Looking through relationships, 28 September 2019, Warsaw, with Katarzyna Reiter
“An average man is too concerned with liking people or with being liked himself. A warrior likes, that’s all. He likes whatever or whomever he wants, for the hell of it.” Carlos Castaneda, The Wheel of Time
What are your relationships like? Do you find balance, harmony and cooperation in them? Or maybe are they source of anxiety, produce feeling of loneliness and incite fighting? Maybe most of your relationships work well but one – with a close person or at workplace give you sleepless nights and stomach aches? Looking through relationships will be dealing with those topics. The end of September is the time when autumn has officially knocked on our doors with the Autumn Equinox. It is time, when shadows become longer and days noticeably shorter. The time, when the Sun and the Moon meet in Libra is particularly supportive to reflect on the shadows, which our relationships produce. Venus, the symbol of beauty and harmony, is also the ruling planet of Libra. It is depicted by a mirror. This workshop is an invitation to take a mirror in your hand and have a look at what it shows you. What depicts your relationships, what shows the mirror itself and what is inside your heart? Looking through relationships (private and professional ones), partnership, reviewing contracts which we are part of (consciously or unconsciously), gives you a choice: how do you want to form them, how not to repeat what does not serve you, how to build bridges between polarities.
When: 28 September
Where: Wyspa Zmian, Berezyńska 12, Warszawa, 9.30-17.30
Intimacy of relationships – with yourself and with others, 12 October 2019, Wrocław, with Katarzyna Reiter
Full Moon is the time when since ages people were coming together to spend time celebrating rituals and being with others. When the Sun is in Libra and the Moon in Aries, it is a particularly supportive moment to look at the topic of relationships. What does it mean to be alone? Being in a relationship with another person – are we together or am I de facto alone? Alone or lonely? What about the idea of “the other half” – does someone who is the other half of me exist and meeting him or her will make me complete? Does this person exist at all? And if so – where to look for her or him? What do I learn about myself being in a relationship and what I learn when I am not? What patterns and mechanisms are active within myself, which of them did I adopt consciously and which drive me from behind?
This Full Moon confronts us with the possibility of integrating qualities connected with Libra and Aries: harmony and conflict, relationship and individuality, connection and separation. How to combine balance with assertively and courage? One of the lessons that this full moon may offer is when to be on your own and when to be with others.
This Full Moon is about accepting closeness and distance, intimacy and separation, being alone and with others. The workshop Intimacy of relationships – with yourself and with others serves as an invitation to discover how to create relationships which feed us and in which we grow.
When: 12 October 2019, 9.30-17.30
Pieces of dying, wholeness of life, 9 November 2019
“A warrior thinks of death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that temper our spirit”. Carlos Castaneda, The Wheel of Time
Release is the key topic for the November workshop. Release, which happens at all possible levels, physical and emotional in particular. Even though it might not be a popular approach for the workshops, yet, it is crucial to throw light on it. Why is it so important? Because the act of release offers a particular possibility to make use of everything, which appears undesired in our life and direct it towards that what we want most to manifest.
The art of work when the Sun is in Scorpio consists of gaining understanding, based on your own experience, of what is commonly considered as awful, scary, connected with death and ousted. In this context, the aim of release is not to get rid of unwanted emotions in order to find yourself again in the space of peace of mind. Release is understood here as sacrifice in accordance with the original meaning of this word. In Latin sacrificium means to make holy.
I invite you for a journey, during which what you want to expel from your life, will be invited to show its own beauty and meaning. This workshop offers a space, where allowing some parts of your life to die, you will have a chance to create space for something else to emerge. It is a workshop where you can travel to the roots, taking advantage of the darkness which enveloped the Earth, in order to find your own light.
Journey to your own beliefs, 7 December 2019, Gdańsk
“Only in silence the word, Only in dark the light, Only in dying life: Bright the hawk’s flight on the empty sky”. Ursula K.Le Guin, Wizzard of Earthsea.
While in the western hemisphere there is very little sunlight, days are short and the night very long, one can almost lose the hope of return of the Sun. The period of November and December is dark and cold, the Sun is Sagittarius and invites to search for the source of light not outside of oneself – because there it cannot be found anyway – but inside. It is a good moment to perform a review of your beliefs – about yourself and the world. What are they like? What do they express? Do your beliefs support you or do they limit you? Where do they come from? Are they based on your direct experience of life or are they second hand rules, principles and beliefs offered to you by your environment, family or society? What would happened, if you chose to adapt a different belief?
The beginning of December it is the time when most people still function in the rhythm of the daily duties, yet the preparations to approaching Christmas are already in the background. The Christmas period may prove to be particularly intensive regarding testing one’s beliefs. It is important to start observing which ones support you and which ones make you feel like a victim. Only by acknowledging the ideas, ideologies and beliefs of your own inner universe, allows you to be in a space of potential choice. The choice: which beliefs I want to cultivate and which ones need reviewing. The symbol of Sagittarius depicted by an arrow directed upwards, symbolises optimism and adventure. However, which path you chose, which beliefs will take precedence and direct your steps during the incoming period of festivities and the New Year, will depend on the choices you make.
I invite you to the workshop Journey to your own beliefs, 7 December 2019 in Gdańsk.
When : 7 December 2019, 9.30-17.30
New Year Workshop, 4 January 2020, Warsaw, Aleje Jerozolimskie 155
What about if the New Year planning was nice and easy?
Sometimes one gives up on making the New Year resolutions. Not because one considers them of little sense but because trying to fulfil them has proven painful. The costs of being irritated with yourself, due to not sticking to your plans becomes so high, that it seems preferable to give up adopting resolutions and making plans at all. However, what if the review of what you have accomplished during the year and what you have given up on did not have to be accompanied by a sense of guilt or discontent? What if implementation of the resolutions was accompanied by lightness and sense of support?
Giving up on the recapitulation, one loses the chance to review – from an observer’s position – the schemes which one follows and the beliefs which one holds. The New Year workshops is an invitation to go on the jouerney. The journey backwards – to the outgoing year and the journey forward – to the incoming year. You do not risk being alone in this journey but you can count on support of your fellow travellers.
Implementation of what you have decided might be difficult at times. This can be the case when only the rational mind is involved in planning and subsequently a sense of guilt calls you to execute. What about if other dimensions were also invited to the planning process? Next to the mind, also emotions and body and whatever else may support you in your journey and is larger than yourself?
Recapitulation of what has been and deciding on what I would desire or like, offers an opportunity to integrate an important wisdom about the world. An opportunity to access the ascending spiral, instead of a feeling of falling down into unknown abyss. Recapitulation and planning constitute an old ritual, known in different places of the world. Many of us have allowed the modern mechanism of imposing obligations on ourselves to strip the process of planning and reviewing from its power and charms.
Where: Warsaw, Aleje Jerozolimskie 155/68
When: 4 January 2020, 9.30-17.30