Our Values

Five core values inspire our approach to this work and to life. They guide our decisions and our way of being:

Honesty

Radical Truth & Authenticity

Healing begins with honesty - with ourselves and with each other. It requires training the ‘muscle’ that allows us to see even those parts of ourselves that like to remain hidden, and learning to communicate our truth with others, skillfully, by discerning and sharing all that is relevant.

Welcoming

Openness, Curiosity & Acceptance

Though easy to miss, the power of this everyday word is essential to our work. We seek and welcome the teachings in all of life, all of experience. We encourage our participants to bring the totality of who they are, and to cultivate a similarly open, curious and all-embracing attitude towards all parts of themselves and the whole spectrum of human experience. Welcoming, non-judgmentally, is fundamental to the practice of radical honesty. It is not a carte-blanche, but involves stepping into mature adulthood and taking responsibility for ourselves.

Heart

Love, Wisdom & Courage

Love is often romantically idealised but ultimately not taken seriously or dismissed altogether in politics and business so as to ‘get real’. To us, love is the most powerful force in the universe and we value the heart as the seat of wisdom and sensitivity, strength and compassion. We actively invite the tenderness of vulnerability and the courage it takes to ‘go there’ and face things we are afraid or ashamed of. By cultivating our capacity to feel, we access the wisdom in emotions, an expanded awareness of ourselves, and an enhanced ability to make more aligned decisions.

Dedication

Trust, Patience & Practice

What we walk and what we offer is a path, not an event or a destination. It requires practice, patience, and perseverance - a commitment to being in life, doing this work, and infusing every day with purpose and intention. This deep dedication is sourced in a continual remembrance that we are part of something much vaster than our small selves. It is core to how we run our organisation, and how we meet our unfolding civilisational challenges. We invite participants on their own journey to find out what ignites them to stay committed to, and supported on their path.

Magic

CREATIVITY, ALIVENESS & JOY

Magic is the spark of life - where creativity, aliveness, joy, awe and wonder abound. It speaks to the ineffable Great Mystery, the place that we enter by sitting in the unknown with humility, attentive to what wants to emerge. Previously unimaginable, enchanting things can happen when the mind lets go of its need to control, when it allows the creative flow of spontaneously arising life force to reveal itself and move us. By opening up to the many layers of our being, we access a vital avenue of nourishment and inspiration. And while we do serious work and address serious issues, we also invite a spark of magic and playfulness.
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