New Home Forums Course Ideas & Outlines "Begin With Being" – Theme

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    Lorraine Watson

    Course Idea:

    Begin With Being – a guided journey back to knowing our true selves and reigniting what Lights us up inside to live authentically and full out in everything we do

    Course Theme:

    I’ve been having a bit of a time trying to think of suitable them that would also feel authentic. During my morning routine I was reminded that the space I’ve always wanted to create was that of sitting around the kitchen table having deep conversations after a good meal. Then this morning I reran across an article called “7 Cultural concepts we don’t have in the us”. One from Germany was called – gemütlich described as “A soft chair in a coffee shop might be considered ‘cosy’. But sit in that chair surrounded by close friends and a hot cup of tea, while soft music plays in the background, and that sort of scene is what you’d call gemütlich.”  Yes! That’s what feeling I want to create …

    AND is also crossed with guided hike in familiar, but unexplored territory … similar to living in the city doing routine things until friends / relatives come for a visit and you take them to new places

    AND then crossed with the mind of an early explorer, setting out to map new, uncharted territory and dis-cover what has been there all along

    Course Culture:

    I’ve always seemed to connect with the left-brained, sciency, techie types that have a quirky, creative humourous side (one part geek, one part sprite as one person described it.)  They are open to concepts of spirituality, energy, growth, self-actualization, conscious development, etc but without the woo-woo or foo-foo. Plain and simplicity creates a comforting space and elbow room to explore.

    Even though we are engaged in deep conversations on the couch or at the table, the terrain gets tough, more suited for a 4×4 than a Lincoln.  Curious to learn, explore and push boundaries brings an awareness of getting vulnerable and uncomfortable will have to happen. Part of the journey. They are at a point of being tired of courses on a shelf, and are ready to really jump into the material.

    The visual representations would have the feel of being professional and organized with a flavour of homeyness … as if you’re sitting around the kitchen table, wanted to illustrate something so you draw out an idea on a napkin or scrap piece of paper. (hand drawings, stick men figures, etc)

    Find your uniqueness and express the $&!# out of it … I’m pretty low key with a wry / dry sense of humour that doesn’t go for the fan-fare and fluffy stuff. Creating simple and safe spaces are what I’m known for I suppose.


    Deb Robson

    “are at a point of being tired of courses on a shelf”

    combines with the vibe you’re creating here–I think you can blend all of the things you mention into a whole that has coherence. . . .


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    I love your gemütlich theme. That sounds so warm, cosy and inviting!

    What you’re invisioning (writing on a napkin, skick figures, safe, etc) all sounds perfect. Because it’s YOU!

    Looking really good to me.

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