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Beyond the Shadows into Peace with Jamie Catto

•   • 25th Sept, 10:30AM - 5:30PM • • Online

On this workshop, with simple games and tools, we harness this peace within ourselves, so that we can reflect it out into the world.
About this event
Something has shifted in me when it comes to 'teaching' my workshops. It doesn't feel interesting anymore to be 'teaching egos to act more like souls', which is what I sense is going on in many 'spiritual practices'. Now the offering is more - facilitating all of us dropping straight back into the place where we don't need to do something clever or insightful to be more soul-like or spend forever adhering to someone else's dogmatic lineage.

We step (or more accurately 'empty') into the Loving Awareness and lightened-up.....un-busy.....going nowhere,......here-ness, (NB Keep the 'Loving' part front and centre or don't bother with any of this stuff). Then, all the creativity we wanted, all the intimacy we came here for, all the sense of ease and peace and, yes I'll f**king say it, JOY and INSPIRATION arises naturally.

I wish I could somehow make you all know this and live this right now just by snapping my fingers.

... did it work?

“Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.”

― Etty Hillesum

On this workshop, with simple games and tools, we harness this peace within ourselves, so that we can reflect it out into the world. It is sometimes necessary to navigate through the murky shadows of tangled fear and steer a course into the sunshine of calm. We already have the ability to do this, but the simple skills have been lying dormant within us.

At the end of the day, you will leave having switched them on.

There will be gentle games for us to learn techniques to allay our overworking imaginations; a light playfulness to retain the aura of quietude. We will learn how to quiet the mind when it starts to revolve with dark imaginings.

We will learn how to acquiesce to the waves of life. We will learn how to forge our paths through the forest of worry and anxiety, out into the vista of peace, and we will learn to conciliate our misguided egos in order to embody peace for the world.

Where is it? ONLINE - You will get the Zoom link in due course.

When does it start and end? Saturday, the 25th of September 2021 from 10h30 until 17h30 UK time.

What should I have available during the workshop? Please bring water, two pens (one felt-tipped or marker), a notebook/pad, and if you want to be extra comfy, a cushion and/or a small rug.