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Collective Alchemy portal day, Friday 5 November 2021

Friday November 05, 2021

Greetings, fellow Alchemists!

Your co-sensors for this wave have been: Pieter, Neha, Molly, Ursula, Sarah and Helen.

Our attention, in the practice of co-sensing, is naturally drawn to what feels most relevant and true to the purpose of Collective Alchemy (which we are also continually sensing into!). In this respect, we are observing a transformation in our field that seems to be recalibrating us to a different energy. Our attention these days is being captured by that which uplifts us, not that which pulls us down and holds us back.

What is transformation?

There is an all-pervasive assumption that most of us carry, that if we’re not improving or progressing, we’re “stuck” and somehow failing. This presupposes, among other things, that our present state is inadequate or unsatisfactory. In alchemical terms, it foregrounds the dross.

Another kind of transformation happens when we look deeply within and are truthful about what we find there. It becomes less about becoming different and more about accessing more of who I am in this moment. In alchemical terms, it foregrounds the gold.

Deepening our practice

A question that has been present in recent co-sensing waves is: what are the ways of deepening our practice?

If alchemy is about seeking to live, as unique, dynamic and sovereign individuals, in ever deeper alignment with the truth of our being, in a way that allows us to flourish with, in and as the complexity of all life, then deepening our practice means finding ways to open ourselves up to ever fuller immersion in the experience of living.

In our co-sensing, we felt the visceral pulling-back from the intensity of that experience—the fear of ‘losing self’, of being swept away. This is where the collective aspect comes in: there are ways in which we can support ourselves and each other in moving closer to the fire should we choose.

WHAT ARE THE WAYS IN WHICH I CAN EVER MORE FULLY IMMERSE MYSELF IN LIFE?
WHAT ARE THE WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN SUPPORT EACH OTHER COLLECTIVELY IN THIS ENDEAVOUR?

A note on different practice formats

In between the ‘I’ and the whole, between ‘me’ and the open circles on portal days, there lies an intermediate range of practice formats which has been less visible in our practice field in recent months. These formats are described in Part IV of the Practice Guide: “The formats used are circle, triads (used both in and between plenary calls), 1-to-1, and harvesting. In circle, there is much more opportunity to listen and sense than there is to speak. The triad allows more intense participation between individuals. The 1-to-1s are soul navigation sessions for deepening individual process. Harvesting gathers and cultivates the fruits of the inquiry throughout the journey.” The smaller group formats: triads and 1-to-1s (typically with Sarah) are ways in which we can support ourselves and each other in moving closer to the fire should we choose. We will speak of this more during the call on Friday.

Your hosts are: Helen Titchen Beeth, Sarah Whiteley, Pieter De Ceuninck, Molly Ryan Whiteley

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