I recently attended the most transformational training week of my youthful 64 years. It is commonly known as ISTA, short for the International School of Temple Arts: Here’s the Link. In my over 350 blogs I normally write about books on a possibility, one of the other participants asked me, You aren’t going to write about this, are you? As one of the agreements is to only share your experiences, here I go.
Some background from the source:
We live at a unique and critical time on earth. At the same time as we are faced with incredible challenges to the survival of the diversity of life and consciousness on our planet, we are experiencing an incredible awakening of human potential. Not only are new energies emerging but for the first time in history, the wisdom heritage of all our cultures and traditions is available for integration just as it is most needed.
There have always been temples and mystery schools on earth where the deep teachings on sexual and spiritual wisdom were practised, developed and taught. These centres were often the hidden cause for the advancement of civilizations. Now we have a global civilization and these temples are once again emerging into the light, blossoming like chakras and Nadi points as the light body of the earth is awakened and energized.
So what has society said about transformational experiences over the years, lets take that journey:
1. What our logical mind wants to do almost instantly, explain it away.
2. We all took the opportunities that were offered during the week to the levels our identity would allow a change in: Changes.
3. I received the gifts of Massive trust and energy from the Earth as I walk on this new planet.
4. The ISTA community, you join after spending a week in the field. Prior to that your already I have done ISTA friends will just hug you when you tell them you are going to do it: You Belong With Me.
5. To me, my priceless moment was witnessing a process and looking out over the field and realising there was nothing wrong going on, just total trust.
6. One of my top ten, have learnt so much off this beautiful spirit: Let It Go.
7. Integration time.
8. Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second youngest recipient in history: Going Under.
9. Much easier after ISTA.
10. Certainly, the journey I took has me much closer to this place: I Was Here.
11. I am so looking forward to where this new trust and energy will take me, and I don’t really care that I don’t know.
12. Back to ancient China for this one, so many of our hearts are now travelling this path: Listen to Your Heart.
13. And the ability of our skilled facilitators, Stephanie, Sean and Elaine.
14. Could my new energy take me here, Who Knows: Africa.
15. And we certainly did in that beautiful space known as the ISTA field.
The two main takeaways I received are an increase in my trust of myself and others to the Nth degree and an energy emanating from the earth that feels volcanic in nature and a sense I do not know what my future will be, and that’s a great thing.
Today’s playlist has some classic sings and songs. We begin with Mr David Bowie then one of the great pop divas Taylor Swift. A musical number from Frozen follows, then some great rock from Evanescence and her highness Beyonce. Two older memories from Roxette and Toto close out the list: Breathe in Experience, Breathe out Poetry.
Remember to show Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included until we meet again, my dear friends.