As an organism serving transformation we want to develop what works, let go of what doesn't and stay on the evolutionary edge. We also want to propagate the essence of our work as quickly as possible so that it contributes to the global movement. We are not so concerned with protecting our investment of time and energy but making sure that investment is made well, is effective and pays forward through those we come in contact with.
To be a transformative force in the world we begin by embodying that transformation in our own lives - which means we are not in survival stress but thriving in our ease. This ease is not a function of our environment or circumstances for these are always changing but it flows out of our deep connection as beings of love to the life force. If we lose or start to lose this contact then the most important thing we can do is stop doing and reconnect. We make this reconnection our highest priority. This harmonizes the dominant culture on the planet which uses business and busy ness to compensate for and distract from this core disconnection.
What we teach is that real and lasting success in life and as a human being is not the result of circumstance, technique, relationship, job or spiritual pathway. It flows from Presence. Presence is a function of being in loving connection to the life force and allowing it to organize our lives and relationships in accordance with a purpose and pattern that we can not understand in advance but must live into. We are all at different points of integration and embodiment of life force awareness. As a new culture using the tools, techniques, and resources we learn in our trainings, we are supporting ourselves and each other to deepen and evolve.
ISTA: International School of Temple Arts core values include that of embodying divine integration of masculine and feminine energies in communion with spirit.
Gifted by Bearcloud, the following will serve to keep our choices in check as we walk our path.
1. Gift of individual
Each person is made of the pure essence of spirit.
Each person is given the ability of perfection of sacred spirit, sacred mind, sacred body, sacred heart, sacred emotion. Each person is given perfection of the physical world in which to journey the earth plane.
The only limit of potential is those we place upon ourselves.
With all of this a gift of the earth plane each person is able work with the pure essence of the universe at every level creating their individual ways.
These are the ways as created through self. Because of the infinite nature of the universe these ways may not be the ways of another.
2. Gift of polarity
In joining the earth plane each person is given the road of polarity. So each person is constructed of the realms of light and dark, day and night, harmony and disharmony, the moon and the sun. With the ability of sacred mind, one has the ability to rise above duality to see and move with all that exist.
In the gift of relationship, the door is opened to another level of these same energies. At this level one can shift and change their personal energies, views and ways of self. Because of the gifts of free will, changes in another person can only be accomplished by that persons inner world and not by forces, powers and energies existing within our world. We honor their circle, love, compassion, energies, and harmonies of the sun and moon existing within them.
3. Gift of relationship
The gift of relation creates forward motion through the corridors of duality and oneness. The art of relationship and all energies that enter the circle are perfect. Passing into the circle of another must have agreement.
Oneness with another can only be truly understood when oneness is known through the eye of the inner self.
4. Energies of agreement
The highest connection possible is the soul connection of spirit. One doorway of this realm is understood through the coming together of male and female within ones self. At another level, that doorway can exist with another person and is the absolute connection between the two coming together in the realm of sacred spirit, sacred mind, sacred body, sacred heart, sacred emotion in the perfection of spirit and the universe.
As two enter within each other's circles, there is no right or wrong, only perfection. Their movement and connections are understood in the energies of perfect agreement.
All seek the highest energy flow possible with another. We can go as far as our understanding of our light and shadow, sun and moon within our own world along with our perceptions of their light and shadow, sun and moon as understood in sacred spirit, sacred mind, sacred body, sacred heart, sacred emotion.
Because each person is gifted the essence of infinite, there is no way for another to truly forecast the energies and conditioned response or views created within our personal world.
For those to be understood by another they first must be communicated, the door to assuming another might know ones inner self is always closed. The power to understand another's inner world that has not been spoken or communicated is only for that of the Great Mystery.
All levels of connection are agreed upon that include, sacred spirit, sacred mind, sacred body, sacred heart, sacred emotion. Energies of Agreement 3 All resistant energy forms must be honored until agreement has entered the circle.
All communication which we offer out positive or negative are of our own creation and are the result of the conditions and teachings that have made their way to our inner circle. Partners are catalyst propelling forward motion of our motion of our energies and evoke those qualities we seek at the highest levels or spirit and healing.
Partners are not responsible for our responses. In harmonic movements of energies partners merge in agreement with all energies flowing in the circle.
We seek the highest form of positive response possible which is created through our forward motion of thought. Negative responses are our own creational energies unhealed doorways and fears. It can be up to the partners to inform the other of our negative flows which we may not see, so awareness can enter the circle. Such responses can only be heard through the doors of love, compassion, kindness and feelings of well being.
Connections to another are of the highest form of communication and allows duality to find oneness and requires no expectations of that circle or beyond that circle.
Possibilities of connection are always infinite and ever changing.
5. Laws of attraction.
One attracts the elements found within ourselves which is felt in the unspoken circle of another. Understanding ones self will allow one to understand the other.
Understanding the other will allow one to understand the self.
Illusions of attractions and expectations are met with inner disharmonies and the gifts of polarity. These are doors to assist one in finding their own inner love, compassion and purity and healing and to attain clarity of sacred mind.
One is responsible for their own response in the circle with another. Disharmony will only create more disharmony and lower levels of spirit and energy in a downward spiral. Love and compassion will create more love and compassion.