Dear beautiful, alive humans, Module one is done. And what a module it was. It is incredible to me to see the way our school keeps learning, growing, developing. Such an exciting time to be a part of the school, though honestly, it has always been an exciting school. I love the way it keeps changing and evolving. And all of you are part of this growth. Welcome year one! So great to feel all the new energy you bring! What we are doing together feels so meaningful. At this time when the world is so polarized, when this world is [...]
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The Radical Aliveness Institute has always been a learning organization. One of our key founding principles is the willingness to be changed by our encounters. Five years ago I went to Nairobi, Kenya to work with Niki Angel doing an International Radical Aliveness Program with the desire to make the Radical Aliveness philosophy and model all that it could be. The intention was to learn and grow and to bring back all the wisdom and knowledge gained to the Program here in Los Angeles. The conundrum? How do you create a model that can hold all the ways that socialized human [...]
When you come to a school like ours, you make a commitment to step into a laboratory where everything that is part of the world is also here, and everything becomes an opportunity to learn, to know ourselves more deeply, and to be open to the different perspectives that make up the human race. We are not a school of easy answers. When you come to a school like ours, you agree to learn about yourselves and others through intense processes, working with the body, deep feelings, and awareness. When you come to a school like ours, you learn to not [...]
Life is many things, it can be hard and exciting and frightening and ecstatic. When you think of the hugeness of it, the mystery and the awesome uncontrolled force of it, it is nothing short of FABULOUS. What a privilege it is to be alive. I love the name of our upcoming fundraiser: fabulous aliveness. It really indicates what we are doing at the school. We work on staying alive, awake, excited and open in the face of all that life brings us. It requires us to learn how to use our experiences as a pathway to find out more about [...]
It is not easy to change. There are so many choice points- they are fleeting and we need to catch them because it is the only way to change. And they are hard to catch because catching them implies letting go of the past. It means we become willing to feel our pain- accept it, know it is ours to hold and to find out the gifts that are inherent in the lives that we have lived and every single thing that has shaped us. The healing we can hold for others comes directly from this place. In the feeling and [...]