Legacy Work

Level IV

“Teachers should raise students up on their shoulders that their vision may surpass that of their teachers. Do not transmit wisdom to replicate what you know, but to transcend it.”

“You receive only in order to transmit, and you must seek to share what you know, even if you know very little. Similarly, no matter how much you learn from another, you owe that other your deepest respect, for your life would not be as rich were it not for their teaching. The Jewish tradition of citing the name of the teacher from whom you learned what it is you are teaching is demonstrated throughout Pirket Avot.”

Pirke Avot, Shapiro
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The fruit of your tree is carefully prepared as an offering to others. Level IV involves tending and staying true to the roots of your unique tree of insight and creative potentials with gratitude, non-possessiveness, sincerity, humility, spacious reverence to mystery, conscious questioning, and protection.

Are you ready to devote yourself to this summons?

Interested clients are assisted in offering their teaching story through a medium of choice — a play, a book, an essay, a song.  Writing our stories is a forum to wrestle with and flush out the old unconscious myths and claim the wisdom of our journey, reclaiming our present and empowering our will to move forward with freedom and imagination.  We are not designed to do so alone. Hidden stories will replay themselves, over and over, and usurp presence, the flowing waters of  life, and the crystals of imagination needed to move forward in love and authenticity.  The story reveals itself through patient, reverent, active listening with opportunity to testify aloud in the manner most fitting to the individual.

Those who completed Levels I, II, and III are invited to hold space for and lead women in a three day retreat in the woods, following the Kairos principals that invite solitude with community, offer wisdom teachings, and engage contemplative practices. Supervision is provided.

Give-Away Song

Gwen Westerman

This is my give-away—
            not because I don’t want
                  it anymore,
            not because it’s out of
                  style or
                broken or
                useless since it lost
                its lid or one of its buttons,
            not because I don’t understand
                the “value” of things.
This is my give-away—
            because I have enough
                  to share with you
            because I have been given
                  so much
                    health love happiness
                    pain sorrow fear
            to share from the heart
            in a world where words can be
            meaningless when they come
            only from the head.
This is my give-way—
            to touch what is good in you
            with words your heart can hear
            like ripples from a pebble
            dropped in water
            moving outward growing
            wider touching others.
            You are strong.
            You are kind.
            You are beautiful.
This is my give-away.
     Wopida ye.   
          Wopida ye.
                Wopida ye.

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