Below are more concrete details about how we might co-create Level II:
Each person would sign up to facilitate sessions and guide meditations – for the sake of “practicing” – not with any expectation of being “perfect.”
The premise is that the training and growth actually arises directly from actual experience facilitating and guiding – plus life-affirming feedback. (More on that later …)
Your weekly meetings with spiritual friends would focus primarily on one or both of you practicing – and the other(s) giving life-affirming feedback.
The sample outlines below suggest different possibilties. The goal is that each of you have ample opportunity to open/close sessions, guide meditations, lead somatic inquiries, facilitate dialogues, give short talks, answer questions, etc.
There also needs to be open space for questions regarding RP or your professional practice.
My hunch is that by June, you will have significantly more experience and confidence.
I am happy to meet with you during your individual session or during breakout rooms to support you in your planning. However, I mostly want this to be as “low-stress” as possible … and perhaps, at times, fun!
Session 1: Focus: What inner resources do you draw upon when you feel stressed, anxious, doubtful, or overwhelmed? What capacities? Emotions? Attitudes? Somatic inclinations? Virtues?
10:30 – 10:40 Roma – Welcome, course overview, day overview
10:40 – 10:55 _A___ Facilitate introductions
10:55 – 11:20 __B___Guide RP meditation
11:20 – 11:40 __C___Facilitate somatic inquiry
11:40 – 12:00 ___D__Facilitate group dialogue – about the somatic inquiry – and as to what happened and what’s next …
12:00 – 12:20 Roma – Facilitate reflections and life-affirming feedback to each person who facilitated or guided today.
12:20 – 12:30 Roma – Closing
Session 2: Focus: ???
10:30 – 10:40 ___E____ Welcome and a brief talk on today’s focus
10:40 – 11:05 ____F___ Meditation
11:05 – 11:30 ____G____Somatic inquiry
11:30 – 11:50 ____H____Healing session
11:50 – 12:10 Roma: Reflections on how this process is going – and what’s next – and questions about your professional wor – and life-afirming feedback to participants E, F, G, and Y
12:20 – 12:30 Roma: comments, meditations, closing
Session 3: Focus: What separates you from a deep felt-sense of belonging?
10:30 – 11:05 __A__ Welcome, short talk, meditation
11:05 – 1145 ___B___ Somatic inquiry and either dialogue or healing sessions
11:45 – 12:05 ____C__ Meditation
12:05 – 12:30 Roma – Reflections, Q/A, next steps, and closing
Session 4: Focus: How does “white consciousness” live in your heart, body, and mind?