Sep 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT (Convert time zone)
All Hearts on Deck virtual sittings are a deep collective inquiry into topics pertaining to awakened service. They are geared towards mature Trillium practitioners (including mentors and teachers) who are longing to express their awakened brilliance in service to all beings.
Topic: Lifting the Veil – Social Dimensions of Awakening
In the Trillium path, we tend to orient towards Mutuality as something we do “one-on-one,” between two human body-minds. This foreground is useful and it’s where a lot of the rubber meets the road as we learn to become more aware of, and take responsibility for, our impacts on others.
But what about mutuality in the collective domain? What about the cultural shadow in our psyche – the unconscious, conditioning that causes us to overvalue/undervalue, or overnotice/undernotice, and the habits of energy allocation?
As embodied realization of unity peels more layers of skin away affording increasingly intimate contact with the world and all the beings we share it with, we’re given opportunities to become conscious of how we inadvertently participate in, and are subject to, the dehumanizing systems of our social environment. This is what I mean by the “social dimensions of awakening.”
We can’t do anything about things we don’t know. Social structures…reflect the unconscious acceptance of the Rank system in myriad ways. Like fish in familiar water we tend not to notice the pervasive, totally ordinary manifestations of oppression when they appear in our world or in our minds.
Getting beyond Inclusion to liberation requires moments of realization. It requires that we hold in our consciousness realities like unearned advantage. These are times when we awaken. We can suddenly see that oppression always goes in one direction, limiting and harming members of socially Targeted groups and consistently advantaging members of Agent groups. (Most of us carry both Agent and Target group memberships).
….Awareness…opens up possibilities to be more human and more humane….We influence each other’s growth and development and can be intentional about influencing in the direction of liberation. — Leticia Nieto, Psy.D. author of Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone
Just as embodied awakening into our wholeness necessitates a kind of thawing of frozen patterns, awakening socially asks us to soften around our conditioned patterns of relating. As this organic process unfolds, it can, like thawing cold fingertips, burn a bit. Holding ourselves with compassion is critical as we lift the veil and let our hearts gaze into the suffering caused by inequities of social dynamics, and will help us tap our deeper impulse to foster well-being in everyone we encounter.
Our shared inquiry will explore questions such as:
- How do we hold the paradox of perfection on one hand, and great suffering on the other?
- What are some areas in which we are ascribed unearned privilege – how do they affect us?
- What are some areas in which we are ascribed undeserved disadvantage – how do they affect us?
- How can we open to learning more, while nourishing ourselves along the way?
- What allows us to act in ways that affirm that which has been devalued?
Margit offers online group experiences for participants pursuing and integrating embodied awakening. She is a very skilled individual who side-steps the traditional role of teacher/instructor for the more artful role of “attuned facilitator.” She asks participants to explore intelligent and philosophically rich questions relevant to awakened life and then draws out each individual’s unique perspective to coalesce the greater wisdom of the group mind. Her groups feel very safe while sustaining a vital, evolutionary edge. I find Margit’s monthly online groups to be profoundly relevant to my Awakened life and I give them my highest recommendation.” ~ Dean Mott
Prerequisites: The All Hearts on Deck awakened activism inquiries are held every second Saturday of the month, and are tailored to mature Trillium practitioners (including mentors and teachers). Participants meeting these prerequisites are invited to join in! If you have questions about the prerequisites, please email me.
- Active in Trillium Awakening for at least 12 months
- Familiar with core Trillium teachings (e.g. have taken the Trillium Orientation Course, IAM’s Foundation Course, have read Becoming Divinely Human, or equivalent)
- Currently working with a Trillium Awakening teacher (or have actively worked w/ a TA teacher in the past)
- Have attended at least 3 TA sittings, or a weekend TA workshop
Maximum: To foster a deeper experience for the group, event is limited to 9 people.
Suggested Contribution: suggested offering is $20-$30 (please contribute what you can comfortably afford; no-one turned away for lack of funds)
REGISTER: To reserve your spot and receive the Zoom link, please contact Margit Bantowsky at Margit@MargitBantowsky.com
Save the dates! Upcoming All Hearts on Deck sittings (2ndSaturdays):
- Oct 12 – Sacred Reciprocity: Ecological Dimensions of Awakening
- Nov 9 – Gratitude: Fuel for Awakened Service
- Dec 14 – Deep Prayer: Activating our “Heart of the World”
Margit Bantowsky has been active in the Trillium path since 2011, and as a Trillium Awakening teacher is dedicated to helping people experience fundamental peace at their core and to delight in and express their unique brilliance. Margit has a private Transformative Coaching practice and offers workshops on creativity, leadership, and personal development. She is passionate about cultivating social and environmental dimensions of awakening.
Awakened Activism is action on behalf of the wellness of all beings, sourced in the love and trust arising from a conscious, embodied union with all of Life. Awakened activism becomes most fully expressed as spiritual, social, and ecological awakening mature in an individual. – – Margit Bantowsky