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Advent for Your Soul - a creatively organized approach to looking at your inner development and understanding the meaning of your year with compassion and celebration
I design, teach and curate the courses offered here at the Imagine Self Academy to guide and support you as you seek to find, know, and become your fullest self and experience the mysteries of being you.
About this Course
The year is about to be over…done…finished…gone. How do you say goodbye to 2015? How do you discover the inner meaning of 2015? How do you prepare for 2016?
Each year you evolve. You become something you weren’t last year.
Some of your evolution is intentional and some is unintentional. But if you don’t take time to review your year as the unfolding of a new you, how do you know yourself? How do you know what you mean when you say I am?
How do you SEE yourself?
How do you CELEBRATE yourself?
How do you MAKE WISE CHOICES for the coming year?
Are you PREPARED TO BECOME new, different, more mature, more self-compassionate, more creative in the coming year?
INNER ADVENT is a program that guides you in saying goodbye to the old year. It provides an organized approach to looking at your inner evolution and understanding the meaning of your year with creative compassion. It cleans up your soul and prepares your inner life for becoming new, for a another year of evolving. It creates a sweet emptiness, a manger in your soul.
It will take time to realize the meaning of your year.
The Inner Advent Content
Each weekend between now and Christmas, you will be notified of a new lesson. (If you signup late, no worry, all the Inner Advent lessons will be there for you and catching up is just a matter of listening, contemplating and creating your mandala)
The History and Meaning of Advent
The Weekly Rhythms
Creating Your Inner Advent Wreath/Mandala
Reflection and Objectivity
The Aesthetics of Inner Advent
Absence of Judgment
The Role of Remembering
Phenomena of the Year
The Three Stages of Life
The Last Recollection of the Year
Listen to the inspiring, guiding, wise 60 minute audio each week.
Your work of journalling, creating your Inner Advent mandala (not a work of art but a self-illuminating artistic representation of your year – no critiquing, just wondrous and courageous self-expression) will take your attention and your effort over the next four weeks.
Is your Inner Advent worth this much of your precious time? Will you be happier? More peaceful? More grounded? More alive? More awake to your self? Yes, yes, yes!
Will you find more true freedom to be and become yourself? Yes.
Will you find more love? For yourself? for others (even the difficult others)? for the world? for the future? for the past? for the moment? Yes.
Inner Advent is an intimate, serious, profound and mysterious spiritual practice. It also offers moments of true joy, comfort, illumination, and even humor as you come to see all that occurred practically, morally and spiritually in your year.
How do you find yourself in all the events and circumstances of the year?
How do you recognize yourself with confidence and authority? What was authentically YOU in your thoughts, feelings and deeds?
How did you evolve, become new, more mature? What new truth lived in your thoughts? What new beauty formed in your feelings? How did goodness pour out from your actions? What happened to your soul over the year?
The cosmic rhythm of your inner year wakes up to these questions and finds their answers during the last few weeks before the Solstice and the Nativity – your soul’s Inner Advent.
Sign up for Inner Advent now.
Your year made a difference – to you, to others, to the world and to the future. What was the difference?
It was not just the same routine, the same gestures and activities, the same rhythms of sleep, meals, work, relationships. It was different and it was powerful.
- shows the differences this year made
- makes sense of your year
- gives you a feeling of completion
- provides a surprisingly objective awareness of your truth.
- liberates you from limiting identities, stories and reactions
- reveals the lessons of the year
- increases your ability to creatively design your future
- celebrates who you’ve been, who you are and who you are becoming
“My soul and the world are but one.”
Inner Advent is an embrace, a conscious embrace, of your unfolding life. It’s a responsibility to your self, maybe even a spiritual or moral duty to your self. We are different from animals in that we have the moral ability to be self-conscious and self-creative. We are not just about drives for survival or desires for being happy, we are about freedom and growth.
Freedom comes from knowing yourself. Self-knowledge is a spiritual practice.
Rudolf Steiner teachings guide me to a right relationship to my self. He writes in his book, How To Know Higher Worlds, “You can only sacrifice that which you have fully possessed.” Self-knowledge is self-possession. Possess your year so you can let it go.
Know how you survived this year. Know how you emotionally experienced the year. Know how you grew and evolved over the year.
Know your year to know your self!
Possess your year so you can let the stories go and find the meaning, the sacrifice of your 365 days, your 29000 breaths, your efforts and struggles, your dreams, your joys, your sorrows.
How do you begin to do this? How do you organize your recollection of the year? How do you analyze what happened? How do you intuit the meaning? What are the questions that will lead to the insights, the self-knowledge, to a new you, a wiser you, a freer you?
I want Inner Advent to be a relaxed and aware experience for you. I will guide the process, but you will do the work. No one can do it but you. This is the gift you give your Self.
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