You, sent out beyond your recall, go to the limits of your longing.
Flare up like a flame and make big shadows I can move in.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final...
Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
Now that you have experience dancing in the realms of embracing darkness, it is time to take it deeper.
In this weekend immersion for experienced Light Dark players, we will be stretching further into explorations of power, darkness, and non-duality. With the container already pre-established for our play, we are ready to focus our collective attention on pushing bigger edges and diving deeply into the unknown. As we amplify our embodiment of power and surrender, reality expands and the possibilities for play, magic, and mastery grow. This workshop is for anyone who has had a real taste of the darkness, has felt the transformative power it offers, and knows they want more. This workshop and all others offered by the Light Dark Institute are for participants 18 years of age and older.
Explorations will include:
Creating scenes that reveal and upend entrenched beliefs and conflicts from real-life situations
Discovering how to enjoy and be empowered by your own trauma and suffering
Surrendering to yourself and letting your self-expression flow through unbridled
Fetishizing your aversions and delighting in your fear
Becoming a full yes to humiliation to tap unprecedented worlds of freedom
Learning the next level of turning pain into pleasure - how deeply can you receive?
Leaning in deeper to finding your real yes to suffering and “badness” in the world around you
Revealing and using your hidden hedonist to get off on every moment of your life
Playing with group dynamics and deepening into community with others who are dedicated to exploring their shadows
Revolutionize your relationship with darkness. Go beyond embracing its existence, to truly welcoming it at every level. Find out what’s possible when you fully embody those dark creatures within, rearrange your life to give them space, and take on the world from a place of being truly able to meet anything it throws at you, no matter how dark or intense, because you can access the mastery of Becoming the Darkness.
Prerequisite: Embracing the Darkness Workshop
Upcoming "Becoming the Darkness" workshops:
December 2018 - Oakland, CA
December 7th-9th, 2018
Location: Private Residence in the Oakland Hills
Early registration: $660
through November 10th
Embracing the Darkness
“While the first workshop allowed me to see how much of life I was, unconsciously, avoiding, this second workshop allowed me to truly step into those places I uncovered. Since this week-end, I feel more alive, more embodied, less afraid to let myself have all the feelings, whichever they are, whatever the story is.”
Brussels, Belgium/Oakland, CA