A Damanhur Workshop with Shama Viola
Integrate your Multifaceted Nature and Find Inner Peace
July 21 and 22
Los Gatos, CA
Each of us lives a complex reality of desires, thoughts, dreams and ideas. Our cultural education and genetic make-up teaches us to think of ourselves as a single individual, but in reality the physical body is shared by multiple "individuals" known as "personalities"—parallel to the individual organs that make up the physical body—each with its own function fundamental to the workings of the whole.
The fact that we often have conflicting feelings is a direct result of the composition of these multiple parts with seemingly opposing goals. This is the true nature of the human being—multifaceted and multiform—and these personalities represent a great potential and extraordinary wealth when we learn to create harmony between them and unify their goals.
Like an orchestra of musicians, each section has its own lead which takes charge depending on the present situation. When your personalities are in harmony, the result is a rich symphony of united sound, but when there is friction, all you get is noise. The ultimate goal of this course is to develop the techniques to become the conductor of this powerful group of artists and create a melodic masterpiece.
Exercises learned are based on forms of artistic expression and play, in addition to various meditation techniques. The end result is to define, contact and harmonize our diverse personalities in order to resolve inner conflicts and achieve a greater level of integrated wellness. According to Damanhurian Spiritual Physics, the Inner Personalities are part of our soul structure, and along with the attractor, connect the divine within us. According to this theory, when we learn to recognize and recall these aspects, we can guide an enormous richness of talents and possibilities with the ultimate goal of achieving enlightenment.