THE MOVING ARCHETYPE
A prevailing ‘moving archetype’ of this era is that of the immigrant, the homeless person. We now have these images sealed in our minds and psyche. In spiritual cultures through history the stranger was someone to welcome to your home as you would a king. In the West it was the pilgrim, in Asia the wandering sadhu, or in Latin America the El Mendica.
How many of us have felt the impacts of forces beyond our control in recent weeks, months, years?
How do we ourselves deal with the sense of destitution, helplessness, injustice this can bring?
Do we ﬁnd we are able to welcome the stranger in ourselves or in others, or do we reject it in preference of something more comfortable, familiar?
What is the archetype we have been manifesting, and how might an identity with archetype help us into a more creative relationship with our experience?
How can we do this without getting overwhelmed, or collapsing into catastrophic thinking, whilst allowing ourselves to that edge where we let go of false securities and feel more alive? Apparently most of us fear change not because we don’t see the advantage of newness, a potentially brighter future, but because our terror of what we might have to let go of outweighs all the beneﬁts we see in doing so. So we stay stuck.
How can we explore these thresholds safely through the vessel of the body, through yoga, movement, dialogue and the natural environment?
These are some of the things we’ll be exploring, appropriately in the land of Greece which has been so much at the centre of the current ﬂow of moving people. Through yoga, movement and dialogue we will be exploring our theme of The Moving Archetype, nestled in the hills of the Pelion, the most stunning region of mainland Greece.
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