SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR
Submit for Certificate of Completion
Due anytime between the end of the current cycle and before the start of the next.
The intention of these practices is multi layered. First of all, they are a bit like a book report......did you actually read the book and what did you get out of it? :)
In order for me to give you a certificate of completion, I just need to know and see that you actually had time with all of the transmissions. Sometimes I'll even include questions about a specific, particular topic addressed (like "incarnation intimacy"). This is intended to encourage you to engage in a more thorough exploration and understanding of more fringe or esoteric themes. It's not a test to see if you "got it." It's a reflective process so that you can articulate what you got, whatever that is, and what it means to you.
Secondarily, and more importantly, the inquiries are an opportunity to reflect on the content and pull through your understandings, your absorption, in your own words. There is important power and ownership in the process of writing through your own relationship to it all.
These inquiries will certainly engage your mental/linguistic thinking brain more than the rest of the school. It's on purpose. Understanding and bringing words to embodied experiences brings a deeper level of ownership and claiming. It also opens the door to greater confidence in expressing some of your own truths to yourself and to others.
Even if "writing isn't your thing," please give this a solid, sincere effort. It doesn't have to be poetry or even grammatically correct. If you absolutely cannot write your responses, if writing is more like real torture than a good challenge, be in touch and we'll see if we can strategize another way.