Community – Week 4 – Pt. 2

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What have we learned this month?

Dear Creatrix,

How did you experience this month? I think we covered a lot of ground and really collected most, if not all, of the tools we need to work and live together with others peacefully, respectfully, learning, creating, growing and prospering side by side and together.

We started this chapter with setting our intention and focus on what we are for and not what we are against – because our lives are much happier, easier and much more abundant when we create and not destroy.

And we reminded ourselves that where our attention goes, our energy goes.

We can be against a war or for peace and people and life.

Whatever we decide and give our attention to – we energize.

 

And we began to think about a cause that is close to our hearts.

Then, in the second lesson, we looked at what community means, and that for this chapter, we will use the term community to describe a group of people or a (community) project – people who come together to help create meaningful positive change in whichever way we can think of.

And then we began to reflect on our experiences in different communities: how they were organized and the conflicts and whatever else we’ve got to witness.

From here we moved on to reflect on our roles, in lesson three, and how, when we encounter a problem, that’s not meant to discourage us, but quite the contrary, an opportunity for us to change something.

If we went through life resolving the problems we see, rather than turning away from them or seeing them as punishment and accepting them that way – our world would look quite differently already.

We also reminded ourselves that every change we want to see on the outside needs to be found and realized on the inside first.

If we want more peace, we need to become more peaceful.

If we want more friends, we have to become more friendly – if we want more love, we have to become more loving and so on.

And we thought about safety and how most people act and even do horrible things because they believe that that is what will keep them safe.

When, following the examples above, what we have to do to feel safe, is to become a safe partner in any conversation and interaction ourselves.

If we build a wall, or use weapons – we are not safe and therefore won’t find safety either.

The same is true for us in community – if we want to build strong communities, able to create meaningful change, then we also have to become a person who can embody the change they wish to see in the world.

The Source Archetype cards also reminded us that in every situation we have a choice, to decide how we wish to proceed, and we have too guiding questions that can help us to make the best decision.

When we need to take a step forward, we can ask ourselves:

Is this based on fear or love? – and only move forward if it is based on love.

Is the based on my ego wish or for the greatest good of all? – an only move forward if it’s for the greatest good of all because if it’s not, it is also not for our own highest good.

Week 2

In week two, we looked at what it will take for us to become a person who can act for the highest good of all.

And we started this by realizing that we can use triggers as a tool for growth.

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When we notice a trigger, just like in any other situation, we always have the same two question…

🌈 You have the power to create your reality.

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Community – Week 1 – Pt. 1

Community – Week 1 – Pt. 1

Welcome to a New Chapter in the CREATRIX School

Starting today, and for the next four weeks, we will think about how we can be at our best with others and how we can use our unique abilities, gifts and talents to contribute to the greater good of all.

As the first week of each chapter in the CREATRIX School is all about assessing where we are, so we can let go of what doesn’t serve us any more, and invite more of what we do want, we start this chapter by looking at our hopes for the future of our world as well as the experiences we’ve made in community so far.

Community – Week 1 – Pt. 2

Community – Week 1 – Pt. 2

What do we mean when we say communities, and why do we need them?

There are different ways for communities to be organized. Sometimes, all people are equal and come together to organize things as equals.

Sometimes, there’s an initiator, or someone who finances the project and other people who organize and implement it.

Sometimes, there are some people who are paid and other people who volunteer.

What are the different kinds of projects or communities you have been involved in, or would like to get involved in, in your life?

Community – Week 1 – Pt. 3

Community – Week 1 – Pt. 3

How do you envision our future?

It’s easy to think there are so many problems in this world – what am I supposed to do about it – I can’t do anything but make the best of it – and that’s true to some extent – but also not entirely.

Because we’re not just here to get by. We’re not just here to arrange ourselves with what is already here – we are life and a part of the great symphony of life that’s playing right now, in this moment, and we get to contribute to it.

Community – Week 2 – Pt. 1

Community – Week 2 – Pt. 1

How to learn to love triggers

In this lesson, we look at why it is so important to unite for a cause and not against someone or something – if we want to create lasting change – no matter how much we might disagree with them or something.

And we look at how love really is always the answer, even, or especially, when someone or something upsets us.

Community – Week 2 – Pt. 2

Community – Week 2 – Pt. 2

How can we create a real alternative to what we currently have?

In this lesson, we talk about how judgement can be a very useful tool on our journey to becoming our most authentic and best selves and create the communities we wish for, as long as we don’t use it to condemn other people or to establish superiority.

We also think about how every trigger is really here for us to grow, and not something to be afraid of or to avoid and how punishment, just like suppression, doesn’t lead to anything beautiful – and what we can do instead.

Community – Week 2 – Pt. 3

Community – Week 2 – Pt. 3

On Freedom, Responsibility and our Nature

In this lesson, we look at how freedom and responsibility are linked and what that has to do with consciousness.

And how with a raised consciousness also comes more freedom and thus, by raising our consciousness and finding more inner peace, we also obliterate the need for violence.

And we look at another essential thing, that will help us be more aware in our community interactions – our role as humans in nature, in this world.

Community – Week 3 – Pt. 1

Community – Week 3 – Pt. 1

What’s your unique superpower?

We start this lesson with a short review of what we’ve learned in the last few lessons to resolve the most common problems found in communities today.

And then we begin to look at our unique superpowers, so we can become more confident in the way we contribute to any community, group or project we choose to support.

Community – Week 3 – Pt. 2

Community – Week 3 – Pt. 2

What’s your favourite archetype?

In this lesson, we dive deeper into the roles we can inhabit in a group or community setting.

Are you better fit for a creative role or a leading role, or both, or something else?

Knowing what we are good at, and also thinking about what we would like to learn and grow into, can help us immensely to find our place in any community setting and to be able to contribute in the best possible way.

This is also a great resource if you’d ever like to start your own project or company and can help you make sure all vital roles will be covered so that the project can run in the best possible way.

Community – Week 3 – Pt. 3

Community – Week 3 – Pt. 3

What’s your (stress) archetype?

Of course, things don’t always go the way we want them too.

Sometimes we get stressed, overwhelmed, take on too much or don’t dare to step into our power.

But we can always change and learn and grow.

Looking at the Occasional Archetypes, like the thief, victim, fool, hero_ine, adventurer and so on can help us to recognize these archetypes in ourselves and others and help us to come back into balance, whenever we slip into them.