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Co-creating with Sacred Ceremony for Clearing and Manifesting Fresh Intentions

By Renee Lindstrom, August 10, 201520150810_121721-1

Clearing Space with Invocation

Why & When

Clearing space is different from clearing clutter in your home for the simple fact that space is intangible.  It fills up much like a room fills with junk, yet it is invisible, therefore unconscious.  Clearing ones space at home, office or property could benefit by following the four seasons following the  new moon.  It not four time a year, the second choice would be two times a year; fall into winter or spring into summer.   Finally if only once a year,  spring would be third choice.  However if there is a major rift, conflict or natural occurrence, this intentional clearing with invocation would benefit a transition.

How

Preparing a family or group for a clearing ceremony  I give reminders it is important to know what to fill the space up with. In a clearing ceremony that co-creates with spirit it is important to consider the wishes of the physical participants living or working in the space that you are clearing.    You may wish to have children take part by asking them what qualities they would enjoy filling their home with or the workers in your business.  However, it is important that you include only the people who are creating action physically in the particular space being cleared.   The purpose of clearing and manifesting for the real space is enriched by being present.  The purpose of clearing is to start fresh in the space for those experiencing it and having an openness to those of the past join in person if right, and for new life to enter.

If a focus is to recognize and honor the elders of the past,  one could place an item on the altar to represent the ancestors.   The statement to spirit could be that you are including your elders in the space you are holding, therefore stating  this is your cultural foundation.

It has two equally important parts that includes a focus of ones attention on the inner intention and outer manifestation.  It is book-ended with an opening and a closing.  The ceremonial clearing has five steps in three transitional stages.

Part One – Clarity of Intention

This is the mindful contemplation to clarify the qualities one is longing for.   Recommendation is to turn all thought patterns of what is not wanted into what is longed for.  Spirit cannot connect to what isn’t wanted especially when it is not in for the highest good of all.

If a home or office or other situations where you may not include all the participants, it is a holding of space for them with the highest good for all.  There are circumstances as a business owner or parent where all the needs of the group may be held in the qualities you are longing for.

Part Two – Ceremony

5 Steps for Sacred Ceremony for Clearing and Manifesting Fresh Intentions

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#1.  Create an Alter 

This is  that start of connecting to spirit in a concrete way.  Placement of objects on an altar is a clear manifestation of the intentions of those attending the ceremony.  This altar is set up for this event and taken down afterwards ceremoniously.


#2.  Calling in Spirit

Calling in spirit with an invocation is made in an attitude of  heart-felt respect for all living thing and with spirit.  The purpose is for declaring the intention of the person, or group, that begins with a prayer and  declaration of intention.


#3.  Clearing

Clearing is the physical action to symbolically represent the groups connection to co-creating consciously with the intention of the ceremony and each other in community.


#4.  Filling Space Up

It is important to fill the freshly cleared space up with a traditional smoke or sound that would tap into earlier cultural traditions.  Like the objects on the altar to state the intention of manifestation , it is important to reflect this in the space and not to leave it empty.  Leaving the space empty without inner and outer connection creates a vacuüm that will be filled regardless of being consciously connected to it or not.


#5.  Giving thanks to Spirit

Ending the formal ceremony is important and is done back at the altar to give thanks to spirit and express gratitude’s.   This is done with an appreciative attitude in a way that proclaims it is done.  The intention is set and already in action – it is done and already happening.


If you are longing for more information on qualities, clearing techniques and ways to fill space up with intention or would like clearing guidance please inquire privately:
renee@insideawareness.com.

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Integration or “embodying” personal change through self realization can be challenging for many!

Written by Renee Lindstrom, Nov 19, 2014 – Note from author:  I believe school warehousing of students was for simplifying group management to maximize numbers and group learning.  This author has noticed the  two other styles of learning mentioned in this article are being blended back into some educational systems.  Consider that the original intention of school was the bright idea of one person who thought it was the best way to go.  

The Western Linear learning style schools have adopted for warehousing students has dropped other learning style choices. Two of these other learning styles are: following natural cycles (turning of the seasons) and learning by listening and exploring the experience of those who have gone before us (elders). By only experiencing a linear style education there is a great need for trust and safety in exploring these other two choices.

In Inside’s movement awareness programs, learning is experienced by listening to talking points for references on where to focus and explore those movement patterns. The safety and trust then transfers from the speaker to the those experiencing the changes in themselves as they follow the patterns they hear.  (cannot be compared to yoga where you are shown and put into a pose, or therapy where you are fixed – something is happening to you)

In communication there is a blend of all three learning styles. Linear (for concepts), practice (experiencing the concepts), experience (storytelling).

In movement, the trust in the facilitator is generally readily available, while in communication there is skepticism and doubt until there is a connection to something personal and meaningful. This can happen much easier through experiencing the natural cycle of dialogue (conversations), yet appears to be the most challenging for many. This article has been written one day after leading  both movement and communication workshops by the author whereby this was observed.

It was observed that it was easier for participants to explore new movements than it is for them to practice new ways of talking. In movement there was acceptance and ease in going for it. In communication for many there was resistance and shyness. Yet, while watching others practice there was awe in the outcome of trying to speak with intention and consciousness.

Participants are challenged in the InTouch communication workshops by reduction of the linear learning style and increase in personal practice to encourage sharing for talking experiences and storytelling!

What this author believes from these two experiences of embodying personal change  have integrated as follows:

The participants have demonstrated a higher level of challenge in speaking responsibly and mindfully than those in mindful movement. This is interpreted that this due to the fact that relationships have had a tremendous impact and has the largest focus of a person’s attention, while movement is new territory for most. It reflects the cycle of learning here in the west. Up until school age, children learn through the turning of the seasons and from elders. Going to school the freedom of movement is limited and has a linear learning style, even in sports!

Message to workshop participants: so different, so courageous, so appreciative!

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication,  Empathy,  Values Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015

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