With Leo Rutherford, MA Holistic Psychology, Shamanic Practitioner for 35+ years, Ninth decade of life experience!
*** DATES POSTPONED ***
Wednesdays 7-9pm, November 8th – December 13th, 2023
The Medicine Wheel maps of our journey of ageing.
In many ancient cultures, old people were Elders who were revered for their wisdom.
They were guides for the younger.
Ageing is an inescapable part of life. But HOW we age is up to us. This course is about creative ageing, keeping our purpose alive, our spirit connection vital.
Everything that is born – dies. Death of the old brings new life. We examine our death in two ways in deep meditation. Will we prepare for our death or will we let it come on us in the way it took our ancestors? We live in a death-phobic culture and will examine evidence of the Second Council of Nicaea that took place in AD 552 for the origins of this phobia.
What it means to be an Elder. Your life is no longer just about you, it is about who you serve, about what you give, it is about what spirit wants from you, your contribution for the benefit of all. What deep intuition, imagination, inspiration, knowledge, wisdom can you bring forth to assist the younger on their Earthwalk, to assist in the unfoldment of collective humanity.
A call towards Elderhood will set in motion an inner movement towards becoming the person we, from our deepest inner place, wish to become. This can happen at any age.
Everything that is born must die. Everything that dies creates a path for new life top be birthed. We see this in nature in winter when plant life decomposes and becomes fertiliser for new life which sprouts forth in the spring.
As we come to the latter part of our human life on earth, our body-vehicle begins to require more attention and we start to withdraw from the intensity of the busyness of daily life. It is a natural time of reflection and of looking towards towards a return to the unmanifest realm of spirit. We are born from spirit into the manifest realm of Planet Earth for the duration of a lifetime and at the end we die to this realm and are return into the world of spirit.
In this course I will teach the Medicine Wheel of the four Directions and other wheels which show the progression of life through the stages of childhood, growth, development, change, maturity leading to Elderhood. I will contrast the teachings of our ancient ancestors with the present day and focus on some important aspects that have been largely lost – to our detriment. I hope this will bring to light ways of using these later years in creative life enhancing ways.
Here is the week by week plan. Like any plan, this may change as we progress:
Week 1 – Ageing is an inescapable part of life. But HOW we age is up to us. This course is about creative ageing, keeping our purpose alive, our spirit connection vital. We will take a look at the stages of life through this window: —
South – Birth to 27 years = Spiritual Childhood. By 27 we have, hopefully, accumulated enough life-knowledge, though challenges, knocks, successes, failures to make the transition to….
West – 30 – 54 – Spiritual adolescence. We begin to take serious responsibility for our Self and make our way in the world. In the process we (hopefully) accumulate enough knowledge and sound wisdom to take us to….
North – 57/60 – 81 Spiritual Maturity. This is the time of our greatest offering to the world, our highest active contribution to the collective, when we mature into a balanced and integrated Hu-Man (Divine Mortal). That is a necessary step to….
East – 84 until death – we become the Wise Elder. As we naturally begin to retreat from outer life to inner, we have accumulated a lifetime of experience to enable us to be a guide and helper to the younger.
Week 2:– Everything that is born – dies. Death of the old brings new life. We examine death in deep meditation. Will we prepare for our death or will we let it come on us in the way it took our ancestors? We live in a death-phobic culture and will examine evidence of the Second Council if Nicaea AD 552 when the idea of multiple lives was removed from church teaching as a result of a vote by men!
Week 3: – We take the sting out of death. We are all going to die, it is the natural end of our lifetime on earth, so we put that into our life plan. We choose our time and manner of death, who will celebrate it with us and assist in moving over, when and how it will happen. This will be an act of personal power.
Week 4 – . The Seven Laws of intention/ attraction/ gratitude. A journey through our life so far, to accept and release our successes & failures, joys & hurts, wise & stupid actions, loving & hating emotions, ego driven & unconditionally loving moments.
Week 5: – What it means to be an Elder. Your life is no longer about you, it is about who you serve, what you give, it is about what spirit wants from you, whatever deep intuition, imagination, inspiration, knowledge, wisdom you can bring through you to assist others on their Earthwalk, to assist in the unfoldment of the collective of humanity.
Week 6: – Right of Passage into Elderhood. A ceremony to call ourself towards Elderhood, to set in motion an inner movement towards becoming the person we, from our deepest inner place, seek to be. At death, that will be the ‘you’ who travels onward…..
Sessions will be recorded so if you miss one, you can tune in to it in your own time.
At the present time the collective dream of humans is unsustainable and our institutions have largely been hijacked by power groups for their own selfish benefit and not that of the multitude. We desperately need a new collective dream, a sustainable dream created in mutual exchange of truth and trust that is in tune with Our Planet’s Dream. We need Elders with a Lifetime of Accumulated Wisdom to hold and guide us into a new creative, trustworthy, integrated, wise and joyful way of being.
November 8th – December 13th 2023
Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm
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