So here is a really wild idea! After thinking about the difference between the amazing spaces that are created when groups come together with the intention of broadening their personal understanding of themselves and that which we usually return home to that is considered “normal” space, my family has decided to make our home a “Positive Polarity Space”.
That does not mean a place where we don our “happy,happy” hats and pretend that the world doesn’t have it’s problems and we aren’t confused and cycling with those dilemmas.
It means, we have dedicated our home as a place where we will attempt to observe ourselves and our conversations within the positive polarity. Remembering that polarity is a range, not a judgement. That is, if a problem or challenge is met with the positive range of spectrum, it is more likely to be resolved within this same range of the spectrum.
Now we realize that sometimes the negative range will come into play. We are humans living within a world operating much of the time within the negative polarities. So, we have made a pact that if we discover that our individual thoughts or we,conversationally, have moved into the negative polarity, we will literally “take it outside”. By doing this simple act, we keep our home space in the positive polarity and that provides us one place in the world everyday that we know will support us positively. And, taking our negatives outside gives a chance to stand within the natural world and ask it’s support to help us turn our thoughts or conversations back toward the positive polarity. We have agreed that who ever notices that the negative polarity has slipped into our conversations, will suggest respectfully, that we take it outside.We each have vowed to take responsibility for our individual thoughts and send ourselves out for a walk when appropriate.
The positive and negative life roles described by Hawaiian Elder, Hale Makua in the book Bowl of Light by Hank Wesselman describe the choices I have when relating to myself and others and I am utilizing these as a basis for my new plan to create a Positive Polarity Space, known affectionately as home.
The server: service/ bondage
The artist: creation/ deception
The warrior: persuasion/ coercion
The scholar: knowledge/ theory
The sage: expression/ oration
The priest/priestess/healer: The compassion/ zeal
The chief/ king/ queen: self mastery/ tyranny
Positive Polarity Space = Sacred Space
2 Replies to “Sheri’s Wild Idea for November 3, 2015”
Thank You Sheri for “Positively Living” within a sacred and positive polarity space called “home”…..sooooooooo grateful for your “wild & wise” insights ….love, samkaia
Love you Samkaia! Hope all is well, nice to hear from you, thanks for you comment.