An excerpt from ‘A radically different approach to organisational change’.
Helen has worked with organisations to bring awakening and alignment to the spirit of the group. This is an excerpt describing a particular experience with a Sight Organisation in California. It illustrates the power of using vision to source conundrums and reveal the inherent goodness within the spirit of the group.
Using some of Plato’s ideas with cartoons to explore how we can retain integrity in groups.
Collectively we have an understanding of concepts such as the ‘I Am’, the soul, or the Self. Meditation, prayer, mantras, rituals and ceremony are inner soulful experiences individuals use to commune with spirit or to refine or uplift their consciousness.
I was out in the paddock one day at my home place Booroola, in Central Western NSW. I was wondering, ‘what is it about this place’. I’m standing beneath a big old eucalyptus looking towards the creek in the afternoon light. The bark on the trees lining the creek glows pink in the distance and I see myself reflected as the pinkness.There is a dawning realisation;
Exploring Existence – A discussion between Jack Fernon and Helen Russ, exploring teachings from the Western Esoteric Tradition, the spirit of organizations and the spirit of place. Helen shares stories from her childhood, her spiritual journey and how she came to focus on the spirit of things.
Fires, floods, hail, dust and drought, the Earth is getting our attention. We are concerned about the effects of fossil fuels, plastic pollution, industrial agriculture, air travel and consumption; we blame; we look for solutions but there are too many fronts that need attention, too many people to change.
This year, with drought, heat and a fire season that seems to have increased in intensity and length, it feels like something has shifted. At a deep level there is recognition, awareness and a sense of expectancy. Perhaps we are to face the results of our collective action. Perhaps we are seeing a taste of whats to come unless we shift, unless we fundamentally transform. Regardless, there is a recognition that things are changing and we are wondering how much.
The Little One
For centuries; betrayed, destroyed, annihilated.
Lifetimes; abandoned, abused, silenced.
Eons; burned, humiliated, rejected.
Ignored, raped, sucked dry;
By the group.
If you want to experience the being within a tree. Take a large tree that feels special to you in some way. Stand within the space of the tree and take a few moments to watch you breath going in and out. Feel your feet on the ground.