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Our Invitation to practice Collective Alchemy continues 28 August 2020

Friday August 28, 2020


WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR ME TO STAND IN MY OWN UNIQUE FREQUENCY?

WHAT DOES LIFE BECOME WHEN I DO?


As the world balances on the edge of chaos, we can only take one step at a time.
There is now a body of us practicing Collective Alchemy, holding the crucible together over time, witnessing the Era Shift as it unfolds. What is being burned away, what is being alchemised and what is the gold being brought forth in the process? The circle continues opening: you are invited to join us!

Orienting the next Portal Day calls on the arc of the journey so far:

We sense that we are coming to a turning point in our practice as we enter the year’s harvest season.

Until now, the pattern of opening a portal to practice Collective Alchemy twice monthly has been interweaving a two-stranded dual path together, like the double helix of DNA.

Since 8 May we have been alternating between the Via Positiva (exploring transpersonal, Integral consciousness) and the Via Negativa (burning off the personal dross that blocks access to it). On the Via Negativa, we have been exploring the alchemical phases within the Alchemical Procedure Matrix: eradicating the false roots that distract us from living life as who we really are. On the Via Positiva, we have been exploring together as alchemists what it means to transmute consciousness in service of this era shift.

On 28 August we will enter our 11th cycle of collective practice together, moving deeper into the second octave. Our steps will return to the Via Negativa, where we will start to approach the bright essence of who we truly are as individuals.

Framing the calling question:

WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR ME TO STAND IN MY OWN UNIQUE FREQUENCY?
WHAT DOES LIFE BECOME WHEN I DO?

The crux of this inquiry lies in the interplay between two stories that we touched on briefly in the introduction to our last calls: the ‘story of separation‘ and the ‘story of interbeing‘.

In the story of separation, “human kind has developed a story that we are discreet, separate individuals amongst other individuals living in an external universe that is separate from us. This duality influences our spiritual and scientific stories: the separation of the spiritual from the material, the separation of the mind from the body, evolutionary biology that frames life as a competition where only the fittest will survive.” The story of separation is the story within which all our conditioning arises. It is where we believe that there is something wrong with us and with the world, that life is a series of problems to be solved, situations and people (including ourselves) to be fixed. A finite game in which the purpose is to win.

In the story of interbeing, we live together in the experiential knowing that we are all interconnected, interrelated, interpenetrating, participating in the unfolding of a unitary, living cosmos with its own intelligence that surpasses us all. An infinite game in which the purpose is to keep on playing. Every being lives according to its own nature, we all flow seamlessly through life following our own unique calling, attuned to our own unique frequency. Just as no two snowflakes or grains of sand are the same, how much more unique is each complex and precious human being.

Right now, humanity is mired in the story of separation. Part of our alchemical work on the Via Negativa has been seeking to shift and transform these patterns. But all that conditioning, while it might run through me as it flows through the social field, is not who I truly am. It’s not who any of us truly are. When we go into the space of resonance with our own frequency, there is no place for comparison. Just as the dandelion does not compare itself to the apple tree. When we can stand in our own clear, neutral space, there is no need to take sides demanded by others. When we resonate at our frequency in the space of interbeing, it’s hard to understand what all the fuss was about! Authentic individuation happens not in the story of separation but in the story of interbeing.

Am I clear what my true vibration is, my resonance beyond all the versions of myself that get me hooked into polarising patterns of dominance and submission, lack and abundance, worthlessness and arrogance? Reaching the space of stable individuation is not the end of a journey, it is the beginning of one. Once we are able to abide in the purity of our own unique resonance, then what? What is it like to show up in our lives, anchored in that resonance?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR ME TO STAND IN MY OWN UNIQUE FREQUENCY?
WHAT DOES LIFE BECOME WHEN I DO?

Preparation for the calls:

The questions for this Portal Day invite us into a potential confrontation with our own conditioned world view and a glimpse of our potential to be radically free and powerfully agentic in the world. To prepare for Friday’s calls, you are invited to check out:

The story of separation

The story of interbeing

The short annex on Emotional Processing in the Practice Guide

Read the harvests from our previous portal days:

Read the harvest from 10 April
Read the harvest from 24 April

Via Positiva:
Via Negativa:
Harvest

METAPHORS AND IMAGES

METAPHORS AND IMAGES OF OUR CONNECTIONTO THE PRACTICE FIELD OF COLLECTIVE ALCHEMY On Collective Alchemy portal days, we always notice a subtle but palpable difference

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