Third Messenger’s The Sacred Passage Doula School honors the journey of being and dying
And sees the sacred arts as acts that stem from the great traditions helping in crossing the threshold of living as wellsprings of being . This school is a garden its seeds organically planted for holding space / place to deepen the practice of caring and healing. The genesis of the concept of the third messenger is metaphoric , a consciousness or flow of energy as in biological packets relaying a heartfelt intelligence to living systems THE HEART. It is a metaphor for creative intelligence SPIRIT found in a deep searching, in practice, in compassionate action, an expression of wonderment of the divine and sacred. It is the third wheel of the dharma – compassionate action.
The inspiration is to act in a sphere of radical optimism in bringing into the light the sacredness of working to heal the world’s wound, to heal the wound in our selves and other beings, as soulful curators of the Sacred Art of Being and Dying. To offer space for the collection and creation of works and ideas, a kind of gathering spot a basket, an incubator exploring practices and works that inspire, support and foster heart centered caring. A place to tend the fire. A place for holding in contemplative states leading to integrated wholeness i.e. sacred presence – transmitting and honoring the great wisdom teachings for comforting the suffering and inspiring those engaged in answering the call of service. We have no vision statement – for seeing is being.
The How -The School and Site. Experiencing / INNER STATES / STORY TELLING / journaling / retreat / creativity
A space for collaboration and inspiration as curators and writers and artisans we are builders of metaphoric mosaics, ephemeral mandalas. We have a deep vein of wisdom that is in nature and realizing nature as a sacred text.Third Messenger uses the power of the manuscript of nature in narrative as in story telling as an opener to universal wisdom. In the story we learn to realize that it is one of the great bridges that connect the island of our Soul with the great continent of common life . Our stories are a collective of sorts and when incorporating contemplative imagery.Our experiences expand sensory boundaries through forms of ceremony as sonic / visual interplay. Interplay as sacred art becomes the stuff of celebration and wonder.
Actualization is not the goal Beauty is!
“Actualization of Self cannot be sought as a goal in its own right. … Rather, it seems to be a by-product of active commitment of one’s talents to some cause, outside the self, such as the quest for Beauty, Truth, Love or Justice” Sidney Jourard