THE GREAT TURNING
The shaman call this time we are in the Pachakutti... the world turning the right way up again.
There was a time when we all believed that the world was flat and that if you sailed off beyond the horizon you would fall off the edge of the world and be lost forever! Great civilizations have come and gone, great cycles of time have taken place on this earth. Much information is lost and we have pulled together the threads and woven a tapestry that fits our thinking and our beliefs about our world and how it works. But now we are at a time of immense change: science and technology are allowing us to create a whole new world. The question is what kind of world are we creating? It seems to me that we are sitting right at the edge of a great turning time where we could take an evolutionary leap into a new future.
First though we must look at our creation and take responsibility for what we have already dreamed into being. We have been educated to become consumers rather than creators. Consumers feed into the system so that the 'system' feeds and sustains only itself... it is self perpetuating, self reliant, self interested and uses fear, lack and scare-city to keep the wheels of the system oiled and turning. If we could see the movement of energy, it would be from the outside inwards towards the centre.
Creators, on the other hand, have a tendency to be autonomous, free thinking, outside of the box individuals... they may also be self interested but their creations are mostly new and exciting and if we could see the movement of energy it would be from the centre outwards... sharing their creations with the world, each creation a giving birth to something new. Mostly creators want change, dont want to 'fit' into the system, and they want to make a difference in the world rather than keep the system in place.
The system is threatened by creators!
We now have the science and technology for everyone to become creators. We can find out everything we need to know on the internet via computers, tablets and our phones. We can make music, films, entertain, learn and inform each other. But because we have also created this culture of consumerism we have become addicted to consuming rather than creating: we have TV that perpetuates the consumer system, computer games that perpetuate war, alcohol and drugs (pharmaceutical as well as recreational) that keeps us 'asleep' to our greatness, shopping for more and better 'stuff' that keeps us wanting more. As a society we actively encourage these addictions; everything is available to us, everything is on show, its cheap and easy, and requires nothing from us.. except more consumerism.
We have created and fed a system that does not want change, otherwise we would not be trying to shore up the banking system, and keeping systems in place at huge social, financial, and ecological cost to the planet. Educating our children to become creators will rock the system and we have to do it! We don't need people who 'behave'... what behave means is 'do as you are told, or else'. Neither are 'rebels' much use to our world as they simply create guerilla warfare.. which is more of the same.
At Spirit of the Inca we believe that what we need in our world right now are people who have learned what it means to be authentic; to be led by values and ethics, and to be doing what they love and in service to our humanity. Not creating tsunamis or tidal waves, but simply creating; contributing their unique gift to the world.. this way everyone benefits and the world is a better place because each one of us is living a purposeful life, and the effect of that is felt everywhere, like ripples on the pond that ripple outwards and eventually come back to meet us.
We believe that we can create a world where our children are considered to be the future possibility... where we make decisions based on the impact of our actions on the world that we are creating. Where we treat our children and all beings with respect. and we all take responsibility for what we are creating... yes, even war and poverty. We cannot tell ourselves it has nothing to do with us. It has everything to do with what we have come to believe, what we tell ourselves, the story and myths that we live by. And when we don't question our thoughts, our beliefs and our actions then we re-create what was.. over and over again. Like we continued to think the world flat until just one person came back and mapped it as round!
This Great Turning time requires us all to show up, to challenge and change our old patterns and to embrace a new story of who we could be as a human species here on planet earth, we are here to become the best version of us that we can be. This is our collective vision here at Spirit of the Inca, it's what we do, and what we personally, individually and collectively work towards. Together, as a team of individuals, our gift is to encourage all those beings who know there is another way to live to find what's in their heart, their essence, and live that fiercely and wholeheartedly in the world. We are here to make a difference!
EVERY WORKSHOP, MASTERCLASS, COURSE, AND JOURNEY HAS AT ITS HEART A DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD.
Here are some the events that we are holding over the next year or so:
WORKSHOP SERIES: INTRODUCTION TO THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN
Sunday 19 January 2020 at Waterside Centre nr Reading. Booking via Eventbrite.
These workshops are an introduction to the Way of the Shaman. In these day-long classes, will give you a chance to dip your toes into the world of the shaman, learn to see the world through new eyes, to listen with new ears to the messages of the world around you, and take away with you some of the energetic healing tools that we use in order to stay healthy in mind, body and sprit. Each day offers ceremony, healing and initiations that will help you to step outside of your everyday world, raise your energetic vibration and learn what it means to dream your world into being. What you will discover this weekend has been handed down to us by the shaman of the Q’ero tradition of Peru; keepers of an ancient body of wisdom. We are always honoured to share some of these very practical and beautiful healing tools that you will be able to use in your everyday life to keep your body healthy, your mind free of the old stories that no longer serve you, and to set your soul free to grow into who you are becoming. Our day together ends with a Fire Ceremony. These days are OPEN TO ALL. Booking is via Eventbrite.
WORKSHOP: MEDICINE WHEEL PRACTICE DAYS
One practice day per ‘direction’.
Reading, Lincolnshire, Jersey.
This is a regular opportunity for students past and present of Spirit of the Inca to re-visit with the healing tools and remind ourselves of the sheer power and beauty of this work. We will deepen our practice of what we already know, working towards mastery of our skills, reminding ourselves of the Medicine Wheel practices that are the shaman's personal work. Bring with you beginners mind, your questions, your Mesa, and your willingness to learn more and take the next steps! Time: approx 11:45 am to 5pm, but may vary! Contact Chris for more information, or sign up to our newsletter or Eventbrite for dates.
TRAINING: MEDICINE WHEEL - UK & ROMANIA
To join our 2020-21 training, please contact Chris.
This is the greatest healing journey that you will take. Together with a group of committed students and trainers, we journey around the medicine wheel, experiencing and practicing the powerful and beautiful healing tools and techniques of the Inca tradition. Every few months we spend a week together in one of the four directions, building our skills in each module, healing the past so that we can step fully into who we came to be. Powerful, transformative, creative, experiential learning at a deep level takes place here. Over the years I have learned that the way to work with groups is in a collaborative way, and we have worked together to create a courageous team of facilitators who are dedicated to bringing this healing work into the world.
SACRED JOURNEY TO PERU
Through the Sacred Valley and up to Lake Titicaca
Friday 15 to Sunday 31 May 2020
A journey that takes us back to the heart of who we truly are. Life changing! For more details or to register your interest in future journeys, visit our Peru Journeys page or email Chris.
MASTERCLASS: MUNAY KI
In Peru 2020
UK class: date TBA
Immerse yourself in the deep healing gifts of these 9 Great Initiations known as the Munay Ki in the land where they were downloaded, from the Q'ero, the medicine men and women who called them into being. Join us on our journey through the Sacred Valley in May 2020 and receive these rites with us.
MASTERCLASS: FREEING THE SHADOW SELF
Friday 2 - Monday 5 October (Romania)
Friday 13 - Monday 16 November (UK)
Discover the gifts in the shadow... a 4-day diving deep course for students in the Medicine Wheel training. When we set out to live our purpose and be the best version of ourselves that we can be, we can be sure that our 'saboteurs' will surface, with all their good reasons why we should stay safe, small and invisible! This weekend we find their gift, retrieve the gold that's been waiting for us. A very powerful and life affirming masterclass!
ORGANISED BY SPIRIT OF THE INCA
email Chris for more information and make sure you’ve signed up to the newsletter.
- Freeing the Shadow Self
- Living & Working in the Mythic Realm
- Fire Ceremony
- Introduction to Shamanism