Temenos Journal II

February 18, 2013

Out of the Matrix


I took the weekend intensive “Out of the Matrix” workshop because I was pulled intuitively to do it, and my friends at Unity Center all encouraged me to attend. It’s something most everyone does around there.

There is so much to write about and I will… It’s all still processing and unfolding. Let’s just say that nothing has upset me since that weekend. Nothing has even irritated me. Plus I’m energetic and motivated to do good productive stuff. My happiness has been amplified and so far it’s sticking.

So many stories and so much good news….

It all starts with the movie “The Matrix.” Watching the movie is highly recommended for students because there are a lot of teaching gems in the movie (in between the creative action scenes!). Also, a lot of characters from the movie are used for teaching purposes.

So two nights before the workshop I finally put the DVD in the player and I lasted about an hour before I fell asleep (typical, I’m afraid). I finished watching the movie the next day, the day before the workshop… so it was fresh in my mind as I headed to the workshop.

The hero of the movie is the Keanu Reeves character named Neo. For some reason, the Neo character in the movie reminded me a lot of one of my new friends at Unity, and I knew he was one of the teachers in the Out of the Matrix workshop.

As I was driving to the workshop, I found myself daydreaming about Neo in the movie, who morphed into his human counterpart at my church (I have a vivid imagination!)… and so I started sort of wishing that I would get lucky enough to be paired up with this Neo-type guy as my “mentor” (coach in the program). Of course, once I arrived at the workshop, I snapped out of my fantasy and buckled down to… reality. 🙂

You can imagine the wide-eyed, ear-to-ear grin I must have had when the earthly Neo approached me and introduced himself as my mentor!

All I could say was, “For the whole weekend?”

That was only the beginning…

I recommend this workshop to everyone who’s ready to get out of their own way and be consistently happy already:


November 2, 2012

A Purple Funeral, of course

Purple Casket

Why do we wait until someone’s memorial service to gather in their honor?

They say when a loved one dies, either you are glad you spent quality time with them recently… or you regret that you didn’t spend more time together.

Why not make that phone call to someone with whom you’ve had a disconnect.  Give ten minutes of your time to invest in extending love… Reach out and show someone you’re ready to see them as innocent and give them a clean slate. Someone you have been avoiding because they remind you of… something in yourself that has not yet healed.

You can choose to heal. You can grow. You can let go.

Model forgiveness and acceptance, like Jesus and our Mother Mary.

Let it go.