discover here, since
the unity of life envelops us everyday. Yet people usually live
in separateness—separate from one another, and with their
minds separate from their hearts.
What is needed is to remember what we already
know. That which you've not quite forgotten, but which is perhaps
not consciously known either, is the connection between yourself
and the rest of the universe, between your humanity and your divinity.
This is what we must remember if we are to awaken to the purpose
of our lives: that the universe and the individual are each reflections
of the other, connected through a spectrum of consciousness with
no division. There is only one life, one being who lives, one lover,
one beloved, one love, and one heart that contains it. As this is
the ultimate truth, all existence already knows it, but it must
still be remembered. Once we know that we know it, we can become
Remembrance will benefit you in many ways:
- You will remember what gifts you have been given.
- You will remember where you have known your friends before.
- You will remember why you chose the life you have had.
- You will remember the purpose to which you dedicated yourself,
before you were born.
Then your heart will lead you to your next step
in that purpose.
Remember the Heart of your Heart
The exploration of your heart takes you through
a journey, re-visiting the sacred stations which stir and inspire
us: We will search for, and discover ...
- The Heart of Iron, Silver and Gold
- The Heart of Nature, including the Heart of the Sun, the Moon,
the Crystal, and the Flower
- The Heart of the Lion, the Elephant, the Deer, the Rabbit
- The Immaculate Heart, The Sacred Heart
- The Broken Heart, which can never be closed again
- The Weeping Heart, the Generous Heart
Who Should Attend
This seminar will help those who have not quite
forgotten that there is something to be discovered, something to
be known, and something to be done with that knowledge.
"Dance when you are broken open.
Dance if you have torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance when you are perfectly free." -- Jelaluddin
This training is parallel to the training offered
by the IAM courses. The course on Heart Rhythm Practice, for example,
develops a powerful method of opening your heart and the course
on Archetypes explores your path. Instead of being about the process
of the development of the person, this training is about the process
of the development of the universe, in which we are all intimately
involved. Here we will share in the divine point-of-view regarding
what is needed, specifically, at this time, and feel how that is
expressed in each person's life. This begins the real spiritual
work, the work of the spiritual knighthood of our age for the global
healing and development of humanity's realization of the one reality.
By the ancient process of Remembrance, one can
receive inspiration and guidance that is very specific and personally
appropriate, even if it is also very challenging.
The seminar will include instruction and participation
in Heart Rhythm Practice. Some familiarity with Heart Rhythm
Practice is assumed. The advanced practice of Remembrance will
be taught, practiced and experienced together.
There are a number of breakthrough experiences
you can look forward to in this time when you're immersed in your
heart, but they don't necessarily happen on schedule. So there will
be time to lounge, to walk, to swim, and to dream. Day after day,
our rhythms will get slower and slower until we find the stillness
of peace in our hearts. Then we will let joy and magnetism emerge
to fill our lives. The atmosphere built up by hearts assembled in
love and harmony is something tangible you can touch and taste.
You'll walk around within it, then carry it home.
The seminar will be conducted in a retreat setting
with chairs and meditation benches. Some times we will be meditating
together, some times alone in the woods. Some part of the five days
will be in silence, but we will not be alone or isolated from each
other. We will be tuning our hearts to resonate with the hearts
of those around us and beyond the horizons. The approach is participative
and experiential. This is not a lecture. The leaders will be meditating
with you. We are all in this together.
A booklet included with the seminar will summarize
the main points of the method and allow you to recreate the seminar
experience on your own.