Packed my bags last night at home. After sessions with two lovely tarot clients this morning, I took a bus from Toronto to Lakeside Retreats in Beamsville. Packed Bev’s car with items needed for the upcoming PeerSpirit circle practicum. We’ll arrive at Canterbury Hills Conference Centre tomorrow morning, set up, meet with Ann and Christina, then greet the participants as they arrive. It promises to be a deep and enjoyable few days of being in community, learning, and being in a state of council mind.
I did a casting of the I Ching earlier this evening about what I most need to know as I enter this circle practicum. Hexagram # 25 is called Disentangling. It reminds me to disentangle myself from attachment to specifics; to allow for spontaneous, unplanned moments; to restore and maintain a state of neutrality in order to deal with the unexpected in a centred manner; and to engage in the rituals and practices of circle in order to “exorcise” or purify myself of projection, shadow stuff, and the like. Very interesting, considering that one of the sessions will be about working through shadow and projection in group settings.
In what ideas, feelings, or behaviours are you entangled? How might you extricate yourself from them?
To what surprises have you needed to surrender? What did this teach you about life?
What past trauma needs to be “exorcised” from your life and being? What’s your first step to doing so?