Discover the Four Paths of Creation Spirituality

Introduction to Creation Spirituality

Embark on a transformative journey through the four paths of Creation Spirituality & its three major practices, inspired by Matthew Fox’s Original Blessing.

Course Overview

Introduction to Creation Spirituality

This course offers a profound exploration of Creation Spirituality, a spiritual tradition that celebrates the sacredness of all creation. Drawing from Matthew Fox’s seminal work, Original Blessing, we delve into the four paths of Creation Spirituality: Via Positiva, Via Negativa, Via Creativa, and Via Transformativa. Each path provides unique insights and practices to deepen our connection with the divine, the earth, and each other. In each session we learn about Creation Spirituality as well as experience the three of its fundamental archetypal practices: art as meditation, dreamwork/symbolic expression, and ritual.

The Six Essentials of Creation Spirituality

 

 

1. The Universe and all life within it is fundamentally a blessing.

2. It is through the work of spiritual practice that we move beyond fear into   compassion and discover our deep and true self.

3.The spiritual community can be understood as a dance moving in and out of four mystical paths.

4. Everyone of us carries within the capacity to be a mystic, to be creative, to be a visionary, and to be an agent for positive change. It is our responsibility to cultivate these capacities for the benefit of earth and all its creatures.

5. We rejoice in and courageously honor the rich diversity within the cosmos which is expressed in every individual and embodies multiple cultures, religions, and ancestral traditions.

6. Ecological justice is our priority as an imperative for the healing, sustainability, and harmony among our species and the entire earth community

The Four mystical Paths

Via Positiva

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

Via Negativa

Via Negativa encourages us to enter the mystery of darkness and silence, finding wisdom in letting go and surrendering to the unknown.

Via Creativa

Via Creativa inspires us to express our inner creativity, fostering innovation and artistic expression as sacred acts.

Via Transformitiva

Via Transformitiva involves an “entering into life and taking responsibility,” “an inner solitude that penetrates things and finds God there.” We become compassion and our lives express social justice as sacred acts.

The Elements of Wisdom Education

1. Contemplation

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

2. Character & Charka Development

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

3. Cosmology & Ecology

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

4. Chaos & Darkness

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

5. Compassion

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

6. Community

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

7. Critical Consciousness & Judgement

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

8. Courage

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

9. Creativity

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

10. Creativity, Celebration & Ritual

Via Positiva invites us to embrace the awe and wonder of creation, celebrating the beauty and goodness of life.

A Visual Journey Through Sacred Earth Alaska

Exploring Creation Spirituality

The Role of Dreamwork in Creation Spirituality

Dreamwork serves as a profound tool for self-discovery and spiritual growth within Creation Spirituality. At Sacred Earth Alaska, we delve into the depths of our subconscious to uncover the wisdom and guidance that dreams offer. This practice not only enriches our personal spiritual journey but also strengthens our communal bonds.

By engaging in dreamwork, participants learn to interpret the symbols and messages that arise during sleep, fostering a deeper connection with their inner selves and the divine. This process is integral to the interior coursework, as it aligns with the principles of Creation Spirituality, emphasizing the sacredness of all life and the interconnectedness of all beings.

In our community, dreamwork is more than an individual practice; it is a shared experience that brings us closer together. Through group discussions and workshops, we support each other in understanding and integrating the insights gained from our dreams, creating a supportive and nurturing environment for spiritual exploration.

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