from email exchanges, summer 2017:
On the Art of stewarding.
Friends, these are my reflections today on the 2. August 2017 - on The art of Stewarding , as 3 practitioner mates recently have recently asked me about “becoming” a Steward…….
Being a steward or not, is not so much the focus for me, rather to live in the exploration of the art of stewarding something I practice and care enough about to stay conscious, in on going practice and in service of the deeper qualities and essence, that is the life of that practice.
For me it is a verb not a title, so to say - :)
We each begin to know when that awareness begin to surface, to be real - and others stewarding humans will notice too.
It is a beautiful, gradual and natural process of becoming more human, awake and feeling life & love flow in you more freely.
I welcome you to the joy, companionship and responsibility of stewarding this art and practice - and to care for and protect Life in all it forms.
Here a wee poem from 2009 that expresses my deep feeling about this:This love isindeed stewarding us alland all there is- I have no doubt in thatTo learn how to be stewardingas I am being stewarded by lifeis a gift of great proportionI hear my heart singing to mein this momentSo much space is therein that knowing of the reality of loveandas this life web of love weaves usinto being alive for a wee while,to meet others in companionshipto be healedto come back to zero and enter ONE- to know and to let go intoa trust in trustTo know truly that this sweet kindnessis our core- one and allwhat a gift to be able to offer good workfrom such heartin service of this qualitythat words can not ever reachbowing from my centerto your centerI am in happinessonce again.- toke 2009
When you step up and in to this space and next level of learning about yourself, Life and the art of hosting and harvesting conversations and work that matter, you will know - and be seen by other mates - in you seeking depth, simplicity, courage, humility, kindness and clarity.
- and more good can happen in the service of peaceful coexistence and well being for All on our beautiful and troubled planet Earth.
Here is the harvest of the first Art of hosting on Art of hosting gathering in 2005 for you inspiration - we where 12 of us at the Tim’s and Katie’s learning center in Nova Scotia, called the Shire
Here is a folder in dropbox for you to see….https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sa9d7bvhvdx8kn1/AABN-EY8EOGfFFXKucY62Y_u...
in the folder is these 3 documents so far….
* The story so far from 1996 /7 - 2005….
* Our clarity on the Chaordic clarity of the Art of hosting:
* and the art of stewarding - both still holds true to me:
May it inspire you and bring clarity, joy and strength to your life and Work for our world, however you chose to do it.
I would appreciate to hear others reflection in this circle…..
With love and respect